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The elementary art program at Providence provides activities in drawing, painting, art history, sculpture, printmaking, and crafts. The program is sequentially developed on disciplined based art education and is aligned with the state and county curriculum for visual arts. Art concepts are taught through activities based on the suggested county pacing guide and set vocabulary.

Art instruction lends itself to integration with other subject areas. The purposes of these activities in the art room are to help students develop awareness of and appreciation for the skills in communicating through art and a feeling of pride and satisfaction in their work.

Blended learning and multicultural activities are infused into the art curriculum. Art at Providence Elementary School gives students the opportunity to develop an interest in art appreciation and to develop critical and creative thinking skills in a hands-on learning environment.

Music is a subject that promotes many positive attributes that students need in order to succeed in school and in life. Creativity, self-confidence and control, persistence, and teamwork are just some of the positive behaviors and attributes cultivated by music education and performance.

By the time students leave fifth grade at Providence Elementary, they should possess the skills necessary to continue their music education in middle school. These skills include:

  • Identifying and performing various rhythms up to and including sixteenth note patterns,
  • Identifying and performing notation and rests in a song.
  • Composing and improvising music,
  • Evaluating music and music performances.

Parents can assist their children in accomplishing their music goals by keeping track of any and all music homework and giving their child a time and place to practice their music (especially instrumental). A quiet location with no distractions works best.

The following are the behavioral expectations for the music classroom. They are very similar to our school rules, but with specific references to the music room. We are:

  • Respectful – We raise our hands to speak, we listen to the speaker, we keep our hands and unkind words to ourselves, and accept adult decisions.
  • Responsible – We follow directions, we bring our materials to class, we tell the truth, and take care of music equipment.
  • Resourceful – We think of our choices before we act. we ask for help if needed, we ignore inappropriate behaviors, and help others.

Health and physical well-being have become a serious issue in this country. Obesity, physical inactivity, and poor nutrition are the leading causes of the rapid increases in chronic diseases affecting our nation.

I chose to become a physical educator in order to help inspire future generations to make healthier lifestyle choices. Unfortunately, it is hard for some children to truly lead healthy lifestyles because they are limited to eating the food they are given as well as mirroring the lifestyle choices of their parents. Educating the Providence youth as well as their parents is extremely important to me so I can help increase awareness of the dangers of physical inactivity and poor nutrition. Most importantly, I don’t believe that shoving numbers and statistics at our children is a way to help correct the problem that our nation is facing. I don’t want to “tell” our students what to do; I want to “show” them. I show the students by creating lessons that are fun and exciting with learning experiences.

My goal for all students who attend Providence Elementary School is to learn fun ways to incorporate physical activity and nutrition into daily habit. I show our students many activities which can become a lifelong passion whether that is through sports, outdoor activities or dance.

Parents, you can be a driving force outside of school to help instill a passion for nutrition and physical activity. There are many things parents can do to help their children- from purchasing healthy food and preparing homemade meals to creating a fun atmosphere while playing outside with their kids. In short, if a child deems something fun, he or she will continually want to experience that over and over in their lifetime.

It is all of our jobs to make physical education, exercise, fitness, and nutrition fun experiences so we can encourage them to keep that going throughout their lifetimes.

Mr. Morgan

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