Spencer Elementary School Students Experience Their Own Drums Alive!
4 months ago
By Tina Riley
Miss. Bowen and Ms. Albert were inspired by a "Drums Alive" production that they saw when they were looking for some cooperative teaching projects. "We needed activities that we could do together in order to make sure we covered our content standards for the year." This activity combines the benefits of movement with music and rhythm. It is an activity that all age groups, all fitness levels or physical limitations can do.
"Instead of using a drum to beat out a rhythm you drum on an exercise ball that sits on a bucket. It gives you a chance to be that rock star you always wanted to be" shares Ms. Albert. The cost of the equipment was going to be too much for the music or physical education department to handle so Ms. Albert and Miss Bowen approached their faculty senate. The two teachers stated, "Thanks to our staff we were able to purchase 30 sets of balls, buckets, and sticks. We have a wonderful staff that will always go the extra mile to help a worthy cause."
Students have only had one lesson so far, but the teachers hope to build up skills so we (students and teachers) are using lots of energy and drumming fast paced rhythms that leave students feeling excited and revived!
Some students shared their opinion about this new fun activity for their physical education and music classes.
Student "L.T.": "It was something that involved music, and it was fun. It's incredible!"
Student "C.O.": "It was inspiring to me. It let all the stress out. It was exciting!"
Student "A.S.": "It was awesome! It was a cool game. I'd like to do it with other kinds of music."
Student "C.K": "It gave your arms a work out! I like it when we got to drum on the ball really, really fast. I would like to do it again!"
4 months ago
by Title I Teachers: Ms. Hall, Mrs. Cole, and Mrs. Williams
Meet the Team:
From Left to Right:
Ms. Julia Hall (28 years, 10 years in Title 1)
Mrs. Amy Cole (9 Years Title I)
Mrs. Ashley Williams (14 years, 2 years in Title 1)
Our Title I Program provides opportunities for fun learning. The picture above was taken during our Dr. Seuss/One Book One School week activities.
This page is dedicated to our Title I Program and posting information for students and parents. Please visit often for information, school events, and parent involvement activities.
Carolyn F. Patton Memorial Library
over 2 years ago
The Carolyn F. Patton Memorial Library was established in the school year 2001-2002. She is well remembered for her passion for books and her desire to read. That passion and desire, along with her dedication and devotion, came through as she taught children to love books in her classroom and as principal.
She was principal of Spencer Primary Center (now Spencer Elementary School) for the school years 1982-83 to 1995-96.
About The School
over 2 years ago
The History of Spencer Primary School-Now Spencer Elementary School
Our entire building is located on a small hill near route 36 leaving Spencer. Our school was built in stages to accommodate the next grade level to attend . The school's name was "Spencer Primary Center".
In 1982, a small school was built which would serve the area kindergarten students. The computer lab, which is located downstairs, was our students first cafeteria. First through eighth grade students attended school at the old "Spencer Elementary School." The old building is now the location of the Roane County Committee on Aging. This building is located near Washington Park.
In 1988, another section was built to hold our first grade students, and construction continued for our second graders to follow in 1989. The plan for our school was to move third and fourth grade students to this facility, as well. Those students began the school year here in 1991. During this time frame we also added a pre-school class. Our name was still "The Spencer Primary Center". At this time, our enrollment was approximately 630 students. In the school year 2002-2003 our school's name was changed to "Spencer Elementary School". We are the "Jaguars", and our school colors are sky blue and silver.