In elementary grade art classes, students will explore many different aspects of visual art. Students will let their creativity flow by engaging in activities such as drawing and painting with various materials. They also learn art vocabulary, explore the work of many different artists and art movements, and learn to appreciate art as it enhances our world.
"I teach each class about the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design. They also learn about seven to ten artists over the course of the school year. For each artist we study, I have an artist study project for the classes to do. In May, during Teacher Appreciation Week we do "The Pollock Experience" where we create artwork for McClure teachers, staff and our community partners. These paintings are done in the style of Jackson Pollock. It is fun and messy, but it is the one project the students look forward to every year." - Chad Bitzer
In elementary grade music classes, students will learn and practice the basic fundamental elements of music such as sound, melody, harmony, rhythm, and expression (dynamics, tempo, articulation). Students will engage in singing, playing instruments, responding to music with movement, and connecting with various cultures through music. These classes will help students develop creativity, self-expression, and problem-solving while creating music together as a team. These classes will also provide students with performance opportunities, which will help them develop a sense of ensemble, tolerance, perseverance, and rigor—enabling them to be well-rounded citizens of our global society.
We offer a 4th through 6th grade Honor Choir that does concerts, caroling at Christmas, and other performances throughout the year. They meet after school for practices.
All grade levels also participate in a concert during the year. Veterans Day Assembly, Christmas musical, Christmas sing-along concert, Black History Program, and a Talent Show at the end of the year.