January 30th ArtBeat!

Jan 30-Feb 3, 2023. Updates from the Academic Arts team


A Look Ahead: Classes are starting to jump into creating dances using vabculary from last year. Kindergarten is starting to explore the buliding blocks of dance starting with "space."

Highlights from Last Week: Students read the book "I Promise" by Lebron James then created promises for dance class as well as rewards and consquences. Students then signed the promises to represent them agreeing to the promises. I must say, your student created some really great promises for class! Ask them about it.

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.

Excited to get to see all new classes but miss my last classes as well! 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: Welcome to Music (Officially!)

I am so excited to welcome our new 4th Grade, 2nd Grade, 1st Grade, Kindergarten, and Childhood Development friends to the music room this quarter! .

  • Students will learn the classroom procedures and practice how we can follow our school SOAR rules in music
  • 4th Grade students will also work together to decide on classroom norms using communication and team work skills

Highlights from Last Week:

  • Students received very high compliments from the substitute and worked together to keep the classroom safe while Ms. Thornburg was away!

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

Visual Art

A Look Ahead: line vocabulary, landscapes, single-point perspective

Highlights from Last Week: Reviewing classroom expectations, still-life watercolors, using language to generate images

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.