Music has been a great inspiration, and children have truly created wonderful works of art.
When I think of classical music inspiring children I immediately think of the renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma playing for Mr. Rogers.
This video clip speaks for itself. Mr. Rogers was the greatest teacher- he knew how to reach children.
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons continues to be the favorite music as we create art. Here is a sneak peek at some of the masterpieces children have created. Hang on to your hat:
This coming week, children will give a title – a name – to their masterpieces. We need to frame all the art, make a giant Starry Night mural, and write words that highlight the art. We have a big week ahead!
I received a lovely email from a parent:
Lachlan wanted me to email about taking Gloria home one weekend. He is very excited about it!
Also, we are planning on taking a little family vacation to Washington DC the week before school vacation. He already told us he wants to visit places with famous paintings and take pictures to show you guys.
I love that he’s so interested in carrying over what he learns. I told him we could print pictures we take to bring to school after vacation. I showed him an old photo album from a school trip to Europe when I was in high school last night too, and he had so many questions and pointed the Eiffel Tower out every time he saw it. It was great to see him so engaged with it.
This is why I teach. I suggested to the parent that the child take Gloria to Washington. It would mean the world to him.
Stay tuned for more!