Early Learning & Pre-Kindergarten

List of 4 items.

  • Early Learning Program I

    Welcome to a world of daily changes in your child! Despite the fact that these young children have only been on this planet a short time, they are growing and changing each day. They begin to improve their coordination and balance, even picking up tiny objects with their thumb and forefinger. The whole world is theirs to explore, making them engaging and simply fun to be with.

    St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School has developed a spiraling curriculum beginning with milestones for our youngest learners. Within our developmental framework, we incorporate intentional activities to enhance each child’s:
    • fine- and gross-motor abilities
    • personal and social habits
    • verbal communication proficiency, and
    • problem solving skills.
    Our nurturing, experienced staff creates a relationship with each child, delighting in a toothless grin or sharing that special twinkle in one another’s eye. We plant a seed for a love of learning through our dynamic curriculum, inspiring growth and development through playful opportunities.
  • Early Learning Program II

    In this dynamic year of growth, your young child will practice their physical skills during every waking hour! In fact, the toddler’s brain at this point in their life is continually growing in complexity and rapidly making connections, increasing to twice the number of connections they had at birth (and twice the number of connections in an adult brain).

    St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School has developed a spiraling curriculum, beginning with milestones for our youngest learners. During this school year, you will witness your child gain a sense of independence, begin to relate vocabulary words and use them in short sentences, and even begin potty training! Some of the engaging themes your ELP II child willexplore this year include:
    • Farm
    • Transportation
    • Colors of the rainbow
    • Senses
    • Shapes
    • Seasonal holidays 
      (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter)
    Our dedicated staff form a relationship with each child, encouraging them to reach their highest potential and set individual goals to attain. Within each theme, we also incorporate intentional activities to enhance each child’s fine- and gross-motor abilities, personal and social habits, verbal communication proficiency, and problem solving skills.
  • Pre-Kindergarten I

    Pre-Kindergarten is a time of creative thinking, when children delight in fantasy while intertwining their life experiences into play scenarios. Children in the early preschool years learn best through a variety of experiences, along with encouragement to explore their environment and develop relationships with peers. St. Mark’s Pre-Kindergarten I program provides a developmental curriculum that involves children in many hands-on activities, allowing them to demonstrate their increasing skills while building on the curricular framework established in our Early Learning Program. Our teachers strive to build confidence and self-esteem in each child, promoting these values through their daily routines and activities while allowing the children to safely explore and understand the world around them.

    A typical day in Pre-K I includes teacher-directed activities, circle time, morning snack, resource classes, outdoor play, and free-choice centers. Our weekly themes, which focus on learning the letters of the alphabet, are incorporated through each of these moments. We also focus on:

    • Oral language
    • Vocabulary use
    • Comprehension
    • Listening skills
    • Numerical competency
    • Spatial awareness
    • Cooperation
    • Empathy
    • Self-awareness
    • Development of gross- and fine-motor skills

    Students receive weekly resource instruction in Art, Library, Movement, Music, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish. Additionally, Pre-K I students attend two developmentally appropriate Chapel services during the week. Families are always welcome to join us! Students also perform on the stage in our state-of-the-art Lori Schiavone Commons during the Spring for an Easter celebration.

    Pre-Kindergarten students must be potty trained before attending school. We also ask you to provide a morning snack for these students, enabling each child to begin using their fine motor skills to open containers independently. Pre-K I students also begin using carpool, wherein our assistant teachers help each child exit the car and our Sixth Grade Safety Patrols escort them to class. Oh, how the independence soars this year!
  • Pre-Kindergarten II

    Pre-Kindergarten II at St. Mark’s is a full-week morning program that promotes responsibility, decision-making, and cooperative social skills through our developmentally appropriate curriculum. As children grow in their ability to demonstrate their skills, we still allow them to play while focusing on the core skills of:

    • Language Arts: Our curriculum includes a plethora of opportunities to listen, speak, and even write. These experiences all encourage development in phonemic awareness, letter knowledge, comprehension, oral language, and vocabulary on a daily basis, meeting each child at their developmental level and providing additional experiences in these skills. 

      Our curricular framework includes Handwriting Without Tears and the Houghton Mifflin Pre-K Reading Program. Through these venues, children practice beginning writing skills, sounding out basic words, and retelling shared stories. 

