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Artist Kay Thomas Visits Roberts Elementary

Teaching artist Kay Thomas spent last week working with third graders at Roberts Elementary. She worked with the children in the art of puppetry, exercising their creative talents in building puppets out of various materials. Thomas incorporated language arts and character building skills by recognizing and identifying various character traits and themes of community.

Thomas, a native of Texarkana is in her second year as a teaching artist in Wildwood’s Arts in Education program. To learn more about the Arts in Education program, click here.

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Zinse Agginie is the first Arts in Education Artist of the Year

Zinse Agginie, an artists specializing in African drumming and storytelling is in residence at Robinson Elementary this week where he will work with grads K-2nd.

Zinse will work with children to learn ancient African myths such as the stories of Anansi and the Eagle in the Moon. He also gives them a hands-on chance to learn about music and rhythm while playing traditional African drums.

Zinse will continue his work in Wildwood’s Arts in Education program next week at Baker Elementary.

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Hay Days – Hayride Field Trips in October

 

Wildwood Park will be hosting hayrides, story telling, and more at its Hay Day celebrations in October. Hay Days is open to the public on Saturdays in October from 12pm until 4pm. Admission is $5.

Hay Days is also available for school field trips from October 21 – 31. Each field trip includes an old-fashioned, tractor-drawn hayride through the autumn woods, story time featuring American Tall Tales & Native American Folklore, and a lil’ pumpkin to take home.

For more information and to schedule a field trip, please call Angela at 501 – 821 – 7275.