Dance + Movement
Our dance and movement instruction uses imagery, form and rhythm to engage the child and promote self-discovery and physical well-being. This program is enhanced by our long-time partnership with world-renowned Alvin Ailey Dance that offers dance training and an opportunity to learn choreography in modern dance and methods from around the world that reflect the diverse citizenry of PS 11.
Theater and musical theater fosters creativity, collaboration, communication and courage in expression. Students explore performance through improvisation and story-telling and learn the fundamental components of artistic creation.
Students explore the characteristics of music in many cultures around the world while learning to master an instrument. There is a focus on concepts and composition systems and how to recognize musical styles and structures.
Physical education promotes health and well-being and provides an opportunity to reinforce core learning. In the lower grades, we focus on exploring the fundamentals of human movement and awareness. In the upper grades, students learn the importance of muscular strength and endurance along with development of athletic skills.
We strive to cultivate a love of the Spanish language using conversation and interactive modes of teaching. We begin with a focus on greetings and feelings with pre-K and 1st graders and move on to the environment and self through 3rd grade.
Our technology teacher collaborates with our classroom teachers on the current core curriculum to design, develop and evaluate authentic learning experiences that incorporate digital tools, concepts and resources to promote student learning and creativity.
Instruction in the visual arts seeks to promote thoughtful expression. The students learn how various artists communicate their perceptions, responses and understanding of the world. From pre-K to 5th grade, every child engages in arts activities during the time at PS 11 that range from texture, senses and seasons to cityscapes and communities, and activism in art.
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