As much as I LOVE spending my summer with my family and friends, I love coming back to the school and look forward to reunited with all of my students. Just like most students, I start to feel that back to school excitement creep up when the end of August rolls in. As the night air gets cooler, I am reminded that summer is coming to it's inevitable close. I am also reminded how fortunate I am to return to an amazing community of students and staff.
I spend a lot of time at Cape Cod beaches and travel across the state to take in all of the beauty that Berkshire County has to offer. These scenic areas were perfect subjects for the photography class I attended over the summer months. I look forward to incorporating some of the images into upcoming lessons. It's a wonderful way to summer memories alive and well.
As we begin the new school year, students will celebrate "International Dot Day". The K-5 artists will be reading The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. After discussing the book, the artists will be creating a dot of their own. Each grade will be represented by a color. (Primary and Secondary colors.) Kindergarten is red, First-grade is orange, Second-grade is yellow, Third-grade is green, Fourth-grade is blue and Fifth-grade is purple.
During our first class we discussed what collaboration means and decided to make and individual piece of art that would be assembled with peer artists at their school to create a larger, collaborative artwork. This installment represents each student as a single dot that is part of the larger school community.
Each dot is unique - just like the artist. Together we make a beautiful community.