Elementary (6 Years – 9 Years)

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Elementary (6 Years – 9 Years)
Mathematics:

Students in this area will grasp abstract reasoning and will be able to fully understand and apply difficult mathematical concepts in accordance with their level of reasoning. Students will work with advanced place value, learning to add and subtract two and three digit numbers. Students will also work with multiplication, and begin memorization of their multiplication tables using charts and bead boards. Students will begin to work with division boards. Furthermore, students will also begin to grasp concepts of the metric system as well as telling time and writing out both concepts properly. Additionally, students will learn advanced concepts of currency such as making sums with dollars and coins and learning the values of each.

 

Language:

The mechanics of handwriting, spelling, grammar, punctuation and organizing ideas are heavily emphasized for children in the elementary classroom. Grammar topics include the parts of speech and sentence analysis and will be heavily taught in order to prepare the children for a bright future in writing essays and reading comprehension. Furthermore, writing with clarity and reading with fluency are also important goals of the Language curriculum. Sight reading as well as various writing exercises dealing with rhyming words and compound words will be emphasized as well as story-telling and structure.

History/Physical Geography

Our history curriculum includes basic historical concepts such as the names of presidents and world leaders, as well as common areas of the United States and the world. Different forms of government and ancient civilizations will be introduced and focused upon. We will also introduce the different cultures of the world.

Our physical geography curriculum continues to delve deeper into the concepts of geography. They will be introduced to the structure of the Earth and learn more about each continent and the different countries within. The children will learn how to read a map and differentiate their directions. The advanced concepts of land and water formations will be expanded upon, as well as proper identification of each one. The children will continue to learn their states and capitols, and delve deeper into the different regions of the United States and the world.

Science

Topics in science include astronomy, biology and the basics of chemistry. There will also be a heavy focus on the human body and the functions of each organ in the body. Students will expand upon the elements of our universe. They will understand the anatomy of human body, as well as various animal species. The life cycles of living begins will be explored and expanded upon. In chemistry, the children will only learn the basics such as the differences between gas, vapor, and liquid components. They will learn the concepts of heating and cooling effects on certain materials.

 

Spanish

Students in this area will learn elements of the Spanish language to move toward a more bilingual format as appropriate.

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