Arts education, comprising a rich array of disciplines including dance, music, theatre, media arts, literature, design, and visual arts, is a core academic subject and an essential element of a complete and balanced education for all students. --National Arts Education Association
We at AHB want to acknowledge that the land on which we live is within the aboriginal territory of the Suquamish People. Expert fishermen, canoe builders, and basket weavers, the Suquamish People live in harmony with the lands and waterways along Washington’s Central Salish Sea as they have for thousands of years.
SO, the new school year has begun. We'd like to hear from you: What's the one thing you enjoy about hybrid/virtual learning; what's the one thing you miss about in-person learning? Send us a drawing, poem, or photograph and we'll share it on Currents. Please complete this Photo/Video Release Form. You may also upload your recordings within this form or submit them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
"We connect the mosaic tiling to geometry (area, perimeter, and spatial reasoning). One of the greatest parts of this is seeing the kids who are typically more "right brained" shine and lead the class. This taps into areas of the brain that a majority of the kids are not used to using. Starting with a smaller tile and then using the larger one is a great way to scaffold the activity."
- Erin Graham, Susan Knottnerus, Ordway 3rd grade Classroom Teachers, describing Resident Teaching Artist Tim Lowell
"…because it allows ALL students to have an opportunity to explore dance, as some of our students might not get that chance otherwise…they learned that they can express themselves and their creativity in many different ways… so important to their overall development and appreciation of their capabilities."
- Megan Berg Blakely Elementary Kindergarten Classroom Teacher, describing Resident Teaching Artist Gary Reed