K - 5 Full-Time Elementary Students

English Language Arts 

 

LANGUAGE ARTS KA AND B
This Kindergarten Language Arts course will teach students to
identify and write all letters, produce letter sounds and frequently
used phonograms. Students will also master weekly sight words
and reading and comprehension strategies to grow as readers. All
Common Core K LA standards are met in this course.

 LANGUAGE ARTS 1A AND B

 This First Grade Language Arts course will teach students to

identify and write all letters, produce letter sounds and frequently 

used phonograms. Students will also master weekly sight words
and reading and comprehension strategies to grow as readers.
Students will begin to develop writing skills through a variety
grammar, spelling and writing activities. All Common Core 1 LA
standards are met in this course.

 

 LANGUAGE ARTS 2A AND B

 

The 2nd Grade Language Arts course will teach students to spell
and write vocabulary, read more fluently, apply grammar concepts,
and participate in handwriting and writing activities through
thematic units. Students will also continue to master weekly
sight words and reading and comprehension strategies to grow as
readers. All Common Core 2 LA standards are met in this course.

 

LANGUAGE ARTS 3A AND B
This Third Grade Language Arts course will teach students reading
comprehension skills, fluency, and strategies for a variety of texts
including informational text to help them become stronger readers.
Students will also master weekly spelling and vocabulary words and
grammar concepts that will help them become stronger writers.
Students will work through the writing process to formulate and
write a variety of pieces (opinion, compare/contrast, narrative.) All
Common Core Third Grade LA standards are met in this course.

 

 

 

LANGUAGE ARTS 4A AND B
Semester A: The 4th grade Language Arts curriculum integrates
reading, writing, speaking, listening, and the study of vocabulary
and grammar in a way that engages today’s learners and supports
them in building a broad and diverse set of literacy skills. Students
study classic literature as well as more contemporary forms,
including media and multimedia products. Writing assignments
in semester A focus on narrative and persuasive modes and
emphasize the use of reasoning and details to support opinions.
Each writing assignment spans several lessons and guides students
through a writing process that begins with prewriting and ends
by emphasizing one or more aspects of conventions of standard
written English. Semester B: Students also learn how to participate
in collaborative discussion and peer review sessions. In each
lesson, engaging and relevant models and step-by-step instruction
guide students toward mastery and appreciation of 21st century
communication in all its forms and functions.
Semester B: Like semester A, semester B provides an integrated
curriculum. Whereas the first semester focuses on skills needed
to read fiction and other literary prose, semester B teaches specific
skills for reading poetry, drama, informational text. In the second
semester of the course, students learn how informational text
differs from literary text and how different forms of information
text differ from each other. Writing assignments emphasize
expository writing and guide students through research projects.
Near the end of the semester, students learn how to present
information orally and using multimedia.

 

  

 

LANGUAGE ARTS 5A AND B
Semester A: The 5th grade Language Arts curriculum integrates
reading, writing, speaking, listening, and the study of vocabulary
and grammar in a way that engages today’s learners and supports
them in building a broad and diverse set of literacy skills.
Students study classic literature as well as more contemporary
forms, including media and multimedia products. Writing
assignments in semester A focus on narrative and persuasive
modes and emphasize the use of reasoning and details to
support opinions. Each writing assignment spans several lessons
and guides students through a writing process that begins with
prewriting and ends by emphasizing one or more aspects of
conventions of standard written English. Students also learn how
to participate in collaborative discussion and peer review sessions.
In each lesson, engaging and relevant models and step-by-step
instruction guide students toward mastery and appreciation of
21st century communication in all its forms and functions.
Semester B: Like semester A, semester B provides an integrated
curriculum. Whereas the first semester focuses on skills needed
for literary text, semester B focuses on skills for reading and
analyzing informational text. In the second semester of the course,
students learn how various forms of information text differ. Writing
assignments emphasize expository writing and guide students
through research projects. Near the end of the semester, students
learn how to present information orally and using multimedia.

 

 

 

Mathematics

 

MATH KA AND B

 

Semester A: During the first semester students will learn
foundational math facts. They will learn to count to 12, how to
compare sizes, ordinal numbers putting items in order, what a
number line is and its uses, basic measurements such as inches
and feet, and how to tell time on digital and analog clocks.
Students will have many opportunities to practice these new
concepts by interacting with online confirmation exercises and
filling out worksheets off line. A special emphasis this semester
is for students to have fun with numbers, finding success with
concepts such as bigger and smaller and being comfortable in an
online environment.
Semester B: Students learn to count to twenty. They work with
comparing objects using the terms tall, longer, and shorter as well
as comparing two objects using the terms lighter and heavier. They
will continue their exploration of basic geometric shapes such as
cones and spheres. The will work with the concept of first, middle,
and last. Arranging and sorting receive special emphasis this
semester. Students will also work on writing numbers with 3, 4,
and 5 given special attention. Students will learn the concepts of
left and right. Coins are also a focus as students will count pennies,
nickels and dimes. Finally, the number 7 is studied using the colors
of the rainbow. Projects include making paper fingers and thumbs
and creating designs with them. They will also make the numbers
1-10 out of dough.

