Cluster Corner (Specials)

Music

  • Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students will be working on “Carnival of the Animals”. Students will listen to music that was written for specific animals and use the mood meter to express how they feel. We will also discuss the instruments and instrument families. We will also be playing some interactive music games.
  • 4th grade will be learning the ukulele.
  • 5th grade will be continuing their guitar studies.

Media Center

  • Kindergarten – Students will learn “What makes a Community?” and different aspects such as special buildings, transportation, and community rules and routines.
  • First grade – students will work on maps skills and near about citizenship in the community
  • Second grade – students will learn about different parts of the U.S. government, such as the 3 Branches of government and rights of citizens.
  • Third grade will conduct a case study on a different country/community in the world and be able to compare and contrast it to the U.S.
  • Fourth grade will learn about immigration and industrialization in New York City during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. 

Physical Education

Kindergarten through Fifth Grade: Students will be introduced to cardio-drumming which turns drumming into a full-body workout that will leave you smiling, sweating, and feeling great! Students will use pool noodles as drumsticks to drum out beats and patterns on their desks while also performing exercises. It is a great way to get student’s heart rates up while also having fun improving coordination with musical beats and rhythm development.

Technology

  • Kindergarten: remote students will use their programming skills to code a story in the PlayLab.
  • Second grade: remote students will begin their first computer science unit utilizing code.org to program various sequences to solve specific puzzles.
  • Third grade: remote students will continue their computer science studies on Scratch, strengthening their understanding of events and broadcasting.
  • Fourth grade: remote students will create computational artifacts for personal expression, creating their own character builder. 
  • Fifth grade: students will present their online safety PSAs offering each other feedback in the form of glows and grows.

Art

  • Kindergarten students will create fantasy animals by combining various animal parts to create one imaginative animal.
  • First grade students will learn about warm and cool colors, by painting city scenes with reflections.
  • Second grade students will learn about piranhas by creating a paper fold drawing.
  • Third grade students will learn how to create line landscapes by drawing scenes using different types of lines, shapes, and patterns.
  • Fourth grade students will learn what a parody is, by creating their own paintings based on Edvard Munch’s “The Scream”.
  • Fifth grade students will learn about the art of Paul Klee, by creating Hidden Name Designs.