Kindergarden Specialist Update
Art Update- Mr. Cassara
- Using shapes to draw and paint a turkey. Concentric circles to draw a front view of a turkey. Drawn in pastels and finished with watercolor.
- Introduction to clay. Using red dirt clay to make basic Native American pinch pots.
- Review of primary and secondary colors: Paper constructed Gingerbread houses.
Drama Update- Mrs. Rigsby
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Health & PE Update- Coach Swain
Music Update - Mr. Butler
Younger grades learn about and sing this American standard as we learned about Veteran's Day in lessons that integrate history and music. Dating to the American Revolution, Yankee Doodle has fun lyrics with references that help us learn about the birth of our nation.
"Yankee Doodle went to town a-riding on a pony, stuck a feather in his cap and called it macaroni." Did you know that "macaroni" was originally an Italian word for "fancy?" Hence the fancy noodles that go so well with cheese got their name. The expression was also used for a person who dressed fancy; what we would call a "dandy" in English . Without decent uniforms, especially compared to the British "Red-Coats," the first American soldiers had to resort to a feather in a cap as a uniform of sorts. Really not fancy at all, but good enough for the Yankee Doodle dandy!