The K-3 Music Program
The K-3 music program includes hands-on activities, group singing, instruments, and music appreciation. The school imports musically based performances and the children have the opportunity to perform before an audience in special school programs. The elements of music—rhythm, melody, harmony, form, and appreciation / culture form the basis of study in music class. Each year students in music are can be involved in Percussion Ensembles, Movement and Dance, Recorders, Hand bells, Orff Ensembles, and Choral Music.
Instrumental Music (Grades 4-12)
Instrumental Music at The Fulton School is a performance-based curriculum incorporating strings, brass, woodwinds, and percussion from 5th grade through the senior year of high school. Instruction is focused on student’s exploration of musical skills in terms of tone, pitch, rhythm, musicality, and note recognition. Each class incorporates a broad understanding and appreciation of music including foundations in music theory and music history. Ensembles perform from a wide catalog including Art, Popular, and Folk genres. The aim is to provide the tools and resources for students to achieve the highest level of skill on his or her instrument while also making cross curricular connections through music.
The TFS guidelines for the preschool through sixth grade physical education program consists ultimately of seven instructional areas:
1. body and spatial awareness
2. developmental games
3. fundamental movement
4. personal fitness/health
5. rhythm and dance
6. balancing, tumbling and stunts, and
7. sports and lifetime activities.
Physical Fitness Testing is administered in grades 1 through 6 using the Presidential Physical Fitness Test as our standard. Physical activities, games, and dances can also be directly connected to the academic classroom curriculum as part of special integrated units.