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Physical Education, Music & Other Electives

Kavod’s combination of physical activity, connection to the arts and strong academics, encourages a fun learning process, resulting in successful student achievement and high assessment scores for the students of the Kavod family!

Physical Education

Kavod focuses on Physical Education as well as academics. Every student has the ability to increase their self-confidence, and therefore improve their physical and cognitive performances through organized physical education focusing on individual, paired and small group activities emphasizing personal best and team building.

Physical Education at Kavod encompasses a multitude of activities allowing all children to become skilled and fit and occurs throughout the day with regular PE classes, structured morning and lunch recess, and other activities throughout the year. Our PE program does not focus on competition, but instead on building skill, flexibility, coordination, and confidence. Activities include running, gymnastics, skills in sports, music, and ongoing skilled activities.

Our emphasis on teaching our students to be physically active, increases their ability to remain focused in the classroom and absorb the rigorous instruction and phenomenal teaching.

Music

The following benefits of music in elementary school, provided by the National Association of Music Education, directly align to the Kavod program:

Musical training helps develop language and reasoning: Students who have early musical training will develop the areas of the brain related to language and reasoning.

Students learn to improve their work: Learning music promotes craftsmanship, and students learn to want to create good work instead of mediocre work.

Emotional development: Students of music can be more emotionally developed, with empathy towards other cultures They also tend to have higher self esteem and are better at coping with anxiety.

Music builds imagination and intellectual curiosity: Introducing music in the early childhood years can help foster a positive attitude toward learning and curiosity.

Development in creative thinking: Kids who study the arts can learn to think creatively. This kind of education can help them solve problems by thinking outside the box and realizing that there may be more than one right answer.

Responsible risk-taking: Performing a musical piece can bring fear and anxiety. Doing so teaches kids how to take risks and deal with fear, which will help them become successful and reach their potential.

Better self-confidence: With encouragement from teachers and parents, students playing a musical instrument can build pride and confidence. Musical education is also likely to develop better communication for students.

Enrichments

Weekly enrichment classes provide Kavod students exposure to a variety of additional extra curricular opportunities.