• Expressive Arts

    In 5th and 6th grade, students spend three fifty minute periods in a six-day cycle with a member of the Expressive Arts team that includes art, music, family and consumer sciences, and STEAM.  Fifth and sixth grade rotations are 9 weeks.

    Students in Art work with a variety of media in both the fifth and sixth grade levels. Projects in the fifth level are geared towards enabling the student to experience a variety of techniques/skills, while sixth level students are given the opportunity to explore the media/skills in more depth. Activities include two-dimensional and three-dimensional projects in drawing, painting, fiber arts, design, ceramics and construction.  Interdisciplinary projects are done in both grades with an appropriate topic and art activity being correlated.  The goal of the art program is to enable students to explore different types of art media and to spark a lifelong interest in Art.

    5th and 6th grade students use a variety of music styles (folk, pop, Broadway and classical) to study the elements of music - beat, melody, rhythm, harmony, tempo, form, articulation, tone color and dynamics through singing, moving, listening and Orff instruments.  Students also have an opportunity to join chorus, band and/or orchestra and perform concerts during the year.  Students who join chorus hone their musical skills above and beyond those introduced during the nine-week music class.  In addition to the essential elements of music chorus members focus on proper breathig, tone production, listening, enunciation, articulation intonation, harmony, part-singing and choreography,  Each of the 5th and 6th grade choruses meet once weekly in the Theater throughout the school year.

    STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math)
    STEAM education is an integrated, interdisciplinary, and student-centered approach to learning that encourages curiosity, creativity, artistic expression, collaboration, communication, problem solving, critical thinking and design thinking.
Last Modified on October 7, 2022