Listed below is an overview of the activities that were provided to students this year through the Angell Enrichment Program.
Scientific Drawing - Through a grant from the AAPSEF and funds from the Angell Enrichment Program, we provided 5 hours of drawing instruction to all 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. This was in addition to the art instruction provided by the district.
University of Michigan Museum of Art - Eleven classes visited UMMA for docent-led tours. Tour themes included Shape Up, Cooperation Central, My Community, Light it up!, History Mysteries, and Regions of the United States. Grades K-5
Toledo Museum of Art - Three classes visited TMA for docent-led tours. Themes were Molton Magic, which included a glass-blowing demonstration, and Dragon Hunt. Grades 3-4
Detroit Institute of Art - Two classes visited the DIA for self-guided tours. of the permanent collection with special emphasis on the Diego Rivera Detroit Industry mural. Grades 4-5
University of Michigan Exhibit Museum of Natural History - One class visited the museum to sketch birds. Grade 3
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra - Eight classes attended the AASO Youth Concert, Red, White, & Flutes. Grades 2-5
Ann Arbor Symphony Brass Quintet Grades K-5
University Musical Society - Ten classes attended performance by Jake Shimabukuro and stayed after the concert for a Q and A with the ukulele artist.
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History - Fifth graders went on docent-led tour of the permanent exhibits. Grade 5
Wasems Apple Orchard - Kindergarten classes toured the orchard and cider-making facility to learn about how about a food that is grown locally. Farm to School - Local farmers talked about food production on the farm and brought fresh produce into the classrooms for students to taste. Grades K and 2
Waterloo Farm and Dewey School Museums - Students toured the historic farm and school and take part in interactive activities. Grade 3
Chelsea Milling Co. - Students toured factory to learning how Jiffy Mixes are produced. Grade 2
Native American Experience - Gary Ghareeb shared artifacts and information with students about Native Americans who lived in the Great Lakes area. Grade 3
Mystery Class - Students took part in a 10 week quest, using length of day and geography clues provided on-line to determine the location of 10 mystery sites. Grades 3 and 4
LANGUAGE ARTS Angell School Newspaper - Fifth grade newspaper group produced four issues of The Angell Eagle Press which was distributed to all Angell students.
Healthy Hearts - Students learn how the heart works and the importance of developing healthy lifestyle habits at an interactive workshop at the Michigan Heart and Vascular Institute. Grade 5
Matthaei Botanical Gardens - Students went on a docent-led tour of the conservatory and trails. Grade 1
University of Michigan Exhibit Museum of Natural History - First grade students took part in Wild Weather Extravaganza, stations around the museum to explore weather concepts. Grade 1
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum Outreach Program - Students took part in hands-on Sound and Force & Motion workshops. Grades 1 and 2
Leslie Science and Nature Center Outreach Program - Students took part in handson experiences with animals. Topics included In Cold Blood, Nature’s Recyclers, and Hunters of the Sky. Grades 2-4
UM TIES Energy/Environment tour at Dana Building - Students took part in tour and workshops about the sustainability and environmentally responsible behavior. Grade 5
Water Testing - Students traveled to Island Park to do various tests on Huron River water with Huron Watershed Council volunteers. Grade 4
UM Society of Women Engineers Outreach - UM women engineering students did science experiments with younger students to demonstrate what engineers do. Grades K-2
- Small interest groups met during lunch period and during the school day to learn programming using LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 robotics set.