ArtBeat 11

October 31, 2022. Updates from the Academic Arts team


Welcome to Dance CD1, CD2, K4, 1D, 2D, and 4D!!

A Look Ahead: This coming week will we will create our own class SOAR expectations and movement to go with each one.

Highlights from Last Week: Getting to meet each new class and new dance students. We were able to get started on our SOAR dance expectations and even dance a little :)

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

Can't wait to see how this new group of students will grow in dance class! Mrs. Majewski


Welcome to Drama Class Second Quarter with Mx. Flannery at NCCAE!

A Look Ahead: Next unit is "Using the Mind and Body in Drama Class." Talk to your child about ways they can control their body and focus their mind in a classroom.

Highlights from Last Week: Last unit was SOARing in Drama Class. Ask your child how they can be safe, organized, always respectful, and responsible in Drama Class.

Reminders: Ask your child about how they can SOAR to help the class earn 21 Stars for a party and earn an owl buck for the Hootie Train. Give your child a photo of your family to bring to class to posted on the Drama Class Wall.

General Music

A Look Ahead: Meeting our Classroom Instruments

  • This week we will be learning about, meet, and play all of our classroom instruments. Students will learn about instruments from a variety of cultures, as well as learn appropriate behavior while using classroom instruments.

Highlights from Last Week:

  • Last week students learned about how we can continue to SOAR in our school and the music classroom.
  • Ask your student what they think their number one music rule is!

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

Visual Art

A Look Ahead: classifying shapes, watercolor, single-point perspective

Highlights from Last Week: partner sculptures, printmaking, still-life painting

Reminders: Students who will be applying to School of the Arts should be saving artwork that comes home. Showing work samples can be an important part of their admissions process.

Physical Education

.A Look Ahead: Students in grades 3-5 will be doing 'Fitnessgram Testing. Students in

K-2 will be playing scooter games learning how to move on scooters in various directions.

Highlights from Last Week: The past week students played a Halloweeen exercise warm up game which was moderate to vigorous exercise to get their body ready for class!

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