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Birney is unique in many ways we offer additional programs that are not offered in other elementary schools. We believe in teaching the whole child. Specials includes: Spanish, Art, Garden, Physical Education and Music. Students attend these classes weekly and are aligned to what they are learning in the classroom.
Specials enable our teachers to collaborate as a team once a week while their students go to highly engaging enrichment classes.
Please make a note of your children's specials day so you can help our students remember to dress for P.E. (P.E. shoes are a MUST) and art (might get messy), and to bring their library book so they can turn it in and get a new book.
If your children find transitions challenging, you may want to prepare them for specials day carefully by reminding them they will visit several areas of the school and see several teachers throughout the day. If your child is struggling academically, the intervention teacher might keep your child out of specials for one or two classes to provide additional instruction.
If your son or daughter is already a student at Birney, Ask them about their day in specials. They will have lots to talk about.