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ELEMENTARY SPECIALS

MUSIC

Beginning in Pre-K, students attend music class once a week.

Music allows students to build confidence while creating, sharing, and collaborating on ideas for presentation and performance. It gives them the ability to develop music appreciation, music theory, and performance skills.

 

Lessons include singing, music reading, movement, instrument playing, and team-building activities. A stage performance for friends and family is offered each semester.

 

OCA's music curriculum includes, but is not limited to:

  • Singing

  • Music reading

  • Movement

  • Instrument playing

  • Team building activities

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ART

Beginning in Kindergarten, students attend art class once a week.

Art allows students to learn skills that enable them to blend what they learn in core subjects by combining critical thinking, independence, attention to detail and craftsmanship. Art has a way of surpassing basic subjects by blending subjects in inventive ways that can spark the interest of all different types of students.  

OCA's art curriculum includes, but is not limited to:

  • Drawing and painting

  • Practicing basic art techniques

  • Learning about imagery

  • Guided art projects

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math)

Beginning in Kindergarten, students attend STEAM class once a week.

STEAM allows students to learn skills in a variety of concepts in all of the above disciplines. Lessons vary with some lasting one week and others lasting five or six weeks. The goals for this class are for students to learn something new and interesting to them, think outside the box, stretch their imaginations, work together, learn together and from each other, learn that mistakes are not wrong but another way to learn and grow, find the beauty in even the smallest things and have a blast while doing it all.   

 

OCA's STEAM curriculum includes, but is not limited to:

  • Engineering Design Process

  • The rock cycle

  • Building with LEGO

  • Creating the Gingerbread Village

  • Learning code on Scratch and Scratch Jr.

LIBRARY

Beginning in Kindergarten, students attend the library once a week

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PE

Beginning in Kindergarten, students attend PE class once a week.

PE allows students to emphasize physical development, teamwork and fun through games and fitness activities. Classes are adapted for grades to meet specific needs. Our PE class has lots of fun while learning!

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MEET THE TEAM

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Delaina Beller

Elementary Music Teacher

dbeller@ocacademy.org

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Zac Cobble

PE Teacher

zcobble@ocacademy.org

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Susan Capers

Elementary Art Teacher

scapers@ocacademy.org

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Micah Domina

PE Teacher

mdomina@ocacademy.org

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Amy Johnson

Elementary STEAM Teacher

ajohnson@ocacademy.org

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Nancy Davis

Librarian

ndavis@ocacademy.org

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