THE IMPORTANCE OF ART IN EDUCATION

Rudolf Kaesbach has accompanied us during the month of January 2023 in different artistic processes carried out with the children of the Sa Llavor School. He has carried out workshops on clay modelling, wood carving and construction of mechanical wooden toys. Artistic creations make individual capacities and needs visible; they offer us valuable pedagogical contributions to attend to the evolution and healthy development of children.   2nd Class of Primary Education Rudolf has led clay sessions with the 2nd class of Primary Education, making images from the experience of Christmas and the Three Wise Men, through fables to an exercise in the creation of symmetrical shapes.   6th Class Primary Education In the 6th class of Primary Education, they have carried out woodcarving projects, initiating the construction of toys that integrate sculpture and movement through simple mechanics. They put into practice the contents of physics and mathematics through observation and ingenuity to create a mobile toy design. Artistic creations put educational content into practice by reinforcing their knowledge through experience.

2023-02-03T11:32:15+00:00February 3rd, 2023|

THE ARTISTIC CREATION IS A REFLECTION OF OUR INNER WORLD

Through their artistic creations, children express the evolutionary moment they are going through. They show us their inner experience in relation to the world around them. By observing four images with the same motif "the house", painted by the same child over a period of three years, from 3 to 6 years of age, we can "read" their evolutionary path and the transformation of their state of mind in relation to the surrounding world.       Rudolf Kaesbach has accompanied us as a guest during the month of November 2022, carrying out artistic processes of modelling with clay with the children of Sa Llavor. The attentive contemplation of the artistic creations that emerge from this process, shows us a global vision of the evolutionary path of the children throughout the different educational stages. The artistic process must be the central axis of the educational process. Artistic activity benefits in a holistic way the healthy development and growth of the child.   "I am the art teacher, they are the artists". Rudolf Kaesbach   First Cycle “The Princess and the Frog” (6 years old) This image comes from the story "The Princess and the Frog" and shows a harmonious and serene composition. The union with the surrounding world is experienced. It has been made in a flat format, with small pieces of clay that create the scene, centred on the right/left orientation and symmetry. It begins with the elaboration of the earth, then the mountain and the tree. The expansion of the branches of the tree is repeated in the human figure, although somewhat more restrained. Of particular importance is the place chosen for the ball in the air, a place of balance that completes the harmony of the image.     “The Bridge” (7 years old) At the age of 7, the world and oneself are still experienced as a non-separate whole and a bridge to separation begins to be built. For this creation it is proposed to make a river, the land around it and a bridge that connects the two parts. The rivers can be winding and circular, straight and long, or as in this image, smooth and well contained in the earth. The bridge appears as a symbol of that passage towards the world that the adult accompanies.   Second Cycle “The Cave” (8 years old) The world and all that inhabits it, one begins to perceive and situate it from oneself, from within, but still with the security of being tucked in and at home. Some caves have a very wide entrance and appear open to the world, others are deep, dark and solid. In the image we have a cave where the figure is comfortably seated next to a fire, observing the outside where a tree with a bird appears.   “The Hen” (9 years old)   We see the image of a hen carrying her chicks, leaving and crossing a threshold. At around 9 years of age, the experience of separation from the environment is

2022-12-22T15:28:32+00:00December 13th, 2022|

SHAPE DRAWING

During these four weeks, the first cycle group has experienced the drawing of shapes from movements that arise in nature based on line and curve. First they have experienced vertical, horizontal, diagonal, long, short, intermittent, curved and winding straight lines. Meanwhile, the second group has been introduced to mirror shapes that combine the different straight lines or curves experienced last year.

2022-10-19T07:40:07+00:00October 10th, 2022|

DRAWING

In this period, the 3rd and 4th class experienced geometrical shapes and linear, curved and woven forms. Different activities were implemented to raise the awareness for the forms, explore the movement and cultivate the imagination through connecting different senses. Before drawing it in their notebooks, the children laid the form with materials like stones, acorns or sticks, walked and traced it and drew it on small black boards with chalk. “In this way one educates the child toward a real feeling for form, toward a feeling for harmony, for symmetry, and toward a feeling of relationships. In this way one can guide the child into those harmonies which also exist in the world around us”. Rudolf Steiner

2022-10-10T10:14:49+00:00October 10th, 2022|

ANCIENT GREECE TO THE DEATH OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT

Class 5th and 6th began the term remembering the Illiad and reviewed certain stories of Achilles and positioned themselves in Ancient Greece. Throughout the block they have learned about Alexander the Great, and through his life story they have understood the wars and battles of his time, travelled the route of his conquered territories and learnt a little about what it would have been like to live in his time. As the block was in English, they have used it to improve speech, spelling, grammar and punctuation.

2022-10-10T10:15:18+00:00October 10th, 2022|

CARVING

Following the period on Greece, two large carvings have been made that will establish the classroom, as reliefs for a temple. Individually, each has embodied an emblem, and the transits between them are connected by a common carved lance. A process that can be resumed in the coming periods.

