MUSIC & ART

 

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In Music class, students are introduced to a variety of musical instruments such as xylophones and recorders.

Students musical talents are showcased in December at our annual Christmas show.  There are also band performances by our "Band For Today" students.  

Students participate in Music Class once a week.

Kindergarten thru Third Grade - Students will sing in groups, identify musical notes and rhythmic patterns, and distinguish various types of musical instruments and elements.

Fourth Grade -Continue to sing in groups, distinguish various types of musical instruments and elements.  Students will begin to read basic musical notes and learn a simple musical instrument.

Fifth Grade - Continue to sing in groups, distinguish various types of musical instruments and elements, and learn a simple musical instrument.  Students will learn to recognize that music/sound/movement reflect culture. 

Sixth Grade - Continue to sing in groups.  Students will learn to recognize characteristics of a variety of musical compositions and explore the origin and history of music.

Seventh Grade - Continue to sing in groups, recognize characteristics of a variety of musical compositions, and explore the origin and history of music.  Students will learn to read and understand notated music.

Eighth Grade - Continue to sing in groups and recognize characteristics of a variety of musical compositions.  Students will learn to analyze the impact of contemporary music on lifestyles and life choices.

Music Lessons are offered through BAND FOR TODAY.  An instructor conducts music lessons at St. Jude School once a week music.  Music lessons are offered for flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, percussion and piano.  Winter and spring concerts are presented at school by our music students.  BAND FOR TODAY also provides rental of instruments. For more information, please visit their website, bandfortoday.com.

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Art

 Art classes provide a great release for your child's creative abilities. Many projects are sent home with the students while others are proudly displayed throughout our school halls.

Students participate in Art Class once a week.

Kindergarten and First Grade - Students will learn to communicate through art and take pride in their work.

Second Grade - Continue to communicate through art and take pride in their work.  Students will learn to appreciate various art works.

Third Grade - Continue to appreciate various art works.  Students will learn to communicate through art using a variety of media and tools and learn how art reflects and shapes society and life.

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Fourth Grade - Continue to learn how art reflects and shapes society and life.  Students will begin to learn how to use elements and principles of art to express ideas and how to interpret artistic products and experiences.

Fifth Grade - Continue to learn to use elements and principles of art to express ideas and interpret artistic products and experiences.  Students will explore new experiences artistically.

Sixth Grade - Continue to use elements and principles of art to express ideas and explore new experiences artistically.  Students will interpret artistic products and experiences using appropriate vocabulary.

Seventh Grade - Continue to use elements and principles of art to express ideas and interpret artistic products and experiences using appropriate vocabulary.  Students will begin to compare works of art from different cultures and periods.

Eighth Grade - Continue to compare works of art from different cultures and periods.  Students will apply design skills and technology to convey ideas and to study the role of artists in social, political, and economic issues.