Curriculum Overview

 PRE-PRE KINDER  /  PRE-KINDER  /  KINDERGARTEN 

 

Our Preschool provides a rich and nurturing environment in a loving atmosphere for our children with an integrated curriculum centered on the development of the “whole child”: spiritual, cognitive, physical, emotional and social.  Developmental learning centers and a variety of guided and independent activities allow children to explore, experiment, and express themselves while acquiring skills and concepts. Opportunities are provided for artistic and musical expression, Chapel participation, and visits to the school library, handling of computer programs, participation in physical education classes, and the development of language skills in both English and Spanish.

 

FIRST and SECOND GRADE

 

First and Second grade students are immersed in the English language through a comprehensive program. Cognitive skills are taught using technology. The Digital Smart Boards provide the opportunity for hands-on interaction. The visuals provided while learning vocabulary, spelling, frequency words, and Language Arts skills help students to connect and produce oral and written sentences in a new context. Classes include:

 

  • English/Language Arts

  • Math 

  • Science

  • Social Studies 

  • Computer

  • Library Skills

  • Physical Education 

  • Bible 

  • Spanish Lang. Arts/SSL  

  • Art, Music, Chapel

 

Summer reading begins with those students who have completed first grade. Summer is a great time to enjoy reading and to continue developing reading skills. Parents are encouraged to engage students in related book activities over the summer to reinforce learning.

 

THIRD through SIXTH GRADE

 

The elementary curriculum is geared toward providing students with learning experiences that promote high order thinking skills. Great emphasis is placed on helping students to learn through exploration and discovery while acquiring the necessary skills to become lifelong learners. The Language Arts program is literature based, and reading and creative writing are an integral part of our daily schedule. Hands-on activities permeate throughout the curriculum integrating technology in all content areas. In addition, students are given the opportunity to work together in collaborative groups to promote shared responsibility and respect for others.

 

Educational experiences abound at Wesleyan Academy at all levels. Qualifying fifth and sixth grade students participate of the Space Camp experience in Alabama each year.

 

Classes at the Elementary level include:

  • Art/Music

  • Bible

  • Chapel

  • Computer

  • English

  • Library Skills

  • Math

  • Physical Education

  • Science

  • Social Studies (in Spanish for 3rd and 4th grades)

  • Spanish/SSL

 

Summer Reading - 3rd to 6th Grades

 

Summer reading is a very important part of our elementary curriculum. It is a way to help students continue on their path of becoming life-long readers and to maintain what they have learned during their academic school year. The books that we have chosen are those that we know they will enjoy. It is our hope that students will acquire a true love for reading while understanding that books bring knowledge and enjoyment.

 

 

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