Students enjoy programs representing a wide variety of the arts including music, dance, painting, writing (creative writing, expository writing, and poetry - including many visiting authors), theater arts, storytelling, and more. The bulk of our programming consists of hands-on workshops which emphasize student participation and active learning.
Highlights from the 2021-2022 program
Biscuit author Alyssa Satin Capucilli joined our Kindergarten classes for an interactive writing workshop
Ted Scheu, that poetry guy, helped our 1st graders bring poetry to life in a workshop focusing on rhyme and rhythm
An authentic Mariachi band joins our second graders in their end-of-year fiesta bringing to life their final social studies unit, A Cultural Study of Mexico
Journeys into American Indian Territory provides a full day Eastern Woodlands experience to our grade 3 classes
Rajani Larocca described her inspiration and writing process for her 2022 Newbery Honor Book, Red, White and Whole, during her virtual visit with the 4th grade.
5th graders spent the day with Connecticut's 2nd Regiment Light Dragoons to wrap up their year-long study of the American Revolution
Arts Field Day was held on Tuesday, May 17 from 1-3 pm for 4th and 5th graders. This one-day, afternoon event allows students to pick from among a variety of visual and performing arts workshops distinct from the regular school curriculum. This year, students could participate in Hip Hop Dance, iPad Photography, Acrylic Paint Pouring, Logo Design, and more. Thanks to the PTA for supporting this opportunity for our kiddos to explore the arts!
Check out photos from the event on the Riverside Reel.
Full details of Art enrichment activities in 2020-2021 can be viewed here
- Wednesday, August 31
- Thursday, September 1
- Monday, September 5
- Monday, September 19
- Tuesday, September 20
- Monday, September 26
- Wednesday, September 28
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