 

MATH 1A AND B
Semester A: During the first semester students will build fluency
with basic math facts. They will learn to count to 100, basic
addition and subtraction facts, and how to add double-digit
numbers. Students will be introduced to such new concepts as
word problems, Venn diagrams, and basic geometric concepts.
There is an emphasis on learning practical skills such as reading
thermometers, looking at maps, and understanding the value of
coins. Students will have multiple opportunities to practice new
skills and knowledge through using integrated online practice
problems.
Semester B: During the second semester students will begin
counting by twos, fives, and tens. They will learn both vertical
addition and subtraction. Students are introduced to multiplication
and division and the signs used in those operations. They will also
study even and odd numbers. Students continue their exploration
of geometric shapes through drawing and apply what they learn
about shapes by sorting various figures in Venn diagrams. They will
also use a balance beam to understand the concept of weight –
lighter versus heavier. As in semester A, students will have multiple
opportunities to practice new skills and knowledge through using
integrated online practice problems.

 MATH 2A AND B

Semester A: During the first semester students will build fluency
with basic math facts and add and subtract within 100 to solve
word problems using strategic methods. Students will also
manipulate numbers to 1000 using knowledge of hundreds, tens,
and ones. Lastly, students with demonstrate arrays with repeated
addition.
Semester B: During the second semester students will use place
value to add and subtract within 1000. They will use place value to
estimate and solve word problems to demonstrate skills. Students
will measure and compare length and represent it on a number line.
They will work with money and time to compare value. Students will
collect data and represented on graphs to discuss it. Lastly, they
will recognize common 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional shapes by
specific characteristics.

MATH 3A AND BA
Semester A: During the first semester, students will build flexibility
with numbers as they master addition and subtraction facts as
well as multiplication and division facts. Students will understand
relationships between addition and subtraction, multiplication and
addition and multiplication and division as they learn to borrow,
carry, and regroup in order to find sums and differences of two
whole numbers up to 10,000. Students will also comprehend the
place value of base ten numbers up to 1,000,000 in order to find
patterns and make estimations. Lastly, they will implement a 4-step
approach to solving problems and express numbers differently
including translating them into Roman Numerals or expressing
them as ordinal numbers.
Semester B: During the second semester, students will explore
concepts of measurement including linear measurement, weight,
volume, temperature, and time. They will also recognize, compare,
and convert fractions. Students will write amounts of money and
make change using as few coins as possible. Lastly, students will
examine lines, polygons, and solid figures as they are introduced
to basic concepts of geometry.

MATH 4A AND B
Semester A: Grade 4 math uses a varied amount of instructional
material to reinforce and teach new math skills to the 4th grade
learners. Instruction includes creative videos, mathematical
storytelling, practical math applications and repetition to reinforce
skills throughout the course. Three areas are focused on and
students will finish the course with a strong knowledge in these
content areas. The first is developing an understanding and fluency
with multi-digit multiplication and developing the understanding
of dividing to find quotients involving multi-digit dividends. The
second is developing an understanding of fraction equivalence,
addition and subtraction of fractions with like denominators, and
multiplication of fractions with whole numbers. The third will be
addressed in semester B.
Semester B: Semester B of grade 4 math has learners continuing to
work with fractions. They will learn to multiply fractions and convert
them to decimals. Students will also begin to learn to equivalent
measurements of length, weight, mass, and capacity. They will also
learn helpful skills in understanding time, distance, and money.
Students will develop an understanding that geometric figures can
be analyzed and classified based on their properties, such as having
parallel sides, perpendicular sides, angle measures, and symmetry.
Lessons on rectangles, line plots, angles, figure drawing, polygons,
and symmetry will be taught. Semester B continues to use varied
forms of instruction that allow students to learn these skills in a
practical manner.

 

 

 

MATH 5A AND B
Semester A: Grade 5 math uses a varied amount of instructional
material to reinforce and teach new math skills to the 4th grade
learners. Instruction includes creative videos, mathematical
storytelling, practical math applications and repetition to reinforce
skills throughout the course. Three areas are focused on and students
will finish the course with a strong knowledge in these content areas.
The first is developing an understanding and fluency with multi-digit
multiplication and developing the understanding of dividing to find
quotients involving multi-digit dividends. The second is developing
an understanding of fraction equivalence, addition and subtraction of
fractions with like denominators, and multiplication of fractions with
whole numbers. The third will be addressed in semester B.
Semester B: Semester B begins with students continuing to work
with fractions. The first lesson focuses on ratios and challenges
students to solve word problems using fractions and ratios in practical
life situations. Learners continue to strengthen their math skills
by studying mixed and fraction products, and fraction application,
models, and division. The third critical area that students will
focus on in Grade 5 Math is volume. Students will receive lessons
in measurement of length, weight, and volume. They will end the
course with a focus on geometry. Varied types of instruction are used
to enhance their learning, including video and real-life applications,
activities, and creative projects.

 

For our Elementary Program, students are enrolled full time in up to six courses. 

 

Our K-5 program is asynchronous but has 1:1 teacher synchronous sessions built into the program.  These occur at regular intervals and provide opportunities for teachers to check for understanding and also deliver required benchmark assessments.

 

 At the K-3 level, the student is very dependent on their learning coach (parent usually) to help them navigate through the system.

