6th Grade Exploratory Wheel Highlights:

    Each class is one quarter (approx.10 weeks)

    Exploratory Wheel classes rotate each quarter to a different class

    The four classes are Music, Art, Drama, Technology 

    The music quarter includes both vocal and instrumental instruction, with emphasis on music theory and history. Students are exposed to various styles of music, and also how to conduct, read, and even write music. 
    The art quarter is based on Betty Edward’s book Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. Using this method, students learn to draw by learning to see through careful, controlled observation. Drawing is a basic skill that is fundamental for all students. Watercolor techniques, design and composition, art history, and different styles of art are also studied.
    The drama quarter focuses on the many facets of theatre. Students participate in a variety of performances and audience experiences. Through ensemble and individual performance, students learn about pantomime, improvisation, acting choices, scene work, monologues, vocal expression, and play production. Appropriate and critical viewing skills are emphasized throughout the quarter.