Today was the annual Otter Beach trip to Corvallis for our 1st thru 5th grade students.
Visiting local artist, Mrs. Volbeda, was invited to first grade to introduce art by Post-Impressionist painter Vincent Willem van Gogh. Van Gogh was a Dutch painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. The students then were given the opportunity to create their own “Van Gogh”. Click on the images shown below of some of the students’ work.
Mrs. Volbeda will be returning next week on May 31st to introduce works by Paul Klee, a Swiss-German artist. His highly individual style was influenced by movements in art that included Expressionism, Cubism, and Surrealism.
1st and 2nd graders at Tangent had their vocal performance on May 23rd. Music teacher, Steve Herb, organized a series of lullabies including some from other languages. Tangent families supported the event in a big way. Nearly all of the first and second graders participated and the multi-generational audience topped 100 people!
“Our final Superstar party of the year was a HUGE success! We were lucky enough to have leadership students from WAHS come and put on “Minute to Win It” games for us to enjoy. We got to ride scooter boards, use balloons to move cups across tables, eat cookies off our own faces, blow ping pong balls across water-filled cups, and try to pick up skittles with straws! It was a great party and the kids had a wonderful time. A special thanks to the West Albany leadership class who came and set everything up for us – you guys are the best!!”