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Music Department
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Special Education




Art Department

The elementary art curriculum is designed to initiate the district-wide art program. The lessons provide students in grades Kindergarten through the Fifth Grade with a broad and diverse art education that promotes creativity, expression, and self-esteem.

Students study art from a variety of male and female artists, U.S. and world curltures, and contemporary and historical time periods. Students use a wide range of materials to create multi-art forms for multi-cultural, interdisciplinary, and cross-disciplinary connections. Students build necessary skills, knowledge and attitudes for realizing their artistic potential through art instruction, discussion and experiences. Students develop aesthetic sensitivity and understand the correlation between the arts and everyday experiences.

Grade Level Highlights ~ Artists, Styles & Material
Kindergarten ~ Wassily Kandinsky, Abstract, Tempera
First Grade ~ Henri Matisse, Collage, Fadeless Paper
Second Grade ~ Clause Monet, Impressionism, Watercolors
Third Grade ~ Georgia O’Keefe, Realism, Chalk Pastels
Fourth Grade ~ Pablo Picasso, Cubism, Oil Pastels
Fifth Grade ~ Leonardo da Vinci, Portrait, Acrylics

Art Exhibits
Throughout the year, students' art work will be displayed in school and special art exhibits highlight and showcase their artistic talents.


Supplies
Each student MUST bring in a smock (a large tee-shirt, button down shirts work best)

Meet the teacher
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Mrs. Maler

Art portfolios will be sent home with all the artists work at the end of the school year.

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Music

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
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.

Rehearsals
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
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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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Thursday,
May 25, 2017