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Cherokee Street Elementary School

Special Area Classes

  

 

Physical Education

In Physical Education, we strive to create a safe atmosphere for students to enjoy physical activity and games with their classmates. Our goal is to provide a solid foundation of skills and knowledge for students to build on in the future. Students should enjoy their time in PE, be active and learn how to live a healthy lifestyle.

Our physical education program is focused on teaching healthy habits and activities to prevent students from living a sedentary lifestyle that leads to obesity and other related illnesses.

Our lessons are developmentally appropriate to allow each student and class the opportunity to be successful. The lessons are created to teach physical and cognitive skills, while regularly including a quality character education theme.

 

POLICY FOR PROPER ATTIRE

We want all students to fully participate in a safe environment with appropriate attire. This is a responsibility we try to teach our students with the help of their parent or guardians.

  • Wear appropriate shoes with proper ankle support.

No boots, uggs, wheelies, sandals, slippers, crocs, etc.

  • Do not wear jewelry on physical education days.

No necklaces, bracelets, watches, hanging earrings, etc.

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION CLUBS

Sports Club

Our sports club is a great way for students to compete and be active with their classmates.

We have over 140 members who participate in at least one of the following activities:

Four Square // Basketball // Team Handball // Hockey // Soccer

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HELPFUL RESOURCES:

AAHPERD.org

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Music with Mrs. Isleman

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"Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy."

- Ludwig van Beethoven

Welcome back! I hope you had a wonderful summer and are ready to learn new things! I believe music is a great tool to teach cultural diversity, while providing a hands on learning experience. In the music classroom we will learn many songs from different cultures. Students will learn by playing on instruments, singing, and dancing. Through performing these songs, we will learn about many traditions and customs from around the world!

 

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Why we learn music?

- Music involves all subjects including math, art, science, literacy and history.

- It is physical and makes us move

-It is abundant and always around us

-We connect and reflect

-It is something every child can succeed in, and is fun to do

-Music is life-

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Check out the following links for some musical fun:

 

http://pbskids.org/arthur/games/globalgizmo/index.html

 

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Band with Mrs. Kerensky

 

Band Rehearsal is every Wednesday and Friday  7:40 am   for Advanced Band Members only.

 

New Students;

I should have seen all of you by now.  I ran out of folders so some of you didn't get one yet. Hopefully they will be in by your next lesson.  Make sure you bring everything with you to your lesson; instrument, lesson book, folder etc.    You should all have your own lesson schedule by now please check it in the morning for your time. Please be on time.

Here are three tasks necessary to achieve success.

First you must learn to play the instrument;

Second you must learn to read music notes;

Third you must play what you read.

 

Don’t dismay it’s not that difficult if you are practicing regularly.

 

All students are required to practice 15 minutes 5 or more days a week. (Advanced players 20 minutes).

 

Here are some dates to put on your calendar.

 

Winter Concert … ……Wednesday December 9th

(Advanced members only)

Showcase of the Arts………………………  Friday April 1st (No Fooling)

(5th Grade only)

NYSSMA Solo Competition……………………… Wednesday April 20th  

(Advanced members only)

Spring Concert…………………………………….. Monday   May 23rd  

 

Again I thank you for giving me the opportunity to work with your students. It has been my pleasure. Feel free to contact me with any questions you might have at  hkerensky@ccsdli.org

Mrs. C. Kerensky