Elementary Specials


Media special starts in Kindergarten. It is highly interactive, involving storytelling, reading, researching and independent information-gathering skills. Most importantly, Mrs. Todd and Mrs. Brown introduce students to books with interesting characters and inspire a love of reading.



With the Music special, starting in Kindergarten, the children learn music by using imitation, exploration and improvisation to master music literacy and performance skills. They begin the recorder in the 4th grade.



Physical Education special starts in Kindergarten. The PE program is designed to educate minds, develop healthy bodies, and promote positive attitudes towards a lifetime of physical activity, fitness, and sports skills. With PE, students will be able to apply knowledge, self-management skills, teamwork, sportsmanship, physical fitness and nutrition towards healthy growth and a healthy lifestyle.



Art special begins in Kindergarten. The students learn about portraits, drawing and painting techniques, design and sculpture. They experience working with two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of art. The class also deals with elements of art and the principles of design, color theory, vocabulary, art criticism, Impressionism and Pop Art. They get to showcase their art to friends and families in April during the Arts Extravaganza.



Science special starts in 2nd grade and the students get to do so many fun experiments and learn about weather, Earth’s land features, magnets and sound, to name a few. The Science Lab seeks to create a challenging and exciting environment that encourages independent thought and self discovery through hands-on, inquiry based learning opportunities.



Students start going to dance in the 3rd grade, where they will be exposed to different dance styles, cultures, choreography and dance history. Dancing is Ms. Bishop’s passion, having trained at the American Ballet Theatre and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre.



Technology Special starts in the 2nd grade and is about learning good digital citizenship, exploring various media and solving problems. Students do fun activities like reading Rosie Revere Engineer, coding a dance party video, and a few STEM unplugged hands-on activities, teaching them about engineering and problem-solving.