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What to Expect in LEAP

Theme

Enter the world of readers! Using patterns in nature such as clouds and weather, numbers, letters and shapes, students learn to make meaning through unlocked codes.
 

Curriculum Markers

  • Reading
  • Emergent literacy
  • Advancing at the student’s pace
  • Cross-curricular readers for science and social studies
  • Phonics program
  • Home Reader program (Readers Club)
  • Computers reading activities
  • Library
  • Composition

Mathematics

  • Number concepts
  • Patterns
  • Graphs
  • Shapes 
  • Money, time, measurement
  • Teen numbers
  • Basic computation: adding, subtracting, equations
  • Story (real life) problems
  • Counting to 100 and beyond
  • Challenge activities (lesson extensions)
  • Calendar activities

Music

  • Singing vs. speaking
  • Beat keeping
  • Concept of rhythm
  • Self expression

Physical Education

  • Tag games and rules
  • Jogging/running 3 min. every other day
  • Tossing and catching to self
  • Dribbling playground ball
  • Catching and hitting a beach ball
  • Jumping in and out of a long rope
  • Tumbling
  • Hula hooping
  • Bowling
  • Board games
  • Throwing a Frisbee
  • Running bases
  • Cup stacking
  • Dribbling soccer balls
  • Playing T-ball
  • Coaches' Fitness Test

Global Bible Concepts

  • Creation
  • Old Testament Truths
  • Life of Christ and apostles
  • Christian lifestyle: sin, choices, lying, kindness
  • Memorization of verses
  • Parts of the Bible

Developmental Traits

  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Eye-hand coordination
  • Gross motor skills (skipping, stair climbing)
  • Develop handedness preference
  • Social skills
  • Longer attention span
  • Handwriting

School Expectations

  • Self-care needs (hygiene, coats, shoes)
  • Taking turns
  • Listening skills
  • Play/work independently
  • Waiting in line
  • Cleaning up
  • Organizing space
  • Cooperation
  • Classroom procedures

Parental Expectations

  • Look at folder/conduct each night and sign it
  • Read with students
  • Read emails, newsletters, handouts
  • Attend beginning of the year meeting and parent conferences
  • Follow classroom/school policies
  • Check Parents Web frequently
  • Support the teacher

Memory Milestone Marker 

  • Teacher takes photos and keeps art and writing samples throughout the year to make into a scrapbook that is given to the parents at the end of the year at no charge.  
  • For the annual Black and Gold Gala, the children usually do thumbprints on one object such as a cookie jar or platter to be sold at auction.
  • Photos are emailed to parents after certain events for enjoyment and communication purposes.

School Trips or Significant Events

  • Fall Fun Day
  • Reason For the Season Day
  • Polar Express Day
  • 100th Day of School Celebration
  • “Stepping Up” Celebration
  • MAD Science 
  • 50th Day of school
  • L'il Boots
  • Mother's Day Tea

*Included in class activity fees. 

Additional Fees

  • Activity Fees: $50-$70 per semester to cover travel related expenses
  • School Supplies: $75 range
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