Science

SCIENCE KA AND B
Semester A: In Kindergarten Science, students in this course
will use their senses to explore their world. Students experience
nature walks, gardening, and imitative games by exploring varying
concepts. Students will explore the changes of fall through stories
and observations learning about changing leaves and squirrels.
Using their senses, students will observe the nature around them.
Concepts like camouflage and weather conditions will also be
discussed. Students will have the opportunity to grow plants, make a
terrarium and observe the behavior of magnets.
Semester B: Students in this course will continue using their senses
to explore their world. Students experience nature walks, gardening,
and imitative games by exploring varying concepts. Students will
explore the winter season by learning about animal tracks and the
night sky. The properties of matter will also be introduced. To learn
about spring, students will make leaf rubbings, grow a variety of
plants and search for worms to study. The semester concludes with
lessons and activities focused on bees, constellations and birds.

SCIENCE 1A AND B
Semester A: In First Grade Science, students in this course
will complete projects that are designed to allow for exploration
and discovery. Students observe their surroundings and through
observations of the natural world conduct inquiries into topics related
to their healthy development. Students will learn about the phases
of the moon and the seasons. Students will also explore a variety
of topics about animals including, animal tracks, hibernation, and
animal adaptations.
Semester B: Students in this course will complete projects that are
designed to allow for exploration and discovery. Students observe
their surroundings and through observations of the natural world
conduct inquiries into topics related to their healthy development.
Students will learn the steps of scientific inquiry through scientific
experiments. Students will continue to explore the natural world
learning about ponds and forests.

SCIENCE 2A AND B
Semester A: Second Grade Science introduces students to the
process of observation and how important it is to the study of
science. Learners will identify their five senses and why they are
critical to observation. Students will use these observation skills
throughout the course as they examine many different types of
animals and their environments. Students begin by observing ants
in their own environments and continue onto learning the different
types of birds. Students will come to understand plant and animal
rhythms and will perform small experiments with plants. Stories will
be used to teach the students about nature and interactions that
humans have with nature. They will continue to learn about animals
and their characteristics habitats and needs. Students will learn
through video, audio stories, hands-on participation and observation
with nature. The teachers will conduct live assessments for the
topics that had been covered throughout the week’s lessons. Grade
2 Science provides students with the opportunity to expand their
minds and see for themselves the way that animals and nature are a
part of their everyday lives.
Semester B: Semester B of Second Grade Science begins with the
students learning the characteristics of the Weaverbird and Swiftlet
bird. Learners will come to understand the different groupings of
animals including those with vertebrates, invertebrates and warmand
cold-blooded animals, carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.
Learners will be asked to recall the five senses that they discussed
at the beginning of the course and compare them to the senses of
animals. They will also learn how animals communicate and the
relationship between animals and humans. The course ends with
the students taking a closer look at the characteristics of reptiles,
insects, birds of prey, and fish. At the close of the course students
will have a deeper understanding and appreciation of animals and
their habitats.

SCIENCE 3A AND B
Semester A: Third grade science introduces students to
experimentation as they journey through the earth and its many
miracles. They will begin by learning about the earth, the sun
and the moon. By participating in simple experiments students
will explore the water cycle, gravity, the weather and it’s patterns,
various types of terrain, and the role of plants in the production
of oxygen and their importance to human survival. Learners will
expand their knowledge through video, pictures, short readings,
projects, and hands on experiments. Learners will understand that
experiments require the use of instruments, observation, recording,
and drawing evidence based conclusions. Grade 3 science provides
students with the opportunity to expand their minds and see for
themselves the way that science is a part of their everyday lives.
Semester B: Semester B of third grade science begins with the
students writing a poem about the seasonal cycles. The learners
continue with root formation, the interdependence of plants

and humans, biomes of land and sea, extreme weather, rocks,
vertebrates and invertebrates, as well as extinction. All these
lessons are taught using video, projects, and experimentation.
Semester B asks learners to look a bit deeper into things they
encounter such as the ocean and weather.

SCIENCE 4A AND B
Semester A: Grade 4 Science includes the three main domains
of science which are physical, life, and earth and space science.
Learners will use various kinds of experimenting, including
field studies, systematic observations, models, and controlled
experiences. The course begins with the explanation of the
scientific method which the students continue to use and build
upon throughout the course. The big picture of the earth is
examined as students review the life on planet earth, salt and
fresh water, and fast and slow changes that occur on the planet.
Students go beyond planet earth, though, as they study galaxies,
the solar system and other planets. Students examine the ways that
forces, and motion can be measured and the concept that a single
kind of matter can exist as a solid, liquid or gas. Grade 4 science
uses many modes of instruction including video presentations,
enrichment activities, and hands-on experimentation.
Semester B: Semester B of Grade 4 Science focuses on the
relationship between heat, light, sound, and electrical energy and
the way they can be transferred between each other. Learners
distinguish between natural objects and objects made by humans as
they examine technology and the role it plays in science. Students
also look at life cycles of animals, plants, and humans and how
they interact with each other. The course ends by looking at the
ways that humans interact with the environment. Students will
use research skills, watch videos, and get their hands dirty as they
complete projects that require them to dig through dirt and trash
in order to learn broader lessons that have to do with helping the
environment.

