The Webster School Related Arts Departments
The Webster Media Center is staffed by Terri Falk, Media Specialist and Kathy Fazio, Media Technician. We are a flexible access facility. This simply means that the media center is available to students and staff everyday. Ms. Falk currently has a fixed schedule of classes daily from 8:55 am – 10:00 am. The media center is open from 8:35 am – 2:30 pm for students and during building hours for staff. Our goals are to compliment, enrich and supplement the curriculum, and to provide appropriate materials to staff and students. We provide instruction, assistance and encouragement for all Webster students to become independent media users. Available library services begin with an updated collection of literature and resources for our school community. Each year we continue to focus on encouraging the love of reading literature in a variety of platforms by facilitating the learning of our students in a variety of ways. Topics of study will vary weekly and will include fiction and non-fiction text, library skills instruction, cooperative teaching of research and subject units. SLAMS Club students produce a short news program called WEBS each morning that is viewed in the classrooms and available on our website daily. Our entire collection of library books is leveled for ease of student use. We pride ourselves on having a friendly, open facility that the students love to visit. Please stop in and see our amazing space! Media Center Homepage
We would like to extend a BIG Webster Welcome to Mr. Mattheus. This is his first year teaching in an elementary school. His extensive background in music and deep family roots in teaching has made him a great fit for TWS. A drummer with a gift for creativity, he will definitely have our students rockin and beat boxing this year>
Kindergarten, first, and second graders start the school year off with moving to a steady beat, as well as discovering musical and environmental sounds around us. The students develop their vocal skills and techniques by learning to sing alone and with others with a varied repertoire of music. The Sunshine State Standards are part of the basic instruction. Soon, they are familiarized with percussion family instruments including rhythm sticks, tambourines, drums, woodblocks, etc., which are played by tapping, shaking, or patting on a steady beat. Melody bells are introduced the last half of the year to familiarize the students with the concept of tonal movement and further develop their listening, playing, and reading skills Third, fourth, and fifth graders enhance their reading skills as they continue to develop their singing voices. Rhythm patterns are reviewed with percussion instruments and soon reinforced with melodic instruments including melody bells, barred percussion instruments, and the keyboards. Instruction is guided by the Sunshine State Standards and incorporates all academic areas including mathematics, social studies, language arts, and science.