Thursday, August 9, 2012
Want to release your inner artist? Check out these programs!
Six free art education program series — consisting of more than 70 programs — will be presented this fall at Hennepin County libraries. The Library is collaborating with the Minnetonka Center for the Arts, the Textile Center, Springboard for the Arts, ArtStart, Artsy Smartsy and Articulture to offer workshops on art and art-and-craft techniques and business aspects of being an artist. Series’ titles are “Make This,” “Crafty Minnesota,” “Work of Art,” “Paint It Green,” “Art for Life,” and “Artitude: Comics and Manga.” The programs, all funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, are a follow-up to six very successful art education series presented this past spring. Registration filled quickly for almost all of the spring …
Monday, February 27, 2012
The event is part of I Love to Read Month.
Summer may still be a few months off, but Eisenhower Elementary students are already in the midst a two-week camp. Camp Read-A-Lot celebrates I Love to Read Month. Between Feb. 22 and March 2, the students are experiencing a variety of activities that bring together books and a camp theme. PTO volunteers covered classroom doors with paper, and classes decorated them with reading themes. Students also take time during the school day to read—with older students joining the younger ones as “reading buddies.” The reading celebration also includes guest readers, dress-as-a-camper day, bingo, camp skits, nature hikes and other events.
Friday, October 28, 2011
First graders decorate pumpkins as their favorite literary characters and then read with them at school.
You can create many things from a pumpkin– even a character out of a book to use as a reading tool. First graders at Scenic Heights Elementary in Minnetonka did just that on Oct. 26, and have been doing so for 11 years now, when they brought in pumpkins they had decorated as their favorite literary characters. They also brought the books in which their characters exist to encourage their friends to read the book too. Then they spend quiet time– spread out around the classroom– reading with their pumpkin characters. “It’s a huge hit,” said first grade teacher Lisa Roddy. “The kindergartners can hardly wait, and the second graders are very sad because they don’t do it in second grade.” Students in the upper grades are invited to visit the “…