This week 5th graders completed the first stage of the Art Link program. They responded to the three questions listed above and began discussing the topics of culture and how culture is expressed through art. Next week students will brainstorm about ways to portray their own culture in a work of art. Students will also begin creating sketches. Parents and family members will play an important role in the success of this program and the depth of learning that students will experience. Please share with your children about family traditions that are important to you, holidays that are important in your culture and any other aspects of your culture that students may be able to express through their artwork.
Talking with your children will help them enormously in this process.
Please see the list of suggested topics below.
- Holidays that your family celebrates
- Traditional food
- Family traditions
- Family gatherings
- Favorite activities
- Special family memory
- Country of origin and heritage