Fifth Grade Specialist Update
Art Update- Mr. Cassara
Advertising posters for the state research project they were assigned in computer
Individual holiday ceramic projects.
Review of single point perspective; houses decorated for the holidays.
Drama Update- Mrs. Rigsby
Health & PE Update- Coach Swain
Music Update - Mr. Butler
Playing the "Jumping Flea"
4th and 5th grades are heading into a unit of study with ukuleles. Did you know that the word ukulele is from the Hawaiian language and literally means "jumping flea?" We think the name references the life of the sailor musicians who needed a small instrument to take aboard their ships in the mid to late 1800's. The ukulele has had a recent revival, thanks in-part to Train's 2009 hit song "Hey, Soul Sister," and many Claxton students have ukuleles at home, which they are welcome to bring to music lessons. Thanks in part to grants from our Claxton PTO and the Asheville City Schools Foundation, our music program has a set of 17 ukuleles. We have to share them as partners in our classes, the largest of which are now 27 students, so having an extra one or two from home helps students get more hands-on practice during music lessons. These instruments help us learn basic skills and vocabulary which can apply to other stringed instruments, like guitars, violins, etc.