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Grade 4, 5 and 6: A Sea of Art

This was a busy week for Grades 4, 5 and 6, who have decided to dedicate half of their week to preparing for the upcoming Christmas show! There is only 4 weeks left to prepare and the students have worked busily on practicing their lines, actions, lyrics of the musical numbers and designing and crafting the props. On Wednesday, our classroom looked like a big sea of art, with props taking the central place and our tables being squished onto the side. There is lots of work ahead of us, but we are going strong! ⭐⭐ 


The students are also continuing their work into exploring art as a form of expression, which is the main focus of the current Unit of Inquiry. On Thursday, they discussed art and other forms of expressions they noticed in the world around them. We discussed things like tattoo, street art, photography, product design, flower design etc. and whether they can be considered art. Some students feel that art is meant to be enjoyed just for the sake of art, while others disagree and think that anything is art if it send a message or express and individual’s feelings. 🤔

現在学んでいる探究の単元の主な重点テーマ「表現の形としての芸術の探究」の活動を引き続き行いました。木曜日、アート(芸術)について話し合いをしました。そして、身のまわりの世界中にある表現の形についても話し合いました。タトゥー、ストリートアート、写真、製品デザイン、フラワーデザインなど様々な表現の形が話題にあがりました。中には、芸術の目的のためだけアートを楽しむべきだと主張する子もいれば、メッセージや個人の気持ちが表現されていれば何でもアートだと反論する子もいました。 🤔

Also, please check out the photos of the lovely Christmas tree that grades 4, 5 and 6 have worked on decorating on their own, using the various lovely ornaments, including some they made themselves. Isn’t it festive? 🎄

綺麗なクリスマスツリーの写真をご覧ください!私達のクラスでツリーを組立て、色取り取りのオーナメントやお手製のオーナメントを自分達で飾り付けをしました。クリスマスムードでワクワクしますね! 🎄

Have a great weekend and enjoy the sunny weather! 🌤️ 良い週末をお過ごしください!