December 2, 2011
Challenging, encouraging and inspiring kids – all words that describe what a teacher does on a daily basis. Kids learn through many different channels and experiences, such as reading, writing, music, athletics, and art. Art class is often one of a student’s most favorite subjects, because it is there that they can use their creative expression. When children are allowed to be creative and use their mind in a different way, the results are be impressive. Music and art have the potential to enhance a child’s education exponentially.
One local school turned to our company this fall to bring out the creativity in its students. Artist-in-residence Debbie Brod worked with students at Whitewater Valley Elementary in Harrison, Ohio to create musical instruments using recycled materials. Under her direction and that of sixth grade teacher Lori McDonough, students painted dowel rods donated by our company. The students made “rhythm sticks” using dowels, and some of the students made more elaborate multi-part musical instruments.
The students’ creativity was astounding! See more photos on our facebook page. We hope you will “Like” us on Facebook as well! Special thanks to Debbie Brod and Lori McDonough and the students for sharing this wonderful project!
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