Art, Music and Physical Education First Term Report Card

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WESSAGUSSET PRIMARY SCHOOL

CONSOLIDATED FIRST TERM REPORT

Art, Music and Physical Education

GRADE ONE

ART  -  Mrs. Johnson

Students in grade one have enjoyed art this fall sponge painting trees and crayon rubbing leaves. Integrating art, science and writing is always a creative hands on experience for your children. Students have explored elements of art including line, color and shape. First graders learned the human body in proportion creating dancing skeletons. Students practiced drawing real and imagined Native American pictographs which is a highlight of the season. Ask your child about the weaving process and how they created their paper weaving! Your children have wonderful imaginations and it shows in their art work.

MUSIC -  Ms. Abraham

Music education helps prepare young people to think creatively, work collaboratively, and become disciplined, critical thinkers and problem solvers. It is my goal to provide your children with a music education that teaches them how to create, understand, and perform, so that they develop a genuine love and appreciation for music. .

Students in grade one have spent the first term learning the fundamentals of music theory, including basic notation (quarter notes, eighth notes, quarter rests) and steady beat. Students also read “I Know a Shy Fellow Who Swallowed a Cello”, and created “My Musical Instrument” books to build an understanding of instrument families. Students spent time singing “In Autumn”, in which they were able to compose some of the own lyrics. November and December were spent learning about Tchaikovsky and music from the Nutcracker through dance. January will be spent continuing to build skills in music theory and continued singing and movement activities.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION  -  Mrs.Steverman

During term 1 all classes establish a safe and happy learning environment by learning teacher expectations, class rules, procedures and discussing safety and respect.  First grade students learned about spatial awareness and cardiovascular health through chasing and fleeing activities. They learned the concept of cooperative games through the use of parachute play and scooter board relay races.  They learned the proper techniques of throwing and catching various objects, kicking a soccer ball and locomotor skills such as; skipping, galloping and running. 

                                                                                         

WESSAGUSSET PRIMARY SCHOOL

                 CONSOLIDATED FIRST TERM REPORT 2017

              Art, Music and Physical Education

GRADE TWO

ART  -  Mrs. Johnson  

Students in grade two have explored the elements of art including line, color, shape and texture. Sponge painting trees and crayon rubbing leaves is always a highlight of the fall season. Integrating art, science and writing is a creative hands on experience for your children. Landscape sunsets with oil pastels were inspired by the book The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush. Native American pictographs were created while learning the Native American symbols of long ago. Ask your child how he/she created their paper weaving. Your children have wonderful imaginations and it shows in their art work.

MUSIC  -  Ms. Abraham

Music education helps prepare young people to think creatively, work collaboratively, and become disciplined, critical thinkers and problem solvers. It is my goal to provide your children with a music education that teaches them how to create, understand, and perform, so that they develop a genuine love and appreciation for music. .

Students in grade two have spent the first term reviewing the fundamentals of music theory, including basic notation (quarter notes, eighth notes, quarter rests), instrument families, and steady beat. Students also began work on developing their aural skills, through an introduction to rhythmic dictation, as well as movement and singing activities focused on active listening. Students spent November learning how to perform Tchaikovsky’s  “Russian Trepak Dance” using rhythm sticks. January will be spent continuing to build skills in performance and music theory.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION  -  Mrs. Steverman

During term 1 all classes establish a safe and happy learning environment by reviewing teacher expectations, class rules, procedures and discussing safety and respect.  Second grade students review the concept of spatial awareness and cardiovascular health through chasing and fleeing activities.  They also reviewed the concept of working together and played cooperative games such as, parachute, scooter board relay races, and kickball. Second grade students continue to work on throwing and catching skills, kicking skills and locomotor skills.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

               WESSAGUSSET PRIMARY SCHOOL

        CONSOLIDATED FIRST TERM REPORT 2017

                 Art, Music and Physical Education

 

GRADE THREE

ART  -  Mrs. Johnson

Students in grade three have learned how to draw the human face in proportion while creating their self-portraits. The elements of art have been explored using line, color, shape and texture. Color value was introduced while integrating literature and the visual arts after reading The Night the Pumpkins Glowed. Native American picture writing was a highlight of the season as students learned the symbols of long ago. Third graders are having a wonderful year in art and continue to develop as young artists.

MUSIC  -  Ms. Abraham

Music education helps prepare young people to think creatively, work collaboratively, and become disciplined, critical thinkers and problem solvers. It is my goal to provide your children with a music education that teaches them how to create, understand, and perform, so that they develop a genuine love and appreciation for music. .

Students in grade three have spent the first term reviewing the fundamentals of music theory, including basic notation, rhythms, and steady beat. Students also began work reading music in the treble clef, to prepare for their upcoming study of the recorder. Earlier in the year, students studied Johann Pachelbel in their “Musicians Making History” unit, which introduces students to notable composers and musicians from the past and present. As an exciting new addition to the curriculum this year, students in grade three had the opportunity to complete an arts integration lesson, in which students learned about the Jazz music genre and created Jazz cinquains describing Jazz music.  In addition, students have been hard at work preparing songs for the upcoming winter concert. January will see the continuation of the “Musicians Making History” unit, along with beginning practice of the recorder.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION   -  Mrs. Steverman  

During term 1 all classes establish a safe and happy learning environment by reviewing teacher expectations, class rules and discussing safety and respect. Third grade students are learning new fitness skills and concepts such as; sit-ups, wall push-ups, jumping jacks, cardiovascular health and muscular strength. They are becoming more proficient at skills such as throwing and catching, Third grade students demonstrated their understanding of respect, teamwork and cooperation through various games.

                                                                                                                                                

                  WESSAGUSSET PRIMARY SCHOOL

           CONSOLIDATED FIRST TERM REPORT 2017

Art, Music and Physical Education

GRADE FOUR

ART – Mrs. Johnson  

Grade four art students have explored the elements of art including line, color, shape and texture. Warm and cool color leaves for the fall season was a nice way to integrate visual art and science. Native American picture writing was a highlight of the season as students learned the symbols of long ago. Ocean themed scratch art is a creative way to explore our beautiful New England waters and coast. Ask your child how he/she created their paper weaving. Fourth graders are having a wonderful year in art and continue to grow as young artists.

MUSIC – Ms. Abraham

Music education helps prepare young people to think creatively, work collaboratively, and become disciplined, critical thinkers and problem solvers. It is my goal to provide your children with a music education that teaches them how to create, understand, and perform, so that they develop a genuine love and appreciation of music. .

Students in grade four have spent the first term reviewing the fundamentals of music theory, including basic notation, rhythms, and reading music in the treble clef. Each of these skills will be put into performance practice on recorders beginning in January. Earlier in the year, students studied Johann Pachelbel in their “Musicians Making History” unit, which introduces students to notable composers and musicians from the past and present. As an exciting new addition to the curriculum this year, students in grade four had the opportunity to complete an arts integration lesson, in which students combined their knowledge in ELA and Music to create a soundtrack for a short story from their Reading Street book.  In addition, students have been hard at work preparing songs for the upcoming winter concert. January will see the continuation of the “Musicians Making History” unit, along with building performance skills on the recorder.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION  -  Mrs. Steverman     

During term 1 all classes establish a safe and happy learning environment by reviewing teacher expectations, class rules and discussing safety and respect.  Fourth grade students are held to a higher level of accountability and responsibility in regards to following the directions, interacting with others and demonstrating skills and concepts they have learned in physical education.  Fourth grade students participated in several team activities demonstrating their abilities to throw and catch. They also demonstrated their abilities to apply fitness concepts such as sit-ups, push-ups, cardiovascular health and muscular strength.