I have over 450 curious minds that come into my classroom, each week, ready to learn about art: both the history and the practice of making it. The students I have are in a wide range of ages 5-14 and grades kindergarten through 8th. For some of my students, this is the first year they have attended my art class, and they are eager to participate! For others, this is another year for them to learn and experience new things. My students are bright and energetic, with creative minds that shock me sometimes, with the great ideas they come up with. Many of the children I teach have a very hard home life, their parents are both working two to three jobs to scrape by, they are homeless, or they come from a broken family. The goal of my classroom is that no matter where they come from, or what is going on outside of school, the students have the same opportunities and materials as students in the schools around here. It can be hard at times, but with the support of people like you, I am able to give these students an amazing art class each year.
The students are working in collaboration with art, music, and PE to create a performance for multi-cultural day. The students will be learning about countries that celebrate Carnival. The students will then be creating masks and headresses to preform their musical number in. To bring in PE and add more flare to their performance we thought it would be nice to have the students walk on stilts.
The students will be learning the basics of walking on slits.
This will help the students learn balance and work their core muscles.
Many of the students haven't heard of stilts and those who have, have not been able to use them. These stilts will give students a new experience while they exercise. After they performance all the students in the school will be able to use the stilts for field day.
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