Throughout the school year, Melanie Liss, an amazing artist and former Mary Meyer School parent, is our Studio Artist. In cooperation with our curriculum and in collaboration with our teachers, Melanie works with students in both small and large groups on a variety of creative projects.
Beginning each winter and lasting through spring, we work with a theater professional who comes to Mary Meyer School to work with small groups of children each week to perform dramatic recreations of stories that they read together. Skills like creative thinking, gross motor, cooperation, language and vocabulary, story comprehension and sequence and confidence are further developed during this time.
Each Fall and again in the Spring, Susan Salidor, a talented songwriter, singer and performing artist, will work weekly with our students on musical concepts, introduce new songs, instruments and movement activities.
Each winter, a yoga teacher works with students in small groups on breathing, stretching and other methods to help ground and center the children in developmentally appropriate ways.