SCIENCE 5A AND B
Semester A: Grade 5 Science continues to build on the science
skills that have been obtained in years previous. There will be an
emphasis on earth and space science, life science, and physical
science. Students will begin the course by focusing on earth and
space science by looking at the solar system and planets. Students
will come to an understanding of the concept of the earth as a
sphere and the earth’s place in the solar system. The course
continues with a focus on physical science and the different tools
that can measure force, time, and distance. They will also grow in
their understanding of how light and sound travel and interact with
each other as well as the different types of energy. The semester
concludes with a look into life science and the ways that organisms
are interconnected. Instruction will include real life application,
hands-on projects and assessments, and video and short research
projects.
Semester B: Semester B puts great emphasis on life science and
begins by focusing on the many ecosystems of the earth and the
way that all parts of ecosystems depend on each other. Students
will learn the different types of ecosystems that exist. They will
learn that ecosystems change and how the changes affect their
ability to support their populations. Learners will examine plants;
that they have different structures and how those structures allow
them to respond to different needs. Students will also grow in
their understanding of the importance of good nutrition to all living
organisms. The course concludes with a look into the scientific
process and the importance of investigations and conclusions in
the study of science. Instruction will include real life application,
hands-on projects and assessments, and video and short research
projects.

Social Studies

SOCIAL STUDIES KA AND B
Semester A: This course introduces students to their place in
the community and the responsibilities of being a member of
society. Great figures of U.S. history such as Pocahontas, George
Washington and Abraham Lincoln are a focus of learning in this
semester. Students will also learn about everyday heroes, the
responsibilities of pet ownership, the importance of rules, table
manners, and eating well. A skill that students will practice
throughout the semester is retelling stories. Students may do
this by recording audio, retelling the stories orally, or writing their
observations. They will learn how to use details and basics of
narratives. Projects will help students think about what pets need
and defining emotions.
Semester B: In the second semester students are introduced
to map reading skills. They will be taught to read maps of the
U.S. and the world. From learning about location to how water is
represented to floor plans, students are introduced to map skills
that will last a lifetime. Students will also learn about symbols
of the U.S. such as the American flag and the eagle. From there
students learn about holidays with a focus on Thanksgiving.
Another focus is on currency. They will be introduced to what
money is, how money can be spent, the power of buying locally,
and the difference between wants and needs. Projects will include
a piece on distinguishing facts from fiction, buying locally, and
focusing on the differences between needs and wants.

SOCIAL STUDIES 1A AND B
Semester A: In this semester, students begin to explore
fundamentals of social studies including map skills, cardinal
directions, and will begin to examine maps of the U.S. and the
globe. Students will also be introduced to important figures
from American history such as Pocahontas, George Washington,
Abraham Lincoln, and Clara Barton. A skill that students will
practice throughout the semester is retelling stories. Students
may do this by recording audio, retelling the stories orally, or
writing their observations. They will learn how to use details and
basics of narratives. Students will also make maps of their homes,
neighborhoods, as well as a personal timeline.
Semester B: The second semester has a focus on introductory
economics. They will study bartering, goods and services, jobs in
the community, and how the marketplace works. Another focus is
on positive character traits such as honesty, what the aspects of
personal responsibility are, and how to help and respect others.
Historic figures such as Clara Barton and characters from fiction
and folklore are used as models for teaching positive traits.
Students will continue practicing there five finger retelling skill with
assignments on Martin Alonso (a sailor with Columbus) and George
Washington. Projects will help students think about thoughtful
words, showing respect, and being honest. Learners will write, draw,
and perform in these projects.

SOCIAL STUDIES 2A AND B
Semester A: In second grade, students in this course will begin
to explore the fundamentals of social studies including culture,
geography, and economics. Students will explore the Ancient Cultures
of China, Africa, and the Celts. Students will explore these cultures
through ancient folk tales and fables. Learners will create a photo
book that describes the significant events in their own life. They will
also examine the importance of geography and direction. Students will
learn how to locate boundaries while using a world map. Students
will identify the places that were discussed in the previous lessons
including Africa, China, and the British Isles. They will develop a
rudimentary understanding of map symbols as they locate continents,
the equator, and oceans. Students will also learn to identify on a road
map where they live, rivers, mountain ranges and lakes nearby their
homes. Learners will follow a step-by-step approach for successfully
completing each lesson, which includes storytelling, repetition,
projects, arts and crafts, and videos.
Semester B: The second semester begins by introducing learners to
economics and the role that money plays in every civilization. They will
take a closer look at the economy of the Celtic people. Students learn
the difference between natural, human, and capital resources. Learners
will begin to understand the exchange of money for goods and services.
They will gain a basic understanding of what scarcity is and why it is
good that we do not always get everything that we want. Students will
understand these concepts by drawing upon their understanding of the
desires/wishes in their own lives. Students will also learn about desirable
human qualities using fables such as “The Boy Who Cried Wolf.”
Learners will look at individuals who have made a difference in the greater
community. Students will learn about Rosa Parks and Susan B. Anthony
through short stories. The end of the course asks learners to examine the
diversity of the community they live in. They will be asked to recognize
the different types of people around them. Students should gain an
appreciation for the differences around them and how having respect for
others and being honest will contribute to society. Learners will follow
a step-by-step approach for successfully completing each lesson, which
includes storytelling, repetition, projects, arts and crafts, and videos.

