Curriculum

Pre-Kindergarten

Bible

Emphasis is placed on learning to memorize scripture using verses that naturally tie in with themes or topics discussed in other areas of the curriculum. 

Text: ACSI Purposeful Design

Language Arts

The Pre-Kindergarten Language Arts curriculum is a phonics-based program emphasizing letter recognition and identification, letter sounds, and age-appropriate sight word instruction. Early literacy skills such as print concepts, beginning/ending sounds in words, and comprehension are introduced and practiced regularly.

Text: ACSI Purposeful Design, Zoo Phonics, Handwriting Without Tears

Math

The Pre-Kindergarten Math curriculum emphasizes number skills and counting while incorporating age-appropriate math concepts such as using a calendar, colors, shapes, patterns, and skip counting.

Text: ACSI Purposeful Design

Social Studies and Science

Pre-Kindergarten Social Studies and Science themes are based on seasons including Fall/Thanksgiving, Christmas, Winter/Hibernation, Spring/Plants/Insects, and Summer Fun/Ocean.  Social Studies and Science activities are embedded

Enrichment

Physical Education

The physical education program in Prince Avenue Christian’s Lower School is based upon the acquisition of Christ-like knowledge and skills that are the foundation for engaging in physical activity. The mission of Physical Education is to empower all students to sustain regular, lifelong physical activity as a foundation for a healthy, productive and fulfilling life.  Physical Education is a sequential educational program. It is based on physical activities undertaken in an active, caring, supportive and non-threatening atmosphere in which every student is challenged and successful. 

Students will be expected to give maximum effort in these 4 areas: Listening to their Coach, encouraging their classmates/teammates, always being positive, and participating.  These 4 areas make-up the acronym L-E-A-P to which all students should have maximum participation.  Coaches are committed to providing a safe and positive learning environment in which all students achieve personal bests and success.  The goal of the Lower School P.E. program here at Prince Avenue Christian is to guide young lives towards healthy and active futures in a way that honors God.

Art

Lower school Art at Prince Avenue exposes students to the world of art by introducing famous works of art, art movements, and a variety of different art materials from paint to clay to paper mache. We focus on incorporating the elements of art and principles of design into our daily projects. Students enjoy experiencing art critiques and discussing art from all over the world.

Music

Elementary music at Prince Avenue is a 7 year program which lays the foundation of the fundamentals of music – proper singing, steady beat, basic rhythms and notation – to move our students from simple songs to musicals, from classroom instruments to beginning band in order to prepare them for future musical growth and development.

Library

Kindergarten students are read a story each week to coordinate with holidays, seasons or kindergarten units of study. Students may have two books checked out from August to December, then move to one book in January. Topics that are introduced include: how to use a shelf-marker, book care rules, and how to determine if a book is fiction or non-fiction. Reading Buddies are set up with a fifth grade class, and Reading Buddies meet at least twice per month.

Kindergarten

Bible

Emphasis on learning to memorize scripture is continued using one key verse for every letter of the alphabet, as well as one passage, which is taught second semester. 

Text: Christian Schools International

Language Arts

The Kindergarten Language Arts curriculum is a phonics-based program that builds upon existing skills. Letter recognition, letter identification, and letter sounds are reviewed. Early literacy skills such as print concepts, beginning/ending sounds in words, sight-word recognition, and comprehension are continued and mastered.

Text: BJU Press Reading, BJU Press Phonics, Zoo Phonics (Review), Handwriting Without Tears, Reading A-Z

Math

Kindergarten Math curriculum emphasizes number sense while incorporating positions, patterns, numbers, geometry, fractions, time, money, measurement, addition, and subtraction.

Text: Abeka 

Social Studies

In Social Studies, Kindergarteners work toward an understanding of the world God created and their place in it. Some of the units covered include All About Me, Community Helpers, Christmas Around the World, Presidents, and America.

Science

In Science, Kindergarteners are introduced to the world around them and helped to understand their place in God’s wonderful creation.

Some of the units covered include Five Senses, Insects, Space and Planets, Plants, and Oceans.  

Enrichment (each course offered once a week)

Spanish

Lower School Spanish covers the basics of both the spoken and written Spanish language. A creative and engaging curriculum covers fundamental vocabulary as well as introductory conversation. Classroom instruction involves the use of songs, visual aids, games, skits, scripted conversations and workbooks. The objectives of Lower School Spanish are as follows: to provide a beginning understanding of Spanish grammar and vocabulary, to encourage an enthusiasm for further study of a foreign language, and to introduce students to the cultures and customs of Spanish-speaking countries.

