Unified Arts Weekly Update


June 1st to June 5th

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Activities, Resources, and Opportunities

The following resources and suggested activities are being provided to assist you with various learning activities and opportunities. Please consider having your child/ children participate in any of the below activities that spark an interest in them. These are some great activities to keep a student engaged and learning.

Art: Mr. Arthers

Guidance: Mr. Schriver

Music: Mr. Viera

Phys.Ed/Health: Mr. Gaw

Technology/Library: Mrs. Jarret

Art - Spring Bird

The black-capped chickadee is the Maine State Bird. It is commonly seen flitting from branch to branch of trees in many of our back yards. Your assignment is to draw a picture of a chickadee perching in the branches of a spring tree. See the paintings and photos below to get an idea about composition and how to draw the birds, branches and leaves. You can also include flower blossoms. Go outside and sketch some tree branches, leaves, and flowers that you find in nature for practice. The photo and painting references show the bird in different positions.

Mr. Arthers

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If you want, you can follow the step by step drawings to create you chickadee composition.

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When you have finished your drawing you may add color using crayon, colored pencil, or watercolor paints, if you have them. Be sure to share your finished work with me.

Guidance - Greetings from the Counselor

Well, here we are. The last week of school. Since I started kindergarten way back in 1977, the

very same year Star Wars first came out!, this has been the strangest year ever. We have had

some great ups, and we have had some major downs, but through it all we have stuck together and made it to the end. I am so proud of all of you guys. You have worked hard with more distractions and changes than any of us could possibly imagine.

The last card I am sharing with you was actually chosen by my wife as she was going though the deck. She saw this one and thought it was perfect to end this crazy year on. It is a simple

reminder that no matter what is going on, the storm will pass. Storms can cause lots of damage and may seem to last for ever, but no matter what, it will pass and we get time to look around and repair the damage the storm caused. Sometimes those storms are inside us, we rage and act out and just as the storm outside, the one inside of you will pass. You will get time to look around, see what damage was caused, what we need to do to not only fix it but prevent it from happening next time. And who knows, sometimes we learn something about our selves and those around us we never knew.

This stormy year has passed, now we can use all that we have learned to look around us and re-center. Practicing all the different types of meditations we have used will help you when you need to take a break, relax when overly stressed, or you just want to take some time and just breath. Print out some mandalas you can find online and color them with your family and

friends. Enjoy the summer, relax, refresh and I can’t wait to actually see you guys next fall.

Mr. Schriver

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Music - Draw what you hear!

We can hear so many things when we listen to music. We can hear emotions instruments and voices. As you listen to music this week, try drawing a picture of what you hear. Everyone hears music differently, so there are no wrong answers! I'd love to see what you come up with!

Share you picture and what song you listened to with me at my email, eviera@sad4.org.

Listen to how this choir uses only body percussion (snaps, claps, jumps and stomps) to make you hear a storm!

Chorus that sound like rain

Music - Match the Rhythm

See how far you can get on this game, Match the Rhythm. Switch to the Advanced mode in the top left, if you feel confident in your rhythm skills!


Thank you,

Mr. Viera

Phys. Ed/ Health - Social Health

This week we are going to work on our social health. We all have friends that we connect with on a regular basis. One thing that is easy to forget is that in a school setting we see, communicate with and share experiences with many other people.

Find three classmates that you haven't seen or heard from in a number of weeks. Find out what they have been doing.

  • How are they handling this social separation?
  • What have they learned about themselves during this time?
  • What are their plans for the summer?
  • If you are in grades 6-8 are you looking forward to moving to a new school?
  • What challenges might you have?

Mr. Gaw

Technology/Library - Computer Input/Output

Hey there!

For this video, let's dive a little deeper into the actual components that allow a computer to input, store, process, and output information. Those interested in fashion may find this particularly interesting.

Mrs. J

How Computers Work: CPU, Memory, Input & Output

Technology - Computer Science/Coding

Did you know that in today’s economy, computing jobs outnumber students graduating into the field by 3-to-1? Computer science is foundational for every industry today, yet most of schools don’t teach it. (WE WILL BE BEGINNING FALL 2020!!!)

We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works. But only a tiny fraction of us are learning computer science, and fewer students are studying it now versus a decade ago. As I saw on Twitter yesterday: "Life is too short for the wrong career." And, it is never too early to begin developing this skill set!

See the .pdf document below for some online coding sites for you to use!

Mrs. Jarret

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