Kindergarten Specials

Nichols

Ellingson

Begin

Johnson

Kindergarten Art

  • “Everything you can imagine is real” -Pablo Picasso

    Greetings and welcome to art class! This year students will be using a variety of media, from crayons to clay, to explore their artistic side while engaging in creative, problem-solving opportunities.

    One of the first essential questions we will be exploring this year is “How does art communicate meaning?” Students will be able to identify the various elements and principles used in art and how artists use them to convey meaning.  They will be asked to use this knowledge to think critically and create a piece of work that communicates who they are as an individual.

    As we continue into the year we will also be addressing the questions: How do artists work? How do artists collaborate? How does art history impact me? What makes artwork successful?

    Please mark your calendar for these important art dates:

    March 5th Evening of Street Art

    March 21st Messy Art Night

    May 2nd  Evening of Fine Arts and I Madonnari Festival

    Northern Clay Center will be coming for an in-house clay workshops this winter for 2nd and 3rd grade.  Dates to be announced…

     

Kindergarten Music

  • Kindergarten music students will explore being tuneful, beat-ful, and artful.  We will interact with music using our voices and bodies.  A basic introduction to concepts begins here. 

Kindergarten Physical Education

  • During the year, we will be learning how to move our bodies safely through playing exciting activities and trying new skills. As we think about how P.E. can help us move and feel better, we will ask questions such as: How can we move effectively? How can we become responsible in P.E.? How can P.E. improve our health?

    We will participate in several events throughout the year including Jump Rope & Hoops for Heart, Karate and Track & Field Day.

Kindergarten Spanish

  • Bienvenidos a Spanish Class!  Spanish scholars will be exposed to Spanish language and culture through many avenues, such as song, acting, and mini conversations.

    Entering the year, students will be exploring greetings from around the Spanish-speaking world.  Students will be applying their new knowledge to real-life situations to ensure comprehension. Additionally, we will be covering numbers, and applying that knowledge to the math that they are working on with their classroom teachers.

    Colors and color phrases with verbs will be introduced next.  Students will be challenged to use their newly learned knowledge of the color-wheel, and apply their Spanish words to it. To incorporate colors and numbers, students will learn shapes.  This allows students to continue building up their vocabulary in the target language.