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).
Beginning BandBeginning 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 ChorusDrama 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.