SOCIAL STUDIES 3A AND B
Semester A: In third grade, social studies students will begin to
explore the fundamentals of social studies including geography,
civics, and economics. Learners will begin by looking at the
beginning of civilization and examining the ancient Hebrew
civilization, the Phoenicians, and the Kush tribe of ancient Africa.
They will then move on to examining the Native American tribes
of the Cherokee, Sioux, and Hopi. Students will also look at the
first explorers of the Americas and learn about the beginning of the
United States. In the first semester students will learn important
geographical factors which have impacted ancient civilizations,
Native American tribes and the development of the United States.
Students will increase their skills by creating maps and looking at the
landscapes. They will take a close look at their own personal heritage
by mapping their ancestry. Learners will follow a step-by-step
approach for successfully completing each lesson, which includes
storytelling, repetition, projects, arts and crafts, and videos.
Semester B: The second semester begins with introducing learners
to economics and the role that money plays in every civilization.
Students learn the difference between natural, human, and capital
resources. They also examine the production of goods, trade,
specialization, and interdependence, and come to understand the
importance that each individual play in a society’s economy. Learners
are introduced to Civics by discussing the governmental structure of
the Ancient Hebrews and Phoenicians. The purpose and importance
of laws and how they are enacted as well as the establishment of
government are shown through stories of the Ancient Phoenicians
and Native Americans. The course ends by discussing the purpose
and nature of government as it relates to the United States.

SOCIAL STUDIES 4A AND B
Semester A: In grade 4 Social Studies learners will use their
understanding of social studies skills to explore their local states and
communities. They will begin the course by learning the topography
of their area. Students will do this by creating a detailed landscape
model. This project will be hands-on and require students to do
research of their communities. Learners will also research local
animals and gain an understanding of local Native American ground
in their part of the country. This course walks students through
the research and report writing steps that will be vital to their
continuation of social studies. They will continue to focus on their
individual states as they do projects based on local geography, state
capitols, as well as nearby natural wonders and landforms. The
semester concludes with an introduction to Colonial history. The
course uses video, enrichment activities, and project-based learning
to enhance the student’s social studies skills.
Semester B: Semester B of grade 4 Social Studies picks up where
semester A left off by looking further into frontier life of the early
American settlers. Students examine the difficulties that early
settlers faced when reaching America. They apply knowledge of
historical thinking, chronology, turning points, individuals, and
themes of local and Unites States history in order to understand
how history has shaped the present and will shape the future. They
will continue the focus of local history by doing research projects on
settlers from their states and on how their state became a part of the
Union. The transition from the Pony Express to the Transcontinental
Railroad is a major theme that shows how quickly the United
States developed. Students end by creating a time capsule that
demonstrates what was important to early settlers from their states.

SOCIAL STUDIES 5A AND B
Semester A: Grade 5 Social Studies combines the study of United
States History through the Civil War with a geographical exploration
of the Unites States and what it has to offer. Students will use
their understanding of social studies skills and concepts as they
study the development of the United States. The first semester
begins with early settlements of North America and allows learners
to take an in-depth look into what life was like for colonists and
Native Americans. Students will come to understand the causes of
the Revolutionary War and the people that played a significant role
in it. The semester ends with students examining the new nation
and what life was like for European immigrants and those on the
frontier. Students will learn using video, journaling, and varied
types of creative instruction.
Semester B: Semester B begins with an exploration of the west and
what life was like for those looking to find gold. Learners will then
look at slavery and what lead to the Civil War. The course then takes
a departure from American history and takes a more in-depth look
into cultures, people, and the geography of the United States from
past to present. Learners will have the opportunity to explore the
country region by region and come to appreciate all that it has to
offer. Students will conclude the course by planning and describing
a trip they would like to take to a place within the 50 United
States. Students will take a hands-on approach as they get to know
the geography, climate and culture of their country. Video, creative
projects involving technology, journaling, and varied assessments
will be used throughout the course.

Art, Music, & Technology

ART DEVELOPMENT LEVEL 1
The importance of fine arts is a benefit, not just to the older
student and population, but is a necessary area of development for
the young student who will benefit with it in all areas of education.
Art provides an opportunity for children to develop the use of their
senses directly and encourages the student to further develop what
they already know as a source of knowledge and creativity. It is
important for the student to make a connection between the verbal
and visual; logic and emotions; imagination and reality. Art offers
the student an opportunity to express feelings and emotions in their
drawings and with color. The fine art program promotes self-esteem
and self-awareness as it enhances personal fulfillment. Children
have a wonderful imagination that, if encouraged, will be needed
though out their life. This program provides an opportunity for
self-discipline through instruction and cooperation while providing
the student with an opportunity for self-expression by using
imaginative thinking for creative solutions. Again, this is a necessity
in lifetime experiences. The student will see the artistic expressions
and inventions from cultures around the world that are part of
the history of mankind and development. Modern media provides
many opportunities to the student. However, the student has the
benefit to experience it more closely in art classes. Repetition,
important for young children, is evident in these lessons. Repetition
is provided at different age levels while using various tools and
mediums. Home, family and friends, pets, and toys are the young
student’s world. The student will begin with their personal world
as they think they know it and discover so much more about it.
These lessons provide a deeper awareness of the world immediately
around them, and eventually their journey will grow from there.
Each student is an individual with unique ideas and talents. Our
goal is to provide each student an opportunity for personal growth
for themselves and the world in which we live.

