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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
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Artsonia & Volunteers

Hello CES Parents,

The art room is about to be up and running with 8 art centers for 2nd -5th!  First graders will have three centers and Kindergartens are still exploring choice making. If another parent has signed up, you are always more than welcome to “show up” and join the fun!

Also note, students are taking their own photos this year. The photos may appear blurry.  Just send me an email and I will make a note to re-take the photo. On a given day, about 150 photos are uploaded. Artwork will be sent home twice a year: the week of December 18th and then the last week of school. I do keep a few pieces of artwork for the Frist Museum and the Franklin Art Festival and will return the art at a later date.  A few art contests will be offered throughout the year. If we don’t have time to work on it during art class, I will offer the supplies for the poster making.

Thank you for enjoying the Arts! Mrs. Jahnig

Artsonia

Physical Education
We are so excited to have all the students back for a brand new school year! We cannot wait to hear about all the Summer adventures had and memories made. Our first semester will include cooperative games, learning and practicing skills, and our Fall Fun Run.

Fall Fun Run: Classes will run, skip, walk, and jog on the C E S track. They will then gather under the new pavilion to finish class with a popsicle. Parents are welcome to join their child during the child’s scheduled run. 2018 fall dates TBA.

Questions? Contact: Ms. Riggs or Ms. Young.

  • 9:30 – 10:15 Second Grade
  • 10:30 – 11:15 3rd Grade
  • 11:50 – 12:35 5th Grade
  • 1:00 – 1:45 4th Grade
  • 1:55 – 2:40 1st Grade
  • 2:50 – 3:35 Kindergarten
 
Skills to be covered:
  • Locomotor/non-locomotor
  • Throwing and catching
  • Chasing, Fleeing, and Dodging
  • Fitness
  • Kicking, Punting, and Dribbling
  • Basketball skills
This will happen during your child’s specials time. The whole grade will go down to the track and run or walk. We will have our music loud and energy up. Towards the end of time, we will call classes up to enjoy a special treat.
 
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 will play Orff instruments (with mallets) and percussion instruments. Students learn to play Recorder in 4th and piano in 5th grade.

Each grade level will also do an evening performance program except for Kindergarten, which is during the school day.  The performances will consist of singing, choreography, and speaking parts.  Students also learn proper audience and performance behavior. First grade does “BUGZ”, second grade does “Flakes”, third grade does “Science Rocks”, fourth grade does “Go West”, and fifth grade does “American Voices”.

4th and 5th graders have the opportunity to participate in the Crockett Chorus. The chorus performs at a Winter Concert, the 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 school 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

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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

Contact Us

CROCKETT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

  • 9019 Crockett Road
    Brentwood, TN 37027
  • (615) 472-4340
  • (615) 472-4351
C E S Building