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 Bryant Elementary School
 2150 Santa Rosa
 Ann Arbor, MI 48108
 Principal: Roberta Heyward
 heywardr@aaps.k12.mi.us
 (734)997-1212

 Pattengill Elementary School
 2100 Crestland Drive
 Ann Arbor, MI 48104
 Principal: Melita Alston
 alston@aaps.k12.mi.us
 (734)994-1961

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Special Area Classes 


In addition to their regular classroom, students participate in the following special areas each week: Art, ILT, Physical Education and Vocal Music/Instrumentation. Their instruction in these areas range from 30-60 minutes once or twice a week, depending on their grade level as well as additional time spent on Humanities.

Art
Information, Literacy, and Technology (ILT)
Physical Education
Vocal Music/Instrumentation

Art

 pic_art.png Art is an essential component of the early elementary child's education.  The art curriculum is based on the State of Michigan Department of Education's "Visual Arts Core Curriculum" which includes the following:
  • historical and cultural concepts
  • art criticism/critical thinking
  • aesthetics
  • art making
Children will be creating works of art, engaging in discussion about their own work or famous works of art, recognizing the meaning and value of art and will be learning about artists and work from past and present cultures.  Other disciplines, such as mathematics, science and language arts will be integrated within the art concepts. Students' work is displayed thoughout the schools, as well as in community exhibits throughout the area.


Art Teachers

School  Teacher's Name
 Room Extention
Email
Bryant
Ms. Rene Dykes
 Art    dykes
Pattengill
Mrs. McDonald/Mrs. Erickson
 A-1 27418
 
     

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Information, Literacy, and Technology (ILT)

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All students go to the Media Center for classes at least once a week.  During the year, students are exposed to a variety of themes and styles of different authors and illustrators.  Students learn library skills and how to locate and use a variety of resource materials including laptops in connection with reading.

Students also have the opportunity to check out and exchange books. Borrowing library materials provides students with the opportunity to learn to be responsible.  Reminders are sent home with those children who forget their books for two consecutive weeks.  If library materials are lost, students are required to pay the cost of replacing them. 

Many activities are designed during the year to create enthusiasm and excitement about reading and technology by using laptops.  The Book Fair provides students the opportunity to purchase new and used books, while raising funds for the Media Center to acquire additional materials.  March is celebrated as Reading Month with several different events that encourage and stimulate students to become involved in reading.

Bryant and Pattengill's computer labs are equipped with iMac's.  These are connected together via local-talk to facilitate printer and file-sharing operations. In addition, several computers are connected to the district-wide network via an ethernet connection to a main server housed at the schools.  This allows district-wide connectivity as well as access to the Internet.  Black and white and color printers provide printing functions, in addition to scanners which are available for special production projects.  The programs available to students are designed to supplement the learning activities taking place in the classroom.


Media Specialists

 School Media Specialist
Room
Extension
Email
Bryant
 Mrs. Idzikowski/Mrs. Erdstein
Media Center
 15424  
Pattengill
Mrs. Deb Schreck
Media Center
 27427 schreck

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Physical Education

 pic_gym.png Physical education activity is meant to foster the psychological, intellectual and social, as well as the physical development of the child.  Physical education activities take place in the gymnasium or outdoors, weather permitting.  Students are asked to wear appropriate clothing and gym shoes on the days they will be participating in physical educaiton.  Children work on skills such as gymnastics, locomotor skills, fitness levels, including muscular strength and conditioning, ball handling, coorperative games, and gross motor skills.  Field Day, held in the spring allows children to participate in a number of athletic events while having fun.


Gym Teachers

 School Teacher
Room
Extension
Email
Bryant
Mrs. Jackie Burns
 Gym 15436 burns



 
Pattengill
Mr. John Fisher
 Gym 27445
fisherj

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Vocal Music/Instrumental Music

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The mission of musical education in the Ann Arbor Public Schools is to contribute to a comprehensive and relevant education for all students through meaningful, sequential study of music as an art form, as a social force and as a uniquely human endeavor.  The elementary and familiar songs, songs from other cultures, movement activities learning to identify and read music, creating melodies, verses and rhythm patterns, as well as playing a classroom instrument and listening to a variety of musical styles.  Musical experiences include: melody, rhythm, harmony, form, timbre and expressive qualities.


Music Teachers

 School Teacher
Room
Extension
Email
Bryant
Mrs. Louise Wallner
 Music 15431 wallner
         
Pattengill
Mr. Richard Knapp
 C-4 27446
knappr
Pattengill
Ms.Kathleen Ford
 C-3 27440
fordk
Pattengill
Mr. Craig Beery
MPR
27446 beeryc

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