WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Beatrice Gilmore School is again this year participating in the Young Audience Arts for Learning of New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania program. The program brings arts experiences by professional teaching artists directly to students. Beatrice Gilmore has two "artists in residence" working with the students.
Third grade students participated with Young Audience's artist Pat Flynn in creating an illustration that represented the main idea of a Scholastic article they read. Students worked collaboratively to identify the main idea, create a picture that appropriately represented the main idea and some supporting details and ultimately, presented their picture to the class. Fourth grade students worked with Rebecca Kelly to create their own decorated books. The curriculum included many math concepts as students measured and cut grids to create their books.