Curriculum: Risas y Sonrisas Spanish for Kids (https://spanishforkids.com) 

Physical Education

The physical education program in Prince Avenue Christian’s Lower School is based upon the acquisition of Christ-like knowledge and skills that are the foundation for engaging in physical activity. The mission of Physical Education is to empower all students to sustain regular, lifelong physical activity as a foundation for a healthy, productive and fulfilling life.  Physical Education is a sequential educational program. It is based on physical activities undertaken in an active, caring, supportive and non-threatening atmosphere in which every student is challenged and successful. 

Students will be expected to give maximum effort in these 4 areas: Listening to their Coach, encouraging their classmates/teammates, always being positive, and participating.  These 4 areas make-up the acronym L-E-A-P to which all students should have maximum participation.  Coaches are committed to providing a safe and positive learning environment in which all students achieve personal bests and success.  The goal of the Lower School P.E. program here at Prince Avenue Christian is to guide young lives towards healthy and active futures in a way that honors God.

Art

Lower school Art at Prince Avenue exposes students to the world of art by introducing famous works of art, art movements, and a variety of different art materials from paint to clay to paper mache. We focus on incorporating the elements of art and principles of design into our daily projects. Students enjoy experiencing art critiques and discussing art from all over the world.

Music

Elementary music at Prince Avenue is a 7 year program which lays the foundation of the fundamentals of music – proper singing, steady beat, basic rhythms and notation – to move our students from simple songs to musicals, from classroom instruments to beginning band in order to prepare them for future musical growth and development.

Library

Kindergarten students are read a story each week to coordinate with holidays, seasons or kindergarten units of study. Students may have two books checked out from August to December, then move to one book in January. Topics that are introduced include: how to use a shelf-marker, book care rules, and how to determine if a book is fiction or non-fiction. Reading Buddies are set up with a fifth grade class, and Reading Buddies meet at least twice per month.

Computer Lab

Lower School Computer Lab strives to assist students, parents, and teachers navigate our digitally rich world.  As the role of technology in schools evolves, our primary goal is to ensure all students have authentic and equitable opportunities to build 21st Century skills.  It is critical for students to develop flexibility and independent problem solving skills regardless of the tool they are using.  Our lab will focus on keyboarding skills as well as equipping our students to become responsible digital citizens. 

First Grade

Bible

Emphasis is placed on the value of memorizing scripture in the form of traditional passages learning one or two passages per semester.    

Text:  Walking with God and His People by Christian Schools International 

Language Arts

The First Grade Language Arts curriculum is a phonics-based program that builds upon existing skills. Phonics skills, sight word, and comprehension skills are reviewed. First Grade Language Arts encompasses reading, writing, grammar, spelling, and vocabulary skills. The curriculum aims to strengthen reading comprehension, build fluent readers and writers, and develop strong grammar skills in students.

Text: BJU Press Reading, BJU Press Phonics, Shurley English, ACSI Purposeful Design Spelling, Handwriting Without Tears, A to Z  Learning, Recipe for Reading 

Math

First Grade Math curriculum emphasizes critical thinking skills while incorporating addition and subtraction concepts and strategies, data and graphing, place value, calendar, time, money, geometry, and fractions and probability.

Text: Abeka 

Social Studies

First Grade Social Studies curriculum is American History based on a Biblical worldview. The students will be able to understand the founding of America by studying the Explorers, Pilgrims, Indians, and our Forefathers. Students will learn about different people groups that came to the New World.

Text: My America and My World, A Beka Press

Science

First Grade Science curriculum, taught from a Biblical worldview, instructs students about our Environment Through Senses, Weather, Seasons, Animals, Health and Safety, and Community Helpers.

Text:  BJU Press 

Enrichment (each course offered once a week)

Spanish

Lower School Spanish covers the basics of both the spoken and written Spanish language. A creative and engaging curriculum covers fundamental vocabulary as well as introductory conversation. Classroom instruction involves the use of songs, visual aids, games, skits, scripted conversations and workbooks. The objectives of Lower School Spanish are as follows: to provide a beginning understanding of Spanish grammar and vocabulary, to encourage an enthusiasm for further study of a foreign language, and to introduce students to the cultures and customs of Spanish-speaking countries.

