Welcome Back 2023-24
We are very excited to be back in school teaching the wonderful children of Cherokee. This year we welcome former Cherokee student Mr. Walsh to our teaching staff. Mr. Walsh has been teaching PE at Slocum elementary school for the past 5 years. We are very fortunate to have him.
Students have physical education THREE days per week. Our goal is to have them be active while learning the fundamentals of sport activities, have a positive attitude towards their peers and always give their best effort.
Mr. Nelson, Ms. Cohen, Ms. Kaplan & Mr. Walsh
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"Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy."
- Ludwig van Beethoven
Welcome back! I hope you had a wonderful summer and are ready to learn new things! I believe music is a great tool to teach cultural diversity, while providing a hands on learning experience. In the music classroom we will learn many songs from different cultures. Students will learn by playing on instruments, singing, and dancing. Through performing these songs, we will learn about many traditions and customs from around the world!
Why we learn music?
- Music involves all subjects including math, art, science, literacy and history.
- It is physical and makes us move
- It is abundant and always around us
- We connect and reflect
- It is something every child can succeed in, and is fun to do
- Music is life -
Cherokee Art Program
The Visual Arts program at Cherokee is designed to provide children with
opportunities for self-expression, inventiveness, skill and aesthetic
awareness. Students will have developmental experiences in the creative
process of drawing, painting, collage and sculpture. Artistic process,
art history, multiculturalism and interdisciplinary lessons are
incorporated within the Visual Art curriculum. As an art teacher, I
believe that every child has an inherit artistic voice that can flourish
Please check out the Band and Orchestra links to find out more information about these programs.