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.
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.
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
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.
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
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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.
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.
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.
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