Curriculum Overview –  Elementary grades 1st – 5th

Preparing children to meet an ever-changing world with confidence and responsibility

The Elementary education is noted for its detailed, richly artistic curriculum that recognizes the developmental stage of children in each grade, mirroring the inner transformation of the child from year to year. The students can relate this age-appropriate content to their own experiences, and therefore become interested and engaged in their own education.

The students in the grade school are guided by their class teacher who brings a daily three-hour morning lesson of the academic subjects, including language arts, math, social studies, history, geography, and the sciences. The students’ day is rounded out with subject lessons taught by special subjects teachers. These lessons include Italian, Music, games and P.E., gardening, painting, drawing,  sculpting and modeling clay. Every subject contributes to the development of a well-balanced individual.

Every morning, the class teacher greets each child individually, and the morning lessons begin. These core  subject  lessons are  studied in depth  allowing the students and teacher to become immersed in the material. Time is given for projects, individual and group work, artistic activities, field trips, and deep exploration and discussion.

Students also learn through active doing and movement. In the younger grades, children practice their multiplication tables by clapping, stomping, and jumping rope, and in the older grades students may learn the bones in the human body by a movement exercise or discover the laws of mechanics by lifting with a system of pulleys and ropes.

 

School Supply List

1st and 2nd Grade

  •  diary with lines
  •  1 package of labels to label copy books
  •  1 pack of erasers
  •  1 personal pencil sharpeners with containers
  •  1 pencil case
  •  1 pack of colored pencils
  •  1 pack of writing pencils
  •  4 glue sticks
  •  1 pair children’s safety scissors
  •  2 boxes of tissue
  •  1 ruler (centimeter/inches)
  •  1 dual language dictionary (Mother tongue to English – English to Mother tongue) (for homework purposes)
  •  1 sketch pad
  •  1 watercolor paint set
  •  Wipes (1 disinfected wipes, 1 baby wipes)
  •  1 large math copybook with large squares
  •  9 large copybooks with first grade lines
  •  1 large hardcover copybook with lines

Italian program supplies:

  •  2 lined copybooks
  •  1 large copybook with large squares

3rd grade list of supplies:

  •  2- hard cover copybook with lines
  •  1-hard cover copybook with large squares ( math)
  •  9-soft cover copybooks with lines and margins
  •  1-soft cover copybook with large squares
  •  Sticky labels for copybooks
  •  2-blue or black pens
  •  2-red pens
  •  4- sharpened pencils
  •  Colored pencils
  •  Enclosed pencil sharpener
  •  Erasers
  •  Ruler with inches/cm
  •  4-glue sticks
  •  Scissors
  •  Pencil case
  •  Pen-drive
  •  Homework diary
  •  DAS clay

Italian program supplies:

  •  5-lined copybooks
  •  1-copybook small squares
  •  1-copybook large squares

4th and 5th grade list of supplies:

  •  2- hard cover copybook with lines
  •  1-hard cover copybook with small squares ( math)
  •  9-soft cover copybooks with lines and margins
  •  1-soft cover copybook with large squares
  •  Sticky labels for copybooks
  •  2-blue or black pens
  •  2-red pens
  •  4- sharpened pencils
  •  Colored pencils
  •  Enclosed pencil sharpener
  •  Erasers
  •  Ruler with inches/cm
  •  Protractor
  •  White-out
  •  2-glue sticks
  •  Scissors
  •  Pencil case
  •  Homework diary
  •  Plastic folder with snap A4 size
  •  Pen-drive
  •  Small English dictionaryItalian program supplies:
  •  Lined copybooks 5
  •  Copybook small squares 1
  •  Copybook large squares 1