Positive Learning in an Atmosphere of Individual Development

Curriculum

Math Program

Materials will be available for daily reinforcement/enrichment of math operations, concepts and problem solving including:

  • place value
  • operations
  • graphing & map skills (social studies/geography)
  • time & measurement
  • fractions, decimals & percentages
  • money
  • stock market – grades 5-8 (social studies/economy)
  • geometry
  • algebra
  • current events involving math physics & statistics – grades 4-8 (social studies)

Language Arts Program

The skills and knowledge of Language Arts are essential for student success in virtually all areas of our curriculum. They are also central requirements for the development of clear expression & critical thinking. Language Arts includes the study of literature, the development of skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. This includes:

  • computers / keyboarding
  • journals
  • school news / yearbook
  • essay contests
  • test preparedness
  • internet studies
  • projects
  • novel studies
  • field trips
  • foreign studies
  • vocabulary
  • spelling

Science Program

Our science curriculum is on a three-year rotation.

Year One:

  • Insects
  • Plants
  • Solids, Liquids & Gas
  • Magnets & Electricity
  • Science Careers
  • Space & Planets
  • Weather, Climate & Season Changes
  • Cells & Body
  • Disasters

Year Two:

  • Invertebrates
  • Ecology & Environment
  • Colors
  • Energy
  • Simple Machines
  • Moon, Sun & Stars
  • Geology & Fossils
  • Health, Drugs & Diseases
  • Rocks, Sand & Soil

Year Three:

  • Vertebrates
  • Endangered Species
  • Sound
  • Heat & Temperature
  • Physical Forces
  • Atmosphere & UFO’s
  • Water, Oceans & Rivers
  • Microscopic Plants & Animals, Tissues, & Organic Systems
  • World

Social Studies Program

The goals of social studies are for the students to analyze comparative political economic systems, events, trends, personalities & movements shaping the history of our community and the state of Illinois, the United States & the World. The focus of the social studies program is to cover the following areas each year:

  • geography
  • government & elections
  • history
  • culture & customs
  • biographies
  • economy
  • current events, values & careers

Our social studies curriculum is on a three-year rotation as follows:

  • Year One – Chicago and Illinois
  • Year Two – United States & Neighbors
  • Year Three – World Studies

 

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