Mrs. Danielle Noyes-Tortora
February 2018 Update:
Our third grade classes took an amazing trip to the New Britain Museum of American Art on January 11, 2018.The students spent the morning touring the museum and looking at many different types of art, from paintings to sculptures, abstract art to realistic representations, all created by famous American artists.The students especially liked the large paintings created by Thomas Hart Benton and his depiction of life during The Great Depression.
The students also got some time to be creative at the museum. They learned about landscapes from the museum’s art teacher, and created landscape postcards. They could draw a place they had been to or one from their imagination.They were very excited to use watercolor pencils.Their postcards were beautiful.What a great day it was!!
We are always busy creating, exploring, and having fun in the art room! This year we are creating wonderful collaborative art projects, one grade at a time to decorate our school. It has been a lot of fun. All students in Hubbell School are currently completing their fall themed artwork. We are about to delve into art projects based on famous artists as per the curriculum. Kindergarten will be studying the famous cave paintings of Lascaux. First grade learns about the wonderful artist Paul Ce'zanne and will paint a still life. Second grade learns about the abstract artist Paul Klee and will create their own castle built out of shapes. Third grade studies Alexander Calder, his mobiles and stabiles. They are creating a paper sculpture based off his stabiles. Fourth grade learns about Vincent van Gogh, and recreates their own version of Starry Night. Lastly fifth graders study the art of Leonardo da Vinci. They will be creating a clay bowl inspired by his drawings. We have great artists here at Hubbell SchoolTo see some examples of student work, check out the art department website at /a/bristolk12.org/bristol-public-schools-elementary-art/.
|Mrs. Olga Harhay||Mr. Frank Tamburro|
Our music instruction utilizes 7 concept strands. These strands are taught through the 3 Artistic Processes laid out by the National Coalition for Core Arts. These processes are
The 7 concept strands set out in the Bristol curriculum are as follows:
- Technique (Vocal and Instrumental)
First Steps in Music (grades K-2) utilizes a repertoire of traditional children's songs, rhymes, games and dances as well as movement with classical music in order to develop students who are tuneful, beautiful and artful citizens.
The Conversational Solfege (grades 2-5) general music program enables students to become independent musical thinkers with the help of a rich variety of folk and classical music. In this approach, music literacy starts with great literature and an "ear-before-eye" philosophy that correlates with the National Standards. Great songs are broken down into their component parts and then reassembled so that students can bring greater musical understanding to everything they do.
We incorporate performance learning programming as well.
Third graders are given recorders in the late fall and for two years utilize this instrument in their melodic and rhythmic learning, preparing them for the opportunity to join the band program in Fourth and Fifth grade. The Recorder Karate system is used to motivate and track student progress as they master songs with increasing levels of difficulty.
All 5th graders participate in weekly chorus. In this program students develop their singing technique through emphasis on breath support, posture, intonation, expression and more. With a blend of score analysis and practice, 5th graders prepare 3-4 pieces of quality children’s choral literature to be performed at two concerts throughout the year. Talented and interested students have an opportunity to join Bristol’s citywide Elementary Honors Chorus.
The ultimate goal is to inspire fully engaged, independent musicians who can hear, understand, read, write, compose, and improvise - skills that last a lifetime!
— Mrs. Barrieau, Mrs. Harhay, & Mrs. Kelly
|Mr. Steve Bashaw|