A Side x Side bookmaking program for fourth graders recently wrapped up at Connors Elementary School in Lewiston. Led remotely by teaching artists Leah Cross and Karen Brooks and integrated with a literacy unit on narrative writing, students learned how various collage artists utilize different techniques, colors, and shapes to create a range of moods and feelings.
“Hope and Joy” Journaling Program Concludes at Rowe Elementary School
Third graders in Ms. Dowdy’s class at Rowe Elementary School recently wrapped up a Side x Side “Hope and Joy” journaling program led by teaching artists Molly Brown and Jill Osgood.
“Who We Are” Video Program Celebrates the Attributes, Goals, and Cultural Backgrounds of Students
Third graders at Ocean Avenue Elementary School recently completed a Side x Side video program led virtually by teaching artist Casey Ledoux. The program was integrated with a literacy unit called “Who We Are” in which students wrote scripts that celebrated their cultural backgrounds, chose which International Baccalaureate attributes they most resonated with, and thought
ELL Fourth Graders Learn Storytelling Techniques During Side x Side Program in Lewiston
Fourth grade ELL students in Ms. Hubbards class at Connors Elementary School in Lewiston have been participating in a Side x Side narrative storytelling program led by teaching artist Antonio Rocha.
First Grader Self Portraits Show “Who We Are” At Ocean Avenue Elementary School
First graders at Ocean Avenue Elementary School recently participated in a Side x Side self portraiture program led by teaching artist Sarah Boyden and based on a literacy unit exploring “Who We Are.” Art supplies were delivered to the first grade classrooms of Ms. Lausier, Ms. Mohamed, and Ms. Peterson and Boyden led sessions over
Informational Science Books Created by Talbot Fourth Graders During a Side x Side Program
Fourth grade students at Talbot Elementary School (formerly Riverton) recently completed a Side x Side bookmaking program led by teaching artist Anne Ackerman and based on a literacy and science unit studying the adaptations of and relationship between plants, bees, pollination, and black bears. The program kicked off with a visit via Google Meet from
Pre-K Students at Talbot Elementary Participate in an Outdoor Side x Side Creative Movement and Improvisation Program
A Side x Side creative movement and improvisation program for preschoolers recently wrapped up at Talbot Elementary School (formerly Riverton) led by teaching artists Meg Christie and Lisa Hicks. In collaboration with classroom teachers Christine Wirth and Jen Seed, the program brought stories to life in Talbot’s outdoor classroom. Using the books “Crybaby” by Karen
Side x Side Supports Teachers This Giving Tuesday
This year more than any other, our teachers need support to continue providing engaging, relevant, and creative learning opportunities for our students. Side x Side supports our teachers through dynamic professional development and arts-integrated programs that strengthen their approach to problem solving, critical thinking, development of interpersonal skills, and focus on social emotional learning. Please consider a
Side x Side Adds Visual Program Diary to Website
Interested in seeing Side x Side’s school programs in action? Check out our new Visual Program Diary. This diary highlights our programs happening in the Portland, South Portland, and Lewiston public schools by school year.
Side x Side Fall 2020 eNewsletter
Check out Side x Side’s latest news in our fall 2020 eNewsletter!
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