Elementary School for Arts and Academics Second Graders Celebrate Greek Fest
Second graders at Elementary School
for Arts and Academics presented monologues to their parents and
colleagues as part of the school's Greek Fest.
Fest was the culmination of an Ancient Greece and Greek Mythology study
directed by the charter school's classroom teachers, Elizabeth
Marzouki, Heather Heinen and student teacher, Tabitha Walsdorf.
Students explored such questions as "Who is a hero in your life?", "How
are heroes different from celebrities?" and "What is the ancient Greek
influence on our society today?"
The second graders
shared what they learned with parents on Friday February 13. Students
learned ancient Greek dances with movement teacher, Molly Zeilke; they
wrote monologues and studied Greek theatre with Drama teacher, Michael
Hanlon; created Greek masks and Picasso-inspired reliefs with art
teacher, Michele Konrad; and studied pentonal songs, made pan pipes and
sang Homer's Odyssey in rap form with Jan Anderson. Dressed in ancient
Greek tunics and chitons, students tasted Greek foods, pressed olives
to make oil, danced, sang, created "mother earth" and pan pipes and
shared what they learned with over 60 guests.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
February 18, 2009