Staff Highlight – Mrs. Sanders & Mr. Johson

In the Core Knowledge sequence, Visual Arts and PE are essential to the K-8 curriculum and integrate with topics taught in other subject areas.

A good understanding of the Arts develops through creative (making own art/music), historical, and analytical knowledge. Students are exposed to fine paintings, great music and other works of art. The emphasis is on active participation, understanding different methods and terminology and appreciation of masterpieces.

Physical education plays a critical role in educating the whole student. Research supports the importance of movement in educating both mind and body. Physical education contributes directly to development of physical competence and fitness. It also helps students to make informed choices and understand the value of leading a physically active lifestyle. The benefits of physical education can affect both academic learning and physical activity patterns of students.

Mrs. Sanders

By: Melody and Isaac

Mrs. Sanders, Franklin school’s K-8 art teacher, is very bright and has many talents and interests. In addition to teaching at Franklin School, Mrs. Sanders also teaches art at Adams Elementary. She was born in Los Angeles, California and grew up in California and Washington State. Mrs. Sanders’ hobbies are gardening, painting, cooking, walking, and hiking. She definitely likes to keep busy. Her favorite food is avocadoes and she loves to watch the blazers. She likes to go to cities on vacations because they have lots of museums. Mrs. Sanders’ loves to read and her favorite book is little house on the prairie. Mrs. Sanders said that if she wasn’t a teacher she would love to run a business.

Mrs. Sanders is creative, caring, and clever. Her favorite type of art is painting. Her favorite teacher was 6th grade Mr. Smith, her math and science teacher because he was a well-rounded person. Her favorite subjects when she was in school were art and math.  Helping students and creating a positive learning environment were what inspired her to be a teacher. Her favorite art medium to teach is drawing, but her favorite thing she is currently teaching is ceramics. She likes teaching in a K-8 school because of the variety of ages and the wide range of art that the students can bring to the table. Mrs. Sanders enjoys teaching the Core Knowledge Content through art history in her classroom. Mrs. Sanders is an incredible teacher and students really enjoy learning art from her.

Mr. Johnson

By Aden and Elsa

Mr. Johnson is the P.E teacher at Franklin School in Corvallis Oregon. He was born and raised in Grants Pass, Oregon. He has lived in many parts of Oregon including Grants Pass, Newberg, and Roseburg.

Mr. Johnson has many different hobbies and interests. His favorite subject when he was a student in school was P.E.  His favorite sports are soccer and tennis. When he is not teaching P.E., Mr. Johnson enjoys photography and woodworking. He even said that if he was not a teacher at Franklin School, he would like to be a woodworker. Mr. Johnson also likes to spend his time listening to music. His favorite type of music is Christian. If Mr. Johnson could pick a favorite vacation spot, it would be going to the mountains. He enjoys eating hamburgers, and reading his favorite book The Hobbit. In his spare time, Mr. Johnson roots for the Seattle Seahawks.

Mr. Johnson is a great P.E. teacher, he even likes to join in and play hockey with us. He is a hardworking, motivated, and very outgoing teacher. Mr. Johnson said he liked teaching at a K-8 school because there are many students of different ages. In addition to teaching P.E., Mr. Johnson is also the health teacher for the 6th-8th grade students at Franklin School.  We all love going to P.E. with Mr. Johnson. He really makes P.E. exciting for all!