Students celebrate art and music at Phenix Elementary

Published 2:01 pm Wednesday, March 27, 2019

On Tuesday, March 19, the students at Phenix Elementary celebrated art and music with an “Under the Sea” program. Students in grades Pre-Kindergarten-Fifth sang songs that celebrated the ocean, ocean life and sailing. They also read poems about the sea. The fourth and fifth-graders demonstrated their new skills on the recorder, and the Ukulele Club had a chance to share their new abilities on classic songs like “The Wheels on the Bus” and “Michael Finnegan.” The musical program was supported by Under the Sea artwork by all the students. Pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and first-grade students filled the halls with an ocean full of Rainbow Fish. Second-grade students created pottery based on Hawaii’s state fish, Humuhumunukunukuapuaa. Fourth and fifth-grade students brightened the halls with rainbow colored sunsets and silhouettes of palm trees and sailboats. Third-graders also had artwork on display as well, but their artwork went along with their visit to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. They created Congo masks based on the exhibit they saw on their field trip.