Ocean Road Elementary School offers a variety of special classes for students in kindergarten through grade 5. Special classes build on classroom learning concepts while helping children develop specific skills in the related arts. Specials include Art, Computers, Music, Physical Education, and Library.

Ocean Road students in grades K-5 work with a wide variety of mediums: painting, sewing, pastels and markers in our large art room. Classes are encouraged to work with both two and three dimensional work as well as fiber art. Each project introduces a new concept, artist, time period and/or culture. The principles and elements of design are addressed to clearly meet the objective of each lesson. Our department's philosophy is centered around the belief that by working in an inspirational and nurturing environment, will spark our students'imagination, engendering creativity and enthusiasm, and inspiring their creativity.
Teacher: Mrs. Savage,
Art Website

Ocean Road students in grade 5 may elect to join the combined Ocean Road and Nellie F. Bennett Elementary Schools' Fifth Grade Band. Through group and individual lessons, students aquire and understanding of and appreciation for all genres of music, while developing skills and techniques on their chosen instrument. The Fifth Grade Band performs two concerts during the school year. Band members may also opt to participate in summer band.
Teacher: Ms. Meier,
Band Website

Ocean Road Elementary School offers developmentally appropriate computer instruction for students in kindergarten through grade 5. Weekly Computer Classes take place in Ocean Road's Computer Lab, however, technology learning is supplemented daily with the use of Interactive Whiteboards, projectors and tablet computers. To ensure Ocean Road students become responsible digital citizens, technological lessons are always tempered with lessons about internet safety and digital responsibility.
Teacher: Mr. Hogan,
Computers Website

The goal of the Ocean Road music program is to provide students in grades kindergarten through grade 5 with welcoming, joyful classroom experience where they may begin to develop a lasting appreciation and understanding of music. Students will sing alone and with others, perform on instruments, learn about composing and arranging music and will also learn to evaluate and analyze musical performances. Ocean Road students in fourth and fifth grade may also participate in after school Chorus!
Teacher: Mrs. Cawley,    
General Music Website

Physical Education
Ocean Road Elementary School's Physical Education program is designed to ensure students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to engage in meaningful physical activity during the school year and to develop lifelong healthy habits. Our school's health-related fitness program emphasizes lifetime participation in physical activity as a means of promoting fitness and health. Students learn about the importance of deonstrating good sportsmanship through the Cross Country Cruisers program. Cross Country Cruisers makes physical fitness fun! Students are encouraged to engage in physical activity during recess in hopes of possibly winning the coveted Golden Sneaker Award. The Physical Education Department helps facilitate a positive school climate by stressing the tenets of good sportsmanship, encouraging safe, fair and honest play at all times.
Teachers: Mr. Carr,    |    Mr. Jaworovich,
Physical Education Website

Library/Media Center
Ocean Road Elementary School offers a fully stocked library, staffed by a full time media specialist. During regular trips to the library media center, students are taught how to use the library and about the types of materials housed there. They also learn basic research techniques. Library media services are an integral part of the curriculum, serving a supportive role to all curricular areas. The library is fully stocked with age appropriate reading material, ranging from current favorites to classic literature. Students may borrow library books at any time. This helps foster positive reading habits and a lifelong love of reading.
Media Specialist: Mrs. Nagle,
Library Website

Language is the basis of human communication. The ability to effectively communicate in more than one language, with an appropriate understanding of cultural contexts, enhances cross-cultural communication, while helping students develop an appreciation for cultural diversity. Elementary Spanish lessons will provide an introduction to oral communication with an emphasis on understanding Spanish-speaking cultures.
Teacher: Ms. Cole,

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