SPECIAL AREAS:

ART, MUSIC, P.E., & LIBRARY

Clayton Library

Librarian: Dana Sposeep, dana.sposeep@austinisd.org and https://sites.google.com/austinisd.org/clayton-library/home

Information about Clayton's Accelerated Reader (AR) program can be found here: https://global-zone20.renaissance-go.com/welcomeportal/2217363

Clayton's Enchanting Book Fair will occur twice a year.  

Check back for fall and spring book fair dates.  

Special Areas Rotations

Each day our Cardinals will visit, and engage, with one of our fabulous Special Areas!  We lovingly call this rotation MAP for Music, Art, and PE.  Each year there is a set rotation and all classes are assigned a rotation (A,B, or C).  

For the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year, each student will attend synchronous classes for special areas on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Wednesday and Friday, they will need to complete asynchronous lessons accessible through Blend. To learn more about how asynchronous rotations work, please see this video from Coach Shaw: https://youtu.be/Sy48EnQBD3Y 

P.E. Department

Coach Tyler Shaw: tyler.shaw@austinisd.org
Physical Education (P.E.) is taught on a 3-day rotation with art and music to students in grades K-5. Students will participate in a variety of activities in accordance with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. We look forward to teaching your child an assortment of sports skills along with cooperation and good sportsmanship. 

Music Department

Barry Nunnelee: barry.nunnelee@austinisd.org and Jenni Rotter-Rabago: jennifer.rotterrabago@austinisd.org
 

Honoring Veterans Though Music

This year to honor our Veterans we will have a celebration in our music classes/online zoom classes concurrently. We would like to honor the veterans in your family and have them named during our ceremony. If you have a picture, it would be nice to also share that with the class. Please see the Veteran's Day Program information here.

Performance Day in Music Class - the students will have a performance day during their regular music time. This will be Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday depending on which day your child attends music.

 

Ideas for performance day:

Play a song on an instrument they have learned (no making up songs on the spot please). This could include piano, guitar, accordion, recorder, violin, cello, etc. Sing a song they have practiced. Dance to a song that is prepared ahead of time. Show and tell about an instrument they do not play (e.g., grandpa’s old trumpet)

Other ideas might include: Jump rope, Tell jokes, Gymnastics (we will have a mat), Hula hoop, Karate, Perform a short drama (skit), Juggle, etc.

We also ask that the performance be limited to 2 minutes to allow all class members an opportunity to perform. We hope your child will want to participate but it is not required. This will in no way affect your child’s grade. It is just a time to share with the other students in their classroom. (This is not a contest) We also ask that parents do not attend unless they are part of the performance. Questions? Contact: Barry Nunnelee, Clayton Music Teachers.

Art Department 

Contact: Courtney Rock courtney.rock@austinisd.org and Ashlea Cedrone ashlea.cedrone@austinisd.org for more information.

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