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Art

Grade: 5
Prerequisite: None

This class will be part of a combined elective with music. Students will have art class two to three days a week. The class will introduce students to art: its histories, criticisms, theories and production. The academic focus is on the elements and principles of design, cultural studies and art history. The studio focus is expressing feelings and ideas through a variety of visual mediums, processes, problem solving and high level thinking skills relating to art and composing visual elements.

Grade: 6 – 7
Prerequisite: None

Visual arts introduces students to art: its histories, criticisms, theories and production. The academic focus is on the elements and principles of design, cultural studies and art history. The studio focus is expressing feelings and ideas through a variety of visual mediums, processes, problem solving and high level thinking skills relating to art and composing visual elements.

Band

BAND — BEGINNING

Grade: 5 – 7
Prerequisite: None

Students will be introduced to instrumental music through the selection of a band instrument. Students will learn to read music and basic music theory, including scale studies. Students will learn the elements of tone production, balance and blend. Students will perform concerts and learn proper concert etiquette.

BAND

Grade: 6 – 7

Prerequisite: Beginning band or one year in band

Students will be placed in a band class with students who have comparable skills. Auditions are required for placement. The overall goals of the band programs are to teach students respect for others as well as adults, responsibility through a positive work ethic, and a love and respect for music through learning how to play band instruments and working together. Participation in possible competitions and concerts as well as possible after school practices will provide a portion of the student’s grade in band.

Faith, Roots, Action provides a Bible focus for Grade 6

Choir

The Woodlands Methodist School Choir is a group of singers comprised of students in Grade 3 – Grade 7. Each year brings many exciting opportunities for performance and praise in various venues at church and in the community, and all interested students are welcome and encouraged to join. Grade 3 and 4 students meet each Monday after school until 3:50, and our older students rehearse at the conclusion of their school day on Mondays until 4:45. So, why choir?…

  • Team building skills: Choral singing teaches children the importance of commitment to themselves and others.
  • Listening and following skills: Learning how to take direction is fundamental to the success of choir.
  • Creative skills: Singing is an art form that stimulates and encourages creative expression. The human voice has the power to educate, enrich, unite and inspire.
  • Social skills: Choral singing helps children spread their wings socially and develop confidence.
  • Discipline: Dedication to choral singing requires children to be organized and disciplined in their everyday lives, balancing rehearsal schedules and concerts with school work and other commitments.
  • Faith: Children connect spiritually with the music and lyrics, and have the opportunity to share God’s Word with others through song.
  • Academics: Music helps children succeed academically in the classroom.
  • Fun: Choir is FUN and creates wonderful friendships and memories.

Music

Grade: 5
Prerequisite: None

Music class will be two to three times a week and combined with an art component for an elective. This class is a continuation of lower music. Students learn to sing, sight-read and to work together in a group and with the director to produce choral music. Students in Grade 5 will still have the opportunity to participate in after school choir programs.