School Year 2019

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Our ENRICHMENT Elementary Program provides:

  • Science/History/Geography Based Studies

  • STEAM - Science Technology Engineering Art Math

  • Fine Arts - Music, Theater, Art - appreciation and participation

  • Group Collaboration - Learn to Work Together

  • Public Speaking Practice

  • Critical Thinking Practice

  • Discovery Learning - Learn by Experimenting

  • Hands-on Projects - Learn by Doing

  • Understanding of the world and Context for Core Lessons

MONDAY      WEDNESDAY     FRIDAY

 

Monday

STEAM day.

STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math.   

The setting is similar to our summer camps in that a topic is chosen and explored through activity, exploration, play, research, discussion, discovery, and interaction.

Wednesday

STEAM & UNIT Study Day

Younger students participate in STEAM and seasonal fun activities.

Unit Studies use an "umbrella" topic, usually science or history, to bring relevancy to in teaching literature, writing, grammar, art, music, geography, etc for older students.

List of topic rotation.

Friday

Variety Day

This is new for SY19-20 and we will attempt to confirm subjects

prior to August 15 so let us know what you are looking for in Fine Arts or Electives.

Some possible subjects we are talking about with Instructors:

Cooking, Sewing, Band, Choir,

Voice, Theater, Foreign Language,

Coding, Robotics, Entrepreneurship, 

Volunteering, Community Service and Outreach

are examples of endeavors we would pursue on Fridays.

 
 
 
 

A Math and Reading Assessment for each students is included in your Annual Family Registration Fee

Elementary

Ages 5 - 10

Core

Math

Lessons and Concept Support Activities

Language Arts

Phonics, Spelling, Handwriting, Vocabulary, Literature, Grammar, Creative Expression, Writing

Enrichment

STEAM, History, Geography, Cultures, Creative Arts, Theater, Music, PE, Field Trips

LIFT CORE ELEMENTARY GROUP DESCRIPTIONS

Where does your child fit best?

Basic overview of what each group will do over the school year. Please keep in mind that it is possible for students to be in a different group for Math than they are for Language Arts and we have created our schedule to accommodate this fact.

Pre-K Sibling Group

Age Range: Potty-trained through 5 years

Description:   Each week includes sensory play, science exploration, snack time, lunch time, gym time, arts and crafts, and free play. 

Academics: Fine motor skill practice, science concept activities, social skills, introductory math and phonics through song, video, and hand motions. Students that are ready may also participate in the Kindergarten or Beginning Math and Phonics group part of each day. 

Our typical ratio of teacher to student is 1:6.

Kindergarten

Age Range: 4 - 6

Description: Each week includes phonics lessons and activities, math lessons, handwriting practice, literary concepts, discovery learning, hands-on activities, fine motor practice, snack time, lunch time, and gym time. 

Academics:  Math includes a wide range of activities designed to introduce children to some of the basic math concepts including color, shape, size, number, length, weight, capacity, time, money, and graphs.  Phonics includes introduction to all the letters of the alphabet and their sounds. Literary concepts are incorporated through story telling and imaginative play. Science, Art, and PE incorporate fine and large motor skills. Important social skills are acquired through teacher led communication practice throughout daily activities.

Beginning Math and Phonics

Age Range: 5 - 8

Description: Each week includes phonics lessons and activities, math lessons and games, handwriting practice, literature concepts, introductory grammar, snack time, lunchtime, PE, and recess. 

Academics: Beginning levels of Math and Phonics.  

Math topics include addition and subtraction facts to 18, place value to the thousands, geometry, measurement, time, money, and basic fractions. 4-digit addition and 2-digit mental addition is also incorporated. Problem solving and place value are emphasized throughout. Homework includes card games for practice and cement skills.

Phonics and language include consonant sounds, short vowel sounds, consonant blends, handwriting, and literature.   Within our weekly literature studies, literary devices, grammar, science, history, geography, art, cooking, and other beneficial subjects or concepts are introduced. 

Our typical ratio of teacher to student is 1:8.

Basics

Age Range: 6 - 10

Description: Each week includes morning math lessons and concept reinforcement activities, snack time, lunch time, PE, recess, and afternoon language arts and critical thinking with rotating science and art activities.

Academics:  Math continues to build on known addition and subtraction facts, works with 4-digit addition and subtraction and 2-digit mental calculations and introduces multiplication and fractions. Other topics include area and perimeter, measurement, money, time, and basic fractions. They also work with drawing tools to explore geometric designs. Problem solving is emphasized.  

Phonics and Spelling also advance with long vowels, vowel and consonant digraphs, compound words, syllable types, word families,  spelling rules, grammar, punctuation, dictionary skills, handwriting, creative expression, and critical thinking.

Our typical ratio of teacher to student is 1:8.

Intermediate

Age Range: 8 - 11

Description: Each week includes morning math lessons and concept reinforcement activities, snack time, lunch time, PE, recess, and afternoon language arts activities.  Each week there are science labs, reading time, creative expression practice, and projects based around history and science concepts. Our intermediate group is a place to transition from elementary to middle school and is for those that have mastered the Basics, are ready to become somewhat independent, and are interested in learning through research and to practice sharing with the group through discussion, projects, and presentations. 

Academics: Math Lessons continue to build on the meaning and properties of multiplication and division, along with the basic facts. Other topics include multiplying a 4-digit number by a 1-digit number, rounding, numbers to millions, area and measurement in both the US customary and metric systems, fractions, and graphing. The children continue work with geometry and angles using drawing tools. Problem solving with all four operations is emphasized. Daily card games are included in the lessons. 

Language Arts skills are honed with individualized spelling program, vocabulary, critical thinking, grammar, handwriting, and creative writing practice. Within our science and history studies, we begin to practice reading for information with opportunities to share by creating projects such as presentations, books, models, and posters. A love for reading is cultivated by providing quality literature to read each week.

Our typical ratio of teacher to student is 1:8.

All ages participate in hands-on science, critical thinking, public speaking, literature studies, geography and cultures, and projects depending the they days of attendance.

All students are placed in math and language according to their individual ability and needs rather than by age or grade level.