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Empower My Students to Understand Everyone Is An Artist!
My students need biographical books about artists and art supplies, such as card stock, markers, white boards and kinetic sand to create our own art!
"Who was Michelangelo" and "What is Da Vinci's most famous work" are a few of the questions I hope my students can answer after learning about artists' biographies and doing a corresponding art activity.
I am the librarian at a small public school which is nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina.
My school has 150 students of many diverse and unique backgrounds. We are a Title 1 school with well over 65% of our students qualifying for free or reduced lunch. Almost 15% of our students are homeless. Numerous families receive weekend food assistance in their child's backpack from our local food bank. Many of my students are reluctant readers and do not currently read at their grade level. I hope having artist biographies and hands-on activities will encourage my students to succeed in their reading efforts and seek to be life long learners.
I hope to use these resources for my first and second graders to better understand the non fiction genre of biographies. I believe students learn best when, after they are presented new information, they are given hands-on opportunities to demonstrate their learning. First, we will have a lesson where we read biographical information about the artist and examine key pieces of their work. Next, we will imitate the artist's work by creating our own artwork. For example, when studying the sculptor Michelangelo, we will use the kinetic sand to sculpt our own figures. After learning about Andy Warhol, we will make photocopies of our faces and color with markers to achieve the perfect iconic pop art piece. I hope with lessons like these I will be Empowering Students Through Art.
While knowing how to read and do math are key components to education, I fully believe that the arts and creativity is essential to a well rounded education.
Please help my students make an artistic connection to their learning.
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