February 6th ArtBeat!

Feb. 6- Feb. 10, 2023. Updates from the Academic Arts team


A Look Ahead: Classes are still growing their bulding blocks for dance with adding in more vacbulary. Kindergarten and First wil explore locomotor movements. 2nd Grade will explore what tap is and how you can make sounds with your feet (tap shoes). 3rd Grade will look at the water cycle and how you can create it with movement as well as looking into who Alvin Alley was. 4th and 5th Grades will start to explore who Alvin Alley was and other important African American dancers were.

Highlights from Last Week: Students are off to a great start and really getting into the hang of moving and dancing. Kindergarten and First grade jumped right into the building blocks of dance with exploring personal space, general space, and why we warm-up at the start of each class. 2nd through 5th grades performed their review dances they created with a partner. Each pair performed infront of their classmates and did a great job.

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 Second 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: Steady Beat, Strong vs. Weak, and Meter

  • 4th Grade will be introduced to meter through reading and instrumental exercises.
  • 2nd Grade & 1st Grade will discover strong and weak beats through playing classroom instruments and movement games
  • Kindergarten will learn all about steady beat through games, playing instruments, and singing songs

Highlights from Last Week:

  • Students mastered how to SOAR in the music room, great job!

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

Visual Art

A Look Ahead: stylized landscapes, combine sculptures, glazing clay sculptures

Highlights from Last Week: color mixing, positive and negative space, patterns

Reminders: Smocks and t-shirts are always available to protect clothing. Please remind students to make use of them if this is a concern.

Physical Education

A Look Ahead: Students in grades 3-5 will continue working on the skill of throwing. Students will be playing the game Castleball. that will focus on both throwing for distance as well as accuracy. K-2 classes will also be working on throwing and catching a ball.

Highlights from Last Week: Students in PE played Casteball which is a fun active game which needs teamork, different offensive and defensive strategies while practicing the skill of throwing.

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