The Dance Program is designed to encourage children’s natural enthusiasm for movement. Technique is not emphasized at this level, although groundwork is laid through the development of kinesthetic awareness and self-management. Students learn to recognize and demonstrate the basic dance elements of time, space, and energy/dynamics. Through the process of exploration, students discover how to utilize these elements to arrive at multiple solutions to creative movement problems. Students create, perform, analyze, and evaluate their work, and begin to understand dance as an art form.
The Theater Arts Program encourages students to explore themselves and their world through creative drama. Students will develop thinking and learning skills by imitating, speaking, moving, creating and sharing. The dramatic process provides students with opportunities to express and understand themselves and others in a positive way. They develop and apply teamwork skills through the creative process. They also explore beginning playwriting, characterization and technical theater. As creative drama activities become more complex and demanding, students are encouraged to concentrate,
The Visual Arts Program begins with the introduction of skills and concepts. The art classroom is an environment that encourages the growth of social skills such as self-reliance, cooperative behavior, and courtesy as students share supplies, perform classroom tasks, and make and discuss their work. Eye and hand coordination increases through the manipulation of art media and tools. From creating typically rudimentary forms and using limited linear symbols for objects, students move toward developing a rich and detailed vocabulary of shapes to express thoughts/ideas.
The Music Program is designed to encourage children’s natural enthusiasm for music. Through singing, playing instruments, creating, moving, guided listening, and other experiential involvement; young children discover and develop their musical abilities. Students learn to recognize and demonstrate the basic musical elements of melody, rhythm, harmony, texture, tempo, dynamics, timbre, and form.
The Physical Education (P.E.) Program will provide students with opportunities to learn motor skills, develop fitness, and gain understanding about the importance of physical activity. Students will be provided an individualized, developmentally appropriate, and personally challenging instructional program that will advance the knowledge, confidence, skills, and motivation needed to engage in a lifelong, healthy, active lifestyle.
The Media Center is to assist students in acquiring the necessary skills to become information literate, independent, life-long learners and to help develop skills in creative and critical thinking, decision-making and problem-solving. Each class will go to the Media Center once a week for 30 minutes. “A” weeks are for K-2 grades and “B” weeks are for 3-5 grades.
The Computer Lab is to integrate technology into the curriculum and promote a student-learning environment that assists and encourages technological skills by learning the basics of using technology and discovering new uses for technology tools or designing small and basics projects that will combine multiple technologies. Computer Lab is once a week for 40 minutes..........................................................................................................................................
Published by Ana Holtzclaw on January 2, 2017