"Look at my bird! Don't you like it?" a fourth-grader exclaimed.
While in art class, all of the students were engrossed in their task: creating realistic bird paintings in their local habitats. Prior to creating their artwork, the children learned about local artist Roger Tory Peterson. They also studied the work of John James Audubon and gained knowledge about his regional connection. Back in their classrooms, the fourth-grade students work on a rigorous curriculum that teaches them about New York state and its history. Art, like other elementary specials, provides students with an opportunity to add experiences to their education that complement their classroom work. Special-area teachers strive to make these connections while accomplishing their own designated standards. These experiences serve to develop creative problem-solving skills that aid in success in many facets of life.
Pictured from left are Jaden Kinnear, Anthony Hren, Kyleigh Gifford and Makenzie Besse.