Hey Blackwell Families!
There is so much going on in the specials class & a lot to look forward too, as well!
Students in all grade levels have been working on their art show pictures. You can look forward to seeing these in person at our STEAM Night, March 29th. Also in March, we are going to be doing a big paper-making unit. In order to pull this off, it is absolutely necessary to have some extra help in the art classroom. Please visit this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0944ABAB28A31-hollander/2425066 to see about signing up for a day or two!
Also coming up in March will be CCSD’s 2nd annual Man & Machine Art Show. The show opening will be on March 8th at the Art Place. But we need entries! If you are interested in working on this exciting collaborative project, you can get more information by visiting this link: http://ccsdmanandmachine.weebly.com/ They have extended the deadline to February 27th to submit the initial digital images. You can always contact Ms. McKeehan if you have any questions! [email protected]
In the meantime, stay tuned for more details about Blackwell’s Big Steam Night & Art Show!
How is it already mid-February?? This school year is flying by. In P.E., we are learning and participating in the following activities:
Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade finished up stations this week. For the past 3 weeks we have played in stations that included basketball shooting, throwing, scooters, jump rope, hula hoop, bibbity bop balls, stilts, and striking with a paddle. When we come back from February break, we will focus on striking with a bat.
3rd, 4th, and 5th graders played the basketball game, Knock Out, while also preparing for Fitness Gram testing. Fitness Gram testing will begin in March so we have been doing many warm-up activities to increase our muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and aerobic capacity. In addition, the intermediate graders started a tennis unit. This week we focused on ball control and how to correctly hold a tennis racket (remember, it’s just like shaking someone’s hand). When we return from winter break, we will continue with our tennis unit and work on the forearm stroke.
Enjoy your break!! See you in one week!
Be sure to check the music blog for any important information & upcoming dates