March Art News Note:
For the next few weeks the children will be busy working on projects for our annual International Day. The festivities will take place on April 1st from 1:30-3:30 in the Field House gymnasium. This year’s theme is the continent of North America. North America covers about 16.5% of the planet’s land area, across 23 independent states, representing about 7.5% of the Earth’s population. Most of the land area is dominated by Canada, the United States, Greenland and Mexico. Smaller states exist in the Central and Caribbean regions.
Each class has chosen a specific topic to study in depth. The Sunflower friends are learning about some furry, feathered and prickly animals of North America. In art, the Ivy class will be painting, cutting and gluing colorful flags that represent many of the countries in North America. The Sage class is learning about some well-known landmarks and I will help them create a few for display. The Mulberry class is studying some of the Native American tribes–their clothing, homes, tools and art. We’ll be using a variety of materials to create some primitive looking artifacts.