Extended Day Specialty Curriculum June

Art follows the classroom curriculum that observes cultures from around the world. We do this through hands on practice in the mediums and artistic styles representative of each place. Examples of this are: learning and drawing the symbols commonly used in Native American Art to create a full size wigwam; push pinning holes in paper images from the Balinese Shadow Puppets to the sounds of Gamelan orchestra;  creating clay boxes for four canoptic jars while studying Egyptian tomb sculpture. We also introduce new media such as printmaking, or papermaking that will be used in subsequent grades.

Students regularly exercised basic conversation skills, with special emphasis on greetings and feelings. Beginning work on referring to the calendar in Spanish.

New vocabulary:  common meals, drinks, fruits and veggies. Students created books about fruits and healthy foods.

As an example, students learned how to say:

–       Today’s date, using words to describe the weather.

–       Hello. My name is … I am… years old.

–       How are you?

–       I am feeling …

–       I am hungry. I would like to eat … I would like two … please.

–       I like …

–       I don’t like …


Extended Day covered a wide range of topics this spring, including rhythm, tempo, dynamics, musical form, and the instruments of the orchestra! Composition was strongly featured in an activity using rhythm sticks where students were able to make patterns using different motions.

Physical Education

Comprehensive program that emphasizes participation in a wide variety of fun activities that develop overall physical fitness for the individual student.

Development of gross motor skills, balancing, and body awareness including: running and chasing games, cooperative games, bowling. Equipment and materials used in play and experiment included: balls, basketballs, hoola-hoops, scarves, rubber rings, balloons, mats, music, poly spots, and jump ropes.