Curriculum: Risas y Sonrisas Spanish for Kids (https://spanishforkids.com) 

Physical Education

The physical education program in Prince Avenue Christian’s Lower School is based upon the acquisition of Christ-like knowledge and skills that are the foundation for engaging in physical activity. The mission of Physical Education is to empower all students to sustain regular, lifelong physical activity as a foundation for a healthy, productive and fulfilling life.  Physical Education is a sequential educational program. It is based on physical activities undertaken in an active, caring, supportive and non-threatening atmosphere in which every student is challenged and successful. 

Students will be expected to give maximum effort in these 4 areas: Listening to their Coach, encouraging their classmates/teammates, always being positive, and participating.  These 4 areas make-up the acronym L-E-A-P to which all students should have maximum participation.  Coaches are committed to providing a safe and positive learning environment in which all students achieve personal bests and success.  The goal of the Lower School P.E. program here at Prince Avenue Christian is to guide young lives towards healthy and active futures in a way that honors God.

Art

Lower school Art at Prince Avenue exposes students to the world of art by introducing famous works of art, art movements, and a variety of different art materials from paint to clay to paper mache. We focus on incorporating the elements of art and principles of design into our daily projects. Students enjoy experiencing art critiques and discussing art from all over the world.

Music

Elementary music at Prince Avenue is a 7 year program which lays the foundation of the fundamentals of music – proper singing, steady beat, basic rhythms and notation – to move our students from simple songs to musicals, from classroom instruments to beginning band in order to prepare them for future musical growth and development.

Library

First Grade students are read a story each week to coordinate with holidays, seasons, books hi-lighting specific authors or First Grade units of study. Topics that are introduced include: how to use a shelf-marker, book care rules, and how to determine if a book is fiction or non-fiction, story sequences, book arrangement on shelves, and how to locate AR book levels and point value for each book.

Computer Lab

Lower School Computer Lab strives to assist students, parents, and teachers navigate our digitally rich world.  As the role of technology in schools evolves, our primary goal is to ensure all students have authentic and equitable opportunities to build 21st Century skills.  It is critical for students to develop flexibility and independent problem solving skills regardless of the tool they are using.  Our lab will focus on keyboarding skills as well as equipping our students to become responsible digital citizens. 

Second Grade

Bible

Emphasis is placed on the value of memorizing scripture in the form of traditional passages learning one passage per semester.    

Text:  Walking with God and His People by Christian Schools International

Language Arts

Second Grade Language Arts encompasses reading, writing, grammar, spelling, and vocabulary skills. The curriculum aims to strengthen reading comprehension, build fluent readers and writers, and develop strong grammar skills in students.

Text: BJU Press Reading, Focus on Phonics, Recipe for Reading, Shurley English, Sadlier Oxford Vocabulary, ACSI Purposeful Design Spelling, Handwriting Without Tears 

Math

Second Grade Math curriculum emphasizes foundational math skills and procedures for computation and problem solving, emphasizing addition and subtraction facts, and including lessons in counting, number sense, time, money, measurement, fractions, and geometry. 

Text: Abeka, Arithmetic 2 

Social Studies

Second Grade Social Studies curriculum is American History based on a Biblical worldview. The students will study America - Our Home, The People Who Built America, and Tomorrow’s America. Students will gain the understanding of building a solid foundation in order to become a responsible citizen of America.

Text: Our America, A Beka Press

Science

Grade Science curriculum, taught from a Biblical worldview, introduces many scientific areas of study including Scientific Method, Living and Non-Living Things, Plants, Fossils, Natural Resources, How the Earth Moves, Seasons, Light, Matter, Friction, and How the Body Works.

Text: BJU Press

Enrichment (each course offered once a week)

Spanish

Lower School Spanish covers the basics of both the spoken and written Spanish language. A creative and engaging curriculum covers fundamental vocabulary as well as introductory conversation. Classroom instruction involves the use of songs, visual aids, games, skits, scripted conversations and workbooks. The objectives of Lower School Spanish are as follows: to provide a beginning understanding of Spanish grammar and vocabulary, to encourage an enthusiasm for further study of a foreign language, and to introduce students to the cultures and customs of Spanish-speaking countries.

