Art, Music & PE
Fifth grade starts with a unit on color theory in which the students are tested on such concepts as complementary, tertiary and analogous colors. This is followed by a computer art lesson in which the students study the math and science of perspective drawing. The fifth grade art curriculum also includes a series of projects designed to expand the student’s knowledge of art as a world-wide endeavor. The student assignment in “Ashanti” fabric design combines writing skills with their work in art class. This multicultural lesson helps students to understand the expressive use of symbols in all cultures.
Fifth grade students will continue to develop their musical skills through the study of multicultural music as well as a variety of musical styles. Students will perform pieces that contain several parts, explore different meters, and analyze forms of pieces. Students will spend part of the year in the computer lab applying their knowledge of music by composing their own original music.
Fifth graders may join band, orchestra, chorus and choirchimes.
Fifth grade students will continue to develop their understanding of sports by discussing rules, strategies and participating in modified games. Fifth grade will focus on the heart and how it is affected with exercise. They will also learn more advanced muscle groups, the circulatory system and basic health concepts during the Heart Adventure unit. A district physical fitness test, dance assessment, and cognitive test will be given to fifth grade students in the fall and spring. Throughout the year, fifth grade students have the chance to participate in an intramural program before or after school.
||ART - 1 DAY PER WEEK, 50 MINUTES|
||MUSIC - 2 DAYS PER WEEK, 25 MINUTES|
||P.E. - 3 DAYS PER WEEK, 25 MINUTES|
DISTRICT ASSESSMENT FOR MUSIC AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION OCCURS DURING THE FIFTH GRADE YEAR