In art class at Kuentz Elementary, students expand their creativity while practicing fine motor skills. Students use various mediums throughout the year to design art pieces inspired by famous artists as well as pieces from their own imaginations. Some of the instruction in art class includes: painting, drawing with mixed media, weaving, printmaking, 3-D sculptural forms, and clay to create ceramics. Students are also exposed to various cultures and their visual arts to help promote cultural awareness.
Children from ages 4-12 sing, dance, play and create using fundamentals of music. Each year the children's experiences grow through many opportunities with different genres, cultures, and instruments.
Our Physical Education program looks to meet the needs of all students both mentally and physically. Research suggests that early success in the basic physical skills and concepts helps children feel better about themselves, and it gives them confidence in their ability to participate in recreational activities. It goes hand in hand with their academic education and everyday life.
Body awareness, spatial awareness, locomotor movements, eye/hand coordination, eye/foot coordination, rhythm and dance are taught throughout the curriculum. Integrated into these skills are the reinforcements of such academic skills as goal setting, foreign language, geography, math, writing, spelling, and health. Along the way they learn about teamwork and sharing as we are building diverse students at Kuentz Elementary.