    • Math: Earlybird Kindergarten Mathematics is a comprehensive, activity-based program that uses the pedagogical principles of the Singapore math approach, creating a foundation that will support later goals during your child’s elementary years at St. Mark’s. We strive to give each student a strong understanding of the number line, subitizing, and other essential concepts during their Pre-K II year, evoking learning through fun-filled lessons and activities.  

    • Science and Social Studies are also incorporated into our classrooms in meaningful ways. In addition to the social skills practiced throughout their morning, our specialized units of study help enhance each child’s knowledge of the world outside of their direct experiences. Themes focused on communities, transportation, holidays, and animals enrich and guide the curriculum, while field trips to local venues in the community further enhance students’ learning opportunities. Our transportation unit also incorporates an annual parade with student-created vehicles!

    Throughout all of these curricular goals, children are given opportunities to grow toward their maximum potential while focusing on their individual abilities, interests, and needs. We also receive weekly resource instruction to support our academic goals, visiting teachers in the following specialized areas: Art, Library, Movement, Music, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish. After our Christmas Break, we will begin visiting the Computer Lab and begin instruction on how to use the keyboard and mouse, navigate basic programs, utilize iPads, and more! We also perform our Traditional Christmas Program on the stage in the Lori Schiavone Commons annually. Additionally, Pre-K II students attend two developmentally appropriate Chapel services during the week. Families are always welcome to join us!  

Kindergarten - 6th Grade

List of 5 items.

  • Mathematics

    Math:
    At St. Mark’s we utilize Singapore Math through Dimensions Math and Primary Mathematics. We teach children to think mathematically rather than just having them memorize the mechanics of problem solving. This program lays a solid foundation for conceptual understanding using a three-step process, taking children from concrete, to pictorial, then abstract approaches to learning. Concepts are addressed from a number of directions that challenge students to think and understand. Utilizing metacognitive skills to assess solutions, we encourage students to consider alternate methods for problem solving, promoting logical thinking. Our base ten math curriculum is introduced in Kindergarten and scaffolds through sixth grade preparing our students well to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Tools: 
    Dimensions Math Textbooks and Workbooks, Primary Mathematics Textbooks and Workbooks, Primary Mathematics Extra Practice Books, XtraMath, FastMath
  • Science

    Kindergarten Science:
    Kindergarten science is a place that students learn and practice scientific skills. These include observation, asking questions, and making simple predictions. Students will record observations using pictures and words in their science notebooks. Kindergarten scientists learn properties of objects, as well as wants, needs, and basic characteristics of organisms, and seasons. Following NGSS standards, all of our science lab classes are active environments where students are participating in lab experiments, group activities, and group discussions. We work with students to develop lab skills and science thinking habits.
    • Molecules to Organisms
    • Earth’s Systems
    • Forces and Interactions
    • Energy
    • Earth and Human Activity
    • Engineering Design
    Tools: Mosaic, Education Place - Houghton Mifflin, NGSSF, BrainPop Jr. Science, Crash Course Kids


    First Grade Science:
    St. Mark’s science program intentionally builds on a child’s natural curiosity and creativity using teaching methods that not only promote innovation but focus on experiential learning. First grade scientists learn to use their five senses to observe changes in living and nonliving objects as students investigate the world around them. Our science program is integrated with our math and language arts curriculum to enhance our student’s skills as they collect evidence from a variety of sources, develop an explanation from the data, and communicate and defend their conclusions.
    • From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
    • Engineering Design
    • Earth’s Place in the Universe
    Tools: Discovering Animals by Carolina Biological, Skywatchers by Carolina Biological, First Grade Interactive Notebook, BrainPop Jr. Science, Lego Engineering, NGSS tolls for STEM Engineering and Design
     

    Second Grade Science:
    Following NGSS standards, in second grade students experience science through hands on learning in the lab! All of our science lab classes are active environments where children participate in lab experiments, group activities, and group discussions. We work with students to develop lab skills and science thinking habits. Second grade scientists investigate, explore, examine...
    • Soils
    • Plants and Insect
    • Matter
    • Earth Materials
    • Engineering
    Tools: Soils by Carolina Biological and The Smithsonian Institution, Matter by Carolina Biological, Earth Materialsby Carolina Biological, Kids Discover, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services, Chem4Kids
     

