Every student receives 45 minute visual art instruction each week and are exposed to a variety of visual art material, styles, and techniques. Lessons are designed for students to make connections to their other subjects and their world. Various styles of art history, multicultural artifacts, and aesthetics are an integral part of each art class. Project based learning has always been a cornerstone of learning in the art class so classroom PBL projects are easily integrated into the art curriculum.
Students have many opportunities for displaying their artwork throughout the school and community such as Barnes and Noble, Suntrust Bank, Chesterfield County School Administration,and Chesterfield County Fine Arts Festival held each spring.
Music is such a vital part of life! In Chesterfield County Public Schools, individual grade levels have differing MUSIC “I Can” statements upon which students receive instruction during each grading period. Students learn about beat, rhythm, pitch, and the many opposites in music. Musical instruction continues with studies about individual composers, and learning about many different instruments, both folk and classical. Students learn about the individual elements of music; learn how to read music and play the soprano recorder (4th grade) and the concert ukulele (5th grade). Selected fifth-grade students perform in the Festival Chorus at Chesterfield’s Fine Arts Festival in the spring. All fifth-grade students sing in June at their graduation ceremony. In addition, there are individual grade level performances throughout the school year.
Music Teacher- Danielle Confletti