Art, Music, PE & Library Blog

March 13, 2018

Music in Our Schools Month

March is “Music in Our Schools Month” “The purpose of MIOSM is to raise awareness of the importance of music education for all children – and to remind citizens that schools is where all children should have access to music” (Nafme.org) Liam is a TIS 4th Grader in the Japanese track.  In Deanna’s English class… View Article

February 20, 2018

TIS Celebrates Black History Month

In library class, we strive to incorporate diverse voices and perspectives into our lessons and readings all year long.  Through bulletin boards, book displays, and library class activities, we promote literacy across all languages, cultures, and subjects.  To celebrate African American History Month, we have put up a bulletin board and book displays highlighting many fabulous… View Article

December 15, 2017

Happy Holidays! Kindergarten Art Field Trip!

In addition to learning about self portraits and Frida Khalo, students had a field trip this week to Blackfish Gallery! We were honored to speak to Palmarin Merges on our Wednesday field trip and Ellen Goldshmidt on our Thursday field trip! They are both working artists who are part of this wonderful co-op gallery in… View Article

December 13, 2017

First Grade Collaborative artwork- Window design

Hello, parents! Considering the fact that this is the last week before break – Usually quite hectic – I am impressed with how calm and considerate the students are with each other as they work with a partner to design  tinted windows. Our current window situation is a bit drab….good thing first graders are experimenting… View Article

December 6, 2017

Art News- PreK and LowK Collaborative Project

Dear parents- LowK and PreK classes have collaborated on creating a set of unique and colorful blocks to be enjoyed outside at the playground.  We had three different stations which allowed kids to experiment with different effects while painting. This was a rare opportunity to look at each others’ art and a wonderful way to… View Article

November 1, 2017

Kinder Art News

Greetings from Russia! We are currently studying Marc Chagall and focusing on storytelling through images and colors.

November 1, 2017

First Grade Art

Who said science and art don’t go together? First grade has done a very cool secondary color experiment with vinegar and baking soda! Now we are ready for our next assignment- involving patterns, primary colors and…yes, you’ve guessed it- secondary colors!  

October 31, 2017

Collaborative Art Update! 2nd-5th Grades

Colorful Totem Poles – 2nd and 3rd Grades The Second and 3rd graders are creating fabulous designs inspired by their knowledge of Radial Symmetry. These design will soon be painted on several giant “Wood Cookies” that will be used to build Abstract Totem Poles. If you are interested in helping with the installation of our… View Article

October 30, 2017

LowK Art News- Halloween Edition

Happy Halloween!LowK students have colored a whole family  of “Georges” with skin tones last week. This week, these special little people get to be clothed!Whether we cut out the clothes, twist parts to make mouth and hair, or ball up our tissue paper to make eyes and little decorations, we are sure having fun this… View Article

October 18, 2017

Happy Wednesday From the music Department!

Hello,  I want to apologize for how silent the music department has been on this blog. It has been a challenging start to the school year and yet, we are persevering and creating wonderful memories despite the hardships. Yesterday, 1st and 2nd graders went on a field trip to see the Oregon Symphony Percussion Section… View Article

October 18, 2017

First Grade Art News

Hello, parents! First grade students are getting ready to finish their body maps this week. We talked about TEXTURE in art as well as SYMBOLS, and we looked extensively at geographical regions that look like animals, faces, etc.This week, the final touches will be made, and different areas will be named in the students’ maps.What… View Article

October 17, 2017

LowK Art News!

Lowk Students have practiced putting shapes together to draw “George”, our wooden figure. Now thatthey are more comfortable with the shapes, the students are easily turning “George”  into different people, including themselves.We talked as a class about the difference between an individual project and a collaborative one- This past week the students turned “George” into… View Article