Second graders in Ms. DeRice’s class at Reiche Community School have been participating in a Side x Side program led by teaching artist Nance Parker and integrated with a literacy and social studies unit on the Civil Rights Movement.
Owl Research Comes to Life During Side x Side Bookmaking Program at Lyseth
Fourth graders in Ms. St. Germain’s class at Lyseth Elementary School recently participated in a Side x Side bookmaking program led virtually by teaching artist Jill Osgood and integrated with a science and literacy unit on owls.
Sixth Graders at Connors Elementary School in Lewiston Learn Illustration Techniques to Illuminate Research
Sixth graders at Connors Elementary School in Lewiston recently participated in a Side x Side visual thinking program led virtually by teaching artist Molly Brown and integrated with a unit on presenting research.
“The Art Check In,” A Side x Side Journaling and Mindfulness Program Concludes at Rowe
This winter, fourth graders in Ms. Hazel’s class at Rowe Elementary School participated in a Side x Side mixed media journaling and mindfulness meditation program led by teaching artist Cat LaBarre.
“Illuminated Poetry” Workshop Presented at the National Art Education Association’s CREATE 2021 National Convention
Side x Side’s Anne Ackerman presented her workshop, “Illuminated Poetry,” with help from coworkers, Meghan Scribner and Side x Side executive director, Beth Wilbur Van Mierlo, during the National Art Education Association’s CREATE 2021 National Convention last week.
Weather Books Featuring Science, Art and Poetry Created By Third Graders at Lyseth On Display
This winter, third grade students at Lyseth Elementary School participated in a Side x Side bookmaking program integrated with a literacy and science unit on weather. The program incorporated both poetry and factual information about weather and was led virtually over Google Meet by Side x Side teaching artists Gretchen Berg and Anne Ackerman. With
Mini Poster Program Wraps Up at Connors Elementary School in Lewiston
Sixth graders at Connors Elementary School in Lewiston recently participated in a Side x Side design program led by teaching artist Laurie Downey and integrated with a unit on information writing and activism.
Side x Side Poetry and Mixed Media Program Wraps Up at Rowe Elementary School
Fifth graders in Ms. Vassar’s class at Rowe Elementary School recently wrapped up a Side x Side poetry and mixed media program integrated with a social studies and literacy unit on Black history and led virtually by teaching artists Gretchen Berg and Cat LaBarre. During the program, each student chose an important moment in Black
Side x Side Winter 2021 eNewsletter
Check out Side x Side’s latest news in our winter 2021 eNewsletter!
“What I Believe” Illustrated in Poetry and Film by Ocean Avenue Fifth Graders
Fifth graders at Ocean Avenue Elementary School recently completed a Side x Side illustrated poetry and film program led virtually by teaching artists Anne Ackerman and Casey Ledoux. Integrated with a literacy unit on personal narrative, students created mixed media illustrated poems based on a verse from the book “Brown Girl Dreaming” by Jaqueline Woodson.