Thursday, May 14, 2009

Campus Elementary visits the Cook Arts Center

This is the 5th year that 1st grade students from Campus Elementary have visited the Arts Center for a special field trip. The workshop is made possible through the support of a tutoring group from Grace Episcopal Church. Throughout the year, tutors and their students work together on reading and homework and in the spring the tutoring group treats two first grade classrooms to a special event at the Arts Center. This year's workshops in art and dance focused on the book, "Bats at the Library" by Brian Lies. The students had read the book before coming to the Arts Center. The art and dance classes incorporated the theme of the book and had them creating pastel watercolor paintings with bat silhouettes as well as running and "flying" like bats in the dance studio. The students were in for yet another special surprise because after the workshops they each received their own copy of the "Bats at the Library" book.

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