Related Arts Classes
At Thompson’s Station Elementary, we strive to develop a well-rounded student. Daily offering of special area classes help meet that goal. Our related arts classes are on a five day rotation, with students attending a 45 minute class of music, art, library/guidance weekly and a 45 minute physical education class twice a week.
The Art Department at Thompson’s Station creates an atmosphere for students to learn a variety of techniques using the mediums of crayons, marker, oil pastels, color sticks, paint, paper, clay, etc. Art history studies movements in art and the way artists have influenced and been influenced in the world around them. Technology has been used to help students search for information and comparing artworks. Students are expected to continually strive to improve their craftsmanship. Each child is encouraged to express himself or herself using elements of art and principles of design. Student art work is displayed through an exhibit at a Nashville, TN art museum and the WCS Spring Find Arts Festival.
The school counselors facilitate classroom guidance, conduct small groups, meet with individual students, and help to coordinate 504 meetings. Classroom guidance consists of lessons taught on topics based on character development and focus on one character word per month as well as life skills such as personal, social, emotional, and career development.
The TSES Library Media Center strives to be an oasis for all students, faculty, and staff. At the heart of our school, the library aims to be a firm foundation for not only literacy, but all facets of lifelong learning. Through literature, technology, research, multiple types of media, and classroom collaboration, the library program infuses many forms of learning that directly correlate to that taking place throughout the building. By helping students find interesting and appropriate reading material, offering practice and support through Accelerated Reader, and acknowledging students as they reach their reading goals. The TSES library endeavors to be a vibrant, popular, and thriving reading program. Visit the Media Center page to see more details on the library program, tools and resources.
Through singing, playing instruments and creative movement, the Thompson’s Station Elementary music program is focused on helping students explore their musical talents. We endeavor to help all students develop an appreciation for music of various styles and genres, improve listening skills, build confidence in performing, and prepare for the option of joining band or chorus in middle school. Students in grades K-3 will be showcased in a grade-level music performance once a year. Recorder and Ukulele lessons are a part of the fourth and fifth grade curriculum, and students in these grades also have the option to join the elementary school chorus for performance opportunities at school. We look forward to helping your child experience the joys of making music at TSES!
The mission of Thompson’s Station Elementary Physical Education Department is to develop healthy bodies, promote positive attitudes toward lifetime physical activity, practice sports skills, learn about physical fitness, and most importantly to have fun! Physical Education is an integral part of the total education process. It gives the students the opportunity to develop physically, mentally, and socially through the use of physical activity.