Resources From Our Art and Music Teachers
23 March 2020

Resources From Our Art and Music Teachers

Our Art and Music Teachers, Marissa Wakeen and Vickie Livermore, have gathered some resources for you to support and enrich your child(ren)’s time while they are apart from us here at school. Please see their message below, as well as some information about parent support sessions from Parents Helping Parents below that. Should your child need any assistance with access to the internet or a device that can allow them to use the resources we’ve sent, kindly let me know.

Also, our School Social Worker/Counselor, Molly Quinn, will be hosting office hours M-F 9-11 should you need to reach out with questions about your child.

Danielle

Dear Students and Families,

We miss you and hope that you are healthy and safe at home during this unexpected time off from school. Included below are some ideas and digital resources to help you continue to explore your creative side. We hope you will find these activities engaging and meaningful. None of the assignments listed are required, this is simply a way for all of us to stay engaged in our learning and creative thinking together. We would love to see what you are working on: a video, a drawing, a journal. Feel free to snap some pictures, take some videos, and email us! We can’t wait to see what kind of art or music happens at home.  Or just send an email to say hi!

Please remember that we are thinking of you and your family, and we are always here for you. We will be checking emails daily and our “office hours” will be Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00am-12:00pm.  We will be online and available to work with you during those hours, but want to hear from you and see your work whenever. It is important that we all stay connected!

We miss you and look forward to returning to our classrooms soon!

Creatively Yours,

Ms. Wakeen mwakeen@belmont.k12.ma.us & Ms. Livermore vlivermore@belmont.k12.ma.us

K-4 Visual Art Resources

Grab a pencil, pen, or other art materials you have and create from any of these prompts:

  • A treasure map.
  • An imaginary planet.
  • Draw something without taking your pencil off of the paper.
  • Botanical Study: Find a flower or plant from nature. Study it carefully before drawing and draw it large-scale (fill your paper). Color your drawing if you have supplies available.

Digital Resource:

App:

If you have an Instagram or Twitter, please follow me! I will occasionally post more ideas and resources as I come across them.

 

K-4 Music Resources

  • Berlin Philharmonic Free Streaming: Watch a wonderful orchestra play a piece of music with your family!
  • Take a Lesson with Little Kids Rock: Check out this website if you are interested in learning to play body percussion, compose a song, or perhaps play an instrument you have at home.
  • Musical Storybook Classic: Watch a narrated story with musical themes representing each of the characters. Peter and the Wolf is a music classroom favorite. Runs about 27 mins.
  • Rhythm Randomizer: Click on the rhythm shown and it will automatically change to a new random rhythm. Chant the rhythm on rhythm syllables, bah, or play on an instrument (recorder, drum, violin, etc.)