Peace Day 2018

Students and staff of LES shared what peace means to them during our all school event on September 17, 2018. The event included the planting of pinwheels as a symbol of our desire to work towards a peaceful school building, and in turn more peaceful communities, cities, countries, and world. It all starts with each one of us striving for peace within ourselves and sharing that desire with others. Thank you for those who were able to join us in our celebration of International Day of Peace. Here are some pictures from the event.

Metal Tooling in Fifth Grade

Fifth grade explored metal tooling this spring. They each developed their own radially symmetrical design to create these brilliant pieces of art.

Fun with Printmaking

All grades explored printmaking this spring in the LES art room. Here are some examples of our beautiful work.

Community Weaving

Leonore from Leverett Crafts & Arts Center came to visit today in the art room. She taught us some new things about weaving. We started a classroom weaving on a loom she created for us. She also taught us how to make homemade ropes! It was a lot of fun. We hope she comes back soon. Stay tuned for more pics of our finished weavings.

Sixth grade cup sculptures

Students created interesting sculptures using a found object. They were creative in the way they looked at the cup shape, attached cups together, and used cutting tools.

Winter art on display

Multiple grades have been exploring how to create winter scenes with different techniques and materials.

Mountain Day Fun with Nature crafts

Students in PreK, K, 1st and 2nd grades collected objects from their hikes on Mountain day and then created beautiful pieces of art to take home with them.  It was a fun day, seeing the students out in nature and exploring the woods with them.  They were thrilled to fill their paper bags with fallen leaves, pinecones, pine needles, rocks, moss, bark and other cool finds.  We sorted the objects in their bags in the art room to share with other classes.  Students then enjoyed making leaf rubbings, decorating leaves and bark, making sun catchers, leaf collages and yarn wrapped sticks.  It was a really special day, one I was honored to be a part of.

Waiting to be planted…

We are so excited to plant our pinwheels on Monday!!