Art, Music, and Physical Education

Art, Music, and Physical Education

ART

Kindergarten and First Grade – Your Student will

  • Explore a variety of drawing media (crayons, markers, oil pastels,etc.) and techniques (hatching, stippling, outlining, etc.)
  • Explore a variety of painting media (tempra and watercolors) and techniques (salting, sponging, wash, dry brush etc.)
  • Experiment with printmaking, and rubbings.
  • Investigate a variety of sculptural media (clay, cardboard, paper)
  • View various works of art and artifacts.
  • Explore, identify and discuss the elements of art and the principles of design.
  • Engage in creative problem solving activities used in mixed media.

 

Second Grade – Your Student will

  • View various works of art and artifacts with discussion about the unique images and their place in history.
  • Explore, identify and discuss the elements of art and the principles of design. We explore proportion through self-portraits and facial dimensions.
  • Create with fibers using techniques such as weaving and stitchery.
  • Investigate a variety of sculptural media using clay doughs and paper mache’.
  • Experimenting with printmaking techniques.
  • Introduction to Graphic Design in product logos, posters, or signs.
  • Exploring a variety of drawing materials and techniques.
  • Exploring a variety of painting media (Color theory is used, color wheel, warm and cool colors, complimentary colors) Techniques based on the works of artists (impressionism, expressionism, abstract, etc.)

 

Third and Fourth Grade – Your student will

  • Explore and apply the elements of art to various forms of art such as painting, printmaking sculpture, etc. Mask making for symmetry.
  • Identify and discuss the principles of design in the various forms and begin figure drawing to show proportion and movement.
  • View various works of art to reflect on how social, political, technical, and economic developments reflect diversity in movements and periods of art and how artists from culturally diverse backgrounds have used their personal experiences as a basis for their artwork.
  • Engage in problem solving using mixed media, resist paint and scratch board.
  • Create textiles using basic weaving techniques.
  • Create mobile sculptures combining paint and soft-sculpture. The fish Fridays.
  • Printmaking using styro-plates and 2 color techniques.
  • Have the opportunity for contest entry for young artists.

Fifth Grade – Your student will

  • View the history of art and artifacts and how society uses various forms of art.
  • Continue to examine the elements of art and principles of Design in conjunction with various styles such a realism, impressionism, etc.
  • Discuss various architects and various styles and periods of architecture.
  • Look at the function of Sculpture vs. the non-functional making an additive wood sculpture.
  • Study of the color wheel and mixing of secondary and intermediate colors as well as the study of value.
  • Continued drawing with blended shading, two point perspective, and foreshortening .

 

Sixth and Seventh Grades – Your student will

  • Explore a variety of drawing media, drawing from both observation and imagination, construct drawings of simple forms and machines, contour and gesture.
  • Continued exploration of a variety of painting media and techniques (tempra, watercolor, acrylics, etc.)
  • Graphic Design applied to design of School Shirts, Calendar and Big Ten designs.
  • Sculpture design in wire insect mobiles and Paper Mache’.
  • Engage in creative problem solving activities used in mixed media in a variety of two and three dimensional techniques.
  • Use artists work to inspire their work in the same style of material.
  • Mixed media two and three dimensional mythical animals and masks.
  • Discuss why art is created and why it is important to our society.

 

Eighth Grade – Your student will

  • Continue to explore a variety of drawing media and techniques.
  • Continue to explore a variety of painting media, including the painting of school mural.
  • Discuss and explore the importance of visual communication, visual merchandising in the design of the mural and shirt design, symbols and logos.
  • Continue to investigate a variety of sculptural media including wire and plaster artifacts.
  • Engage in creative problem solving activities used in mixed media in the construction of an altered book.
  • View various works of art and artifacts not only in the classroom but by visits to the permanent collection as well as special exhibits of the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

 

MUSIC

Preschool and Kindergarten

In music class your child will have the opportunity to:

  • Sing MANY songs, including songs using letters, numbers, phonics, days of the week, body part names, traditional seasons and holidays, Bible and faith songs.
  • Participate in short musical dramas (we call them “games”) which will promote their ability to sequence events in a story
  • Play a variety of different hand percussion instruments
  • Play xylophones and glockenspiels
  • Sort instruments by the sounds they make
  • Read quarter notes and eighth note symbols and respond by playing the correct beats.
  • Play many games focused on identifying and keeping the steady beat
  • Interpret music with movement
  • Play in the “crayon band” (bells which we play by color and number)
  • Be part of two musical shows

 

 

Grades 1 and 2

In music class your child will have the opportunity to:

  • Be a part of two musical shows with songs and age appropriate choreography
  • Sing MANY songs including songs using phonics, math fact awareness, songs with a social studies, or science focus, traditional holiday and seasons, Bible and faith songs, songs of our country
  • Play xylophones and glockenspiels
  • Be introduced to playing piano/keyboard
  • Read quarter, eight and half note symbols and respond by playing the correct beats.
  • Be introduced to do, re mi, etc. hand symbols.
  • Play in the “crayon band” using numbers, or do, re mi etc.
  • Be introduced to the musical staff and the musical alphabet.
  • Be introduced to the letter names for the lines and spaces of the treble staff.
  • Play a variety of hand percussion instruments.
  • Play many games focused on identifying and keeping the steady beat
  • Interpret music with movement

 

 

Grade 3

In music class your child will have the opportunity to:

  • Be a part of two musical shows with songs and age appropriate choreography
  • Sing MANY songs including songs with a social studies, or science focus, traditional holiday and seasons, Bible and faith songs, songs of our country
  • Play xylophones and glockenspiels
  • Learn to play the recorder reading both the letter names of notes on the treble staff and the correct rhythms.
  • Play alone and sing alone in front of their class audience.
  • Attend a symphony concert.

