Virtual Red Folder
February 12, 2021
Zoom on Zoom Circus!
Artists in Pod 3/4 Connecting in Creating Coil Pots
While Pod 3/4 is learning about the Underground Railroad in Social Studies, in Art they are learning about Dave Drake, also known as Dave the Potter, an important artist from South Carolina during the mid-1800s. As an enslaved man, he learned how to read and write and courageously wrote poems on his pottery and signed his work. His pottery is highly valued today and can be found at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, as well as museums around the world. 3rd and 4th graders have also learned about face jugs, that were made by other enslaved artists from that time and which were deeply symbolic. Ben Watford and Jim McDowell are artists who still create these face jugs today to connect with their ancestors and teach about the artists who came before them. Under Gillian’s guidance, students are making pottery inspired by these artists’ works and are using coil building techniques.
Camp is Coming!
¡Vamos a PMFS Durante el Verano!
Seedlings Camp is coming this summer! Created just for kids age 3 – 7, the camp will feature a different Spanish theme each week for the 8 weeks it is running (June 14 – August 6).
Early registration discount for those who sign up before April 1 (no joke). Check out the website for more details.
Monday, February 15
Presidents’ Day — School Closed
Re-enrollment Contracts Due