    Third Grade Science:
    Following NGSS standards, in third grade we experience science through hands on learning in the lab! All of our science lab classes are active environments where students participate in lab experiments, group activities, and group discussions. We work with students to further develop lab skills and science thinking habits. Third grade scientists investigate, explore, examine...
    • Life in Ecosystems
    • Weather in Climate
    • Force and Interactions
    • Area, Perimeter, and Volume (collaboration with Math)
    • Rocks
    • Capacity (collaboration with Math)
    • Minerals
    Tools: Life in Ecosystems by Carolina Biological, Weather and Climateby Carolina Biological, Force and Interactionsby Carolina Biological, Rocks and Minerals by Carolina Biological and The Smithsonian Institution Cornell Lab of Ornithology, NOAA, National Geographic


    Fourth Grade Science:
    Following NGSS Science standards, fourth Grade science is hands on and minds on. It is a very active class where students are participating in lab experiments, group activities, and group discussions. Students are learning lab skills and basic content knowledge to prepare them for more complex topics. Fourth graders ask questions and define problems in science, as well as develop and use models, plan and carry out investigations, and analyze and interpret data. These experiences and endeavors will assist students in establishing a solid foundation for a lifetime of science learning.
    • Nature of Science
    • Floating and Sinking
    • Land and Water
    • Electric Circuits
    • Animal Studies
    • Science of Test Taking
    Tools: Floating and Sinking by Carolina Biological and The Smithsonian Institution, Land and Water by Carolina Biological and The Smithsonian Institution, Electric Circuits by Carolina Biological and The Smithsonian Institution, Animal Studies by Carolina Biological and The Smithsonian Institution, Science Alert
     

    Fifth Grade Science:
    Following NGSS standards, Fifth Grade science is hands-on and minds on. It is a very active class where students are participating in lab experiments, group activities, and group discussions. Students learn lab skills and basic content knowledge to prepare them for more complex topics in middle school. Fifth graders ask questions and define problems in science, as well as develop and use models, plan and carry out investigations, and analyze and interpret data. These experiences and endeavors will assist students in establishing a solid foundation for a lifetime of science learning.
    • Nature of Science
    • Structure and Properties of Matter
    • Food Chemistry
    • Ecosystems
    • Matter and Energy in Ecosystems
    • Microworlds
    • Motion and Design
    Tools: Structures and Properties of Matterby Carolina Biological, Food Chemistry by Carolina Biological and The Smithsonian Institution, Ecosystems by Carolina Biological and The Smithsonian Institution, Matter and Energy in Ecosystemsby Carolina Biological, Microworlds by Carolina Biological and The Smithsonian Institution, Motion and Design by Carolina Biological and The Smithsonian Institution


    Sixth Grade Science: 
    Following NGSS standards, in sixth grade, we will be working to trainstudents’ brains to think, act, and communicate like scientists! All of our science lab classes are active environments where students are participating in lab experiments, group activities, and group discussions continuing to develop the lab skills and content knowledge acquired in fifth grade.
    • Nature of Science
    • Weather and Climate Systems
    • Cells Classifications and Kingdoms
    • Ecology
    • Matter and Its Interactions
    • Space Systems Exploration
    Tools: Life Science-FL edition-McDougal Littel, Weather and Climate Systems by Carolina Biological and The Smithsonian Institution, Matter and Its Interactions by Carolina Biological and The Smithsonian Institution, Space Systems Explorationby Carolina Biological and The Smithsonian Institution, NASA, NOAA
     
  • Language Arts

    Kindergarten Language Arts:
    The kindergarten language arts curriculum is designed to introduce our students to the power of print and the joy of becoming literate. We use a challenging, research-based program that helps them understand when, how, and why they can use phonics to read and write. Students are actively engaged in activities that foster reading comprehension skills as they respond to big books in shared reading and to the leveled texts specifically chosen to meet each child's needs and abilities through guided reading. Explicit think-alouds help unlock the mystery of what good readers are doing while reading. Our teachers make their thinking audible and visible to begin laying a foundation of important metacognitive and comprehension skills. The word study program works in concert with the reading program, and focuses on phonemic awareness, letter recognition, letter sounds, blending, and spelling. Children begin their lifelong writing journeys in kindergarten. Instruction includes beginning penmanship, sentence construction, and basic punctuation. Enrichment and remediation activities supplement students’ learning, as needed.In kindergarten, we set students up to love of books, learning, and school!

