Fifth graders at Talbot Community School participated in a Side x Side program led by teaching artist Anne Ackerman and integrated with a science unit on invasive species. During the program, students studied the Emerald Ash Borer, its lifecycle, origin, and the damage it causes to ash trees. They also learned about the process of
First Graders Learn Storytelling and Mime Techniques During Side x Side Program
First graders in Ms. Liebling’s class at Reiche Community School participated in a Side x Side storytelling and movement program throughout the course of the school year. Led by teaching artist Antonio Rocha, the program was integrated with a literacy unit on narrative writing and a science unit on Maine animals. Earlier in the school
Sixth Graders in Lewiston Participate in Side x Side Bookmaking Program Integrated with Dystopian Literature Unit
Sixth graders at Connors Elementary School in Lewiston recently participated in a Side x Side bookmaking program led by teaching artist Leah Cross and integrated with a unit on dystopian literature with a focus on character traits and relationships. Using character journals, students recorded their research and created puppets of their chosen characters. They then designed
Sixth Graders Capture Learning on Climate Change in Books and Physical Theater Performance
Sixth graders at Lyman Moore Middle School recently wrapped up a Side x Side bookmaking and physical theater program led by teaching artists Anne Ackerman and Gretchen Berg. Integrated with a science unit on climate change, students worked with Ackerman to create alternative book forms to capture their research on Earth’s vanishing ice and visualize ice melt
Full-Scale Model of a Humpback Whale Created During Side x Side Physical Theater Performance!
Second graders at Lyseth Elementary School recently wrapped up a Side x Side physical theater program led by teaching artist Gretchen Berg and integrated with a science unit on whales, dolphins, and porpoises. The program kicked off with an interactive presentation by Brittany Liscord from the Children’s Museum of Maine and her life-sized blow-up humpback
Year-Long Side x Side Sketchbook Journal Program Wraps Up at Ocean Avenue Elementary School
Teaching artist Pamela Moulton visited second graders at Ocean Avenue Elementary School each month as part of a Side x Side sketchbook journal program that began in November and continued throughout the school year. Using sketchbook journals as tools for reflection and self expression, students were introduced to a new social emotional learning topic each
A Puppet Show of The Three Little Pigs Wraps Up a Side x Side Program for Kindergartners!
Kindergartners at Connors Elementary School in Lewiston recently completed a Side x Side puppet program led by teaching artist Indigo Grey and integrated with a literacy unit on fairytales. The program kicked off with a visit from professional storyteller and Side x Side teaching artist Antonio Rocha who taught storytelling techniques using mime and games.
Climate and Weather Science Come to Life Through Physical Theater at Connors Elementary School
Third graders in Ms. Chaput’s class at Connors Elementary School in Lewiston recently wrapped up a Side x Side physical theater program led by teaching artist Gretchen Berg. Integrated with a science unit on climate and weather, students learned how to express their learning through physical theater and work together on a performance for the
First and Second Graders Create Alphabet Book During Side x Side Program at the East End Community School
First and second graders at the East End Community School participated in a Side x Side program led by teaching artist Leah Cross that integrated a literacy unit on the alphabet with illustration, painting, collage, and bookmaking. To highlight letter recognition and sounds, students enjoyed a visit from visiting expert Meg Christie who led them in
Students Use Physical Theater to Tell Stories About the Science of Extreme Weather During Side x Side Program
Third graders at Ocean Avenue recently participated in a Side x Side program that integrated a science unit on extreme weather with physical theater. Led by teaching artist Gretchen Berg, students learned to use physical theater to tell stories about the science of extreme weather and its effect on daily life. The program culminated in a