New York City Children's Theater visited GBS to present FIVE! a multi-media musical about the five senses and the five boroughs of New York City. Students got to meet a puppet named Piper, who received a sensory badge each time he learned about a new sense. They experimented with objects to hear, touch, and smell as they took a journey throughout our city. View photos here.
The Snapdragons designed, built, and filmed a circus performance in art class based on the work of artist Alexander Calder. The students came up with a concept for their circus character (acrobat, ringmaster, stunt person, tightrope walker, juggler, etc) and designed a costume on a wooden mannequin. We built sets from found objects and painted backgrounds depicting a big top and audience members. The Snapdragons then created a stop-motion film showing their circus in motion. It was a great project in collaboration, communication, and problem-solving. See their amazing circus!
The Baseball Plants and the Pitcher Plants are learning about stop motion animation in art. Following an in-school dance workshop and field trip to see Ailey II perform, each student created a wire armature and used clay, aluminum foil, fabric, yarn, and trims to create a character. The students worked together in pairs: one student moving the character a little bit at a time with their hands while the other student took a photo of each position. In the end, each student had a series of images of their character creating a different dance move and by playing these still pictures very quickly, their character is in motion! View their stop motion animation videos!
Representatives from Scholastic News visited the Bean Sprouts classroom and observed Emmy's lesson about Ruby Bridges.
Mid-Winter Recess begins on Friday, February 16. View the full calendar here.
The Parents' Association filled these GBS water bottles with candy and will be distributing them this Friday for Bus Driver and Matron Appreciation Day as a way of thanking the people who help our students get to and from school safely every day.