Week 3, after creating their own team jerseys, Shissler Recreation Center children, colored in Gritty, complete with his Flyers jersey! First they used crayons and markers to color in Gritty- many of the children opted to look him up to accurately depict his orange, black, and white ensemble. Then they were asked to answer three questions:
1. What are some ways you have PERSEVERED in hard situations and shown grit?
2. What are some ways Philadelphia has shown grit?
3. What does it mean to be a Philadelphian?
We discussed the word “perseverance” and what it means. It was explained that it means “to keep trying and overcome something that was really hard” to “persist and keep trying.” We related it to sports or school.
We also discussed the other Philadelphia team mascots like Fang, Swoop, Franklin the Dog, and of course, the Phillie Phanatic. We let them know that not all cities or towns have a sports team, and they are very lucky to be in a city that has all the professional teams to cheer on. They probably don’t realize it yet, but Philadelphia is a very famous, historic, unique, and amazing city, and they should all be proud to be a Philadelphian.
Week 3 at Shissler Recreation Center, students designed their own sports jerseys! Everyone was given a blank shirt template to develop t heir own or create a pre-existing jersey. They … Continue reading Sports Jersey Fashion Design
Week 3, the older students at Fishtown Recreation Center, learned about printmaking and how to reuse bubble wrap to create art! We discussed printmaking and after learning it was like … Continue reading Bumblebees and Bubble Prints
Week 3, 1st graders almost 2nd graders, learned about Printmaking! We talked about what kind of design they thought bubble wrap might give, everyone said dots or circles. We talked … Continue reading Busy Bees and Bubble Wrap
Week 3, the Kindergarten soon-to-be 1st graders in the fall, group learned about Printmaking! We discussed printmaking and I asked what came to mind when I said, “printmaking” or “print.” … Continue reading Bubble Prints
Week 3, Pre-K students at Fishtown Recreation Center learned about texture and created a garden collage. One student asked, “Is that Keith Haring on your shirt?” Why yes, yes it … Continue reading Texture Grass and Collage Flowers
Week 2 Fishtown Recreation Center 3rd/4th graders learned about master artist, Pablo Picasso! We started out by reading Picasso Loves Shapes by Judiee Lee. We discussed the elements of art … Continue reading Picasso’s Guitar with Abstraction
Week 2 Fishtown Recreation Center 1st/2nd graders learned about the great artist, Pablo Picasso! We started out by reading Picasso Loves Shapes by Judiee Lee. We discussed the elements of … Continue reading Picasso’s Guitar
Week 2, Kindergarten students at Fishtown Rec Center learned about Pablo Picasso! Only ONE child in this group heard of Picasso, so they were excited to learn something new. First, … Continue reading Picasso Bouquet of Peace
Week 2 at Fishtown Rec Center, Pre-K, learned about the famous Pablo Picasso! Did you know his FULL name is actually Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María … Continue reading Picasso Shapes and Doves