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Art with Ms. Ryan

Welcome Back from Christmas Break!! In Art, we are combining Art with Literature for the primary grades. Kindergarten and 1st grade will be reading and drawing artwork to go along with "Elmer the Elephant". Elmer is a very colorful patchwork elephant that is joined by other elephants with artistic designs!!

In 2nd Grade...we will be working like the artist Henri Rousseau and creating drawings of the rain forest using greens and touches of red to create a drawing/collage.

3rd Grade is reading "Pish Posh, Hieronymous Bosch". They will create a fantasy drawing of "odd creatures" Hieronymous Bosch style. Bosch was an artist before his time living in the Netherlands back in the 1450's!!!

Our 4th and 5th graders in Art, are creating worksheets on the 7 Elements of Art. These drawings will be one of the ways for 5th grade to learn art vocabulary before their Art Post-Test at the end of the year.

Library with Mrs. Thurston and Mrs. McConaha

Our Young Hoosier Reading challenge begins NOW for all 4th and 5th grade students! Each year, 20 books are chosen by librarians and students across the state of Indiana. These books include chapter books, graphic novels, and nonfiction picture books. They must have been published within the last five years and must currently be in print. Students who read at least 5 of these books by the end of April (and pass a short quiz for each) get to vote for their favorite. They also earn a prize for each Young Hoosier title they read, including a new book of their very own after completing the challenge!

Happy Reading!

Kimberly Thurston, Library Media Specialist

Music with Mrs. Stevenson

Welcome Back Acton Tigers! I hope everyone had a wonderful break.

Music Dates

2/8 – 4th Grade Music Program, 6:00 in Gym

3/65th Grade Field Trip to ISO concert

3/81st Grade Related Arts Night, 6:00 in Gym

4/28 – Folk Dance Festival, 2-5 at Ben Davis High School

5/10 5th Grade Music Program, 6:00 in Gym

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Grade 5 Orchestra/Choir/Band Recruitment

This is an exciting time for our 5th grade students. This month we will begin talking about how to choose your music elective for 6th grade. Students are able to choose between; Choir, Band, Orchestra and General Music. More information will be coming home soon with details on all the options. If at any point you have any questions, please let me know!

Mrs. Stevenson

Amanda Stevenson

Music Teacher

Acton Elementary

8010 Acton Rd.

Indianapolis, IN 46259


Room 51

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PE with Mrs. Adams

I hope everyone had a wonderful, relaxing Christmas Break! In the gym in January and the beginning of February, classes will be engaged in an exciting Jump Rope unit. Students will learn the basics of jump roping and also some more advanced moves and tricks!

This will get us prepared for Jump Rope for Heart which will be on Friday, Feb. 2nd. On this date, the entire grade level will meet in the gym for Related Arts.

During this 45 minute session, we will jump rope, have some competitions, and have a blast!

The Kick-Off for Jump rope for heart will be during the week of January 8th. For the Kick-Off, I will explain to each class that comes to PE for their Related Arts day, all the details for Jump Rope for Heart this year! Parents, please look for Jump Rope for Heart materials coming home during the Kick-Off week of January 8th.

If you click on the link below, it will show you and your child all about the Jump Rope for Heart "Scare Squad" characters that are part of the prizes this year. They are SUPER COOL! As I stated above, the DETAILS of Jump Rope for Heart will be coming home the week of January look for those in your child's backpack!

Jayne Adams

PE Teacher

Acton Elementary School