    Kindergarten Reading
    We are helping students build foundational reading skills, including print and phonemic awareness. Children learn “super power” strategies that help them search for meaning and use picture clues. Students are invited to attempt more difficult books and work on fluency. Kindergartners begin to establish their identities as readers as they pay close attention to characters, setting, and plot while reading fictional stories. They become experts in nonfiction topics as they read together in clubs, and play with rhyme and rhythm while reading poetry.

    Kindergarten Writing
    Growth in kindergarten writing is astounding. Children begin approximating writing by drawing and labeling their own books. They transition to writing true stories. Students learn to write informational how-to texts, persuasive letters, craft persuasive texts like petitions, and signs. Kindergarteners are empowered to use this skills in the classroom.
     
    Tools: Developmental Reading Assessment 2 +, Orton Gillingham Assessment, Reading Units of Study, Writing Units of Study, Phonics Units of Study, Handwriting Without Tears
     
     
    First Grade Language Arts:
    First graders are just tapping into their burgeoning powers as readers as well as writers, and believe they can do anything. Our program is challenging, research-based, and designed to help our students become proficient decoders, fluent readers, and budding authors. The curriculum is scaffolded beginning with a review of foundational skills and focuses on building on each of the five reading components: phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. The implementation of small group guided reading lessons in addition to a well-balanced literacy diet of selected fiction and nonfiction texts allows students many opportunities to practice comprehension strategies and skills. Enrichment and remediation activities supplement students’ learning, as needed.

    First Grade Reading
    Students are building good reading habits. Children tap into their natural curiosity as they explore nonfiction, learn comprehension strategies, word solving, vocabulary, fluency, and author’s craft. Our phonics program sets children up to read increasingly complex texts. Story elements and the skills that are foundational to literal and inferential comprehension are spotlighted. The students are enabled to dive deep, extending their reading skills to their farthest reach.

    First Grade Writing
    Our children begin by taking the everyday events of their young lives and making them into focused, well-structured stories. Our students then learn to breathe life into the characters by making them talk, think, and interact. Students enter the world of informational writing as they combine pictures and charts to write “how-to-teach” nonfiction texts. Learning to “show, not tell” and use action, dialogue, and feelings to create a whole series of fiction books is a big step. We teach opinion, information, and narrative writing with increasing complexity to foster high-level thinking.

    Tools: Developmental Reading Assessment 2 +, Orton Gillingham Assessment, Reading Units of Study, Writing Units of Study, Phonics Units of Study, Handwriting Without Tears, ReadWorks, Words Their Way


    Second Grade Language Arts:
    Understanding that second graders operate at different skill levels, the language arts program aims to refine skills introduced in first grade with the ultimate goal of students becoming joyful, thoughtful, Independent readers. Students strengthen their decoding, fluency and comprehension skills through the use of different genres. Leveled texts are selected to encourage multicultural awareness, intellectual curiosity, and empathy. Students work on communication and clarity of expression by strengthening sentence writing skills and learning to organize details into informative paragraphs and fictional stories. Enrichment and remediation activities supplement students’ learning, as needed. This program prepares students for the transition toward content area reading and writing, which are stressed in third grade.

    Second Grade Reading
    Children are encouraged to take charge of their reading, drawing on everything they know to decode hard words, understand author’s craft, and build big ideas about the books they read. Second graders work on word solving, vocabulary development, and comparing and contrasting information across texts. Students learn strategies to build three foundational reading skills—fluency, understanding figurative language, and comprehension. Working in small groups students study author’s craft. By studying familiar books and authors students understand ways authors use word choice, figurative language, and punctuation.

    Second Grade Writing
    Second graders are taught to craft powerful true stories, science investigations, lab reports, and some very grown-up writing about reading. Across the writing genres, children learn to understand—and apply to their own writing—techniques they discover in the work of published authors. The children read closely and gather evidence from texts to craft persuasive arguments. Students also explore language by writing poetry and use visualization and figures of speech to make their writing more clear and powerful.

    Tools: Developmental Reading Assessment 2 +, Reading Units of Study, Writing Units of Study, Handwriting Without Tears, ReadWorks, Words Their Way, Spelling City
     

    Third Grade Language Arts:
    Third grade is an exciting year for students. While continuing to develop each component of the reading process, our students are becoming more independent readers making the crucial transition from learning to read to reading to learn.We use a challenging, research-based program that reviews and extends each student’s reading and writing foundation. The implementation of small group guided reading lessons provides a balanced literacy diet of selected novels, fiction and nonfiction texts, allowing students many opportunities to practice comprehension strategies. Enrichment and remediation activities are used to supplement students’ learning, as needed.

