CREATIVITY AND MOVEMENT
The Cove School nurtures student creativity and cultivates a healthy active environment.
Students are encouraged to pursue their passions, inquire and express themselves in creative ways. The Cove community celebrates the natural curiosity, imagination and inventiveness that children possess. Tinkering, music & dance and art provide students opportunities to explore their interests and express their ideas.
The Cove School also believes in the importance of students engaging in movement to promote health, facilitate learning and strengthen community. Starting each day together with Cove in Motion promotes individual and school pride and gives students a brain boost creating a healthy community ready to learn. In addition, each class participates in P.E. during the week.
- TINKER TIME
"Take risks, fail early and fail often, make mistakes- that’s how you learn!" These are things we say all the time to our students and to our teachers!
What better way to test out ideas and think creatively than to Tinker? Tinkering is an exercise in taking risks, getting real results, both positive and negative, and innovating. While tinkering, children explore materials and learn new skills such as sewing, coding, hammering, drilling, circuits, cooking, and building. Tinkering is one of the Signature Practices at The Cove and promotes creativity across all grade levels.
This student-directed learning time allows students to play, pursue passions and develop a sense of competency and purpose. What better way to innovate than to think with your hands to explore your creativity.
Visual Art education is a critical part of every student’s educational and developmental journey. At The Cove School, students are guided to embrace the joys, struggles and triumphs of art making. Both the process and the results are equally valued. Students explore interesting projects, often inspired by artists, in a variety of mediums such as; watercolors, oil pastels, collages, prints and clay. Examples of typical projects include watercolor technique exercises, succulent and cactus garden painting, gingerbread houses using oil pastels, and line/shape castles inspired by contemporary artist Rob Dunlavey. Through the concentrated focus of art instruction, students build persistence, creativity, ingenuity and confidence.
- MUSIC AND DANCE
Music and dance are a big part of The Cove Community. The whole school starts the day dancing to music with Cove-in-Motion! During the week, students participate in music classes where they learn about music, play a variety of instruments and engage in captivating musical activities. Dance classes are also provided. And when students reach fifth grade, they take part in either The Cove Choir or The Cove Band. Many Cove Students also choose to participate in the after school offerings such as the school musical, African drumming lessons or Ukulele Club.
- PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Physical Education at The Cove School consists of huge amounts of fun-filled activities and skill building opportunities. Encouragement, healthy competition and school-wide spirit is all part of the fun. The youngest students, kindergarten through second grade, focus on movement skills, muscle building exercises and object manipulation. While grades three through five focus on team building activities, fitness and strength training, object manipulation and a variety of sports.
- TINKER TIME