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Art Adventure Week Is Here!!

it is Art Adventure Week!  This is our seventh Art Adventure Week at SoMo, and it is always exciting and memorable.  Teachers will be conducting their own activities in their virtual classrooms, and there are some school-wide events.

Students will enjoy assemblies with Ms. Ane Carla Rovetta, artist and storyteller, on Monday, January 25.  

Ms. Rovetta will also be working with each class during the week - she weaves magical tales about the natural world around us, then the animals come to life as she teaches students how to draw.  

We do not have a Community Gathering this Wednesday as it is a VTS Wednesday.  Students will enjoy viewing and discussing art pieces!

Friday is our big Art Rotation DayALL STUDENTS AND STAFF NEED TO WEAR THEIR ART ADVENTURE SHIRTS ON THIS DAY!  Also, students will be painting, gluing, and working with clay, so they should wear clothes that can get messy.  

On Art Rotation Day, our school-wide instructional schedule will shift a little.  Students will join their class for the start of the day at 8:30 am then after recess at 10:30 am.  But, students will leave their class Zoom and jump into their Art Rotation Zooms at the following times:

  • Rotation #1:  9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Rotation #2:  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Rotation #3:  12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

There is a bright green piece of paper in the Art Adventure Bag with all of the meeting ID’s needed for these rotations.  Your child may need help with this!  

On Art Rotation Day, students do not go to their rotations with their class, but they are with a TK-6th grade cohort.  This cohort is the same every year, so students get to see friends from all different grades AND, they get to work with different SoMo staff members.  

They will complete THREE different art projects on this day, and most of the materials for the projects are in the Art Adventure Bag.  You will want to have this bag right in your child’s learning zone this Friday, and you’ll also want to make sure that their learning zone is prepared for clay, paint, and glue (art gets messy!).  In addition, you’ll want to make sure that your child has the following “at home” items handy for the projects:

scissors, a glue stick, a pencil, a black thin marker/Sharpie, paper towels, and a cup of water (for the paint project).   

If you have any questions or needs during the week or on Art Rotation Day, simply call Frances or Dee in the office - your child’s teacher will be busy working with cohorts, but our office team will gladly help you!

Our Art Adventure Week is truly a community event, and it wouldn’t be possible without the work of Ms. Gruber and Ms. Yurth for coordinating it, and our Campus Aides and Science Facilitators for preparing all of the materials.  This week is fully funded by our wonderful PTA - thank you!