Degrees and Certifications:
I am a new teacher within the EWSD and I am super excited about teaching Art to your child this year! I graduated with a BA in Art from Central Connecticut State University, and currently hold a VT Level II Educators License. I have been teaching art to elementary school students for over seven years, and I am thrilled to be joining such a wonderful community of learners here at Hiawatha. I strongly believe in the facilitation of differentiated instruction, academic choice, arts integration, expediential and brain-based learning. I look forward to facilitating events and activities both inside and outside of the classroom, in order to excite and inspire students about art.
Artwork has been shipped and catalogs will arrive back at Hiawatha within the next few weeks. Keep on the lookout for these order forms!!! Please contact Nikki Mahue from our PTO for more detailed information.
This year all students will participate in a fundraiser through Square1Art. Stay tuned for more details, or check out our PTO's website!!!
How it works: each student gets to create a masterpiece in art class. The artwork is shipped to S1A, and then catalogs are sent back. Each family will receive a catalog and can order keepsakes with their child's art printed on it. Profits will be for our school. All students who participate (regardless of weather or not an order is placed) will receive free stickers with their art on it.
BUDDY BENCH DESIGNS
As you all may have been hearing through the news and other communications, our school is loooking forward to having a buddy bench. Most students at Hiawatha can tell you why this project is so important and meaningful.
I encourage you to ask them about it! Each artist in grades K through 3 worked on a detailed design for their version of an "ideal" bench. It will be viewed and used as inspiration by a design team, for a schoolwide art project that will come to completion this spring.
Students have put their hearts into these designs and I too, am grateful to have an opportunity to work on this project.
Here are students working on thier designs...
Check out these links from the press as well!
Cultural Dinner/Arts Integration
Artist's prepared fine art and decor for our celebration of different cultures in back in Janurary. ELL artists created candles in celebration on Diwali, a holiday celebrated in India. Along with the candles, artists created beautiful elephant wall hangings. The decorations and patterns used were inspired by the elephants of India. Many students and families that attended the dinner stopped by the mosaic station. I look forward to creating mosaics with students in the future, as that particualr art form is appreciated in many countries around the world. Thanks so everyone who made it such a great night, and for your consistent celebration and appreciation for all cultures and communities.