Eagle Creek Academy's students adore art, music & gym classes.
Grade 2: Dia De los Muertos
Students learned about the history and culture behind the Mexican celebration, the Day of the Dead, "Dia De Los Muertos." Students create their own sugar skull masterpiece honoring the celebration using paint and brightly colored crayons.
Grade 4: 3-D Project
Students worked on a three dimensional project using polymer clay. They concentrated on sculpting their snowman ornament with careful craftsmanship and skill.
Grades 5: Mexican Adobe Houses
Students learned about the architecture of Mexican Adobe houses and used chalk pastels to create their own masterpieces.
Middle School: Scholastic Book Fair
Middle school students work collaboratively to create posters for the upcoming Scholastic Book Fair. Their designs will be used to promote the school community event which begins early December.
Kindergarten: Funny Faces
Students work hard at creating funny face pumpkins with personality. Students created a secondary color pumpkin by mixing primary colors and used cut paper to create the faces.
Grade 1: Studying Line
First grade students have been studying line as one of the elements of good art. After drawing different kinds of line, the students used bright watercolors to paint their drawings.
Middle School: Shape, Form & Space
Students practiced drawing realistic pumpkins using their knowledge of shape, form and space, then continued their skills by producing a color rendering with value in chalk pastels.
Grades 1 & 2: Drawing People in Action
The first and second grade students worked on incorporating movement into their artwork. Students split into small groups, practiced different action poses, and posed for each other. As each partner drew, in order to make his figure look as if it was moving, he added movement lines. We practiced using different lines to show what was moving, and in which direction. Later, the students made up stories about their figures going places.
Grades 2 & 3: Floor Hockey
The students enjoyed playing a friendly game of floor hockey with the equipment donated by the Detroit Red Wings Foundation. They learned about the equipment, the safety rules, and the different strategies of the game.
Kindergarten: Basketball with a Twist
The students enjoyed a game called Backpack Basketball. Six students carried net basket bags of different colors, and all other students had to throw the colored sponge balls in the matching baskets. It's our new favorite game!
Middle school: Volleyball
Students learn to bump, set and spike, as well as how to rotate in and out, during competitive games of volleyball.
Kindergarten: Pumpkin Fun
Students are celebrating Halloween in music class by playing a game called "Five Little Pumpkins".
Grade 4: Nutcracker
Students are practicing for the holiday concert, playing percussion instruments along with the March from the Nutcracker ballet. They took turns playing the drums, woodblocks, cymbals and triangles.
Grades 2 & 3: Winter Wonderland
In music class students are learning the lyrics to the song "Walking in a Winter Wonderland" that they will perform at our Holiday show at the end of the year.
Grades 5 to 8: Making Instruments
The 5th-8th graders made wind, string, and percussion instruments from empty boxes and bottles.