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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

At the Core

May 4, 2010

Dear Parents,
For the past several years, the fourth grade has had the opportunity to work with an “Artist in Residence”, Barbara Cronin. The fourth graders create a ceramic tile with the artist in their classrooms. The tiles are then mounted on the walls around Kennedy. You can find some of our tiles in the lobby, the library, the hallway outside of the nurse’s office, and in the hallway near the cafeteria.
This year, students will be painting tiles which correspond to both social studies and art. They will be painting totem poles which resemble those made during art class and our study of Canada. Students will complete a “rough draft” of their tile in art, and then paint it with our artist. We are grateful to the Kennedy PCC for paying for the materials for this project, and for Mrs. Cronin for donating her time.
As this is a one day event for your child’s class, this is a project which cannot be made up. For your information, Mrs. Cronin will be at Kennedy on May 10th and 11th. Each class will paint a tile on one of these days. If your child is absent on the day his/her class is painting the tiles, there will be no make-up day.
We are looking forward to another great tile mural!

The Fourth Grade Team

Proposed Schedule:
May 10th: Mrs. Adams & Mrs. Williams
May 11th: Mrs. Mecklenburg & Mrs. Merten

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