 

Grade 4

In music class your child will have the opportunity to:

  • Be a part of the school choir.
  • Be a part of two musical shows with songs and age appropriate choreography
  • Sing MANY songs including songs with a social studies, or science focus, traditional holiday and seasons, Bible and faith songs, songs of our country.
  • Audition for Indianapolis Children’s Choir.
  • Continue learning to play the recorder reading both the letter names of notes on the treble staff and the correct rhythms, and staying with a recorded accompaniment.
  • Begin to study musical forms.
  • Play alone and sing alone in front of their class audience.
  • Have speaking parts in at least one play.
  • Explore band instruments and try many of them.

 

Grade 5

In music class your child will have the opportunity to choose either Band or General Music.

Band:

  • Your student will have a chance to learn to play a band instrument and to play in 4 concerts throughout the year.
  • Students will participate in one filed trip tour for playing their instruments in public. This has usually been to the State Museum during the Christmas season.
  • Your student will be a part of two additional musical shows with age appropriate songs and choreography.
  • Your student will have a chance to participate in the school choir.

Grade 5 General Music:

Your child will have the opportunity to:

  • Be a part of the school choir.
  • Be a part of two musical shows with songs and age appropriate choreography
  • Sing MANY songs including songs with a social studies, or science focus, traditional holiday and seasons, Bible and faith songs, songs of our country.
  • Continue learning to play the recorder reading both the letter names of notes on the treble staff and the correct rhythms, and staying with a recorded accompaniment.
  • Continue studying musical forms.
  • Have a speaking part in at least one play

 

Grade 6-8

In these grades your child will have the opportunity to continue in band or move the General Music. All children will have the opportunity to:

  • Be a part of the school choir.
  • Be a part of two musical shows with songs and age appropriate choreography

Band:

  • Students will continue to make progress in their instrument playing.
  • Students will participate in at least 4 concerts a year.
  • Students will participate in one field trip tour for playing their instruments in public. This has usually been to the State Museum during the Christmas season.
  • Students will have the opportunity to perform as a soloist in Church or for school events when they can play at a high enough level for solo work.

 

General Music:

  • Students will study the relationship of music with history.
  • Students will explore piano playing and guitar playing.
  • Students will participate in more sophisticated musical games.
  • Students will study many different musical forms, and styles.
  • Students will participate in one in depth evaluation and comparison project each year, usually based on a theme suggested by the spring music.

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Kindergarten

1. Creative Movement Dance- Students use scarf’s, balloons and other props to interpret musical movement.

2. Parachute Games.

3. Locomotor and Non Locomotor skills.

 

First Grade

1. Creative movement dance- freeze dance, animal dance, rhythmic skills, song & dance.

2. Manipulate a variety of objects- throw, catch, strike.

3. Muscular strength( how much) and muscular endurance (how many)

4. Basic gymnastics- balance beam, forward roll, log roll, cartwheel.

 

Second Grade

1. Little D Nutrition- food groups, muscular strength, physical activities, wed site.

2. Team Work- socialization skills- working as individuals, partners, small and large groups.

3. Obstacle courses- 3 to 4 elements..

 

Third Grade

1. Kickball games- a Catholic school tradition.

2. PE Challenge- paddle bounce, hula hoop, volley up, throw & catch, jump rope.

3. Cooperative problem solving activities-

 

Four Grade

1. PE Challenge- paddle bounce, hula hoop, volley up, throw & catch, jump rope.

2. Volley ball games- students begin to play cyo rule games.

3. Stations- students start to tracel to fitness stations for physical conditioning.

 

Fifth Grade

1. 1 Mile run- students begin to run 1 full mile.

2. Presidents fitness challenge- students begin to work with chin-up bar for upper body.

3. Dance unit- students learn choreography of different styles of dance.

 

Sixth Grade

1. PE Notebooks- students keep a daily journal of conditioning elements to calculate improvement.

2. Dance unit- students learn partner dancing, line dances, cha cha slide, and social dances.

3. Tournament Games- most units end with competitive games played by students, with student officials and coaches.

 

Seventh Grade

1. Field day- students design, implement, and run all games for field day.

2. Nutrition- students investigate many fast foods for fat content and nutritional value.

3. Jump rope unit- students choreograph a 3 minute jump rope routine in small groups.

 

Eighth Grade

1. Competitive games with students as officials.

2. Jump rope unit- students choreograph a 3 minute jump rope routine in small groups.

3. Dance unit- students learn partner dances, line dances, salsa dances.