Movement with Melissa W.

In the K-2 Movement class Melissa challenges the students with fun sequences. She lets thestudents pick and choose some parts of there sequences while having them remember the other parts. They are very engaged with these fun moving games and activities. 

3-5 Movement with Giles of Asheville Contemporary Dance Theater

The students warmed up with some fun Star Wars theme music from John Williams. The students LOVE this. What a fun way to warm up. They are working on counts as well as repeating patterns and paths.

Session 1 Electives Fair

Greetings Everyone,

The Session 1 Electives Fair was electric. We started out with our Annual Teacher /Student Basketball Game.  

Basketball Elective with Coach Craig

The game was back and forth and very dynamic. You can easily tell that the Basketball elective students were well versed in the fundamentals of the game.  Great job to Coach Craig in teaching our students how to ball. They not only played well physically but you knew there minds took the game to a whole other level of excitement.

Movement Games Elective with Miri

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In the Movement Games Elective the students shared about their experiences in their class. They loved the guided meditation that Miri gave. They also enjoyed the games that Miri taught them. Her games incorporate movement which keep the students engaged and enthusiastic about participating in this class.  Students also got to share and create their own games.

House of Iron Elective with Sarah Johnston of Asheville Crossfit


The House of Iron Elective shared about their experience working out at Asheville Crossfit with Sarah. They showed a video with some highlights of working out at Asheville Crossfit as well as some testimonials to the great experience learning about being active and fit. 

Drawing and Sketching with Jennie Wing


Jennie Wing and her Drawing and Sketching Elective set up quite a beautiful exhibit.  Their drawings are beautiful and will be hanging in the Dogwood building til the next elective fair.  

Protest Songs with Gabrielle

In Protest songs with Gabrielle students sang beautifully. They sang  some music from the Great Nina Simone. 

Slacklibrium with Jesse and Patrick


The Slacklibrium class demonstrated their new slack-lining abilities. They also shared about the mindfulness concepts they learned through balance techniques on a slck-line.  Great job friends.

3-5th Grade Movement with Giles of Asheville Contemporary Dance Theater

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Giles has been working with his students on the elements of dance and movement.  They’ve been learning to travel on a path while using movements like undulation, slow-motion, underwater and choppy.  They have lots of fun being challenged to create pieces for each other and perform them.  The students watching get to guess what type of movement like undulating or choppy and what type of path; i.e. curvy, straight, or zigzag. Thanks Giles for a fun challenge that helps us learn expression through movement.

In Naure of Singing with Melody the students were treated to a friend of Melody’s who brought along musical instruments to share with the group.  They kept rhythm, and played songs. They also did activities that encouraged understanding and creativity through musical concepts. Thank you Melody

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K-2 Movement   w/Melissa W.

The K2 Movement Special with Melissa do many fun activities in their quest to learn about movement concepts. They have created a choreographed piece by connecting movements to each of their names. They  also do musical line movements following the instructions that Melissa W. Gives. They have most fun doing it all to great music. Thank you Melissa W.

Art with Mr. Chris: Portait lesson

Our portrait lesson has been very fun and a practice in listening. We discussed proportion and understanding how to look frequently at your mirror to see lines and shapes. Their work has benefited much from spending time just looking. Great work students!

4th Grade Movement with Giles of ACDT

In Movement with Giles students are creating a choreographed path that highlights the element of line. Students will utilize different types of lines in their pieces. For example curved lines, zig zags, spirals, straight, and wavy just to name a few.  

Students had fun showing their interesting pathways.

 Thanks Giles and Anomaly!

Electives Session 1: 2017-18

Electives Session 1:

 Sept. 1,8,15,22, 29, Oct. 13, 20, 27 ,Nov. 3,17 (Electives Fair)

These are the Electives we will be having this Session. We are excited to have our students take advantage of these many courses. Read them to see what options will be available to them.

First Hour Electives 12:15-1:15:

Nature of Singing w/Melody

In this elective class you will have the opportunity to explore your voice through the lens of nature. Have you ever noticed the sounds you hear in nature? Our environment is a very influential place and it inspires great music. Come and learn musical concepts, vocal strengthening, and to sing songs with recording artist M.C. Melody in her Nature of Singing class!

Contemporary Dance, Hip Hop, and Street Dance w/Melissa W.