Curriculum: Risas y Sonrisas Spanish for Kids (https://spanishforkids.com) 

Physical Education

The physical education program in Prince Avenue Christian’s Lower School is based upon the acquisition of Christ-like knowledge and skills that are the foundation for engaging in physical activity. The mission of Physical Education is to empower all students to sustain regular, lifelong physical activity as a foundation for a healthy, productive and fulfilling life.  Physical Education is a sequential educational program. It is based on physical activities undertaken in an active, caring, supportive and non-threatening atmosphere in which every student is challenged and successful. 

Students will be expected to give maximum effort in these 4 areas: Listening to their Coach, encouraging their classmates/teammates, always being positive, and participating.  These 4 areas make-up the acronym L-E-A-P to which all students should have maximum participation.  Coaches are committed to providing a safe and positive learning environment in which all students achieve personal bests and success.  The goal of the Lower School P.E. program here at Prince Avenue Christian is to guide young lives towards healthy and active futures in a way that honors God.

Art

Lower school Art at Prince Avenue exposes students to the world of art by introducing famous works of art, art movements, and a variety of different art materials from paint to clay to paper mache. We focus on incorporating the elements of art and principles of design into our daily projects. Students enjoy experiencing art critiques and discussing art from all over the world.

Music

Elementary music at Prince Avenue is a 7 year program which lays the foundation of the fundamentals of music – proper singing, steady beat, basic rhythms and notation – to move our students from simple songs to musicals, from classroom instruments to beginning band in order to prepare them for future musical growth and development.

Library

Second Grade students are read a story each week to coordinate with holidays, seasons, books hi-lighting specific authors, or Second Grade units of study. Biographies on Presidents and famous African Americans are introduced in February. Topics that are introduced include: how to use a shelf-marker, book care rules, and how to determine if a book is fiction or non-fiction, story sequences, book arrangement on shelves, use of indexes in non-fiction books and guide words in dictionaries, and how to locate AR book levels and point value for each book.

Computer Lab

Lower School Computer Lab strives to assist students, parents, and teachers navigate our digitally rich world.  As the role of technology in schools evolves, our primary goal is to ensure all students have authentic and equitable opportunities to build 21st Century skills.  It is critical for students to develop flexibility and independent problem solving skills regardless of the tool they are using.  Our lab will focus on keyboarding skills as well as equipping our students to become responsible digital citizens. 

Third Grade

Bible

Emphasis is placed on the value of memorizing scripture in the form of traditional passages learning one passage per semester.    

Text: Walking with God and His People by Christian Schools International

Language Arts

Third Grade Language Arts encompasses reading, writing, grammar, spelling, and vocabulary skills. The curriculum aims to strengthen reading comprehension, build fluent readers and writers, and develop strong grammar skills in students.

Text: BJU Press Reading, Shurley English, Sadlier Oxford Vocabulary, ACSI Purposeful Design Spelling, Handwriting Without Tears

Math

Third Grade Math curriculum emphasizes critical thinking skills while incorporating addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division concepts and strategies. Other concepts included are data and graphing, time and money, geometry, place value and decimals, and fractions and probability.

Text: Abeka

Social Studies

Third Grade Social Studies curriculum is American History based on a Biblical worldview. Students will study historical figures and their contribution to our nation.

Text: Our American Heritage, A Beka Press

Science

Third Grade Science curriculum, taught from a Biblical worldview, introduces many scientific areas of study including Animals, Plants, Ecosystems, States of Matter, Sound, Energy, and Soil.

Text: BJU Press

Enrichment (each course offered once a week)

Spanish

Lower School Spanish covers the basics of both the spoken and written Spanish language. A creative and engaging curriculum covers fundamental vocabulary as well as introductory conversation. Classroom instruction involves the use of songs, visual aids, games, skits, scripted conversations and workbooks. The objectives of Lower School Spanish are as follows: to provide a beginning understanding of Spanish grammar and vocabulary, to encourage an enthusiasm for further study of a foreign language, and to introduce students to the cultures and customs of Spanish-speaking countries.

Curriculum: Risas y Sonrisas Spanish for Kids (https://spanishforkids.com) 

Physical Education

The physical education program in Prince Avenue Christian’s Lower School is based upon the acquisition of Christ-like knowledge and skills that are the foundation for engaging in physical activity. The mission of Physical Education is to empower all students to sustain regular, lifelong physical activity as a foundation for a healthy, productive and fulfilling life.  Physical Education is a sequential educational program. It is based on physical activities undertaken in an active, caring, supportive and non-threatening atmosphere in which every student is challenged and successful. 

