Stevenson Elementary All Arts Day 2022 Summary
AAD PTO Chair Anna Kalnow, Art Teacher Laura Bova,
and Music Teacher Brian Petit
Since not everyone is able to be present in the school for All Arts Day, we wanted to give you a summary and invite you to see what we did today. Our theme this year is “diversity” and we took this as an opportunity to look at other children and cultures from around the world. What are some of our similarities? What are some of our differences?
Each classroom received its own copy of This is How We Do It by Matt LaMothe which provides a look into the daily life of seven kids from around the world. Each student will be bringing home their own workbook over the next few weeks, This is How I Do It, which encourages them to look at their own lives in comparison.
Kevin Hagans, a local violinist, worked with each grade on improvisation. Each grade
brought their own instruments that they made with Mr. Petit along with a Ghungroo bracelet they made to learn a little bit about Indian Dance and culture. https://musicologielessons.com/profiles/kevin-l-hagans/
We painted murals with Thom Glick, illustrator, after working with him for the last month on developing our own characters. These murals will be displayed throughout the building to help show our school pride. Check out his work at: https://www.thomglick.com/
We “traveled” to Guatemala to learn about Worry Dolls, Japan to make our own Shibori Tie Dye and Ukraine to make Pysanky. Your child has all the videos we watched on their Classlink if you’d like to watch them, too. You may ask your child, “What things do you see today that you have in common with kids around the world?” or “What was your favorite part of All Arts Day?”
Thank you for all of your donations and volunteer time. We want to thank ONE Grandview for a generous donation to help us provide a workbook for each child, Aladdin’s Eatery for providing lunch for our volunteers, our PTO, Accent Drapery, and La Tavola for material donations. You made this a fun and exciting day for our kids!