March 13th ArtBeat!

Mar. 13 - Mar. 17, 2023. Updates from the Academic Arts team


A Look Ahead: Kindergarten and First will keep exploring non-locomotor and locomotor movements with in the ballet unit. Students will learn the positions of their feet and arms as well as a varity of ballet vocabulary. Second through Fifth will jump into jazz as a dance form and explore different movements.

Highlights from Last Week: Loved getting to see how much everyone is growing within dance. Really enjoed seeing 2nd graders perform within the classroom their end of unit dances. They created everything themselves within small groups.

Reminders: Please remember if your child has dance to wear clothing that are great for moving while still keeping in mind the NCCAE dress code. As well as shoes that can easily come on and off.

Keep up the great work! Mrs. Majewski


Welcome to Drama Class Third Quarter with Ms. Gordon at NCCAE!

Students have been playing get-to-know-you games with Ms. Gordon, learning all about each other and how they can work together as a class to be successful!

Reminders: We SOAR in the drama room: Safe, Organized, Always Respectful, Responsible.

General Music

A Look Ahead: The Classical Era, Musical Patterns, and Loud vs. Soft

  • 4th Grade will travel back in time to the Classical Era of music! This week they will learn all about famous composers from the time period like Beethoven, Mozart, and Haydn! Students will also get to work on their active listening skills through daily journal entries on different musical pieces!
  • 2nd Grade & 1st Grade will discover the beauty of musical patterns through composition exercises, reading activities, and playing different instruments!
  • Kindergarten will learn the differences between loud and soft through listening assignments, movement activities, and games!

Reminders: Continue to encourage students to work towards classroom goals and rewards.

Visual Art

A Look Ahead: women's history posters, spaghetti sculptures, balancing warm and cool colors

Highlights from Last Week: gesture drawings, conceptual art, animal patterns

Reminders: Students in any grade level who might consider applying to School of the Arts for middle school should be saving artwork as it comes home. Students will need to show samples of work they have completed.

Physical Education

A Look Ahead: Students in grades K-5 students will be playing team games called Sink the Ship. Students are working on throwing or rolling a ball with accuracy. Students are also learning teamwork and cooperation.

Highlights from Last Week: Students in PE last week Jumped Rope for exercise. Students had goal numbers they were trying to achieve and also see how far above their goal they can go.

Reminders: Students should wear sneakers on the day they have PE class.