The Whole Schools Initiative

Institute and Retreat Handouts

2014 Spring Cluster Retreat

  • Art and ELA- Norman Rockwell by Melody Young

    Students will be able to make inferences by using clues from a painting, and they will then write a narrative.

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  • Dance and Science-Elements of Dance_organizer

    The Elements of Dance. These are just some of the ways to describe each dance element... there are many more possibilities for each element.

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  • Theatre and Social Studies Rubric- Wax Museum by John Howell

    Wax Museum: Rubric

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  • Art and Math Lesson-Picasso portraits realism fantasy by Heather Jones (2)

    This lesson is a study of Picasso through visual arts and the study of realism/fantasy in reading.

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  • Dance and Science-Elements of Dance

    The Elements of Dance. Who? What? Where? When? How?

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  • Art and Math Lesson-Picasso portraits realism fantasy by Heather Jones

    Students will use various materials to create a portrait to show realism and fantasy.

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  • Music and ELA Lesson-Writing about Percussion Techniques by Nadara Gaspard

    The students will show that they can learn new skills by watching videos on t.v. and on dvd's, and that they can teach the skills to others. The skill they will learn is the Musser Grip, a simple percussion technique that is used when playing snare drum and other percussion instruments and is especially good for beginner players. The students will write a narrative telling how to correctly use this grip when playing an instrument.

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  • Dance and History Lesson-by Abigail Baker

    Students will use an art print as both an introduction and then a writing inspiration for Muslim empires of West Africa in World History. Students will learn African dance to supplement their African culture knowledge.

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  • Music and Math Lesson- Musical Mathmatics by Leigh Gillam

    Observe and describe the change in pitch due to a change in measurement.

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  • Dance and Science Lesson- Butterfly Dance by Melanie DeJong(ArtsEdge)

    In this lesson, students will create an original dance that communicates the stages of the life cycle of the monarch butterfly. They will read Eric Carle's book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, examine photos showing monarch butterfly life cycles and choreograph and perform a dance expressing what they have learned.

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  • Music and Math Lesson- Utilizing music to augment math instruction by Jeni Chandler

    Using music integration to address student mastery of specific math operations.

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  • Dance And Science Lesson- Hot and Cold by P.Perkins

    The study of front systems in science and levels and tempo in dance.

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  • Theatre and Science Lesson- Water Cycle by Marianna Coffey

    Students will act out the water cycle and recite the definition in a chorus.

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  • Art and ELA Lesson- The Great Art Debate by Kit Stafford and Courtney Wilemon (2)

    Students will use non-print text (art prints) to practice writing to source by sharing opinions about works of art using art vocabulary.

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  • Dance and Science Rubric- Butterfly Dance by Melanie DeJong(ArtsEdge)

    Dance Rubric: Brainstorm ideas, dance movements, practice & creativity, record the dance plan and collaboration.

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  • Theatre and Social Studies Lesson- Famous Historical Figures of America by Seagie Shoemake

    Students will examine/explore historical figures using various methods of theatre/drama.

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  • Art and ELA Lesson- The Great Art Debate by Kit Stafford and Courtney Wilemon

    Students will use non-print text (art prints) to practice writing to source by sharing opinions about works of art using art vocabulary.

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  • Dance and Science Worksheet- Butterfly Dance by Melanie DeJong(ArtsEdge)

    Create a Butterfly Dance that shows all the stages of the butterfly's life cycle through movement.

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  • Theatre and Social Studies Lesson- Wax Museum by John Howell

    Students demonstrate their knowledge about significant historical figures by posing as those figures in a "wax museum" and coming to life to deliver information.

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