Curriculum Corner 02-15-24

Each week, we will be highlighting the amazing and wonderful things that are happening in our classrooms and grade levels at St. Margaret of Scotland School. We are very proud of the work our teachers do with our students and are amazed by what happens at SMOS. Our goal is to share more about the hidden gem that is St. Margaret’s.

This past Tuesday on Mardi Gras, kindergarten parent Michael Salinas visited our kindergarten classrooms to talk about Mardi Gras traditions.  Students learned about making floats, jazz music, making costumes, and listened to a story about Mardi Gras.

Students in our sixth and seventh-grade choir partnered with the Scottish Partnership in Arts and Education.  Students learned songs from a professional musician and performed them in concert.

Second-grade students learn about the art of Jean-Michel Basquiat.  They learned about his life and several of the motifs that he used in his art – specifically crowns and skulls.  Students began working on a project using those motifs.  

Third Grade Students learn the song ‘Follow the Drinking Gourd’ as part of Black History Month.  This song was used to help enslaved African Americans escape using the stars and the Underground Railroad.  Students learned the song and read a story in class.

And students from our Fourth Grade had fun with Ms. Chrostoski’s project in Music this month – they created working instruments out of recycled materials.


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