Elementary Art focuses on elements and principles of design while introducing students to famous artists, cultures, and interdisciplinary parallels. Students explore art forms such as drawing, painting, collage, printing, ceramics, sculpture and more, using a multitude of techniques and medium. Watercolors, tempera paints, pastels, oil pastels, sponge painting, print making, weaving, sculpture, ceramics, perspective, figure drawing are just a few of the techniques and medium we will cover in a year.
Students are graded on their mastery of skills learned, appropriate use of materials, and creativity appropriate to their developmental level. The goal is to instill a satisfaction in accomplishment and a respect for the value of originality and creativity. Aromink parents volunteer to hang student artwork throughout the halls. Students’ artwork is also displayed on the yearbook cover. The UDSD also sponsors a district-wide Art Festival each year, where Aronimink artwork can be enjoyed.
The arts play a prominent role at Aronimink Elementary School. Concerts include fourth and fifth grade winter and spring concerts, Halloween performances, holiday sing-a-longs, as well as instrumental concerts featuring the 100 plus students who receive weekly instrumental lessons. Instrumental instruction begins in third grade and fourth and fifth grade musicians are invited to participate in the band and orchestra. We also have a tremendous choral program made up of the entire fourth and fifth grades. These students and many more can show off their skills at our annual talent show which features students, parents and faculty groups.
Health & PE
Each year, Aronimink students place among the top groups in the UDSD Elementary Marine Corp Fitness Competition. Our fourth and fifth grade students who join the team prepare for the competition before school during the winter months. Some other events include and annual jump rope contest, Color Day and Family Fun Nights featuring square dancing and competitive as well as cooperative games. With the support of our Wellness Committee, our students also publish the Healthy Inquirer several times throughout the year, featuring wellness related articles.
Aromimink’s library is a multi-media center offering computers with on-line resources for reference through Access PA, an on-line catalog, an interactive white board, countless volumes, as well as periodicals, DVDs/videos, and a parent resource library. Our reading challenge each year encourages students to read by promising rewards and participation in special event. The librarian also hosts an annual Scholastic Book Fair and sponsors a Library Legacy program where books can be donated to the library in honor of students or teachers.
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