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Enrichment

Nagata Dance STARS

Nagata Dance Performing STARS! introduces the joy of music, rhythm, and dance to children through energetic dance classes and award-winning choreography. The highly praised and unique Nagata Dance teaching methods inspire excellence and builds children's confidence to express themselves through movement. Imagine little dancers bouncing to the beat in complete joy and harmony as Nagata Dance brings to life the performing STAR in each child! Emphasis is on classroom management, personal space and teamwork. All Cobb elementary students participate in Nagata Dance and have multiple performance opportunities. 

Education Outside


Education Outside advances science in the outdoors. In our living outdoor classrooms, we teach a standards-based curriculum during the school day. Students experience hands-on, experiential science and environmental education as a part of the regular school day, throughout the school year. We're cultivating the next generation of scientific thinkers and environmental stewards by introducing children to hands-on explorations in the school garden.

Playworks

 

Our Playworks coach enhances and transforms recess and play into a positive experience that helps kids and teachers get the most out of every learning opportunity. Our rock-star coach strives to know every child by name, orchestrating play and physical activity through the five components of the Playworks program every day. 

 

We are changing school culture by leveraging the power of safe, fun, and healthy play at school every day. We create a place for every kid on the playground to feel included, be active, and build valuable social and emotional skills. We offer an essential opportunity for children to explore their imaginations, to connect with other kids, and to stretch and grow physically, emotionally and socially.

 

 

 

 

"I’m here every single day. I’m in charge of all the recesses, junior coaches, and leagues. My main focus this year is play - just having kids play. And teaching teachers how to play games so they can play with them as well. Some kids don’t know how to play in an organized game because they learned how to play from friends. Since I’m here, I can teach them how to play, help them share the ball and work together as a team. Honestly, it’s the best thing I could ask for to be around the kids, having a connection with them and their family, and letting the family know that they’re doing a great job. I wake up an hour early just to come here to hang out with the kids."

--Donna Chan, Playworks Coordinator

 

 

 

Mentoring for Success


Mentoring for Success provides students with highly qualified and effective mentors who engage students in asset-building activities to build skills for school success, improved attendance, and high self esteem. Mentoring first focuses on relationships building to establish mutual trust, respect and friendship. Mentors offer students a pathway to expand their life perspectives, overcome obstacles and build on their strengths to make positive choices and develop essential school and life skills.

 

 

Visual and Performing Arts

Bringing the arts into the classroom and students to the arts in our powerfully creative and artistically diverse community, we seek to build and enhance 21st Century Skills and to encourage students, teachers and parents to view themselves as life-long-learners who are inspired by the arts and act as creative participants in our school communities.

 

Dedicated music and visual art teachers instruct all Cobb students once a week. Instrumental music is offered in fourth and fifth grade. Thanks to our spacious campus, Cobb students enjoy dedicated arts and music spaces.

 

 

Physical Education

High-quality, standards-based physical education instruction helps students learn not only the skills and knowledge to be physically fit and active, it also gives them the confidence and positive attitude necessary to participate in physical activities. 
Mastering fundamental movements skills at an early age establishes a foundation that facilitates further motor skill acquisition and gives students increased capacity for a lifetime of successful and enjoyable physical activity experiences. All students receive 200 minutes of physical education every 10 days, in addition to recess.

 

 

Library and Technology

Students make weekly visits to our school library. Chromebooks and iPads are available for classroom use.