Special Class Offerings

Our related arts classes are on a five day rotation, with students attending a 45 minute class of music, art, and library weekly and a 45 minute physical education class twice a week. You can use the tabs below to learn more about these special classes.

Physical Education

Welcome to Kenrose!  We are excited to have your children with us this year. We have another exciting year of physical education planned.

The Kenrose Physical Education Program is based on the 5 state and national standards of:

  1. Movement
  2. Gymnastics
  3. Dance
  4. Sport Skills
  5. Physical Fitness

Please review the following important rules:

  1. All activities start and stop on the teacher’s signal.
  2. Be polite, helpful and courteous to others.
  3. Always move under control and watch for others.
  4. Take care of equipment.
  5. Participation is required.Consequences are:
  1. Verbal warning
  2. Time out
  3. Student accountability letter and/or parent contact
  4. Sent to the office

For safety purposes:  Proper shoes and clothing are required for participation.

  • Proper shoes include tennis shoes that tie or velcro.
  • Cowboy boots, flip flops, sandals, Uggs, Crocs or dress shoes are not appropriate for P.E.
  • Dresses may be worn only with shorts underneath.
  • Heavy coats and jackets are not needed during P.E. and can be unsafe during our activities.
  • Student will be alerted in time when we have outdoor activities planned.

*If a student cannot participate for any reason a note is required from home.*

Please contact us with any questions or concerns regarding the program or your child.

We look forward to another great year!

Music

Music Education as part of cognitive and developmental experience

Music Education is an important part of creating well-rounded, educated adults. It touches all learning domains including the psychomotor domain (development of skills), the cognitive domain (the acquisition of knowledge), and the affective domain (the ability to receive, internalize and share what is learned). Music education is considered a fundamental component of human culture and behavior.

Music Education as part of a cultural experience

Music, like language, distinguishes the human species. Sociologists use music as one of the characteristics to determine a culture.

Children will experience music from many different cultures and varying time periods including folk songs from our own cultural heritage.

Music education as part of a life-long process of learning

It is the job of music education in the elementary school to lay the foundation for further music exploration by providing a firm base of knowledge.  From reading musical notation in the Treble Cleff to a basic knowledge of terms and functions that students will be able to utilize the rest of their life.

Children will have had experience “hitting”, “blowing” and “strumming” an instrument.  This allows the children a rudimentary knowledge of any instrument they might like to play in the future.  “Hitting” an instrument lays the foundation for the percussion family. “Blowing” an instrument for the woodwind or brass family and “strumming” an instrument for the string family.

Standards in the Music Classroom

  1. Singing
  2. Performing on instruments
  3. Improvising
  4. Composing
  5. Reading and notating music
  6. Listening to and analyzing music
  7. Evaluating music
  8. Understanding the relationship between music and the other fine arts
  9. Understanding the relationship between music and history and culture.

Williamson County incorporates the national standards into a Scope and Sequence that is followed in the music classroom.  To view a copy of the WCS standards please log onto the WCS homepage and look under the Teaching and Learning Tab and then Scope and Sequence.

Art

Welcome to Art! Mrs. Nix is the art teacher and Kenrose and this is her sixth year teaching. She believes every child is an artist.

The Williamson County art curriculum is designed to develop problem-solving skills, enhance creativity, and encourage a love and appreciation of art. At Kenrose, we experience a variety of techniques and culturally significant media. Students explore the elements and principles of art as we draw, paint, sculpt, collage, print, and so much more!

We are excited to once again showcase our Kenrose student work on Artsonia.com. This is a free, safe, and educational program designed to connect parents and families with some of their child’s creative activities in the Art room through digital portfolios!

Click the link below to take a look at the KES online gallery thus far:
http://www.artsonia.com/schools/school.asp?id=54135