The art program at Lipscomb Elementary is designed to prepare your students with valuable skills for both now and the future. We will learn about problem solving, critical thinking, art techniques, art careers, art history, contemporary artists, communicating and making a difference through art, and more. We’ll also be learning art vocabulary, how to discuss and critique artworks, and having a blast along the way. In addition, we also follow the Tennessee Art Standards and the Williamson County Schools Scope & Sequence. It is my goal that all students will leave art with a broad understanding of art career options and a strong capability to solve problems creatively, as this is a skill that will outlive the art room.
During Library Class, students enjoy a class lesson and a check-out time. Kindergarten students check out 1 book per visit, grades 1-4 check out 2 books and our 5th grade check out 3 books at a time. Lipscomb celebrates the Volunteer State Book Awards by reading the nominated books and our votes help choose the best books in the state of Tennessee. Our hope is that all Lipscomb Bears foster a life-long love of reading.
Our classroom guidance class strives to live into its title: we are building skills for life! From study skills to conflict resolution, school counselors Megan Thiel and Diane Wauford teach students topics to promote social, emotional, and academic development. Students also take turns to become the “Super Star of the Day” to help make our class a positive learning environment. This role is designed to build student confidence, leadership, and advocacy. This year, we are using the book, The Energy Bus by Jon Gordon as our Life Skills theme. We will be utilizing the book’s 5 principles for having the ride of your life including: 1) create a positive vision; 2) fuel your ride with positive energy; 3) no bullies allowed; 4) love your passengers; 5) enjoy the ride!
In the music room at Lipscomb we explore music in a variety of ways. We sing, we listen to and play music from various time periods and cultures. We use technology to enhance our experience and help us create new music of our own. Mr. Andrulonis leads engaging lessons that not only teach students about music but also pull in aspects of literacy, mathematics, science and social studies. Take a peek in the music room at Lipscomb and you may find students preparing for a performance or recording new music on an iPad. Otherwise, you can bet it’s going to be an adventure.
Physical Education at Lipscomb will help students develop motor skills, fitness levels, personal awareness, and cooperative skills. Our goal is to provide skills necessary for a lifetime of physical activity and health. Throughout the year, we offer opportunities for parents to join us in Physical Education for Cosmic Bowling, Roller Skating, and Field Day. If you need to contact us at any time, please feel free to email Joey Taylor, orMolly Ball. We are looking forward to a wonderful year of Physical Education at Lipscomb.