|Music & Art|
We are getting ready for our annual Christmas concert. Due to COVID restrictions, our concert will be a little different this year. The children will be filmed and recorded singing their Christmas songs on December 13th. This video will be sent to families to view together at their leisure. All concert participants (grades K through 5) are asked to be dressed for a casual dress up day (no jeans or sneakers, please).
On December 15th, we will have a red and green dress down day and the students will give a live performance for each other during the school day.
The recording of our Christmas concert and a Google Slides show of the making of the concert will be available for viewing by December 22nd. Families will receive an email inviting them to view the concert when it is ready.
The students are very excited about making their own “behind the scenes” music video and concert and can’t wait for all of you to see the finished product!
Wishing you many blessings this Christmas season.
Christmas Concert Reminder
Monday, December 13th - Recording Day
All concert participants (grades K through 5) - casual dress up day (no jeans or sneakers, please)
Students will be filmed and recorded during the regular school day.
Wednesday, December 15th - live performance for students during the school day
Students in grades K through 5 will perform for each other in the auditorium
Dress down in Christmas colors (red and green)
*The recording of our Christmas concert and slideshow of the making of the concert will be available to families for viewing on or before December 22nd.
Here is the schedule for Art Club:
First grade - November 10th and 17th, December 1, 8 and 14th (the last one is on a TUESDAY because the Christmas concert is on that Wednesday)
Second Grade - January 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th and February 2nd
Third Grade - February 9th, 16th and 23rd, March 2nd and 9th
Junior High Advanced Art (Grades 5, 6, 7 and 8) - March 16th, 23rd, 30th, April 6th and 27th
This is the 2020-21 Virtual Art Show. Look at all the wonderful work we did!
There are more examples of the art we completed during past school years on the St. Thomas Art and Music Gallery website, which you can visit by clicking the link at the bottom of this page.
If your child likes art and wants some extra things to do to keep busy, here are some websites they might like:
http://www.getty.edu/gettygames/ This website uses flash and has some nice art games for the older ones.
http://colorwithleo.com/ This website is more geared towards the little ones, although it has a few games that are suitable for older children.
https://web.archive.org/web/20100706221501/http://www.albrightknox.org/artgames/html/home.html This website has paintings by artists featured in the Albright Knox art gallery that children can interact with. (Grades K-6)
https://www.fromthepond.com/pond-coloring-club This website has some nice coloring pages. Just print out on a printer and color. You have to sign up for a newsletter, but the coloring pages are free.
Here are some YouTube channels to check out:
Also Thrive Art School's Channel
Just type the name of the Channel into a YouTube search.
Here are some websites for art lessons (some cost money and some are free):
https://www.skillshare.com/browse/art-for-kids?clickid=zxY2SL2goxyLRaCwUx0Mo38bUkEzXtUhW3DB340&irgwc=1&utm_content=4650&utm_term=Online%20Tracking%20Link&utm_campaign=10078&affiliateRef=6595003&utm_medium=affiliate-referral&utm_source=IR (free trial, then $)
Here are some music websites that children might enjoy:
Here is a project you can do with paper towel and toilet paper rolls:
This YouTube channel has lots of fun STEAM activities to do with children:
I will post more websites as I find them.
I have created a website for current and past artwork created in my classes and some information about art and music classes.
Hope you enjoy viewing our work as much as we enjoyed creating it!