- Polenta Elementary
Our Enhancement Classes
2019 - 2020 Enhancement Courses
We are excited to announce that students will have the opportunity to attend each enhancement class for one week each quarter.
We have the following enhancement classes this year:
PE1 - Mr. Sibrizzi & PE2 - Mrs. Brown
Pysical Education (PE) helps students to build gross motor skills, such as movement and coordination of the arms, legs, and other large body parts. Students will learn how to play games and develop skills to improve movement and coordination. Some activiies will involve actions such as running, kicking and throwing.
Art - Mrs. Thornton
Art instruction helps children with the development of fine motor skills, communication skills, identifying details, decision-making, risk-taking, and inventiveness. Students will create a varitey of art projects throughout the year. Students are guided in the creation of one proejct each quarter.
Music - Mrs. Templeton
Students get to enjoy music, whether by listening to it, singing, or playing an instrument. Students learn how to play different musical instruments and sing, which helps to develop the areas of the brain related to language and reasoning. Students will learn about different sounds used to make music and the science of sound waves. In addition, 4th grade students will learn how to play recorders, and 5th grade students will learn how to play guitar.
SEL - Mrs. Gallup or Ms. King
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, and establish and maintain positive relationships. Students will learn about behaviors that help them in social situations. They will learn about positive character traits.
STEM - Mrs. McCall
STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. Students will learn about computer science and coding through robotics. Also, students will explore engineering through Creation Station. Students will utilize math skills and science concepts to solve problems within class projects.
PBL1 - Mrs. Dulmaine & PBL2 - Ms. Nicholson
Project-based learning (PBL) is a student-centered pedagogy that involves a dynamic classroom approach in which it students acquire a deeper knowledge through active exploration of real-world challenges and problems. Students will work on community service projects. Each grade level will focus on one area of need within our community. Students will learn how to work collaboratively to solve problems within our community.