ART DEVELOPMENT LEVEL 2
The importance of fine arts is a benefit, not just to the older
student and population, but is a necessary area of development for
the young student who will benefit with it in all areas of education.
Art provides an opportunity for children to develop the use of their
senses directly and encourages the student to further develop what
they already know as a source of knowledge and creativity. It is
important for the student to make a connection between the verbal
and visual; logic and emotions; imagination and reality. Art offers
the student an opportunity to express feelings and emotions in their
drawings and with color. The fine art program promotes self-esteem
and self-awareness as it enhances personal fulfillment. Children
have a wonderful imagination that, if encouraged, will be needed
though out their life. This program provides an opportunity for
self-discipline through instruction and cooperation while providing
the student with an opportunity for self-expression by using
imaginative thinking for creative solutions. Again, this is a necessity
in lifetime experiences. The student will see the artistic expressions
and inventions from cultures around the world that are part of
the history of mankind and development. Modern media provides
many opportunities to the student. However, the student has the
benefit to experience it more closely in art classes. Repetition,
important for young children, is evident in these lessons. Repetition
is provided at different age levels while using various tools and
mediums. Home, family and friends, pets, and toys are the young
student’s world. The student will begin with their personal world
as they think they know it and discover so much more about it.
These lessons provide a deeper awareness of the world immediately
around them, and eventually their journey will grow from there.
Each student is an individual with unique ideas and talents. Our
goal is to provide each student an opportunity for personal growth
for themselves and the world in which we live.

ART DEVELOPMENT LEVEL 3
The Art program provides an opportunity for children to develop the
use of their senses directly and encourages the student to further
develop their personal source of knowledge and creativity. Art offers
the student the opportunity to experience a connection between the
verbal and visual; logic and emotions; imagination and reality. The
student is guided and encouraged to express feelings and emotions
in their drawings and with color while promoting self-esteem and
self-awareness in personal fulfillment. The imagination in children
is encouraged in art. However, it will assist them in their other
studies as well. This program provides an opportunity for selfdiscipline
through instruction and cooperation while providing the
student with an opportunity for self-expression by using imaginative
thinking for creative solutions. The student is introduced to some
of the artistic expressions and techniques from cultures around the
world. Modern technology provides opportunities for the student
to observe this history. The art student will use some of these
elements themselves in their own artwork. Repetition, important
for children, is provided at different age levels while using various
tools and mediums. Home, family, traditions, friends, pets, and
toys are the young student’s world. The student will explore
what they know of their world. These lessons provide a deeper
awareness of the world immediately around them where their
journey is just beginning. As an individual each student is gifted
with unique talents and ideas. Our goal is to provide each student
an opportunity for personal growth for themselves and the world in
which they live.

ART DEVELOPMENT LEVEL 4
The Art program provides an opportunity for children to develop the
use of their senses directly and encourages the student to further
develop their personal source of knowledge and creativity. Art offers
the student the opportunity to experience a connection between the
verbal and visual; logic and emotions; imagination and reality. The
student is guided and encouraged to express feelings and emotions
in their drawings and with color while promoting self-esteem and
self-awareness in personal fulfillment. The imagination in children
is encouraged in art. However, it will assist them in their other
studies as well. This program provides an opportunity for selfdiscipline
through instruction and cooperation while providing the
student with an opportunity for self-expression by using imaginative
thinking for creative solutions. The student is introduced to some
of the artistic expressions and techniques from cultures around the
world. Modern technology provides opportunities for the student
to observe this history. The art student will use some of these
elements themselves in their own artwork. Repetition, important
for children, is provided at different age levels while using various
tools and mediums. Home, family, traditions, friends, pets, and
toys are the young student’s world. The student will explore
what they know of their world. These lessons provide a deeper
awareness of the world immediately around them where their
journey is just beginning. As an individual each student is gifted
with unique talents and ideas. Our goal is to provide each student
an opportunity for personal growth for themselves and the world in
which they live.

ARTS AND CRAFTS GRADE KA AND B
Semester A: This course provides a foundation for children’s
inherent artistic imagination and creativity by sharing the basics
of art and making art. Students are introduced to lines, circles,
recognizing and using shapes, creating a collage and concepts such
as symmetry. Young artists will also explore a variety of media such
as pastels, watercolors, crayons, tempera, and pencil drawing. An
emphasis on this course is on creating works of art. In this semester
students will work with clay, draw with pastels, make fingerprint
flowers, draw barns and animals using shapes and recognizing lines
using the student’s name.
Semester B: Emphasis in the second semester students will be
placed on applying what the students have learned to make more
detailed works of art. Among the projects this semester students
will be creating a bird feeder, make pig puppets, craft paper
flowers, make potpourri, craft a heart collage, construct a wind
chime, and press flowers.

ARTS AND CRAFTS GRADE 1A AND B
Semester A: This course provides a foundation for children’s’
inherent artistic imagination and creativity by sharing the basics of
art and making art. Students are introduced to primary colors, the
color wheel, shapes such as lines and circles, and concepts such
as symmetry. Young artists will also explore a variety of media such
as pastels, watercolors, crayons, tempera, and pencil drawing. A
emphasis on this course is on creating works of art. In this semester
students will work create a watercolor tree, use a printing block,
produce weather painting, and produce a watercolor painting.
Semester B: Emphasis in the second semester students will be
placed on applying what the students have learned to make more
detailed works of art. In this semester students will be creating
colorful calendars, stenciling, fashioning intricate flower drawings,
revisiting symmetrical objects, and mixing colors. This course will
provide students with opportunities to experience many different
forms of arts and to express their imagination while learning
valuable skills. Each student is an individual with unique ideas
and talents. Our goal is to provide each student an opportunity for
personal growth for themselves and the world in which we live.

