Related Arts at Grassland
There is a full time Music Teacher, Media Specialist, two full time Physical Education Teachers, a full time School Counselor, and Art Teacher. Grassland has a 30-station Dell computer lab equipped with a projector and interactive white board. Each classroom has computer workstations, LCD projector, SMART board and an ELMO.
Available Enrichment Opportunities
Below you can find a description of each Related Arts Class your child will attend.
Grassland Elementary students enjoy a 45 minute weekly music lesson. They experience music through singing, playing instruments, listening to music, moving or dancing, playing games, creating and learning to read music. Students explore music from different genres, musical periods and cultures throughout the year. Lessons provided through “Quaver’s Marvelous World of Music”, an internet based curriculum, provide students with many opportunities to build and develop musicianship and 21st century critical thinking skills. This curriculum is aligned with the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards, or NCCAS, as well as the Tennessee Academic Standards for Fine Arts Education and has been adopted for all Williamson County K – 8 music programs. New opportunities, challenges, and skills are introduced in different grade levels as children mature and develop readiness. Classroom activities, use of technology, and grade level performances as well as our “Lights, Camera, Grassland” Talent Show help students gain confidence and competence throughout the year. Most importantly, our goal through the Grassland Elementary music program, is to cultivate in our students a life-long enjoyment of, curiosity about, and appreciation for music.
The goal of physical education is to develop physically literate individuals who have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity. In pursuing a lifetime of healthful physical activities, the students will: learn the skills necessary to participate in a variety of physical activities, know the implications and the benefits of involvement in various types of physical activities, participate regularly in physical activities, will be physically fit, and value physical activities and its contributions to a healthful lifestyle.
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Students at GES have many opportunities to use various technology tools. In addition to the computer lab, students have access to Chrome books, iPads, microphones, and digital cameras. Fourth and fifth grade students are able to participate in the WCS Bring Your Own Technology initiative. WCS requires that each student sign and follow the Acceptable Use Policy.
The computer lab is equipped with 30 networked computers with internet capability, a scanner, color printer and laser printer are available in the lab as well as an LCD projector and interactive SMART Board for instruction. Each class has a scheduled computer time. There are also times available for teachers to sign up for extra lab time to create and complete special projects. The focus at GES is to use technology to support the classroom curriculum.
With the coaching of the full time computer teacher, students will work toward becoming proficient users of technology appropriate to his or her age to develop in the following areas:
- Creativity and Innovation
- Communication and Collaboration
- Research and Information Fluency
- Critical Thinking
- Problem Solving and Decision Making
- Digital Citizenship
- Technology Operations and Concepts
Computer Teacher: Andrea Hoard
GES is proud to be one of the many elementary schools in WCS hosting the WCS World Language Program. Please read the updated paragraph below regarding 2020 – 2021 registration. This is an option that is available, either before or after school. For more information about the program, please contact World Language Curriculum Specialist Christina Gilliland.
June 4, 2020: Update from Christi Gilliand, (firstname.lastname@example.org), K-12 World Language Curriculum Specialist:
The district has decided to postpone registration for the EWLP (Early World Language Program) until we know more about the plans for the upcoming school year. We will notify you via email when information is available. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to welcoming your student to EWLP in the fall.