Hunters Bend Specials Classes
Each day, students at Hunters Bend attend a Related Arts class, where students are challenged by Highly Qualified teachers who extend thinking through real life experiences. Our Related Arts Staff encourage students to think critically through problem solving. This page will describes what each Related Arts Teacher is responsible for teaching.
In the art room, the students experience working with various kinds of media. Students learn about different cultures, artists, art techniques and appreciation. Even though not all students grow up to be artists, we want all students to enjoy looking at art and using their own creativity in whatever they do. Students learn about the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design so students can use these elements and principles while creating art and while observing art. Students learn to self critique their own art, their peer’s art, and the art of famous artists from around the world. Art is a fun way to experiment with new ideas, and use their creativity doing things they haven’t done before.
Kindergarten through second grade classes visit the library each week for 50 minutes and third through fifth grade classes will visit the library every other week for 50 minutes. During that time students will not only check out new books, but will take part in lessons incorporating grade level standards and technology. Students will also learn how to use a library to find books they love and information they need. The library is open during the school day for open checkout. This is a time for students to come find the books they need outside of their normal library time.
The library will also have a fall and a spring book fair each year. This is one of the students favorite times of the year. If you are interested in volunteering for the book fair or to work in the library throughout the year please contact Mrs. Nesbitt.
Every other week students learn about various life skills. Students may focus on friendship skills, study skills, social skills, self help skills, and testing anxiety. Each class comes to life skills for age appropriate lessons designed to engage the children in development of the following lifelong skills: respect for individual differences, self-esteem, emotional awareness, decision-making and problem-solving skills, study skills, goal-setting, social skills, conflict resolution, personal safety and drug prevention, career awareness, and understanding the career-school connection.
Music is a huge part of our city’s culture and it is a huge part of the our family. Each week students will have the opportunity to sing, dance, play instruments and even compose their very own music. Together we explore music from past, present and all around the world.
In 2nd and 4th grade students will participate in a program and learn more about theater and drama through these experiences.
Students in grades 3-5 are welcome to join choir!
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” -Plato
The mission of the Hunter’s Bend Physical Education program is for students to become lifelong movers who find their niche, while succeeding in a team setting and individually, and truly enjoying staying active. The goal of the program is to offer students the opportunity to explore and experience physical skills and good citizenship through physical activity, which may afford a better quality of life. Students will enjoy a wide variety of activities such as cooperative games, dance, gymnastics, bowling, basketball, hockey, skating, soccer, volleyball, jump rope, outdoor games, etc.
In fulfilling this mission statement, the program will strive to develop physically educated students as defined by SHAPE (Society of Health and Physical Educators) and the Tennessee Department of Education Physical Education Standards.
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Specials Teachers’ Contact Information
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