Physical education is an integral part of the total education program. The curricular content is based upon the National Standards for Physical Education, the Maryland Learning Outcomes and the Maryland Physical Education Content Standards. Elementary physical education is a planned sequence of activities that affords the students the opportunity to achieve competency in a variety of movement forms. The student's learn to apply movement concepts to the development of motor patterns and integrated movement sequences. Development of a student's personal fitness potential is an important program outcome.
The Elementary Visual Arts Program serves as the foundation of the sequential art program for grades Prekindergarten – 12 in Anne Arundel County Public Schools. Through the exploration and discovery of their world, students develop skills to express personal ideas and concepts. Students learn to use skills of perception and observation, develop visual literacy, global understanding and appreciation. Students experiment with the artistic processes through scaffolded investigations of drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture that are extended to purposefully connect to classroom content. Student art work is displayed throughout the school and can be found in the hallways, showcases, bulletin boards, and the media center. Art work is also show through group shows throughout the community in such locations as the Board of Education, Westfield’s Annapolis Mall, the Walters Art Museum, the public library and Broadneck High School. Learn more about the Visual Arts Program at Anne Arundel County Public Schools Visual Arts Website: https://www.aacps.org/Page/967
Band and Strings
String instrument lessons are available to students in grades three, four and five. String lessons are available for: Cello, Bass, Viola, and Violin. Band instrument lessons are available to students in fourth and fifth grade. Band instruments include: flute, trombone, trumpet, clarinet, percussion, French horn, baritone horn, tuba and saxophone.
All students in grades one through five receive general music instruction for two half-hours per week with a qualified music teacher. Kindergarten music is provided by the classroom teacher. Chorus is open to students in grades four and five. Learn more about the Music Program at AACPS.
The Library Media program is designed for students to learn information skills, use information skills effectively to solve problems and explore literature and reading for the purpose of lifelong learning. Grade K-2 emphasis is on literature with some beginning location and research skills. Grade 3 - 5 focuses on Information Problem Solving. Media skills are integrated with classroom units where possible. Click on the following link for access to the Library Media Services' Electronic Database.
Windsor Farm has a networked computer lab with 35 student stations, a 13 station mini lab in the media center as well as 1 or 2 networked computers in every classroom. The computer lab enables teachers to integrate technology into all areas of the curriculum. By assessing varieties of web sites and utilizing approved software applications, students compile and analyze data, research using the Internet and online encyclopedias, organize facts and write reports using graphics, present multimedia presentations and use digital photography. Each student spends time each week on keyboarding to increase speed and productivity. Our lab serves all students from kindergarten through fifth grade.