FDNSC Winter Gathering

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Our Winter Gathering was fun. The K-5 all had great performances and sang beautifully. The Chili Dinner and Bake Sale put on by our Francine Delany PTO went smoothly also.  Thanks to all our students, teachers and of course Families who make our FD Community so wonderful.

Winter Gathering Rehearsal with Mr. Sean

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The Second Grade along with K-5 practiced their Winter Gathering Music with Mr. Sean the day of our Winter Gathering.  They sang “One Day” by Matisyahu as 5th Grade played their Orff instruments and then they sang “Three Little Birds” by Bob Marley.  Great Jobs Friends!

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The students rehearsed in the Arts Room by themselves and with their Duet class and then we had a Whole School Rehearsal for the entire group to get a feel of how it was going to be that evening at the actual Winter Gathering which was held at the Pillar in Downtown Asheville. The students are so excited.

Music with Mr. Sean

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In Music with Mr. Sean the students are preparing for our Winter Gathering.  We are very excited for them to perform at the Winter Gathering which is happening this Thursday December 11 at the Pillar in downtown Asheville from 6-7 with a Chili dinner before the performance beginning at 5:15.  The students have really enjoyed the process of getting ready.  I hope we have fun and folks make it out.  Great Work Students and Mr. Sean!

Art Specialsts with Mr. Chris

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In Art we have been discussing the elements of Art and Design.  In the elements for Art we’ve discussed Color, Shape, Line, Space and Texture. In Design we’ve only touched on a few but I let the students know when it is a design element. Some of which are the same as the elements of Art but for example randomness and tension were design elements included in this form project.  The students used warm and cool colors on their sculptures and randomly cut a line through their sheet of paper before gluing it down to a base to gave it form.  The students were very focused and created some beautiful sculptures. Way to go Friends!


Movement with Giles of Asheville Contemporary Dance Theater

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In Movement with Giles K-2 learned a new game.  They learned the Force game, based on the legendary powers of the Jedi from Star Wars.  Giles used the force to move students around the room and make them jump up and down and wiggle all around.  They also transformed from tiny boxes into full sized robots.  What great imagnination. The students look and follow and learn to take turns.  Thanks Giles!

Health/PE with Marty

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They may not have had their broom sticks but the 3-5th grades played some GREAT Quidditch (the sport the wizards/witches played in the Harry Potter Books).  Teacher Marty explains the rules and warms up our athletes.  One person is the snitch and one person from each team is a chaser.  The Chaser is ever vigilant awaiting the moment the snitch shows itself.   All the while everyone else plays offense and defense hoping their teams chaser will capture the snitch to score bonus points.  What an exciting game with soooo much going on.  Everyone had a blast playing Quidditch.

Movement with Susan of Asheville Contemporary Dance Thearter

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Susan is teaching our 3-5th Grade group and partner dances. Students learned the Turkey Trot and other fun group dances designed to teach them to understand nonverbal movment cues to be a better dance partner and better group dancer.  Soooo much Fun!



FEAST with Teacher Abby


FEAST is a nutritional experience for our students.  The second graders have a lot of fun in this class.  Mrs. Abby does a great job of setting up prepped food for the students to create delicious recipes.  FEAST stands for Fresh Easy Affordable Sustainable Tasty. They will be making some delicious butternut squash Chili for our Winter GAthering.  Cant wait to try!

Art Specialist

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3-5th Grades have been working on Landscapes based on the Art of Ted Harrison.  He uses the elements of line to define the elements of color and  shape which inturn creates beautiful landscapes. The students drew their landscapes with lines of glue then filled in the shapes (after glue has dried) with chalk pastels.  They have great space and depth.  Beautiful Landscapes!

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5th Grade. Click the image to get a closer view.

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3rd Grade was extra creative with color and had some cosmic things happening!  Intergalactic! Plantetary!

4th Grade coming soon.

Art Specialist

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Our K-2nd used shapes to design these very creative images.  They each got a sheet of paper with 2 rectangles, 2 long ovals, a triangle, a square, and a circle and were able to create some very origninal works of Art.  Way to Go Friends!