A quality Physical Education Program supports the physical, intellectual, and social-emotional development of students. When students maintain adequate levels of physical fitness and make healthy choices, the conditions and opportunities for learning also increase. For these reasons, Physical Education plays an integral role in a comprehensive educational program.
"When you feel like quitting; think about why you started!"
The visual arts program at Eisenhower Elementary is designed to meet the lifelong learning needs of our students by providing a meaningful experience that allows the development of problem-solving and studio skills.
The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills are incorporated within each unit of study to meet the states’ curricular objectives and expectations. Students are taught through the use of a Discipline-Based Art Education strategy that integrates aesthetics, criticism, history, and production.
Another strategy for learning from an artwork that is gained by students is the Feldman Model for Critical Inquiry. It teaches students how to look at art, and what to look for in it. The process involves a foundational approach where you first, list the elements of art through describing, analyze these elements by organizing them with the principles of design, interpret any moods and feelings being conveyed by the work, and finally evaluate the work by placing artistic merit on the success and aesthetic value of the artwork.
Our goal is to have the kids be “Art Smart”