In Language Arts, we provide structured lessons in language skills including literature, writing, handwriting, spelling, and vocabulary. These lessons are designed to develop comprehension, build vocabulary, and promote a lifelong interest in reading. Students will continue to develop by engaging with more complex reading and writing challenges. These challenges will stem from their choices in what to read and what to write about.
Our Math course focuses on computational fluency, conceptual understanding, and problem-solving. We extend work with place value to numbers through 1,000, emphasizing fluency of addition and subtraction facts. There is a focus on number sentences and problem-solving with addition and subtraction.
There is an emphasis on the properties of operations, skills such as decomposition, and mental math. Students will continue to explore fundamental practical applications like money, time, geometry, as well as data analysis and representation.
Early concepts of multiplication, division, and fractions are introduced to support these concepts. Special attention is paid to each student. This ensures that they can engage with the curriculum in a way that supports their learning experience.
In Science, students learn to perform more complex experiments, record their observations, and understand how scientists see the natural world. They explore topics such as the metric system, force, magnetism, sound, the human body, and geology.
Our History 2 course continues an overview of world geography and history from the Stone Age to the Space Age. This course takes students from ancient Rome to the later Middle Ages.
In Art 2, students are introduced to the art and architecture of ancient Rome, medieval Europe, Islam, Mexico, Africa, China, and Japan. They examine elements of art and principles of design such as line, shape, pattern, and more. Students study and create self-portraits, landscapes, and sculptures.
They will create artworks similar to works they learn about, using a variety of materials and techniques. This hands-on approach to art not only fosters creativity but also provides a deeper understanding of historical and cultural contexts.
Spotlight on Music
Our Spotlight on Music program promotes successful music learning as students explore and build foundational music skills. The program includes enriching musical experiences that help students understand music concepts. Students will enjoy a vast quality of musical experience through interactive learning activities like focused listening, singing, dancing, and playing instruments. Spotlight on Music provides opportunities for students to make meaningful connections with math, language arts, science, social studies, and other subjects.