ARTS AND CRAFTS GRADE 2A AND B
Semester A: This course provides an opportunity for self-discipline
through instruction and cooperation while providing the student
with an opportunity for self-expression by using imaginative
thinking for creative solutions. Learners will begin the course by
creating a color wheel and understanding the difference between
primary, secondary, and complimentary colors. Learners will
use watercolors to create a value chart and begin to understand
symmetry in art. At the end of the semester students will work with
clay and create a Memorial Clay.
Semester B: In semester B of Arts and Crafts, students will
continue to explore their creativity while also learning ways that
art can be functional and add to objects and materials that we use
on an everyday basis. Students will begin the semester by creating
a 12-month calendar. The students will focus on a new month
each week. They will also be able to pick a different clay project
each week from The Book of Nature Crafts and/or Clay Fun. Once
students have completed the calendar project, they will begin to
work on form drawing and make a seasonal chart using objects
familiar with each of the four seasons. The course concludes with
students working with wet crayons and wet paper.

KEYBOARDING
The keyboarding course is appropriate for elementary and middle
school students. The curriculum introduces new keys by rows where
students first learn the middle row, then the top row and the bottom
row of the keyboard. Students are introduced to the keys through
lessons and then given the opportunity to practice in typing games.
The content is designed with a strong focus on sight and high
frequency words. This course assumes no keyboarding experience
and will guide them through the keyboard.

RECORDERS LEVEL 1
This course combines music and performing arts. Students will
experience and learn new songs and perform them using their
bodies. In addition, the student will begin learning how to play the
recorder.

SCRATCH CODING
Scratch is a program, developed by MIT, that teaches student
the basics on how computers think. This program will introduce
students to real coding programs and allow them to drag and drop
coding blocks creating a fully functional program. The simple user
interface and tutorials allow students to quickly create and run their
code to see its results! This course assumes no prior computer
coding knowledge and includes self-graded multiple-choice tests and quizzes

Physical Education & Health

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION KA AND B
Semester A: Elementary PE K helps young learners establish a basic
understanding of health and fitness. Students focus on health-related
fitness and learn how to become more fit and healthy. Topics of
study include exercise safety, making healthy choices, nutrition, the
benefits, components and principles of fitness, basic anatomy and
physiology, and values of cooperation and teamwork. In addition,
students learn age-appropriate motor, non-locomotor, and manipulative
skills. Students are required to participate in regular physical activity.
Semester B: Elementary PE K helps young learners establish a basic
understanding of health and fitness. Students focus on health-related
fitness and learn how to become more fit and healthy. Topics of
study include exercise safety, making healthy choices, nutrition, the
benefits, components and principles of fitness, basic anatomy and
physiology, and values of cooperation and teamwork. In addition,
students learn age-appropriate motor, non-locomotor, and manipulative
skills. Students are required to participate in regular physical activity.

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 1A AND B
Semester A: Elementary PE 1 helps young learners establish a basic
understanding of health and fitness. Students focus on health-related
fitness and learn how to become more fit and healthy. Topics of
study include exercise safety, making healthy choices, nutrition, the
benefits, components and principles of fitness, basic anatomy and
physiology, and values of cooperation and teamwork. In addition,
students learn age-appropriate motor, non-locomotor, and manipulative
skills. Students are required to participate in regular physical activity.
Semester B: Elementary PE 1 helps young learners establish a basic
understanding of health and fitness. Students focus on health-related
fitness and learn how to become more fit and healthy. Topics of
study include exercise safety, making healthy choices, nutrition, the
benefits, components and principles of fitness, basic anatomy and
physiology, and values of cooperation and teamwork. In addition,
students learn age-appropriate motor, non-locomotor, and manipulative
skills. Students are required to participate in regular physical activity.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 2A AND B
Semester A: Elementary PE 2 helps young learners establish a basic
understanding of health and fitness. Students focus on health-related
fitness and learn how to become more fit and healthy. Topics of study
include warm-up and cool down, water safety, goal setting, nutrition,
muscle strength and flexibility. In addition, students learn ageappropriate
motor, non-locomotor, and manipulative skills. Students
are required to participate in regular physical activity.
Semester B: Elementary PE 2 helps young learners establish a basic
understanding of health and fitness. Students focus on health-related
fitness and learn how to become more fit and healthy. Topics of study
include warm-up and cool down, water safety, goal setting, nutrition,
muscle strength and flexibility. In addition, students learn ageappropriate
motor, non-locomotor, and manipulative skills. Students
are required to participate in regular physical activity.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 3A AND B
Semester A: Elementary PE 3 helps young learners establish a basic
understanding of health and fitness. Students focus on health-related
fitness and learn how to become more fit and healthy. Topics of study
include warm-up and cool down, water safety, goal setting, nutrition,
muscle strength and flexibility. In addition, students learn ageappropriate
motor, non-locomotor, and manipulative skills. Students
are required to participate in regular physical activity.
Semester B: Elementary PE 3 helps young learners establish a basic
understanding of health and fitness. Students focus on health-related
fitness and learn how to become more fit and healthy. Topics of study
include warm-up and cool down, water safety, goal setting, nutrition,
muscle strength and flexibility. In addition, students learn ageappropriate
motor, non-locomotor, and manipulative skills. Students
are required to participate in regular physical activity.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 4A AND B
Semester A: Elementary PE 4 helps young learners establish a basic
understanding of health and fitness. Students focus on healthrelated
fitness and learn how to become more fit and healthy. Topics
of study include warm-up and cool down, water safety, goal setting,
nutrition, muscle strength and flexibility. In addition, students learn
age-appropriate motor, non-locomotor, and manipulative skills.
Students are required to participate in regular physical activity.
Semester B: Elementary PE 4 helps young learners establish a basic
understanding of health and fitness. Students focus on healthrelated
fitness and learn how to become more fit and healthy. Topics
of study include warm-up and cool down, water safety, goal setting,
nutrition, muscle strength and flexibility. In addition, students learn
age-appropriate motor, non-locomotor, and manipulative skills.
Students are required to participate in regular physical activity.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 5A AND B
Semester A: Elementary PE 5 helps young learners establish a basic
understanding of health and fitness. Students focus on health-related
fitness and learn how to become more fit and healthy. Topics of study
include warm-up and cool down, water safety, goal setting, nutrition,
muscle strength and flexibility. In addition, students learn ageappropriate
motor, non-locomotor, and manipulative skills. Students
are required to participate in regular physical activity.
Semester B: Elementary PE 5 helps young learners establish a basic
understanding of health and fitness. Students focus on health-related
fitness and learn how to become more fit and healthy. Topics of study
include warm-up and cool down, water safety, goal setting, nutrition,
muscle strength and flexibility. In addition, students learn ageappropriate
motor, non-locomotor, and manipulative skills. Students
are required to participate in regular physical activity.