In this class we will investigate Contemporary Dance (“So You Think You Can Dance), Hip Hop, and Street Dance and their relationship to social justice. This will allow for individual creativity, self-exploration and expression. The class will follow the format of open professional dance classes offered in New York City. You will start with a warm up followed by phrase work (choreographed movement), and then have the opportunity to use choreographic composition tools to develop your own solo and/or group movement phrases with your fellow students that we will use to create a complete piece of choreography for performance reflecting and/or expressing ideas around a specific social justice issue.

Second Hour Electives 1:20-2:20:

Movement Games w/Miri

Come “Explore Movement” with Miri. In this elective you will learn about movement and your body through movement games and dance. You will also explore elements of yoga and breathing. You will experience awareness of your senses through objects that heighten your senses of hearing, seeing, smelling and seeing. Be sure to dress comfortably in this mind and body moving elective.

Drawing and Sketching w/ Jennie Wing

This class will offer you the opportunity to expand on your already discovered talent OR the opportunity to DISCOVER IT!!  YES! You can Draw! We will practice sketching; still life, human form, abstract and/or fantasy drawing.  These exercises will guide you in a better execution of perspective, shading,and all around drawing.

2 Hour Electives 12:15-2:20:

Basketball Elective-w/ Craig

Learn the rules and fundamentals of basketball. We will practice ball handling, passing and shooting, and defense strategies. We will run drills to improve these fundamentals and will always play a game. This class will improve your game, make you more basketball savvy and prepare you to take on more skilled players.

Iron Girls w/Ms. Amber, Ms. Anne and Ms. Becca

Calling All Girls!  We want to help you develop your special strength, both inside and out! Iron Girls is a fun and exciting Crossfit Program just for you.  You will be amazed at what you are truly capable of while having fun and getting fit with gymnastics, weightlifting and girl power.  This program is open to all girls with or without any prior athletic experience.  Join us to see what all the hype is about!    @ Crossfit Asheville.  

Slacklibrium w/Jesse and Patrick

In the Slack-Librium program students will become trained Slack-Librium Instructors, capable of safely rigging slacklines, slacklining at a beginner/intermediate level, and teaching others how to slackline safely and properly. You will receive your own “Instructor Skill Progression Guide” to help mark your progress as you learn new skills. Our program will help you to develop balance – not just physically, but mentally & emotionally as well. Each week of programming will incorporate mindfulness skills that will help to enhance your self-awareness, focus & concentration, and emotional regulation. These skills will translate directly into your ability to slackline, but will also be beneficial in other parts of your life.

Specialists 2017-18

Greetings All,

This year in Specials we will begin our first day of school with Music and Mr. Sean.  We will have Music every Wednesday. Mr. Sean will teach musical concepts through singing, and fun rhythm and tempo games. He will also use technology to offer a visual glimpse of what is traditionally an aural experience in Music.  3-5th Students will also have the opportunity to play ukuleles, while all grades will have an opportunity to play orff instruments such as xylophone.

Then on Thursdays we will have Spanish with Mr. Chris.  We will be following the Sonrisas curriculum. This curriculum offers a wide variety of ways to learn Spanish. We will do work sheets, art, sing songs, and role play Spanish learning scenarios.

Mondays we will have Art. Mr. Chris will teach Art utilizing the seven elements of Art: Color, Shape, Line, Texture, Space, Value, and Form. As we go through year students create art pieces that highlight one of the main elements. As we work they learn art concepts such as composition, materials, process as well as understanding better techniques for using tools i.e. cutting with scissors, listening to and following instruction, and other positive work habits.

Tuesdays 3-5th students will have Movement with Giles, while K-2 students will have our newest Specialist teacher Melissa Wilhoit. They will be teaching students concepts of dance and body expression. They will utilize games and collaborative team projects to teach students about concepts utilized in dance and movement.  They will gradually be working towards the Spring Performance which will occur near end of the school year.

Just to recap this is what the Specialists will look like from week to week:

Monday-Art with Chris
Tuesday-Movement (3-5) with Giles and (K-2) with Melissa
Wednesday-Music with Sean
Thursday-Spanish with Chris
Our Daily schedule will be:
8:20-9:15-3rd Grade
9:20-10:15-5th Grade
10:20-11:15-4th Grade
11:15-11:45-Lunch
11:45-12:30-Kindergarten
12:35-1:30-2nd Grade
1:35-2:15-1st Grade
Good luck in the new school year Specialist Teachers!
Peace,
Chris Corral
Arts Coordinator
Francine Delany New School for Children