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Resource Classes

Beginning Monday October 12th, 2020, with the reintroduction of our pre-kindergarten through third grade students, the resource schedule will be changing. To limit exposure and the potential spread of the virus, as well as, to allow the opportunity for every student to have each resource, we will be instituting a two week rotation for resource classes. Please check your child’s teacher’s canvas page for their resource schedule.

Art

Your child will have 45 minutes of art each week. Kindergartners and first graders start with the basics of art while upper elementary students are exposed to more in-depth techniques and concepts. All students work with color, texture and form using a variety of materials. Please make sure your child has an art shirt on their scheduled art day.

Music

Music for kindergarten through grade five introduces basic music concepts through singing, playing instruments, moving, and listening. Students will gradually develop their singing voices, a repertoire of songs, and a sense of rhythm beginning with the steady beat and continuing toward complex rhythms and meters. Movement experiences are included as a means of demonstrating an understanding of concepts such as pitch, rhythm, and form. Listening experiences include traditional and contemporary classical works, American folk music, and music of other cultures. Through these experiences, students will have the opportunity to demonstrate and apply an understanding of music concepts.

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. 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.

S.T.E.A.M.

STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. In this resource class, students apply 21st century skills (creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration) by exploring the engineering design process. Students get to work in teams to complete various engineering challenges throughout the year. The students also get exposure to the Virginia Computer Science Standards by completing coding and robotics challenges. Follow us on Twitter @AMDavisElem for updates and pictures of what your student is learning in STEAM.