Crockett’s Specials Classes

Crockett students attend art, music, and library once a week and physical education twice each week. Our guidance teacher circulates among the grade levels visiting each class four times a year.

Choose a subject’s tab to learn more about the policies and curriculum.

Art

Crockett’s Art Choice Studio

The art room has been transforming over the past three years to allow artists to have more choice. Each grade level has different techniques, standards, and essential questions presented and discussed before artists are presented with an art problem. We do look at present and past artists for inspiration. The idea is that students are selecting their own subject matter and making a personal connection to the piece of art they are wanting to create.
  • Kindergarten artists are exploring different materials and creating more non-objective works of art. We talk about how each of us can take care of supplies and how we can be safe in the art room.
  • First graders are given two centers to select materials that work best for their artwork that they are trying to create. We also are learning how to put back materials and how to clean up properly.
  • Artists in 2nd-5th, are learning about the eight Studio Habits of Mind and how artists explore and experiment with different materials. We focus on what artists are expected to do in the art room and how each of us has a responsibility. All artists have multiple options of materials in the drawing, collage, and painting centers they can use to solve their art problem. Focus lessons will be presented with each studio center and artists can select materials from other centers to add to their project. Our centers include: drawing, collage, painting, printmaking, fibers, and sculpture. Artists in grades 3rd-5th will also have an opportunity to work on the pottery wheel this year.
Art Volunteers can help throughout the year. Sign Up 
Artsonia is an online digital portfolio of students’ work. Parents do have to give permission and also keep the gallery private.
Artwork will be returned in December and May
Art supply donations are always welcome:
  • Black Sharpies
  • Markers
  • Fabric
  • Cardboard 12×12 or smaller
  • Scrape Wood 6×6
  • Beads
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Any craft items…etc.
Thank you so much for supporting the arts!
Crystal Jahnig
Art Educator
Physical Education
Our first semester focuses on cooperative games, learning and practicing skills, and our Fall Fun Run.
Skills to be covered:
  • Locomotor/non-locomotor
  • Throwing and catching
  • Chasing, Fleeing, and Dodging
  • Fitness
  • Kicking, Punting, and Dribbling
  • Basketball skills
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email us!
Music

The students at Crockett explore music through singing, movement, and playing instruments. All students will learn the various instrument families, song form, and how to read rhythm notes.

  • In Kindergarten students learn the different voices (singing, talking, shouting, and whispering) and how to read certain rhythm notes.
  • Grades 3 through 5 learn notes on the treble clef staff, note values, and time signature.

Learning is reinforced with various games and activities that involve singing and movement. Students learn lots of music vocabulary that describe the dynamics, tempo, and pitch of music.

Students play Orff instruments (with mallets) and percussion instruments, the recorder in 4th grade, and the piano in 5th.

First through fifth grades will participate in an evening musical program. The kindergarten will perform during the school day.  These programs consist of singing, choreography, and speaking parts.

  • 1st: “BUGZ”
  • 2nd “Swamped!”
  • 3rd “Science Rocks”
  • 4th “Go West”
  • 5th “American Voices”

4th and 5th graders have the opportunity to participate in the Crockett Chorus. The chorus performs at a Winter Concert, the spring Williamson County Schools Fine Arts Festival, and other special occasions.

Wydell Croom

Music Teacher, Crockett Elementary

Library

Our library staff has one mission: to spark a love of literature that will last a lifetime. It is our goal that the students of Crockett will gain a love of quality literature.

Kindergarten through 4th graders come once a week for a 45 minute library class while 5th graders are on a 6 day rotation.  Every library lesson incorporate technology.  We cover how to use a library and access internet resources.

Once the foundation for a successful year is in place, we begin exploring various authors and celebrating the Volunteer State Book Awards by reading nominated books.  Our votes help choose the best books in the state of Tennessee.

During the second semester, grades 1-5 work in centers and have a choice on what they will work on during library time.  Centers may include:

  • Reading independently
  • Partner reading
  • Magazine exploration
  • VSBA activity
  • Choosing a book with Mrs. Meadows
  • Typing Agent
  • Wonders
  • Think Central Go Math
  • Dreambox
  • iPad
Guidance

With an emphasis and incorporation of character support, Crockett’s guidance program collaborates with students, teachers and parents,meets regularly one on one with students, teachers and parents, runs small groups for students, and teaches life skills lessons in whole classrooms. Life skills’ lessons revolve around academic, personal-social, and career awareness needs.

  • Academic Development – Students focus on how to be their most successful in school.
  • Personal and Social Development – Students focus on identifying their strengths and weaknesses, getting along with others, setting goals, and safety issues.
  • Career Development – Students focus on their own skills and interests.

Within each of these areas, the following topics are covered as applicable:

  • Goal Setting
  • Organization
  • Study Skills
  • Positive Self Talk and Self Concept
  • Responsibility
  • Decision Making
  • Time Management
  • Ownership & Accountability
  • Good Manners
  • Feelings
  • Healthy Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Prioritizing
  • Self-Exploration
  • Safety
  • Anxiety
  • Problem Identification
  • Specific v. General

Character Words of the Month:

  • September – Respect
  • October – Responsibility
  • November – Perseverance
  • December – Caring
  • January – Courage
  • February – Citizenship
  • March – Trustworthiness
  • April – Cooperation
  • May – Fairness