Robin Moore, a storyteller of 30 years, will be joining JMS on Wednesday, October 29 for workshops with students and teachers. He has told stories to countless audiences and was named the National Storyteller of the Year and Author of the Year by the PA School Librarians Association. Robin is author of Groundhog Press, an independent publishing house which produces books and recordings of Oral Traditions. Robin currently serves on the faculty at The Graduate Institute for the Oral Traditions and Writing Program in Bethany, CT.
Leaves, Lines, and Names
Students drew their names by tracing letters with glue and placing crumbled autumn leaves on the letters. The activity was multi-sensory with touching the leaves, crumbling the leaves, and squeezing glue.
Kindergarten and First Graders have been exploring the Artist's Toolkit. Students at all grade levels use this site throughout the year. Click on Artist's Toolkit.
Students have been creating and personalizing sketchbooks for recording Artistic Processes: Creating, Conceiving, and Developing Ideas, a National Visual Arts Standard. All students, Kindergarten through Grades 6, will use their sketchbooks as one of many venues to apply the District Goals:
I am an art teacher and TAG mentor for Region 6 Elementary Schools: Warren, Morris, and Goshen, CT.