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
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.
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 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
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
Last month, second graders in Ms. Hubbard’s class at Connors Elementary School in Lewiston participated in a Side x Side storytelling program led by teaching artist Antonio Rocha. Integrated with a literacy unit, students learned storytelling techniques to recount personal experiences while also learn how to listen compassionately.
In February, kindergarten through second graders in Ms. Latzke’s ELL classroom at Connors Elementary School in Lewiston participated in a Side x Side arts-integrated program led by teaching artist Jill Osgood. Students learned color theory and how to draw shapes, lines, and face and body parts to create self portraits and “I Am” books using
Fourth graders at Ocean Avenue Elementary School recently wrapped up a Side x Side program that integrated a language arts poetry unit with printmaking and film. Led by teaching artists Anne Ackerman and Case Ledoux, students wrote free verse poems using figurative language, and then created prints with a color scheme that matched or personified
First graders at Connors Elementary School in Lewiston participated in a Side x Side printmaking program led by teaching artist Sarah Boyden and integrated with a literacy unit on social emotional learning. Using the book, Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak for inspiration, students learned to draw faces showing different emotions to match descriptive feeling
Third graders in Ms. Ellis’ class at Talbot Elementary School recently participated in a Side x Side program led by teaching artists Cat LaBarre and Nance Parker that helped to teach a life science and literacy unit through drawing and sculpture. With the help of the garden teacher Anna Franceschetti, students learned about decomposers found in the