As the arts, we will include visual arts, music, physical education, technology and library.
No Child Left Behind identifies the arts as a core subject (US Department of Education, 2002). . We in the Cherry Creek School District are fortunate to have the arts as an important part of the school day. Specials are part of the Enhanced Core of the Cherry Creek Schools curriculum.
In specials, we value the workshop model, thinking strategies, the inquiry approach, and thinking maps.
We also use Love and Logic.
First through fifth graders attend specials for 45 minutes each day of the week. Kindergartners attend for 20 minutes most days of the week.