The second graders at Tyner Elementary had the opportunity to have visiting artists Carla Gover and Mitch Barrett to visit their classroom provided through a grant from the Kentucky Arts Council called Teaching Artists Together. The artists were able to introduce the students to Native American/Appalachian singing, dance, and storytelling. Students were able to learn a variety of Native American/Appalachian dances as well as some simple clogging/flatfooting dance steps. Mr. Mitch Barrett led the student’s imaginations on a journey with many captivating Appalachian stories. The students learned the elements of dance and how they are different in the variety of dances that they learned. They also learned the beginning steps of songwriting. This was a great learning experience for our students!
Our last day of school before Christmas Break will be Friday, December 19th, 2014. We will return to school from Christmas Break on Monday, January 5th, 2015.