Holidays and Celebrations2018-07-27T07:38:12+00:00

ISSUE #9 • DECEMBER 2017

Holidays and Celebrations

This is the season of celebrations, activities and a whole lot of excitement in schools. But sometimes, it can be tricky to know how and when to celebrate various cultures. In this issue, we’re sharing ideas, strategies and lessons that both explore and expand these conversations.

 

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Keep Holiday Art Projects Real!

As we enter this holiday time of year, arts integration in the classroom doesn’t have to become reduced to meaningless holiday art.  Don’t get me wrong, artsy crafts are great to serve the purpose of [...]

Telling Stories with Sound

Sound is all around us.  It surrounds us as we go about our daily lives.  At any given moment we could be listening to pleasant sounds or not-so-pleasant sounds.  We become so used to these [...]

Mapping Pattern: A Trepak Listening Map

  Earlier this year, we explored how listening maps are a visual representation of a piece of music. It's also a great strategy that can help students engage with a piece of music and organize what they hear in [...]

A Case for Culinary Arts

  Tucked away in a corner of our originally-a-bomb-shelter middle school, next to the technology lab, stood a room lined with ovens, sinks and cabinets, forming 12 miniature kitchens. Culinary Arts was a mandatory class [...]

Looking for the Lonely

  It is difficult sometimes to find the time to address the silent thoughts of our students. We are always running around with supplies or putting out fires, not even pausing to take a breath [...]

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