School Special Classes
P.E. activities will focus on the development of gross motor skills, exercise, fitness, calisthenics, strength training, yoga, stretching, team and group work, athletics, games, and large scale building projects.
Our music program provides opportunities for children to experience the musical arts through playing instruments and creating instruments, rhythms, dancing, sing along songs, nursery rhymes, styles of music, creative movement, and performing arts.
Our science instructor brings the world around us into the classroom in her lessons all about nature, insects, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, birds, dinosaur dig, plants and seeds, classifying organisms, observing habitats, recycling and composting, weather and clouds, and tapping trees for maple syrup. Classes will also explore and observe the physical sciences, how things move, magnetism, weight, plate tectonics, geography, the human body, bones and x-rays, testing theories, and chemical experiments.Science class uses hands many different on activities to help children understand the world around them and how it works.
Art class allows our students to create and express themselves using a variety of media. Famous and historical artists like Monet, Picasso, van Gogh, and Michelangelo are also studied. Various styles of art are practiced as children design and create their own works of art!
Library time allows students to visit our school library to learn about its various roles in our lives and education. Students in our older classes will learn how to use a library, fiction and non-fiction, find a book, various author studies, and responsibility for our books. Students will spend time reading in the library during independent reading, teacher read stories, puppet shows, listening center, iPad applications, and checking out books to take home.
Each class will participate in our Farm Education program where students will learn hands-on and up-close about the farm right here at school! Lessons are planned for each group to learn about our farm animal care, raising baby animals, gardening and harvesting produce, apple picking, farm cooking, birds and feeders, butterfly gardening, and more! *Signed permission required to participate.