Saturday, January 19, 2013

Always trying something!

This is a short clip from our winter musical. I was so fortunate to have my family bring me an IPad for the holidays. I tried out taking a short clip during our Bell School Winter Musical rehearsal the Jellyfish song. This is one of my favorites numbers from the show. I hear this song in my sleep now...did you know jellyfish don't have a heart?
I bet when these kids are in HS there will be a SAT question about jellyfish and they will fondly remember thier jellyfish song. We can only hope.

Bell School 2013 Winter Musical - Oceans of Fun

Bell Elementary School Presents….

“Oceans of Fun” - The 2013 Winter Musical


Music Direction: Ms. Simone     Art Direction: Mrs. Nohelty        Choreography: Ms. Baker


On January 15 and 16, at the Marblehead High School, the second and third grade students from Bell Elementary School performed the children’s musical “Oceans of Fun” written by Jill and Michael Gallina.  Students sang through educational songs about the various sea creatures that live in the ocean, which include: Jellyfish, Scallops, Oysters and Clams, Sharks, Octopi, Sea Turtles and Lobsters.  Students were dressed in hand painted head pieces that each performer  individually created and brightly colored tee-shirts silk screened with artwork of sea creatures each child designed specifically for the show shirts.  Original watercolor art painted by the 2nd grade students was also projected behind the performers throughout the show.  Each class was featured in a specific choreographed dance in the front of the stage, depending on their sea creature, as the others sang on the risers.  The students exhibited excellent singing, movement, artistry and concert etiquette. 

Friday, January 18, 2013

Beautiful Flowers from Bell School Familes

The Bell School families presented the directors of the 2013 winter musical these beautiful flowers at the end of the performances. Thanks to all the 2nd and 3rd grade families for their support and generosity to the Fine Art program at Bell.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

3rd Grade Fall Birch Tree Landscape Paintings

The third graders created Fall Birch Tree Landscape paintings in watercolor. This was a very sucessful project with the kids. Three of our students work was selected to be exhibited this winter at our local bank.

Kindergarten and 1st Grade Winter Cardinal Paintings

One of my favorite winter images is a Cardinal in the snow. Prior to leaving for winter break I decided to introduce a directed painting assignment with the Kindergarten and 1st grade art students on a cardinal in the winter woods.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Owl Moon 1st Grade Enrichment Program

Our 1st grade students had the opportunity to have an enrichment program come in last week called WingMasters. This is a program that brings birds of prey, primarily owls into elementary schools to introduce them to the kids and discuss interesting facts about the birds. This program has been around for a number of years. My daughter, who is a junior in high school still remembers WingMasters visit when she was a kindergartner many years ago.
I found a really interesting owl painting project that works with basic shape recognition in observational painting, the technique of developing an underpainting and working with various paint colors and applications to create texture.
The kids really loved this project.