WELCOME TO LEARNING IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Statement of Philosophy
Physical Education is a unique and important aspect of the school curriculum as it prepares the whole person by learning through movement. The goal of the NDMA physical education program is to provide equal and quality opportunities that address the physical, social, and intellectual needs of an individual in order to develop physically literate people whom have the knowledge and skills to be lifelong movers. The program will follow the SHAPE America National Standards below.
SHAPE America’s National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education define what a student should know and be able to do as result of a highly effective physical education program. States and local school districts across the country use the National Standards to develop or revise existing standards, frameworks and curricula.
Standard 1 – The physically literate individual demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.
Standard 2 – The physically literate individual applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.
Standard 3 – The physically literate individual demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.
Standard 4 – The physically literate individual exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.
Standard 5 – The physically literate individual recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.
Citation: National Standards for K-12 Physical Education Copyright 2013, SHAPE America –Society of Health and Physical Educators, 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191, www.shapeamerica.org. All rights reserved.
Contact Spencer at [email protected] or 320.234.6362 ext. 2005
Music Notes from Mrs. Lauer
NDMA MUSIC 2021 – 2022
Mrs. Lauer ~ Music Specialist
Welcome to the Music Room! I am so excited for the upcoming year! Music is offered to all PRe-K, CH, E1, E2 and E3 Students. Choral Discoveries will return this year. It will be offered one day a week to students in grades 5-8.
Music class will consist of covering the 9 National Music Standards and following Montessori Music Notebook. It will e a lot of hands on learning with instruments, games, singing and dancing. We will have a theme for the month which is one of the National Standards,. There will be a composer of the month and an instrument of the month and a music term of the month. We will do various activities around the composer, instrument and term of the month.
The CH and E! programs will be about Dinosaurs. It will be fun to learn new songs and lots of facts about Dinosaurs!
SEPTEMBER 2021: Singing a varied repertoire of music // Composer of the month ~ Copland / Instrument of the month: Trumpet / Term of the month ~ Allegro
OCTOBER 2021: Performing on Instruments alone and with others // Composer of the month ~ Mozart / Instrument of the month: Flute / Term of the month ~ Forte
NOVEMBER 2021: Improvising ~ making up melodies and songs // Composer of the month ~ Brahms / Instrument of the month: Violin / Term of the month ~ Mezzo Piano
DECEMBER 2021: Composing and composers // Composer of the month ~ Tchaikovsky / Instrument of the month: Snare drum / Term of the month ~ Andante
JANUARY 2022: Reading notes and rhythms // Composer of the month ~ Beethoven / Instrument of the month: French horn / Term of the month ~ Conductor
FEBRUARY 2022: Learning about instruments // Composer of the month ~ Debussy / Instrument of the month: Clarinet / Term of the month ~ Accelerando
MARCH 2022: Watching and evaluating performances // Composer of the month ~ Bach / Instrument of the month: Guitar / Term of the month ~ Rhythm
APRIL 2022: How Music relates to other subjects // Composer of the month ~ Vivaldi / Instrument of the month: Xylophone / Term of the month ~ Tempo
MAY 2022: Understanding music in relation to history and culture // Composer of the month ~ Sousa / Instrument of the month: Tuba / Term of the month ~ Timbre
E2 and E3
There music class will also cover the 9 National Music Standards and follow the Montessori Music Notebook. They will have the same Composer of the month, Instrument of the month and the same term of the month.
In addition, E2 and E3 classes will also learn: Ukuleles, Recorders and Bucket drumming. Those in Grades 5 – 8 will be given the opportunity to be apart of the “Discoveries Choir”. For information on the “Discoveries Choir” please contact Cyndi Ryan-Lauer at [email protected].
Hello! My name is Ms. Christian and I am the School Psychologist for New Discoveries Montessori Academy. I have been with NDMA since Fall 2014 when I started as an intern. Now I hold an MA in Child Psychology and a PhD in School Psychology from the University of Minnesota. I love working with students at New Discoveries! Many students choose to meet with me in my office to play games, visit Chloe (my rottweiler who visits NDMA and is training to be a therapy dog), or just to talk. I also serve as co-coordinator of our special education team, and support teachers and parents to serve our students. In the past, I’ve also worked with classrooms on mindfulness skills. When I’m not at NDMA, I enjoy playing with Chloe, my sons (ages 4 and 7), and my husband. We like to snowmobile and ice fish in the winter, and swim or boat in the summer. We travel to the Big Horn mountains whenever we can!
During distance learning, I’ll be providing optional videos and resources for you to practice mindfulness at home. Please reach out if you have any questions, or even if you just want to talk to Chloe or I!
Elizabeth Christian, PhD, School Psychologist
Office: 320.234.6362 ext 2030
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Speech Language Pathologist Tammy Maiers