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 Art Department
Music Department
Physical Education
Special Education

Art Department, Kindergarten - 5th Grade

The foundation for the Elementary Art Curriculum is centered around the Elements of Art (shape, line, color, value, form, texture, and space) as the building blocks for art education and art-making at the elementary level with the incorporation of art history, interdisciplinary and global themes. The Principles of Art (balance, emphasis, movement, pattern/repetition, proportion/scale, rhythm, variety/contrast, and unity) will be taught and reinforced through classroom discussions, instruction and producing artwork. The Elementary Art Curriculum is designed to introduce students to the visual arts through a variety of art materials, resources and creative experiences and to build on those understandings from Kindergarten through Fifth Grade.

Lessons will be inspired by various cultures, artists, and resources from historical and contemporary time periods, as well as interdisciplinary and/or school-wide themes.  Lessons will guide and teach students the skills and proper use and care related to art materials like paint, glue, scissors, assorted drawing tools, and sculpture materials.  Students will create two and three dimensional works of art through single and multimedia experiences such as, but not limited to, drawing, painting, sculpture, and textiles.

As students progress through elementary school they will work to develop and master their art skills, knowledge and appreciation of the Visual Arts. They will become more proficient in using self-reflection, critique and art vocabulary in their art sessions and collaborate with their peers.

All elementary art students will have a work of art displayed in the Annual K-12 SEA-BBS Visual Arts Showcase in the spring.  As a culminating event, students will bring home their artwork in an artist’s portfolio at the conclusion of the school year.

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General Music
All students in grades K-5 receive classroom music once a week. The primary function of the Music Education Curriculum is to foster musical growth in children. Skills such as a sense of tonality and a sense of meter (rhythm) are developed through sequential activities that focus on listening, singing, moving, playing, and creating. Students are encouraged to be responsive to the artistic qualities of musical sound, and are provided opportunities for enjoyment and growth through participation, development of individual skills, recorder playing, and participation in chorus. Students will receive a classroom music report card each marking period informing parents of their achievement.

Chorus is open to all 3rd, 4th, & 5th grade students who enjoy singing. Students may play an instrument in an ensemble and sing in chorus. In fact, students are encouraged to participate in both. Students will receive a choral music report card each marking period informing parents of their achievement.

Instrumental Music
The Instrumental Music Program begins at the fourth grade level. Students are encouraged to select either a band or orchestra instrument. They will receive a weekly, rotating, in-school lesson, be given assignments, and are expected to practice their instrument at home. It is also expected that students will attend all rehearsals, in addition to their weekly music lesson. Students will receive an instrumental music report card each marking period informing parents of their achievement.

Orchestra is Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:25 - 4 pm

Band is Wednesdays and Fridays at 8:10am

4th and 5th Grade Chorus is on Thursdays after school from 3:25-4:15

3rd Grade Chorus is on Wednesdays after school from 3:25-4:15

The rehearsal schedule is subject to change; please consult the Music Calendar.

Meet the teachers
Visit the teacher's website or e-mail them by clicking their name below.

Miss Neske ~ Band and General Music

Mrs. Carton ~ Chorus and General Music

Mr. Mazzaferro ~ Orchestra

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Special Education

Paula Almonte – Resource Room
Diane Ryan-Reed
– Multi Sensory Reading/Resource Room
Jennifer Crispo- Resource Room

Multi Sensory Reading

Students who qualify for multi sensory reading score below the 12th percentile on the WIST- Word identification and Spelling test. They have difficulty decoding (sounding out) words and encoding (spelling) words. Multi sensory reading remediates these weaknesses using a highly structured, sequential and multi sensory language training system. Students are required to master each concept presented before moving on to the next step. Each year students are tested and need to score at the 25th percentile to exit the program.

Resource Room-

Students who have Resource Room on their IEP (Individualized Education Program) will attend Resource Room 4 or 5 times a week for 45 minutes per session.  During this time the students will work mainly on achieving the goals stated on their IEP. The Resource Room teacher communicates with the classroom teacher several times a month to monitor each student’s progress.  Each year the students in Resource Room are evaluated, and new goals are created for the following school year.   If a parent has any concerns about their child’s progress it is highly encouraged to contact the Resource Room teacher to make him or her aware of these specific concerns.  The main goal of Resource Room is for children to take the strategies and skills learned in Resource Room and use them to succeed in a regular classroom setting.

Self-Contained 12:1:1

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