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Integrated Arts
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​ART

The art room is an exciting place to be when children are creating! We learn many thing during art class at Rolling Hills Elementary School. Students learn the elements and principles of design, in addition to relevant art history, and make cross-curricular connections from their art projects to classroom learning experiences. Colorado Art Standards are all covered completely: observe and learn to comprehend, envision and critique to reflect, invent and discover to create, relate and connect to transfer. In grades 1-5, students create online digital art portfolios to display their work, reflect on their own art, and give positive feedback to other students on their projects, as well. We combine art and technology whenever possible to enhance student learning. In addition, students work with a variety of medium in the art room; incorporating clay, painting, sculpture and drawing basics, while covering varied subject matters. The art room is an exciting place of exploration, learning, creating and having fun!


“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” -Pablo Picasso


Our art website showcases the different projects students are completing when in art, along with the latest art news. You can access it here: 
http://rhlvisualarts.weebly.com/


ASSETS​


​​Music


Recorder Club for grades 3, 4, 5 begins Monday, December 5 at 8:00 a.m. in the Music Room! We’ll meet every Monday through February 6.  Students may work on the next recorder belt, special songs for Recorder Club only, get help and help others, and test for belts and beads.  No permission slip is necessary, as students will sign in each week. Students should be here at 7:55 a.m. to be let in the front door. Come join us!
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Dear Kindergarten Parents,

I’m looking forward to having your child in Music class this year!  Your child will be experiencing a variety of music activities – singing, playing a wide variety of instruments, listening, creative movement, dancing, using beginning notes and rests, and studying the music of Africa.  The curriculum is based on our Colorado state standards for music:

     Expression of Music

     Creation of Music

     Theory of Music

     Aesthetic Valuation of Music

Students will come to Music class for 20 minutes a day for a week and then on to P.E., Art, and Technology/Assets.  I welcome your interest and invite you to visit Music class anytime.

In order to provide a comfortable, consistent learning environment in Music I will be utilizing the plan below which is based on our school rules of safety, respect, and responsibility.  Your child’s class will be discussing these rules, so please go over them with your child at home.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call.  I’m looking forward to a great year of cooperating with you to provide a worthwhile music experience for your child!


​Dear Parents of First through Fifth Graders,

​I’m looking forward to having your child in Music class this year!  I have some exciting units planned including:  playing handbells, belleplates, melody bells and classroom percussion, using boomwhackers to practice reading the staff, playing pre-recorders or recorders, composing rhythms and conducting, playing tonebars, dance, creating a junk band, studying the music of Africa, and keyboards. The curriculum is based on our Colorado state standards for music:

     Expression of Music

     Creation of Music

     Theory of Music

     Aesthetic Valuation of Music.

I welcome your interest and invite you to visit Music class anytime!  Please let me know if you’d like to help with a particular unit.

Students in third, fourth, and fifth grades are invited to join our school choirs.  Third Grade Choir will meet on Tuesdays from 8:00 – 8:45 a.m. beginning Aug. 30th.  Fourth and Fifth Grade Choir will meet on Mondays from 8:00 – 8:45 a.m. beginning Aug. 29th.  Fourth and fifth graders may audition for Handbell Choir, and 24 ringers will rehearse every Thursday from 8:00 – 8:45 a.m. beginning September 8th.  An open practice will be held Sept. 1 at 8:00 a.m. and the audition will be on Sept. 2 at 8:00 a.m. Registration information for each choir is available online (see the school website and click on Activities & Clubs or on Specials).

In order to provide a comfortable, consistent learning environment in Music I will be utilizing the plan below which is based on our school rules of safety, respect, and responsibility.  Your child’s class will be discussing these rules, so please go over them with your child at home.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call.  I’m looking forward to a great year of cooperating with you to provide a worthwhile music experience for your child!

Music Room Rules                                

1.   Be considerate; Treat others as you want to be treated!

2.    TRY all activities.

3.     Enter and leave quietly.

4.     Stay in your space. (Sit cross-legged in the circle.)

5.     Raise your hand to be called on.

6.     Treat all equipment carefully.

7.     Wait for your turn to play the instruments.

Rewards for following the rules:  Learning! Accidentally having fun!

Consequences (breaking rules):  Warning, Sit out (K, 1, 2), Loss of recess time, telephone call home

3, 4, 5 Recorder Club: 12/5, 12/12, 1/9/2017, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6   8:00 a.m. Music Room


P.E.

​The physical education program emphasizes a variety of skills, games and physical activities.  They are designed to build self-​confidence, cooperation and fair play while encouraging lifetime fitness. 


STEM/Technology

In our STEM/Technology classes, students will experiment and practice with many fun and exciting topics, including the engineering design process, the maker movement, coding, and robotics.

For what's happening in STEM/Tech, a calendar of upcoming events, and parent/student resources, check out the RHL STEM/Tech website​




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