St. Louis school had artist Lizzie Russell back for a second visit to teach a new group of students basic information on dance history and dance moves. Grades kindergarten, fifth grade, and first grade all were able to see a wonderful presentation on dance. Students got to see ballet slippers, tap shoes, and Character shoes. She told them about a ballerinas typical day and then had them try out basic ballet positions
Mrs. Russell also taught them a simple line dance and gave
Artists from HotBlownGlass, Ltd and Glass Arts Indiana, Inc. brought their MOBILE Hot Shop to BMS for 2 days. All arts rotation classes were given the opportunity to see how glass blown art is made. They artists explained the science behind glass blowing explaining the chemistry of the glass itself, melting points, and the chemistry of the colored glass. They showed how glass reacts to various elements in the molten state and how they manipulate it. They spoke about what
All 6th , 7th , and 8th grade BMS students had science, social studies, History and advisory class enrichment activities that they did in conjunction with viewing the exhibition. The Civil War exhibition aligned with the 8th curriculum, Rainforest and Easter Island aligned with Earth Day and supplements Science and Social Studies curriculums. Gaudi Exhibition aligns with visual arts and Industrial technology curriculums.
All Batesville Primary students enjoyed an interactive dance lesson with professional dancers! The performance was based on the children’s book “Giraffes Don’t Dance,” by Giles Andreae and teaches students the value of self-love and confidence while learning different dance moves and styles!
Through a video link, SLS students were able to view different genres of dance and interact with the artists. The dancers displayed formal genres (waltz and tango) as well as choreographing a dance with classroom objects (pencil and book moves) that they encouraged the students to join in with. Students alternated between hearing the story “Giraffes Can’t Dance”, answering questions, watching dances, and actively participating in dance activities.
Mrs. Russell came to Saint Louis school and worked with grades; Kindergarten, grade 5, grade 3 and grade 2. The students were instructed on different types of dance, and how dance is used in different cultures. The students enjoyed learning about the various types of dance, and how dance is an artistic expression that is unique to different countries and cultures. Students were then able to try out different dance steps with dance instructor Mrs. Russell. They learned some
Artist Patrick Durkin, visited St. Louis school and gave us Matise Pizza kits that the students used to make their own Matisse like art. The class began with a short video explaining how the artist Henri Matisse did the paper cut outs in his later years, and the students then tried their own hand at making a Matise like collage. They were very interested in creating their work of art and we’re happy to have had the chance to experience this project.
Amazon John brought in several animals to share with the 6th grade class. The students just finished their Ecology unit and created dioramas and food web posters. He shared information about habitats, ecosystems, biomes, etc. Amazon John was able to use students for volunteers and they were able to get up close and personal with the animals.
Spanish Teacher, Kristina Brooks shared the following about their visit. The sixth, seventh, and eighth graders at St. Louis Catholic School participated in a virtual songwriting workshop with musician Mike Mains over Zoom. Mike taught our students the parts of a song (chorus, verse, bridge, etc.). After learning the structure, Mike and our students wrote a short song together using their suggestions for a subject for the song (my personal favorite song created was about find
The BMS choirs recently had the opportunity to video chat with choir director and college professor Dr. Mark Webb, thanks to the BAAC’s Arts in Education program. Dr. Webb has been teaching choirs of all kinds for 45 years and had so much musical expertise to share with the students. Each choir performed 3 songs and afterwards, Dr. Webb did a workshop on each song. He gave the classes specific things to work on in order to improve their performance. Some examples are the blen