At LMES, we offer three standard specials to every grade level: art, music, and physical education. Students will experience each of these subjects with a certified specialist for 45 minutes, once per week. Each grade level will have an evening music program, and Super Kids day is an outdoor physical fitness event we celebrate as well. A typical music class may consist of instruments, singing, composing, creating, and/or improvising.
Lake Myra's Physical Education program aligns with National Standards and goals and objectives, as per the framework (CMAPP) provided by Wake County Public School System. These objectives encompass the cognitive, affective, and motor domains, and activities are designed to enhance each student's physical, mental, social, and emotional development. Safety is always a priority; great care is taken to present lessons that promote a safe, fun, active learning environment! Physical fitness activities are incorporated in daily lessons and instruction includes movement exploration, sport skill development, and lead-up games/activities. Whenever possible, an interdisciplinary approach is presented, in attempt to support other academic areas, such as math, language arts, social studies, science, art, and music. Participation in tasks promote working individually, with partners, and/or as a member of a team. Competition is minimalized, as each student is encouraged to improve upon his/her personal goals! So far this year, activities have focused on: spatial awareness, non-locomotor and locomotor movement skills, dance, cooperative games, and fitness. Students have been receptive to the activities; they are learning new skills, have improved in many areas, and most importantly, they are having fun!Additionally, all students have Focus, Guidance and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).