Art, Music and Physical Education Second Term Report Card

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      WESSAGUSSET PRIMARY SCHOOL

CONSOLIDATED SECOND TERM REPORT 2017

         Art, Music and Physical Education

GRADE ONE

ART  -  Mrs. Johnson

Grade One - Students in grade one have explored the basic Elements of Art including line, color, shape and texture.   Dr. Seuss literature inspired sponge prints of "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish" creations to celebrate our "Read Across America" theme this month.  The integration of science and art continues with the seasons.  Snow Globes were a highlight of the semester with the anticipation of all the snow!  Ask your child about artist/author Thomas Locker and his Violet Tree painting.   Students have learned to draw the human figure in proportion this term and what a wonderful job they have done.     

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 began the second term learning and performing a dance to “Chinese Dance” from the “Nutcracker”. Students also practiced their composing skills, with each class creating their own lyrics to the song “See the Little Snowflakes”. The fundamentals of music theory and notation that were worked on during the first term were continued during term two, with students learning the sixteenth note, and practicing rhythms using aural and performance skills. Toward the end of the second term, students began work on the music for their Spring concert (date TBA) and expressed their appreciation of music through several activities designed to celebrate Music in Our Schools month, which takes place throughout the month of March.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION  -  Mrs. Mattews                

During term two, students continued to work on gross motor skill development and spatial awareness.  Grade one students are introduced to ball skills through throwing and catching using various types of balls and manipulatives such as basketballs, bean bags, footballs and foam balls.  The students were also introduced to team sports such as basketball, floor hockey and soccer.  Physical fitness skills were practiced while enjoyment of physical activity was stressed.  It was a pleasure working with the students in term two and we are happy to welcome back Mrs. Steverman for term three.

                                                                                        

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 began the second term learning and performing a percussion arrangement for “Russian Dance” from the “Nutcracker”. Students then used the music theory and notation skills that had been developed during the first term to complete a “Stomp” unit. During this unit, students composed, notated, and performed their own body percussion rhythms, both individually and with small groups, to create their own class rendition of “Stomp”. The end of the second term was spent beginning work on music for the Spring concert (date TBA) and expressing appreciation for music through several activities in order to celebrate Music in Our Schools month, which occurs throughout the month of March.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION  -  Mrs. Mathews

During term two, students reinforced hand/eye coordination and ball handling skills with various manipulatives.  Basketball skills were practiced, such as; dribbling and passing.  Students were taught the proper body mechanics for throwing and catching.  Grade two students were also introduced and practiced skills in floor hockey, soccer and football.  Students were encouraged to work in small groups and on large teams.  It was a pleasure working with the students in term two and we are happy to welcome back Mrs. Steverman for term three.                                                                                                                                                      

WESSAGUSSET PRIMARY SCHOOL

CONSOLIDATED FIRST TERM REPORT 2017

 Art, Music and Physical Education

 

GRADE THREE

ART  -  Mrs. Johnson

Grade Three - Students in grade three continue to explore the Elements of Art.  Line, color, shape and form have been reviewed.  Integration of health and visual art was a highlight of the semester as students painted their favorite healthy foods larger than life inspired by American sculptor Claes Oldenberg. Dr. Seuss inspired sponge prints of "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish" to celebrate "Read Across America" week at school.  Science and visual art paintings inspired by artist/author Thomas Locker and his painting of the Snow Tree were wonderful.  We hope you continue to enjoy your children's art as much as they do!  Grade three students have wonderful imaginations.

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 second term applying the fundamentals of music theory, including basic notation, rhythms, and reading music in the treble clef, to their study of the recorder. Initial study of the recorder included learning the fingerings for four different notes, and applying this knowledge to perform songs from their “Recorder Karate” book during class. Students have worked in small groups during music class to rehearse and perform songs ranging from “Hot Cross Buns” to “It’s Raining, It’s Pouring”.  The end of the second term also included activities designed to express appreciation for music in order to celebrate Music in Our Schools month, which occurs throughout the month of March.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION   -  Mrs. Mathews

Students in grade three are becoming proficient in movement fundamentals, ball handling skills and hand/eye coordination.  The students practiced basketball skills such as; dribbling, passing and shooting.  Grade three students also practiced skills in floor hockey, soccer and football.  The importance and benefits of regular physical activity is introduced and will continue to be addressed.  It was a pleasure working with the students in term two and we are happy to welcome back Mrs. Steverman for term three.

 

                                                                                                                                                          

                  WESSAGUSSET PRIMARY SCHOOL

           CONSOLIDATED FIRST TERM REPORT 2017

                   Art, Music and Physical Education

GRADE FOUR

ART – Mrs. Johnson

Grade Four - Students in grade four continue to review the Elements of Art.  Line, color, shape, form and texture have been explored. Dr. Seuss literature inspired sponge prints of "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish"  to celebrate "Read Across America" week at school.  Perspective was demonstrated with the students’ torn paper snow scenes.  We hope you enjoyed them! Work in progress includes larger than life flower paintings inspired by artist Georgia O'Keeffe to welcome spring! 

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 second term reviewing and continuing their practice of the recorder. This practice included work on various songs, ranging from “Old MacDonald Had a Farm” to “Ode to Joy”. Students have worked in small groups during music class to rehearse the music from their “Recorder Karate” book and will begin the third term by moving on to the “Recorder Karate 2” series. The end of the second term, and beginning of the third, also include activities designed to express appreciation for music in order to celebrate Music in Our Schools month, which occurs throughout the month of March.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION  -  Mrs. Mathews

Grade four students are demonstrating proficiency in movement fundamentals, ball handling skills and hand/eye coordination.  They are demonstrating responsible/social behavior during cooperative games and team physical education activities.  Students are getting ready for the fourth grade vs. teacher basketball game by practicing skills such as dribbling, passing and shooting.  Students also practiced skills in floor hockey, soccer and football.  It was a pleasure working with the students in term two and we are happy to welcome back Mrs. Steverman for term three.