HEALTH KA AND B
Semester A: Elementary Health K helps young learners establish
a basic understanding of the aspects of health. Students focus on
the various aspects of their health and how they can make healthy
choices. Topics of study include personal safety, healthy behaviors,
nutrition, communication, disease prevention, basic anatomy and
physiology, and values of cooperation and teamwork.
Semester B: Elementary Health K helps young learners establish
a basic understanding of the aspects of health. Students focus on
the various aspects of their health and how they can make healthy
choices. Topics of study include personal safety, healthy behaviors,
nutrition, communication, disease prevention, basic anatomy and
physiology, and values of cooperation and teamwork.

HEALTH 1A AND B
Semester A: Elementary Health 1 helps young learners establish
a basic understanding of the aspects of health. Students focus on
the various aspects of their health and how they can make healthy
choices. Topics of study include personal safety, healthy behaviors,
nutrition, communication, disease prevention, basic anatomy and
physiology, and values of cooperation and teamwork.
Semester B: Elementary Health 1 helps young learners establish
a basic understanding of the aspects of health. Students focus on
the various aspects of their health and how they can make healthy
choices. Topics of study include personal safety, healthy behaviors,
nutrition, communication, disease prevention, basic anatomy and
physiology, and values of cooperation and teamwork.

HEALTH 2A AND B
Semester A: Elementary Health 2 helps young learners establish
a basic understanding of the aspects of health. Students focus on
the various aspects of their health and how they can make healthy
choices. Topics of study include personal safety, healthy behaviors,
nutrition, communication, disease prevention, basic anatomy and
physiology, and values of cooperation and teamwork.
Semester B: Elementary Health 2 helps young learners establish
a basic understanding of the aspects of health. Students focus on
the various aspects of their health and how they can make healthy
choices. Topics of study include personal safety, healthy behaviors,
nutrition, communication, disease prevention, basic anatomy and
physiology, and values of cooperation and teamwork.

HEALTH 3A AND B
Semester A: Elementary Health 2 helps young learners establish
a basic understanding of the aspects of health. Students focus on
the various aspects of their health and how they can make healthy
choices. Topics of study include personal safety, healthy behaviors,
nutrition, disease prevention, conflict resolution, basic anatomy and
physiology, and the values of respect and cooperation.
Semester B: Elementary Health 2 helps young learners establish
a basic understanding of the aspects of health. Students focus on
the various aspects of their health and how they can make healthy
choices. Topics of study include personal safety, healthy behaviors,
nutrition, disease prevention, conflict resolution, basic anatomy and
physiology, and the values of respect and cooperation.

HEALTH 4A AND B
Semester A: Elementary Health 4 helps young learners establish
a basic understanding of the aspects of health. Students focus
on the various aspects of their health and how they can make
healthy choices. Topics of study include personal safety, reducing
illness, avoiding bullying, nutrition, healthy friendships, emergency
situations, and the human body.
Semester B: Elementary Health 4 helps young learners establish
a basic understanding of the aspects of health. Students focus
on the various aspects of their health and how they can make
healthy choices. Topics of study include personal safety, reducing
illness, avoiding bullying, nutrition, healthy friendships, emergency
situations, the human body, and the functions of body systems.

HEALTH 5A AND B
Semester A: Elementary Health 5 helps young learners establish
a basic understanding of the aspects of health. Students focus
on the various aspects of their health and how they can make
healthy choices. Topics of study include personal safety, reducing
illness, avoiding bullying, nutrition, healthy friendships, emergency
situations, and the human body.
Semester B: Elementary Health 5 helps young learners establish
a basic understanding of the aspects of health. Students focus
on the various aspects of their health and how they can make
healthy choices. Topics of study include personal safety, reducing
illness, avoiding bullying, nutrition, healthy friendships, emergency
situations, and the human body. In addition, this course covers the
reproductive system, puberty and STDs.