February 27th ArtBeat!

Feb. 27 - Mar. 3, 2023. Updates from the Academic Arts team


A Look Ahead: Kindergarten and First wil explore non-locomotor movements and what the differences are between them and locomotor movements. 2nd Grade will explore what tap is and how you can make sounds with your feet (tap shoes). 3rd Grade through 5th grade will finish their dances based off of Alvin Alley and perform them for each other. Students will aslo explore how to create lighting and costumes to finish their dances.

Highlights from Last Week: Students are really jumping into dance and trying new things without thinking twice. I am loving seeing their creative sides when coming up with their own movements and dances.

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: Lines & Spaces and Fast & Slow

  • 4th Grade will be introduced to the musical staff, and participate in games, collaborative activities, and using instruments to master the notes in the treble clef
  • 2nd Grade & 1st Grade will discover what tempos are and be able to name slow and fast tempo markings
  • Kindergarten will learn the differences between fast and slow through listening assignments, movement activities, and games

Highlights from Last Week:

  • Students worked together to accomplish learning goals throughout all grade levels. Great job!

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

Visual Art

A Look Ahead: braiding, papier-mache, decorating masks

Highlights from Last Week: toast sculptures, analyzing peer artwork, weaving

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 3-5 students will be playing team games that use scooters to move during the game. K-2 will also be doing activities that use scooters to move around the classroom.

Highlights from Last Week: Students in PE finished played Casteball which is a fun active game which needs teamork, different offensive and defensive strategies while practicing the skill of throwing. grades K-2 finished up Balance Activity stations.

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