Resource Classes

MUSIC MAKES A DIFFERENCE

Welcome to the music room!  Here all children will be involved in many varied and creative musical experiences.  Each visit to the music room will be filled with listening, singing, moving, and instrumental playing experiences.  All these processes will enable our children to grow and develop into well rounded individuals.  Hopefully, they will have an enhanced understanding of themselves and other peoples of our world.

Each class at C.C.Wells Elementary will have a 45 minute music instruction time each week.  In the upper grades recorder and guitar will be taught.  Most of each class will be taught using whole-group instructional techniques with ample opportunities for individualized turns.  All learning and skill development will be taught in a sequential child oriented way.  Much game play will be included.  Musical games always seek to prepare or practice a music skill content area which will enhance the child’s ability to move to, read, and write music.  My goal is to broaden their understanding so that they will have a life-long love for all styles of music.

A specific list of Chesterfield County’s integrated sequence of musical concepts and skill areas is available upon request.  The music program here at C.C. Wells Elementary will be integrated into the thematic units of each grade level whenever possible and appropriate to music instruction.  Music instruction will also support the classroom with blended learning and the frequent use of technology.  This is an exciting way to enrich children’s lives and make learning more complete and meaningful.  Truly, MUSIC

Lisa Coffey
Lisa_Coffey@ccpsnet.net

The goal of the art program at C.C.Wells Elementary School is to offer students in kindergarten through fifth grade the opportunity to develop their artistic skills by engaging them in a structured art program.  The art skills that the students learn at each grade level are taught in a sequential order so they can be used to achieve visual and artistic literacy.  The students are encouraged to express their ideas independently, allowing them to grow as self-directed learners. The curriculum focuses on allowing the students to produce quality artwork that promotes a feeling of accomplishment and global awareness. Throughout the year, the students acquire valuable skills that can be used to achieve academic success in the classroom and in life.

Teacher: Lauri Rochelle
Lauri_Rochelle@ccpsnet.net

panoramic shot of our new gym

The goal of our Physical Education program is to help students develop health and physical literacy skills which will allow them to live active and healthy lifestyles now and in the future.

As a result of physical education instruction students will be able to do the following:

  • Apply movement principles and concepts to learning and developing motor skills and specialized movement forms.
  • Set goals and work towards a health-enhancing level of personal fitness.
  • Demonstrate responsible personal and social behaviors in and out of the physical education classroom.
  • Engage in a variety of physical activity experiences in order to understand personal enjoyment and benefits of physical activity.
  • Gain understanding of basic health literacy in order to help make choices for personal well being.

At C.C. Wells, students will be given the opportunity to participate in activities such as soccer, gymnastics, volleyball, basketball, tennis, lacrosse, hockey, baseball, the First Tee National Golf Program, and much more! Emphasis on personal development and enjoyment of physical activity will be the focus.

Timothy Wiseman
Physical Education Specialist
Timothy_Wiseman@ccpsnet.net