Specialists 2017-18

Greetings All,

This year in Specials we will begin our first day of school with Music and Mr. Sean.  We will have Music every Wednesday. Mr. Sean will teach musical concepts through singing, and fun rhythm and tempo games. He will also use technology to offer a visual glimpse of what is traditionally an aural experience in Music.  3-5th Students will also have the opportunity to play ukuleles, while all grades will have an opportunity to play orff instruments such as xylophone.

Then on Thursdays we will have Spanish with Mr. Chris.  We will be following the Sonrisas curriculum. This curriculum offers a wide variety of ways to learn Spanish. We will do work sheets, art, sing songs, and role play Spanish learning scenarios.

Mondays we will have Art. Mr. Chris will teach Art utilizing the seven elements of Art: Color, Shape, Line, Texture, Space, Value, and Form. As we go through year students create art pieces that highlight one of the main elements. As we work they learn art concepts such as composition, materials, process as well as understanding better techniques for using tools i.e. cutting with scissors, listening to and following instruction, and other positive work habits.

Tuesdays 3-5th students will have Movement with Giles, while K-2 students will have our newest Specialist teacher Melissa Wilhoit. They will be teaching students concepts of dance and body expression. They will utilize games and collaborative team projects to teach students about concepts utilized in dance and movement.  They will gradually be working towards the Spring Performance which will occur near end of the school year.

Just to recap this is what the Specialists will look like from week to week:

Monday-Art with Chris
Tuesday-Movement (3-5) with Giles and (K-2) with Melissa
Wednesday-Music with Sean
Thursday-Spanish with Chris
Our Daily schedule will be:
8:20-9:15-3rd Grade
9:20-10:15-5th Grade
10:20-11:15-4th Grade
11:15-11:45-Lunch
11:45-12:30-Kindergarten
12:35-1:30-2nd Grade
1:35-2:15-1st Grade
Good luck in the new school year Specialist Teachers!
Peace,
Chris Corral
Arts Coordinator
Francine Delany New School for Children

 

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