Archive for August, 2009

Asha’s Baba Stories…

August 21st, 2009 2 comments

Hi Everyone!!! I really LOVED the oral language of Asha’s Baba and how this style makes learning interesting and exciting. I am also very interested in trying (I hope to be successful) to teach through stories. I feel the students really pay attention and remember them. Does anyone out there know where I can get more stories that pertain to 4th grade? I know between all of us…. we do not have to reinvent the wheel! Doesn’t it make sense that the very first learning was pasted down through stories and song?!

Susan Mendez

Categories: Storytelling

Happy Anniversary, Art & Language Arts!

August 16th, 2009 11 comments

I had a terrific time at the 10-Year Anniversary Celebration of Art & Language Arts yesterday. It was so great to see so many alumni of the program and to hear how they are still incorporating Getty works of art into their curricula in creative and meaningful ways! The student poets from San Jose Street Elementary School and the actors from the Burbank Youth Summer Institute were very impressive–they really brought the galleries to life.

If you came to the anniversary celebration, share your thoughts on the day. And if you have pictures, please share those as well.

Getty Summer Seminar Take-aways

August 14th, 2009 4 comments

Welcome, new Art & Language Arts teachers! Please share your reflections on the Art & Language Arts Seminar. What is one activity that you’re planning on using in your classroom during the first month of school?