In addition to the core academic subjects, all Three Oaks Public School Academy students receive enrichment in the following specials classes: Library, Performing Arts, Physical Education, Technology, and Visual Arts.
During Library students will check out books as well as develop library skills such as author studies and learning the variety of genres of literature.
In Performing Arts, students K-5 will explore the elements of dance, movement from other cultures, and basic performance skills and etiquette. Students are required to attend two performances during the school year, including a Christmas show and Spring show, to demonstrate what they have learned in Performing Arts class. Attendance and behavior in class, as well as at the performances, will affect students’ grades! This class is all about building confidence and learning more about the art of dance!
Three Oaks PE takes a comprehensive approach to developing students and encouraging them to reach their full potential. Physical activity is combined with health education to develop each student and give the the tools necessary to be successfully active and healthy in and out of the classroom. Each student is challenged to be actively engaged in each and every activity in order to get the most out of the time in the classroom. Written and observational assessments are conducted regularly culminating with a end of the year fitness test that measures each student's cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility. Units taught include health topics, games, fitness activities, and team sports.
During Technology class, students will explore internet safety, increase keyboarding skills, learn the parts of a computer, create digital projects, do research and participate in communication and collaboration with teachers and peers.
Art education at Three Oaks for grades K-5 is organized in three parts:
· PROCESS: idea development, planning, material processes, and reflection
· PRODUCT: media, techniques, subject matter, content, craftsmanship, and presentation
· UNDERSTANDING: art history, cultural context, criticism, aesthetics, and art vocabulary
The curriculum is designed to develop content knowledge and skills in the following areas:
· personal expression through art production
· creative problem solving
· recognition of the role and importance of art and artists in society, culture, and history
· critical assessment of art works from aesthetic and cultural perspectives
The art room will provide an environment which offers challenges to all students, builds on individual differences, and provides means by which students may express themselves and develop positive self-concepts.