Second and third graders recently made mixed media winterscape scenes in art class.
We embrace learning through the Arts as an essential part of a holistic, E-STEAM curriculum.
We know the Arts are a crucial component of education for 21st Century Students. Through our classroom arts emphasis, weekly art instruction in the elementary school, Art electives for the middle school, and extracurricular activities in the Arts, we are creating the kind of learners that can excel in any field they choose.
Before Christmas break, students in second grade participated in an E-STEAM/STEM project that had them sculpting with all sorts of confections in order to learn a variety of concepts and skills.
E-STEAM stands for entrepreneurship, science, technology, engineering, art and agriculture and math. For many years, we have worked diligently to make our curriculum and campus a true E-STEAM environment. We teach students that science, math, and technology skills are essential for becoming 21st Century citizens and are deeply integrated within the activities of entrepreneurship and agriculture, as well as language, music, and visual arts. Our philosophy of education is built upon the idea that young learners need to be exposed to a broad array of rich learning experiences.
The students had to design, build, troubleshoot and redesign their gingerbread houses over the course of several days. Students had fun working with each other and with the entire design/construction process. Their resulting houses added a festive touch to the classroom.
Second grade created stepping stones for the class garden area using recycled glass in the stones. The students were partnered up to work collaboratively on designing and creating their stepping stones.
The stepping stones were put on display during ARTrageous and will be put in the second grade garden plot in the front of the school.
On November 8, 2019, our school hosted our fourth annual art celebration and fundraising event — ARTrageous 2019.
Art was celebrated in all forms from food, dancing, live music, written and spoken word, to gallery art and a live drama performance from our very own TLC GrowZone Players.
The TLC GrowZone Players always steal the show and give audiences a great preview of the spectacular performances you’ll see at our annual Spring Musical. This year’s performance was a spin on a old time radio show called The Thin Man.
Thank you to everyone that came out and supported the arts at TLC!
Students in 4th and 5th grades made for the Holiday Cards for Our Service Members Drive. North Carolina Schools Superintendent, Mark Johnson, passed along this information to schools in North Carolina. Ms. Gina presented it to her students and they were very excited to participate in the wonderful drive. They used their writing skills to write a personal note along with some illustrations and decorations to create the holiday cards.
Third graders use natural materials to make mini scarecrows on Halloween. Students learned about Appalachian heritage and history crafts and the time honored tradition of using what you grow on the farm. They used corn shocks and corn husks along with dried fall leaves to make their scarecrows
Fifth graders recently made paper mache Trojan horses as part of their social studies on ancient Greece. As a school that works to foster an E-STEAM environment, mixing a hands-on art project with a study of history is a perfect example of how we do it.
E-STEAM stands for entrepreneurship, science, technology, engineering, art & agriculture and math.
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If you love supporting the Arts in our community, especially
in our schools, then you will want to be at ARTrageous 2019 on November 8th
at The Learning Center Charter School.
ARTrageous is an annual, themed celebration of the Arts. The
event features music, dancing, dramatic performances, galleries of student work
This year’s theme is an old time radio show. Students have studied what entertainment was
like in the 1920s and 1930s before television.
The school’s theater troupe, the Grow Zone Players, will be performing
an actual episode of “The Thin Man” while also creating the sound effects from
“The Thin Man” was a weekly radio show that starred Nick and
Nora as crime detectives solving a mysterious case each week.
“This is a different style of performance than we’ve done in
the past but one that our young actors are very excited to share with our
community,” said drama program director, Ryan Bender.
Along with displays of student work and delicious hors
d’oeuvres, there will be local performers including members of the Ridgeline
Literary Alliance. The TLC Grow Zone
Players will present their live radio performance of “The Thin Man” at 7:30pm.
Mark your calendar for ARTrageous 2019 on Nov 8th
at 6pm at The Learning Center Charter School located at 945 Conaheeta Street in
Murphy. Adult tickets are $10 and
students are $5.