March was Music in our Schools and Youth Art Month

March was Music in our Schools and Youth Art Month
Posted on 04/06/2018
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March was Music in our Schools and Youth Art Month. Phenix Elementary celebrated with a joint collaboration on March 29, 2018.  Third, fourth, and fifth graders performed a musical entitled “Music through Musicals and Movies”.  They danced and sang to popular songs from movies including Zootopia, Aladdin, Moana, and the Peanuts Movie.  Students even had the opportunity to explore the history of Broadway through the Tony Award winning musical, Dear Evan Hansen, and Best Musical of the year Hamilton: An American Musical.  Through these pieces of music, students explored concepts of caring for others and being proud of the person you were meant to be.

Directly following the musical, students escorted their parents around the halls admiring the artwork hung from one end of the school to the other.  All of the students learned about and were inspired by Claude Monet’s “Japanese Footbridge”.  Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and first grade students created their own masterpieces based on Monet’s painting.  Second and third graders took their projects to the next level and created warm and cool seascape backgrounds with their own invented bridge designs.  There was an Imagination Station set up for students to draw and create their own made-up, mixed up animals.  There was also a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) station for students to test their projects.    Kindergarten and first graders completed a STEAM project and created bridges with toothpicks and marshmallows.  Fourth and fifth graders also built bridges out of popsicle sticks, glue, and various materials from home, but their bridges had to hold 15 lbs. of weight.  Thank you to all parents that came out and for supporting your children’s love of the arts!