During your elective time, you could take band or choir. If music isn’t your style, you could choose to take the elective cycle. It consists of:
Some of the benefits your child can receive from the study of instrumental music are responsibility, mental discipline, teamwork, self-esteem and, above all, an enjoyment and lifelong appreciation of music. Research has also demonstrated that music students tend to score higher on standardized math and reading tests. It
is our belief that every child should have the opportunity to learn, participate in, understand, and appreciate instrumental music.
You’ll be amazed at how singing an hour a day will improve your ability. What else do we do? Learn about team work, make new friends, share musical experiences, visit the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, listen to a wide variety of music, at least five choral performances a year, individual performance opportunities, etc.
Choir rehearsals help you to:
Sing in harmony with other students
Improve your vocal abilities & experience different musical styles
Learn to develop good singing habits that you can use for the rest of your life
Exploratory Art is a nine week course that allows sixth grade students to learn about the elements and principals of art and design. Students will participate in regular studio projects and lectures regarding various art mediums and artists. Over the nine weeks, students will study color theory, composition, and art history through drawing, painting, and printmaking.
Computer is a nine week course designed to help students master the touch method of keyboarding. Students will be required to complete specific lessons daily and reach and maintain a set speed. In addition to the touch method, students will also learn about the basics of computer equipment and software and also create and format business and academic documents.
FACS Exploratory for 6th grade students is designed to prepare students for the physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development of teenagers. Topics discussed in this class include: discovering individuals’ uniqueness, families, goals, relationships, and nutrition. Students will learn how to prepare nutritious snacks as well. An elective fee will be charged at the beginning of the school year; therefore, all supplies will be purchased by Dr. Smith and be available in the classroom.