    Third Grade Reading
    Children ramp up their reading skills by immersing themselves in fiction books while working on word solving, vocabulary development, and prediction. They learn to closely observe characters, make predictions, and sharpen their interpretation skills. Students learn essential skills for reading expository nonfiction, such as ascertaining main ideas, recognizing text infrastructure, and thinking critically.

    Third Grade Writing
    Third graders write about topics from their own personal experiences. This first hand knowledge helps them with the challenging task of learning to synthesize and organize information. These newfound abilities are used to persuade people about causes the children believe matter. Children explore fiction-writing techniques by studying fairy tales and writing their own.

    Tools: Developmental Reading Assessment 2 +, Reading Units of Study, Writing Units of Study, Shurley English, Wordly Wise, ReadWorks, Words Their Way, Spelling City
     

    Fourth Grade Language Arts:
    The fourth grade language arts program is a challenging, research-based program designed to help our students become strong analytical thinkers, competent writers, and joyful readers. Vocabulary, word analysis, spelling, and writing opportunities are incorporated into our studies to make for cohesive learning experiences for our students. Small group guided reading lessons with targeted skill practice and novel based literature circles meet the individual demands of our students. Collaborative experiences and exposure to different perspectives of classmates, as well as to different types of literature, improve both written and oral communication, thus preparing our students for the transition to fifth grade. Enrichment and remediation activities are used to supplement students’ learning, as needed.

    Fourth Grade Reading
    In fourth grade, the children delve into complex texts and see significance in details. Students study the complexity of characters and themes. The children develop their skills in cross-text synthesis and practice close reading. Students compare and contrast, and evaluate sources to determine credibility through forming research teams. Historical fiction groups become a vehicle to practice reading analytically, synthesizing complicated narratives, comparing and contrasting themes and incorporating nonfiction research into their reading.

    Fourth Grade Writing
    The fourth-grade writing units familiarize students with the genres they will regularly encounter throughout school.They begin the year writing realistic fictionand learning to develop rich characters and stories, learning that the lenses they bring to reading fiction can also be brought to writing fiction. Students increase proficiency with thesis-driven persuasive essays, historical research reports, and literary essays.

    Tools: Developmental Reading Assessment 2 +, Reading Units of Study, Writing Units of Study, ReadWorks, Shurley English, Spelling City, Wordly Wise, Words Their Way



    Fifth Grade Language Arts:
    Our fifth grade language arts program is a challenging, research-based program.
    Fifth grade literature is full of purposeful and engaging opportunities within a variety of genres; poetry, historical fiction, realistic fiction, and nonfiction. The selections are chosen to meet the developmental needs of the students while honing their intellectual independence. Vocabulary and writing instruction are targeted and tied to student reading selections. The grammar foundation is reinforced as fifth-graders study parts of speech, parts of the sentence, and usage. Research skills are practiced as students write reports and create presentation materials.

    Fifth Grade Reading
    Students draw on a repertoire of ways for reading closely, noticing how story elements interact, understanding how different authors develop the same theme, and comparing and contrasting texts with similar theme. There is an emphasis on strong foundational skills, such as fluency and word solving. Children investigate the ways nonfiction texts are becoming more complex, and they learn strategies to tackle these new challenges. Students read nonfiction texts under the umbrella of argument and advocacy. Fifth graders wrap up the year immersed in the fantasy genre and further develop higher-level thinking skills to study how authors develop characters and themes over time.

    Fifth Grade Writing
    Students begin the year writing reflective personal narratives. Writing research reports is another part of the fifth grade process. Students learn that form follows content as they choose to write in either the essay, narrative, or memoir genre. Fifth-graders conclude their year learning to build powerful arguments that convincingly balance evidence and analysis to persuade readers to action.

    Tools: Developmental Reading Assessment 2 +, Reading Units of Study, Writing Units of Study, ReadWorks, Shurley English,Wordly Wise, Readworks, Words Their Way, Spelling City
     

    Sixth Grade Language Arts:
    The sixth grade language arts program is challenging and research-based. The literature reflects and respects cultural and personal diversity, and interdisciplinary projects foster unity within the curriculum. The theme of friendship and making good choices requires students to reflect on attitudes and actions. The grammar focus in sixth grade builds on the foundation that is laid in the fifth grade, reviewing the concepts of parts of speech, parts of sentence, and usage while working with more complex sentences. Enrichment and remediation activities are used to supplement students’ learning, as needed.

