Through this activity, students will understand that music is all around them and is involved in their everyday lives. Students will create their own tambourine after reading "I Got the Rhythm."
Students will form a connection between music and drawing. They will listen to clips of songs and will use artistic measures to express how they feel.
Children will create a fall tree using paint with Q-tips as well as their handprint.
Towards the beginning of the semester, we had the opportunity to explore 2D portraits. During this activity, we were encouraged to use oil pastels in order to draw a self-portrait.
Children need to have art incorporated into their everyday lives. By reading a book and doing an artistic activity afterwards, the children will have a dose of literature and art.
On Wednesday, September 14, our class took a field trip to The Children’s Museum of the Upstate in Greenville, South Carolina. During this time, we were able to hear from the Early Childhood Director as well as the CEO of the museum. We learned about the exhibits, the staff, and the intentions behind the museum as a whole. This experience was unbelievably meaningful to me. I was able to put myself in the position of a child so that I could learn through play, and by doing so, I firmly believe that I was able to add to my knowledge and my skill set so that I will be an even better educator than I originally could have imagined.
On Thursday, September 15th, I had the opportunity to view a performance by the International Dance Academy (IDA). The Clemson University Cultural Ambassadors hosted this event, and as a result of attending, I gained a greater appreciation not only for performing arts but also for Mexican culture. While viewing the performance, I was able to evaluate the space used by the dancers, one of the primary elements of dance; focusing on this specific component further allowed me to analyze the artistic effectiveness of the performance.