Resource Classes
Art

Art class is designed to teach students the language of art, thus equipping them with another means of expressing themselves and communicating about the world in and around them. Students explore many materials, tools, methods, techniques, and processes used by artists to create art. In art class, students gain exposure to a variety of mediums, artists, and art careers, while at the same time developing and refining fine motor skills. Students learn proper care and treatment of art, art materials, and art equipment, so they can enjoy a lifetime of artistic pursuits. Students are taught to look, describe, discuss, analyze, interpret, and critique art using appropriate art vocabulary and to value and appreciate art as a means of self-expression. Emphasis is placed on personal exploration, discovery and expression, as well as, teamwork and respect for others and their artwork. Students collaborate to accomplish shared goals and to create art with a unified vision, resulting from a unified effort.

In art class, as in life, students are charged with the challenge to work hard, turn mistakes into discoveries, and to solve problems critically and creatively. Inspiration for drawing, painting, printing, and sculpting comes from real and imaginary sources including personal and historical events, stories, themes, artists, and cultures. In art class, students identify and use the elements of art (line, shape, color, texture, space, value, and form) and the principles of design (balance, contrast, variety, rhythm, emphasis, unity, proportion ) to express ideas, images, and emotions.

Major Topics:
Visual Communication and Production
Cultural Context and Art History
Judgment and Criticism
Aesthetics

Music

In music, we are learning and celebrating music from all over the world. We are becoming composers with music composition. Learning about the different notes, rhythms, solfege, and instruments. Students are practicing their drumming skills and are learning to play the ukulele. Check out the music canvas pages for some fun lessons.

Physical Education

The purpose of physical education is to help students acquire the knowledge, processes, skills, and confidence needed to engage in meaningful physical activity both in the present and for a lifetime. Physical Education at the elementary level is a skill based curriculum which focuses on key movement concepts and skills that help students perform in a variety of physical activities.

The practice of leading a physically active lifestyle will bring about personal enjoyment, challenge, satisfaction, and a health-enhancing level of personal fitness. As a result of physical education instruction, the student will be able to do the following:

  • Demonstrate competence in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.
  • Apply movement principles and concepts to learning and developing motor skills and specialized movement forms.
  • Achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of personal fitness.
  • Demonstrate responsible personal and social behaviors in physical activity settings.
  • Demonstrate a physically active lifestyle, including activity within and outside of the physical education setting.

During the months of March and April our students are working on jump rope skills and ball skills using both hands and feet.  Students will also be learning about the importance of eating foods from the five food groups.  3-5 grade will also learn about the importance of micronutrients.  

Our in person students in 4th and 5th grade will have the chance to explore the sport of archery! If you have any questions about our PE program, please reach out to Deardre Feister at deardre_feister@ccpsnet.net

STEAM

Welcome to STEAM!  We are so excited to create with you!  Students will learn about the engineering design process. Together, we will investigate and solve real world problems.  Want to learn how computers and robots work?  We got you covered!  We’ll learn the basics of computer coding using the code.org curriculum, Scratch, and Lego WeDo Robots.  Want to learn more?  Check out these awesome resources!