    Sixth Grade Reading
    Students will participate in an intense reading workshop introducing them to a variety of instructional methods to increase reading expertise and independence. They will also learn to talk deeply about their reading, focusing on complexity, symbolism, and allusions. Nonfiction reading skills are essential to students’ achievement in virtually every academic discipline and a focus in sixth grade.

    Sixth Grade Writing
    The writing process is launched with a personal narrative. Students generate story ideas, manage pace, and elaborate. Literary essays hone students’ strategies to gather, analyze, and use text evidence to support their claims. Students also experience creative writing through short stories and poems.

    Tools: Developmental Reading Assessment 2 +, Reading Units of Study, Writing Units of Study, Shurley English, Spelling City, Wordly Wise, ReadWorks, Words Their Way
  • Social Studies

    Kindergarten Social Studies
    We begin our “travel itinerary” right here in Jacksonville, Florida as we study our global community.  We make stops around the world as we learn about the people, cultures, and places of Peru/Galapagos Islands, Israel, Native Americans, Christmas in Europe, China, Antarctica, Kenya, and Australia.

    Tools: TCI Social Studies Alive, My Community

    First Grade Social Studies
    Social studies in first grade focuses on community, geography, and responsible citizenship. We also study Mexico and Haiti, their culture, geography and challenges, with the Haiti study coinciding with our service learning.

    Tools: TCI Social Studies Alive, My Community, The Banza, The Magic Orange Tree and Other Haitian Folktales

    Second Grade Social Studies
    In second grade social studies students explore ways that we must all learn to interact with others responsibly and peacefully in the world. They also research a broad study of various cultures and information about the founding of America.

    Tools: TCI Social Studies Alive, Our Community and Beyond

    Third Grade Social Studies
    The third grade Social Studies curriculum focuses on the history, geography, and political science of Florida and Jacksonville while incorporating a project based approach. The relevancy of the topics for our students make for a high interest learning opportunity packed with exciting discoveries. Vocabulary, spelling, and writing are incorporated into this theme, as well. Students also learn how to navigate their way through a social studies textbook, learn the text features of nonfiction texts which supports future learning, and how to think like a historian.The students learn to celebrate the strengths and potential of people from past cultures. The culmination of each unit is a field trip to various historical sites.  “Florida Day” is an annual presentation by the third grade students with projects, skits, and stories on the state of Florida.

    Tools: Florida, Social Studies Scott Foresman, Florida's Lost Tribes

    Fourth Grade Social Studies
    Social Studies in fourth grade is a time of real discovery.  Our students learn to think like a geographer, economist and historian as they learn about the diversity of our nation.  They compare life in cities to that of rural america, they learn the importance of natural resources, especially here at home as our fourth grade Service Learning, the St. John’s Riverkeeper, is integrated through the language arts and social studies curriculum.  The students utilize this information as they learn about our states and capitals. The culmination is John Hunter’s  World Peace Game, World Peace Game.  Our fourth graders draw on prior knowledge while engaging and honing their collaborative skills and learning the art of negotiation in a global setting with real world issues. John Hunter Ted Talk.
      
    Tools: TCI Social Studies Alive! Regions of our Country, Trouble on the St. John’s, World Peace Game Foundation

    Fifth Grade Social Studies
    Social studies in the fifth grade explores in depth early American history, the settling of the west, the Civil War, Industrialization of America, modern America, and current events. The culminating highlight of the fifth grade year is a study trip to Washington, D.C. After much research, our students assume the roles of tour guide helping to facilitate their peers’ learning of national monuments and other historic sites.

    Tools:  TCI Social Studies Alive! American's Past, Why America is Free, The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution

    Sixth Grade Social Studies
    Social studies in sixth grade explores the magical cultures of long ago; ancient Egypt, India, China, Greece, and Rome. Reading across the curriculum allows for the integration of these topics with literature in hopes that knowledge of history will increase a love of reading and aid in comprehension of text while conversely creating a love of reading will inspire a passion for history. 

    Tools: TCI History Alive! The Ancient World, Early Times: The Story of Ancient Egypt, Early Times: The Story of Ancient China, Early Times: The Story of Ancient Greece
  • Resources

    Engaging and talented resource teachers provide an exposure to art, athletics, computers and innovation, music, world languages (Mandarin Chinese and Spanish), and more.