All students participate in Art, Music, Physical Education, and STEAM as specials classes throughout the year. Read more about our specials classes below.
In Art, students at Cherrelyn complete standards based art projects that also develop the whole child. Two dimensional processes will be used to explore the way famous artists work including painting, printmaking, and college. Students will learn a variety of skills using three dimensional media including clay, metal repose, and found objects. Math and language skills are incorporated into projects as often as possible, while also developing methods of self expression. Students are expected to use good craftsmanship and complete all art projects.
Cherrelyn’s music curriculum includes the following: kindergarten and first grade students learn about musical instruments, sound recognition, music dynamics and tempo, and steady beat movement. Second and third grade students learn and apply their knowledge of pentatonic scales, composition writing of music, music symbol reading and writing, and acquire knowledge of instruments of western and world orchestra cultures. Fourth and fifth grades students sing and read notes and build on their knowledge of instruments of the western and world orchestra cultures from previous years.
Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math is a dynamic combination of engaging subject matters that allow students to think critically and creatively through hands-on classroom experiences. At Cherrelyn STEAM has a strong focus on building skills of collaboration through exploration, tinkering and design thinking, and outdoor field experiences. Check out the STEAM tab for more information about the Englewood School District's vision for STEAM and CTE pathways K-12.
The Physical Education curriculum is a dynamic blend of physical skills, physical fitness, and health knowledge. Sportsmanship skills are also an important component that are interwoven into every lesson. The overall emphasis is placed on a child’s individual improvement rather than group competition.
Special events, however, are scheduled throughout the year for extra curriculum skill development and competition.