Monday, January 30, 2012

National Heritage Week

Our guidance councelor put together a great program to celebrate our diverse heritage. Each of the specialists teachers taught special lessons that week to tie everything together. Here is a little preview of what went on in the art room...
Here is the bulletin board I put together to show off my student's hard work.

Celebrating Our Family Heritage through Art!
Kindergarten traveled to Japan to design kimonos - we read Suki's Kimono by Chieri Uegaki.
1st grade made Australian Aboriginal Dot Paintings after reading Animal Dreaming by Paul Morin.
2nd grade went to China and created traditional brush paintings.
3rd grade made the Egyptian profiles as discussed in an earlier post.
4th grade made Day of the Dead skulls out of wire after watching this great video. It is actually a British Airways Ad but I love it - and the fact that it is in Spanish and they have to read the subtitles is a bonus!

5th grade went to India and made Henna Hands.

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Pat said...

A most excellent display, Tisha Lou! It is a great way to show visitors to your building that you are teaching with a cross-curricular method and the students are lucky to have you as their art teacher!

Mrs. P, Art Explorer said...

Sounds lovely! I love how everyone was traveling all over the world at once--I bet that made for some interesting conversations between the students "We're traveling to India, where are you going?" I could see making passports and stamps with this--great ideas! Thank you for sharing. From, Mrs. P (

tishalou said...

I did actually do a summer camp last summer that was called Passport to the World of Art - students got a flag to put in their passports to remember each country and artwork we talked about!!

Anonymous said...

This is great!!! Love all of the different ideas!

Mr. E said...

Where have you gone?????

Elizabeth - Dream Painters said...

Excellent multicultural projects! (We're doing aboriginal art this week, isn't it fun? And always effective!) I'd love you to visit me at Dream Painters :)

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