General Music is all about exploring what music is… the expression of the human experience through sound. This class is required for all 5th and 6th graders. We meet every day for one quarter. This class is primarily an exploratory class and does not have public performances. Our curriculum follows the State Standards as outlined by the Wisconsin State Music Association. Topics included in 5th and 6th grade are:
Art class is the place to use your eyes, hands, heart and mind together. We squeeze a lot of skill, creativity and art appreciation into class. Pablo Picasso said it best…”Every child is an artist.” Some of the art we create may include: 5th grade
Still-Life Drawing– use of contour lines and construction paper crayons to create a well planned out still-life.
A Watercolor Painting - watercolor paintings of a Tropical Bird or Wild Lion in their habitat.
Illuminated Abstract Art- abstract organic lines used to create tinfoil art.
Digital Art – Introduction to online tools to create art.
Digital Art & Hands on Art
Radial Symmetry- circular patterns that create a kaleidoscope ink drawing.
Word Art - changing bubble letters to interesting characters.
Van Gogh in Motion - creating movement in a pastel drawing using iPads.
Short Animations - animating objects using the Procreate App on iPads.
Students are encouraged to exercise their creativity while building skills and appreciation for art and the visual world around them. For more information please visit our website at https://www.msweeyasartclass.com/.
“We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher’s hand, because it is the pen and paper of our time, and it is the lens through which we experience much of our world.” – David Warlick
I can effectively use technology systems & tools to support my learning.
I can demonstrate proficiency in keyboarding. (5th Grade = 25 WPM/90% accuracy, 6th Grade = 30 WPM/90% accuracy)
I can demonstrate computational thinking skills through programming exercises (5th) or creative computing. (6th)
This class emphasizes the digital skills needed for success in the educational setting among other skills. We will focus on the following during our quarter together:
A strong emphasis on keyboarding skills
Google Apps (Documents, Spreadsheets, Slides, Drawings, Forms, Gmail, & Drive)
Responsible & safe use of the internet & being conscientious digital citizens
Proper use of online collaboration in the school setting
Simple troubleshooting of common problems while using our devices
Coding Unit using Code.org Express Course - 5th Grade Students
“These are skills we can take wherever we go in life, no matter what we do.” - Millie Hogue
Family and Consumer Science explores several required curriculum elements in Grades 5 and 6. Activities include independent skills, real life scenarios and food preparation, all with a heavy emphasis on teamwork. We meet every day for one quarter.
Purpose and Beliefs
The purpose of the physical education program at Foxview is to increase the physical competence, health-related fitness, self-responsibility, and enjoyment of physical activity for all students so that they can be physically active for a lifetime.
We believe that Physical Education
Fosters an enjoyment of movement in all students which leads to a physically active lifestyle.
Provides opportunities for students to develop leadership skills, cooperate with others, and develop personal and social responsibility.
Provides developmental skill acquisition and activities so students can become confident, competent movers who participate in a variety of activities now and for a lifetime.
Provide opportunities for students to become aware of and develop muscular strength, flexibility, muscular endurance, body composition, and aerobic capacity.
Physical activity strengthens the mind/body connection.
We believe that when students learn to move, they will move for a lifetime.
Students in Grade 5 and 6 have Physical Education every other day for 45 minutes. Students are expected to bring a plain gray or white T-shirt (No V-Necks), a folder and a pair of shoes to stay at school. Units include:
Beginning Band is open to all fifth and sixth grade students. No prior instrumental music experience is necessary. Band class meets every other day all year, and students receive a small group lesson once every 8 school days. There are two concerts, one in December and May. The course goals of the Foxview Band program are to have fun while learning the fundamental skills involved in playing a musical instrument, further develop music theory, practice good listening skills, and reinforce good practice habits.
To help a student choose their instrument, students will meet with district band directors on registration day in the summer, or when school starts, and mouthpiece testing will be done to determine the right fit. Instrument choices are flute, clarinet, trumpet, and trombone. Students interested in the saxophone will complete one successful semester on the clarinet first, then tryout the alto saxophone with the band teacher. Students may also audition for the french horn, tuba, or oboe, after they have successfully completed playing one of the four main instruments (fl, cl, tr, tb) for one semester. Students interested in percussion will play multiple instruments in their first year, therefore, to join this section right away, students need 2 years of private music lessons outside of school on piano, guitar, etc. Students will also take a rhythm test, and/or play a song for band directors to show their ability to read music and keep good rhythm. We learn and perform everyday in Band, and look forward to working with students that have the desire to learn a musical instrument so they may look forward to participating in the middle and high school band programs.
The Foxview Chorus is a performance music option that allows fifth and sixth grade students to be a part of a large singing ensemble at an introductory level. Students will have the chance to learn to sing two part music in an environment that creates camaraderie and community. All chorus students will meet in a large group setting every other day. Sixth grade chorus students will also have a small group lesson that meets every eight days. Parents will have the opportunity to see the chorus concerts twice per year. All singing experience levels are welcome.
The Foxview Orchestra is designed to provide students with an introductory experience to orchestral instruments. Orchestra instruments are string instruments that include the violin, viola, cello, and string bass. Students may choose an instrument to play and Ms. Wegge or a local the music store representative will determine the correct size of instrument required. Orchestra class meets every other day in large groups and students receive a small group lessons once every 8 school days. Parents are able to enjoy to orchestra concerts two times per year. Prior experience is not required you just need to be ready to learn.