Prekindergarten through Eighth Grade Art, Library, Music, and Physical Education

Because of circumstances, this year will look different for specials. Our PE teacher, Mrs. Wright, is providing interdisciplinary lessons for our online remote students. The other 3 specialists; music, art, and library, will be working together to teach interdisciplinary lessons. Each teacher will be with a grade level band for a 5 week period. We are all focusing on a global theme which will incorporate all 4 specials. Our first topic will be Latin America. After 5 weeks, we will teach about Africa and our final region will be Europe. All specialists are sharing ideas and lessons to create a rich learning environment for our students. Standards below will be incorporated where ever possible.
The Visual Arts Standards for Elementary Schools (k-5)

The visual arts standards in the elementary years focus on General Art knowledge and skills to help create a foundation for artistic study in later years (drawing, painting, sculpture, and media arts). In each grade k-5, students explore techniques of various artistic styles, follow simple steps in the creation process, learn how to critique works of art, identify art in the world and daily life, and discover ways that artwork helps people better understand cultures and historical eras.

For more grade level specific information please click on the links below:

The Music Standards for Elementary Schools (k-5)

The music standards in the elementary years focus on General Music knowledge and skills to ensure a solid foundation for more specialized musical study in later years (band, choir, orchestra, composing, arranging). In each elementary grade, students investigate and perform various music styles and genres, examine the language of music through identifying and writing simple music notation, consider simple musical composition processes, and develop the ability to describe their own musical preferences as well as critique the music of others.

The Physical Education Standards for Elementary Schools (k-5)

The physical education standards in the elementary years focus on enhancing movement concepts and skills, understanding basic health-related components and skill-related components of fitness and how it relates to personal fitness, demonstrating respect, and the ability to follow directions. In each grade, students demonstrate various movement concepts; assess personal behaviors; connect fitness development to body systems; demonstrate respect for self, others, and various physical activity environments; and utilize safety procedures during physical activities.

For more grade level specific information please click on the links below:

Important Grade Level Information:

Art- Wear clothes that you can create in (get messy)

Library- Books can be checked out for two weeks at a time


Teacher Contact Information:

Morgan Schilling - mschilling@wpsdk12.org

Trecia Garrick - tgarrick@wpsdk12.org

Margaret Rudin - mrudin@wpsdk12.org

Sue Wright - swright@wpsdk12.org