2022-10-10T10:17:37+00:00October 10th, 2022|

INTEGRATED MUSIC PROGRAM 2022

"Music is the true universal language" Weber "Music gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flights to the imagination, consolation to sadness and life and joy to all things" Plato Last year we had the privilege of accompanying the beginning of many students with their instrument. We could feel how their skills were developing, their hands coordinating, their ears listening, and their will serving as an impulse so that all that learning was built and put at their service. This course we continue on the path, so that other students can experience a similar process and so that those who continue can grow with their instrument. This project aims to facilitate access to the study of a musical instrument during school hours. All students from 4th to 6th grade of Primary School have the opportunity to choose an instrument and practice individually with a professional musician, in 30-minute slots. This course we also offer to the groups of 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade of Primary Education the possibility of studying an instrument in slots of 30 minutes per week from 3 to 4pm. that can be combined with the Afternoon Care activity in the Library. Price: €50/month half an hour per week Information and registration: musica@sallavor.es Below we detail the instruments and a small presentation of each professional.   Coordinator and piano: Ainhoa ​​Azócar I started studying piano when I was about 8 years old. Since then it has been a life partner. I studied at the Madrid Conservatory, obtaining the title of piano teacher. I have worked in several music schools. My curiosity has led me to explore different methodologies (Orff, Gordon, Dalcroze), where the pedagogical approach to music is made in a more global way, starting from the body and experience as a starting point for achieve knowledge At the same time, my professional work has been focused on the field of psychology.   Piano: Javier Santos I have studied piano and other instruments since childhood, receiving training in both classical and jazz music. I studied music pedagogy at the Palma Conservatory. I have been a composer, teacher and swing dancer for over ten years and have been part of several musical bands. Teaching has been with me all my life, and I am always looking for ways for my students to feel comfortable, enjoy and advance in the learning process, through games, improvisations or activities of all kinds.   Transverse flute: Marta Alcover I started playing the flute when I was nine and haven't stopped since. He has always been curious to improve the technique and musicality of my instrument. I love playing repertoire of all styles, especially baroque music. I also like to learn from my students. They have been and are little great teachers! Outside of music, I like to enjoy long walks in the Serra de Tramuntana. The mountain is my home, where I feel embraced by the silence and the immense presence of nature.   Saxophone: Nerea Crespo I was born

2022-10-10T10:36:18+00:00October 10th, 2022|

AFTERNOON CARE

New care service for children from 5 years to 6th grade from Monday to Thursday from 3 to 4 pm in the School Library. Afternoon Care is the new space offered this year to the School's families, from Monday to Thursday from 3 to 4 p.m., after school hours. For the youngest, Afternoon Care provides with a caring and warm environment to accompany them in the game and the discovery of books and reading. The older ones have a quiet space for homework and projects and where to enjoy reading or board games. They can also join artistic painting and drawing activities. In addition, they have a small snack based on almonds, raisins and fruit.   Ages: From 5 years old and up to 6th grade of Primary Schedule: Monday to Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Price: €113 per month (€88 siblings) €8 per day (€7 siblings) Information and registration: fundacio@sallavor.es Sa Llavor Foundation. Plaça Metge Borràs, 3. Binissalem. Majorca Professional responsible for the activity: Silvia Manzano: Early Childhood Education Teacher, Doula and Doula Trainer, Gestalt Therapist. Trained in Holistic Pedagogy, specialist in Body Communication, infant massage, CranioSacral therapy and Infant Reflexology. Responsible for the School Library at the Fundació Sa Llavor.  

2022-09-14T10:29:01+00:00September 14th, 2022|

THE MOUNTAIN CROSSING

There are experiences to be made; plant a tree, write a book, do your first 3-day trek at 12 years old. An experience that leaves no one indifferent, where everything that happens helps us take out what we carry inside and makes us grow a little more as people. From Deià to Tossals Verds, passing through Sollér, Barranc de Biniaraix, Cúber reservoir, Font des Noguer and Font de Prat. Where we enjoyed a bath in Llucalcari or a lemonade in the possession of Son Mico. They have made their first journey, some thought they would not be able to, others expressed it openly, but all have achieved what they thought was almost impossible, to overcome themselves in the face of all the difficulties and challenges they have encountered. during the journey, where they have felt that they have grown up and the look of what we have every day has changed. After weeks of looking back what is left are very intense, fun and exciting memories, which will always be with us. After the crossing for sure something has changed!

2022-07-20T09:09:54+00:00July 20th, 2022|

THE LABORS OF HERACLES

Taking as inspiration the Labors of Heracles and his adventures to overcome twelve tests imposed by King Eurystheus and achieve forgiveness from the gods, the girls and boys have created watercolor paintings accompanied by written texts and poems. Two of these stories: "The Birds of Lake Stymphalus" and "The Hydra of Lerna" have been represented within the great play.

2022-07-20T09:00:23+00:00July 20th, 2022|
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