Friday, December 19, 2014
The last two days of school before December break ended on a festive note for Tenacre students. Yesterday, Grades 3-6 performed the school’s traditional December Celebration concert. Students sang, danced, and did readings about Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. The two performances, morning and afternoon, are always a fun and festive way to end school before the holiday break. This morning, the entire school gathered for the annual holiday assembly, which included a reading story, a sing-a-long, and readings by students. Happy holidays to all!
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Fourth graders recently completed an art unit on painting skills and color theory. This project involved challenging painting skills, as well as experiments with color theory. The students planned a color scheme of three colors, one of which was the "screamer," one the shy/retreat-to-the-background color, and one that was “happy” to hang out in the middle. Tenacre artists learned such painting skills as "dip, drip, edges, smooth.” Other artistic concepts involved in this project were symmetry, depth, movement, contrast and mood.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Several fifth grade girls offered to give up their recess to help kindergartners in technology class this week. The girls showed the younger students how to use a program to design online gingerbread houses. Everyone is getting into the holiday spirit!