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Students in music class

Monica Shores
Music Teacher

Students at Springdale have performed in three all-school concerts this year: Hispanic Heritage, Christmas, and Spring. I offer all areas of the performing arts (music, dance, and theatre). In all of my classes, students learn songs in three different languages (sign language, Spanish, and English). I do this so that no matter what language you speak you can participate. I focus on incorporating movement into learning songs as well as memorizing curriculum based lessons through music. An example of this is the song, "50 Nifty United States." Third graders held flags and memorized all 50 states in alphabetical order for their last concert. 

In addition to classes, students grades 3-6 are given the opportunity to participate in select groups after school: Acting, Singing, Stomp/Dance, or Instruments (Ukuleles and Piano). 

Students and teacher at a group of desks.

Mary Sedwick
Art Teacher

The Springdale Elementary Art Program is a sequential curriculum, developing interaction between each student's creative expressions and their appreciation for art. The Elementary Art Education Program provides maximum opportunity for each student to have hands-on experiences in producing their art, enhanced by the integration of art history, art criticism and aesthetic critiques. Art education classes at the elementary level will encourage critical and creative problem- solving skills, as well as empathy for historical and contemporary art works. The program is designed to encourage perceptual awareness, through the involvement of all of the senses, and allows for the integration of other curriculums, as art readily relates to all educational experiences. The students will establish a continuing portfolio for the purpose of generating ideas, recording visual incidence, review of art vocabulary/concepts, and for assessment of growth.