Reading is an art form, and every man can be an artist. Edwin Louis Cole
Skyline Middle School librarian, Sandra Parks and art educator, Holly Bess Kincaid joined forces with the community to make our fourth annual
A.R.T. (Art-Read-Think) Day a huge success.
Books with an art or music focus filled the day helping us to celebrate Youth Art Month and Music in our Schools Month.
Featuring the following community members sharing stories:
Superintendent Scott Kizner
Mayor Deanna Reed
Lead singer for Judy Chops Molly Murphy
Smithland Elem. Principal Janis L. Churchill
Skyline Middle School Principal Daniel Kirwan
Teachers, Community Members, and other local leaders.
Teachers were invited to bring students to hear stories all day long! The smiles on faces show what an impact sharing stories can make when we take the time to read aloud.
Art Read Think Day Book List:
Blowin' in the Wind by Bob Dylan, Illustrated Jon J Muth
Sung by 8th Grade Civics Teacher Ron Ornstein
#NAEA17 brought the opportunity for Kate Nesmith and I to share our instructional strategies sharing the Studio Habits of Mind in our Elementary and Middle School environments.
The presentation shared how we both help to encourage our students to develop the eight studio habits of Understanding the Arts Community, Observing, Engaging & Persistence, Reflecting, Stretch & Exploring, Expression, Developing Craft, and Envision. At different levels the same terms are being shared with students to help them continue to grow as a young artist.