5th Grade Elective Selection for 2018-2019
Please complete and submit this form by Wednesday, March 21.

Courses and Elective Rotation for 5th Grade in 2018-2019:

C STEAM - All fifth grade students will take computer/technology class. This class is the first of a two-year technology sequence (continued in sixth grade) that will strengthen students’ skills in keyboarding, google apps, digital citizenship, and web 2.0 tools.

Fifth Grade Fine Arts - Students will take a year long Art class as well as combination of Chorus/Drama or Band. This elective option allows students exposure to multiple fine arts classes without yet focusing on a particular topic (in seventh grade, students will select one fine arts class focus for the entire year).

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Elective Selection:
Year-long Music Electives: (Students must select one)

Beginning Band
Beginning Band is a yearlong music elective composed primarily of students who have little or no previous instrumental music experience. Students will learn the basics of one band instrument (choices include flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone and multi-percussion—snare drum/mallet instruments), as well as how to read music. Beginning Band will prepare for and perform concerts for students and families during the school year.

Drama and Beginning Chorus
Drama and Beginning Chorus is a yearlong drama and music elective for fifth grade. Students will learn the basics to theatre and how to participate in a performance-based choral ensemble. Chorus students will learn about sight reading, key signatures, musical terminology and other musical elements as they perform music from different styles, genres and time periods. Beginning Chorus students will perform at several concerts for students and families throughout the year.

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Study Halls and Learning Academy:
All fifth grade students will be in a study hall that meets three times in a seven-day rotation during the first semester. Learning Academy Coaching takes the place of regular study hall rotations and is available for an additional fee. Coaching is designed for students in grades 5-8 to reinforce academic content and skills, test preparation, and organizational methods. If you would like to enroll your student in Learning Academy Coaching instead of regular study halls next year, please contact Kristen Allen for details at kallen@gastonday.org.
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