Enrichments

Enrichment classes are offered to the lower school students on a weekly basis. K-4 through 5th grade attend Physical Education two times per week; while Spanish, music, computer, and library are offered once per week. The Enrichment's are a fun time for students to get out of the classroom and express their creativeness and learn and enjoy new skills.

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Spanish - Mrs. Melissa Padgett, Instructor

This year's Spanish classes meet on Thursdays in the lower school art room.  The curriculum is a fun interactive way for children of all ages and skill levels to learn through the use of visual and auditory tools. The multi-sensory presentation encourages and promotes the students interests in learning proper pronunciation of vocabulary, frequently used questions and answers, songs, conversation skits and practical grammar concepts. lsspanish

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Computer Lab - Mrs. Laura Taylor,  Instructor

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In the lower school computer classes, grades K-4 and K-5 begin learning the basics in computer orientation, double clicking icons, and navigating the mouse. This is just the beginning for these young students. First graders begin to explore a little deeper. They enjoy using graphic programs like Kid Pix and navigating the Internet. In the second grade, students learn how to format documents in Microsoft Office Word. They also begin learning the basics of keyboarding. Third graders expand on their knowledge of using Micosoft Office Word as they us the program Rapid Typing to improve keyboarding. They also start learning how to use the Internet for research. After obtaining information, they learn how to put together a basic PowerPoint presentation. Fourth grade students work on speed and accuracy in keyboarding. Hand placement is very important. They also continue learning how to format documents in Microsoft Office Word, put together and present in depth PowerPoint presentations, as well as navigate various websites for information. The students in the 5th grade continue learning in more detail how to format complex documents that include clip art, graphs, and tables. They are pushed to increase speed in accurancy using the Rapid Typing program. Students compile data from Internet sources and learn to create time-lines, papers, and PowerPoint presentations. When students graduate from lower school to middle school, they are fully prepared for the technological advances that might come their way.

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Physical Education - Mrs. Laura Taylor, Instructor

This twice a week course is designed to enable students to understand their physical being and its relationship to God. Younger students attend class where they learn a variety of motor skills such as hopping, skipping, galloping, running, as well as non-loco motor skills such as bending, rocking, balancing, stretching, pushing, and pulling. As the students develop physically, they are challenged to develop a personal plan for taking responsibility for eating and exercising regularly. Students also work in groups and cooperative activities to enable them to learn to accept and appreciate personal differences in those around them.

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Art - Mrs. Melissa Padgett, Instructor

The lower school art classes meet once a week to provide and encourage creativity through hands on participation in class projects. Students are encouraged to explore and create art using a wide variety of mediums. These include tempera paint, oil pastels, watercolors, clay, pencil, colored pencil, marker and paper Mache. The class introduces different styles of art, famous artists, art history, as well as art appreciation.

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Music -Mrs. Karisa Ruth, Instructor

Music is an enrichment class that meets once a week for thirty minutes. Each week in class we learn new songs to sing for our performances such as the annual Christmas program, National Anthem tribute in the fall, and Grandparent's Day in the spring. The students learn rhythm by using rhythm balls, as well as learn basic music notes. 

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 Library - Mrs. Karisa Ruth, Librarian

The students attend a library class once a week, but they are encouraged to visit the library as often as time permits. Grades K-5 through fifith participate in the Accelerated Reading program. K-4 through second grades has a reading buddy, Pat the Patriot, that travels home with a different student each week. Pat the Patriot is read to and then the students capture the week with Pat in a writing journal. Students are also allowed computer time puzzle time, and puppet time. The different genres are introduced to each class. Throughout the school year, guest readers visit the classes to promote reading and character education. 

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