Sunday, March 07, 2010
Our Little Artist
In first grade, the munchkin is writing short reports on famous people. During black history week, she chose Duke Ellington. I was very happy that she chose a musician! This report is a great example of how our new school includes the arts across the curriculum. We watched a video of "It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing" on YouTube and researched facts. At school, they wrote a rough draft, and then a nice final copy and drew pictures to go with it. All the students' reports were posted in the hall. I got an email from the teacher encouraging me to come and see the munchkin's awesome picture. She was very proud of it! I love her use of perspective with the piano in the foreground and the audience behind it, not to mention the beautiful handwriting. Click on the picture to see it up close.