455 South Broadway Avenue, Bartow Florida

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863 533 0905

firstmethodistschoolbartow@gmail.com

455 S Broadway Ave

Bartow, FL 33830

07:00 - 3:00

Monday to Friday

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863 533 0905

firstmethodistschool@verizon.net

455 S Broadway Ave

Bartow, FL 33830

07:00 - 3:00

Monday to Friday

Special Areas

At First Methodist School we believe that instruction in the arts, languages, and physical education is a cornerstone to a well rounded curriculum. These classes allow our students to find and develop abilities that they enjoy while still developing critical thinking and academic skills.

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Art

The Art program at First Methodist School is based on the art curriculum set by the State of Florida. It consists of painting, drawing, modeling or sculpting, printing, fabrics, cutting, pasting, crafts and art appreciation. First Methodist School participates in the Bartow Bloomin’ Arts Festival  and our FMS year end art show.

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Music/Drama

All students at First Methodist School participate in musical activities weekly. This includes singing, musical games, rhythm, note study, and performance. Our Music program carries over into our monthly Chapel time as students sing songs of worship and praise.  All age levels have the opportunity to participate in musical productions during the year.

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Computer

Kindergarten through Third grade learn typing skills with the KEYBO typing program.

First through Third learn how to create documents in Microsoft Word.

Fourth and Fifth grade learn how to research information on the Web. They are taught how to create simple spread sheets and charts in Microsoft Excel and power point presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint.

Sixth grade is taught extensive use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). They combine all of their skills into one final project “The Game of Life”, which requires research on the career of their choice. They make a budget based on this career.

Seventh and Eighth grade learn basic computer programming with Karel the Robot and Alice (a 3-d computer animation program). They also learn web page design with HTML programming.

Fourth through Eighth grades continue to develop and practice their typing skills in KEYBO throughout the year.

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Physical Education

All students in Kindergarten through Eighth grade participate in P.E. classes. These classes focus on developing sportsmanship, social skills, and problem solving skills as well as improving physical skills. The curriculum for P.E. will consist of team sports, large and small group activities, rhythmic activities, rope jumping activities, movement, and exercise.

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Spanish

Students in Kindergarten through Eighth grade receive instruction in Spanish. Learning a second language helps build critical thinking skills that are related to future academic success. In addition these classes expose our students to cultures other than their own, giving them a better understanding of their world. This understanding prepares them for success in their future academic endeavors and beyond.

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Chapel

This segment of our program is sponsored by the First Methodist Church and is presented by the Pastor for students in 3 year-old Preschool through Eighth grade. Students will participate in a monthly nondenominational Character Development lesson as well as singing and prayer. These lessons will encourage our students to represent themselves, their families, and their school well in the community throughout their lives.