Dr. Weeks 4th Grade Weaving Project

June 7, 2015 to July 6, 2015 - 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

The exhibited weavings were created by students at Dr. Weeks Elementary School as part of the ‘Creative Literacies’ enrichment program. The ‘Creative Literacies’ program is designed to augment the differentiated learning implemented in the classroom. Employing visual art, performance, creative writing, science, math and digital media, Dr. Week’s students experience daily opportunities to think creatively and create projects alongside qualified educators and teaching artists. The program is designed to apply ideas from the SCSD Common Core Curriculum to project based learning experiences and real-world problem solving.

4th Grade Student’s created the weavings shown here during the ‘Woman in History’ unit that was facilitated during March. Students were required to create a table setting for a woman who was important in their life. Each student created a placemat, a dinner plate, a cup and a name card for each chosen woman. The table settings were displayed on long wooden display shelving for a school wide celebration of arts based learning. Students, parents and teachers enjoyed hands on experiential activities as well as visual arts projects that connected to classroom-based learning.