Research has shown that Enrichment Programs whether it is a foreign language, science/discovery, music, art, physical or spiritual growth, benefits your child in all areas of development and promotes early achievement.
Each week our Art teacher develops age- appropriate lesson plans for the range of grades and introduces different art techniques for each class. She creates projects that children can accomplish. She introduces a variety of mediums over the course of the school year. Students will complete drawing projects, painting projects and create objects out of different manipulatives. She also instructs students in art history, introducing them to well-known artists and art movements to develop an appreciation for art in the students.
Once a week our students go to HEARTLAND for Chapel. Students worship the Lord through singing, hand and body movements, praying, and Bible truths taught by Pastors of Family Church. Students are eager to recite their memory verses in front of their peers each week. Topics vary and are age appropriate with lessons designed to challenge our students to live out their faith in class, in extracurricular activities, and in the home. The lessons are aligned with their Bible Curriculum taught in their respective classes and are developed to be relevant to each child’s daily walk in ultimately building a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Our Science and Discovery teacher comes by once a month for our Pre-K classes as “Professor Curiosity” and twice a month for our Elementary classes as “Professor Endeavor” with lots of surprises in her little bag of tricks. The children sometimes call her the Lady Bug Lady once they have encountered the hundreds of Lady Bugs in her hands-on nature exhibit. Learning about volcanoes and goop and why the sky is blue makes each child a little scientist for the day.
Each week, students from toddler age through elementary grades participate in an interactive story time with our school librarian. Preschool classes are fun and theme driven, focusing on emerging literacy skills by integrating picture books, flannel board activities, nursery rhymes, music, and imagination. Elementary students are exposed to different literature genres as well as noteworthy authors and illustrators. They participate in engaging literacy enrichment activities including book inspired crafts, music, and our sensory “mystery bag”. Elementary students are also invited to check out age-appropriate books from our library collection.
Music and Movement
Once a week, our music teacher opens the Music and Movement Classroom for 2‟s, 3K, Pre- K, and Elementary classes. Children learn to Praise the Lord through singing, hand and body movements, and with rhythm instruments. Children are introduced to the various instruments of the orchestra and are given an opportunity to play some of the instruments. They are introduced to the “note family” and learn to recognize notes, note values, and simple rhythms.
We offer our 2 year-old, 3 year-old, Pre-K, and Elementary students physical education classes once a week. Lesson plans include many activities that help improve gross motor skills. The students will work on team building skills and also experience the joys of being active! Being involved in physical activity makes kids feel good and can help improve their confidence and self-esteem.
Once a week, our Spanish teacher drops by to instruct the 2 year olds, 3K, Pre-K, and Elementary classes in Spanish. The children learn the vocabulary through a series of techniques and activities. Our Spanish class uses games, songs, flash cards, puppets, and other hands-on material. The flash cards have pictures and symbols to help reinforce their comprehension.