All second through fifth grade students have the opportunity to select their focus area each quarter. To begin the semester, they will receive somewhat of a menu to rank their choices for their focus area each quarter. Students are able to repeat areas more than once a year, but must participate in either dance or physical education during the year. After completing the form, we will use an electronic form for them to submit their choices. This will help in creating classes.
This provides students with more choices to enhance their skills in a specific area. For example, they may love music, but they have the choice whether they would like to learn piano, or create music using technology and record their own CD. They may select to either do a radio broadcast or a play product in drama class. By making their own choices, students are able to participate with students in their grade level from other classes.
Focus areas occur every day for six weeks, allowing students to develop their projects throughout the course of the class. Conn offers dance, drama, music, visual arts, physical education, and computer science.
In kindergarten and first grade, we want the students to explore all of these areas before narrowing their focus. All students experience these specials on a rotational basis with their class.
Click the links below to view the focus areas offered quarter 1 and quarter by grade level:
Conn hosts a winter performance for second grade, and spring performance for fifth grade.
Join us to see our students perform!
March 22 -- Showcase Day -- students will perform with their focus area during their normal Focus Area time
May 17 -- Showcase Night -- come for an evening of fun to view the 2nd grade performance as well as all the other focus areas