Fourth grade is getting ready for a total eclipse of the sun on August 21. Ms. Elder, Mrs. Norris and Ms Koonse are using this historical happening to experience a path of totality with learning through the arts.
Where Did the Sun Go? provided a multicultural experience for the children to look at the ways for comprehending the solar eclipses from around the world through a mythical perspective prior to scientific means of understanding. They experienced these stories through read-alouds and delved into them by creating tableaux in small groups and then notating them through the art of drawing symbols that would appear on story dice. If you want to know more about story dice, check out this blog. Click here.
Embodying the myth during the read aloud by being archers shooting at the sun or growling dogs biting the sun invites students to use their Explorer's Toolbox to integrate their learning through the arts by using their
For the fourth graders to form their groups for tableaux they played the cooperation challenge.
The Fourth Grade teachers alongside Art Teachers at Lee Elementary contribute to this blog by sharing happenings in their individual classrooms.