Discovery Time is a 6 day rotation schedule where students rotate to the different classes of Art, Music, Physical Education and STEM.
IN OUR MUSIC CLASSROOM
Students will learn to sing, move, and play instruments. This allows them to grow in confidence, curiosity and capability.
School Expectations for Student Achievement in Music
Students will become creators, collaborators, and critical thinkers.
Morning Recorder Practice
Every Monday and Wednesday
7:15 am in the Music Room
Students are taught how to use a variety of artistic mediums and techniques to fully express themselves. They are also given the freedom to experiment with new things and develop their own ideas to create unique works of art. Students are encouraged to explore their interests and find inspiration from famous master artists. We are always ready to get messy and have fun.
STEM allows students to get hands-on with science, technology, math, and engineering concepts. Students work together to solve real-world problems. STEM will introduce them to coding and robotics which could help them with future school and career choices. STEM also gives students the chance to develop a growth mindset. These kinds of hands-on investigations are open-ended and require students to work towards a solution and or a product in their own way. And guess what? This kind of learning opens up all kinds of higher-level questioning and thinking strategies.
Physical Education is an integral part of the overall education of all students in the Northside Independent School District. The primary goal of physical education is to motivate students to pursue and continue active lifestyles by developing motor skills necessary to perform a variety of physical activities. It is also essential that students develop knowledge, understanding and positive attitudes about human movement. Northside offers quality physical education programs that provide learning opportunities that are meaningful, motivational, and challenging to the students.
Northside is currently implementing a Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) with physical education serving as the foundation. The CSPAP is a multi-component approach which includes physical activity before, during, and after school, and involvement with communities and families. The new approach provides students the opportunity to be physically active for the recommended 60 minutes per day.
Northside ISD's Elementary Physical Education program derives from the research-based SPARK and CATCH Curriculums. SPARK is a public health organization dedicated to creating, implementing, and evaluating programs that promote lifelong wellness. CATCH is a Coordinated School Health Program with over 25 years of research and the most scientific evidence of effectiveness. Both programs adhere to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills and CATCH is TEA Approved as a Coordinated School Health Program.
State law requires school districts to annually assess the physical fitness of students enrolled in grade three or higher and to provide the results of individual student performance on the administered physical fitness assessments to the Texas Education Agency (TEA). The Physical Fitness Assessment Initiative (PFAI) is a program designed to collect and analyze the required student physical fitness data.
Parents may request their child's physical fitness assessment results by contacting their child's physical education teacher.
Restricted Physical Education
A student who is unable to participate in the state-required regular PE program due to a specific physiological condition will have his/her program modified in a restricted PE program.