Elementary Arts

Elementary Arts

The directors of our Fine Arts programs have committed themselves to leading their programs through a Christian example. In every case, it is their desire for their groups to glorify God.

Grace Elementary School Art

Art

The art curriculum in Kindergarten through 5th grades offers students a variety of creative activities using different materials and mediums.  Students can be found creating with clay, paint, 3-D elements, and more.  We look at the Masters for appreciation, learn art history and incorporate the elements of art and more principles of design to offer our young artiest a toolbox to use when observing and creating art.  We strive to encourage every student to find their artistic talent and to give honor and glory to God for the creativity with which He has blessed them.

Music

First and foremost, we want to make Christ the center of our worship time during music class. Students in Junior Kindergarten through 5th grades enjoy a weekly music class. The youngest students begin to learn about composers, play instruments, clap on a steady beat, sing songs, and move to the music.  As they progress through their elementary years, students learn music notation and terminology, how to read rhythms, and how to play patterns on a steady beat while others play a different pattern.  Continued development of singing voices, solfege training, playing percussion instruments including recorders and ukuleles, learning the lines and spaces of the Treble Clef, and learning instrument families are the voices of the middle and older elementary grades.

Music

First and foremost, we want to make Christ the center of our worship time during music class. Students in Junior Kindergarten through 5th grades enjoy a weekly music class. The youngest students begin to learn about composers, play instruments, clap on a steady beat, sing songs, and move to the music.  As they progress through their elementary years, students learn music notation and terminology, how to read rhythms, and how to play patterns on a steady beat while others play a different pattern.  Continued development of singing voices, solfege training, playing percussion instruments including recorders and ukuleles, learning the lines and spaces of the Treble Clef, and learning instrument families are the voices of the middle and older elementary grades.

Grace Elementary School Music

Staff

Laura Burton

Laura Burton

Music

Laura has worked as an elementary music teacher in public schools since 1994. She has been with Grace Community School since 2011 as an elementary music teacher and varsity girls golf coach since 2013. Laura received her bachelor’s degree from Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, Tennessee. She and her husband, Mark, have twin daughters who attend Grace and one son who graduated from Grace in 2016.

Belle Thomas

Belle Thomas

Art

Belle has been the elementary art teacher at Grace since 2006. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas. After years of teaching various grade levels in public schools in the metroplex, Belle began teaching art at St. Andrews Catholic School in Fort Worth. The Thomases have two GCS students: Stella and Turner. She enjoys being a Grace mom and attending many sporting events for her children, as well as, being a part of the GCS family.