MUSIC AND ART
Our music and art classes take place in their own rooms and have dedicated, 'full-time" teachers.
The children love to create projects to bring home
What's going on during art time? The primary goal is to give each child an enjoyable opportunity to freely experiment with a broad variety of materials. We consider an art project a success if the child has fun doing it. Children get opportunities to use modeling materials, paints, paper, glue and scissors. Our projects were often related topics being covered in the classroom, and can provide both the parent and child an opening to talk about what the child is doing in school. We have also been discussing artworks by several of the master artists. We have talked about Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh, Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat, Mandolin and Guitar by Pablo Picasso, and Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci.
A guest musician plays the ukulele, cello, and piano
Music brings great joy to life! At Wesley Day School, children are exposed to a wide variety of music with different tempos and intonations. They learn they can move to different types of music and express feelings through music. They have opportunites to play instruments including instruments kept in the classroom, or things they made. Each age-group also prepares a special music program to perform for their parents.