Students will be expected to give maximum effort in these 4 areas: Listening to their Coach, encouraging their classmates/teammates, always being positive, and participating.  These 4 areas make-up the acronym L-E-A-P to which all students should have maximum participation.  Coaches are committed to providing a safe and positive learning environment in which all students achieve personal bests and success.  The goal of the Lower School P.E. program here at Prince Avenue Christian is to guide young lives towards healthy and active futures in a way that honors God.

Art

Lower school Art at Prince Avenue exposes students to the world of art by introducing famous works of art, art movements, and a variety of different art materials from paint to clay to paper mache. We focus on incorporating the elements of art and principles of design into our daily projects. Students enjoy experiencing art critiques and discussing art from all over the world.

Music

Elementary music at Prince Avenue is a 7 year program which lays the foundation of the fundamentals of music – proper singing, steady beat, basic rhythms and notation – to move our students from simple songs to musicals, from classroom instruments to beginning band in order to prepare them for future musical growth and development.

Library

Third Grade students are read a story each week to coordinate with holidays, seasons, or Third Grade units of study. Topics that are introduced include: how to use a shelf-marker, book care rules, and how to determine if a book is fiction or non-fiction, story sequences, book arrangement on shelves, use of indexes in non-fiction books, guide words in dictionaries, parts of a book, Dewey Decimal System, how to determine valid internet websites for research and how to locate AR book levels and point value for each book.

Computer Lab

Lower School Computer Lab strives to assist students, parents, and teachers navigate our digitally rich world.  As the role of technology in schools evolves, our primary goal is to ensure all students have authentic and equitable opportunities to build 21st Century skills.  It is critical for students to develop flexibility and independent problem solving skills regardless of the tool they are using.  Our lab will focus on keyboarding skills as well as equipping our students to become responsible digital citizens. 

Fourth Grade

Bible

The Prince Avenue Lower School Bible curriculum is an integrated worldview and Bible survey course for Lower School students. This curriculum will help young students formulate a biblical perspective of the world so that they will reflect the Scriptures both in their thoughts and in their actions.

Text: Text: Walking with God and His People by Christian Schools International

Language Arts

Fourth Grade Language Arts encompasses reading, writing, grammar, spelling, and vocabulary skills. The curriculum aims to strengthen reading comprehension, build fluent readers and writers, and develop strong grammar skills in students.

Text: BJU Press Reading, Shurley English, Sadlier Oxford Vocabulary, ACSI Purposeful Design Spelling, Handwriting Without Tears, Excellence in Writing, Authentic Novels:  The Whipping Boy, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, and Frindle 

Math

Fourth Grade Math is a spiraling curriculum that emphasizes critical thinking skills while incorporating addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division concepts and strategies. Other concepts included are data and graphing, time and money, geometry, place value and decimals, fractions and probability, and algebraic reasoning.

Text: Abeka 

Social Studies

Fourth Grade Social Studies curriculum is American History based on a Biblical worldview. Students will study the Explorers coming to the Americas,  settling Colonial America, Great Awakening, A New Nation, Civil War, Age of Progress, and States and Capitals.  

Text: Houghton Mifflin

Science

Fourth Grade Science curriculum, taught from a Biblical worldview, introduces many scientific areas of study including Living Things.  Insects and Spiders, Plants, Forces and Machines, the Moon, Electricity and Water and Oceans.  

Text: BJU Press

Enrichment (each course offered once a week)

Spanish

Lower School Spanish covers the basics of both the spoken and written Spanish language. A creative and engaging curriculum covers fundamental vocabulary as well as introductory conversation. Classroom instruction involves the use of songs, visual aids, games, skits, scripted conversations and workbooks. The objectives of Lower School Spanish are as follows: to provide a beginning understanding of Spanish grammar and vocabulary, to encourage an enthusiasm for further study of a foreign language, and to introduce students to the cultures and customs of Spanish-speaking countries.

Curriculum: Risas y Sonrisas Spanish for Kids (https://spanishforkids.com) 

Physical Education

The physical education program in Prince Avenue Christian’s Lower School is based upon the acquisition of Christ-like knowledge and skills that are the foundation for engaging in physical activity. The mission of Physical Education is to empower all students to sustain regular, lifelong physical activity as a foundation for a healthy, productive and fulfilling life.  Physical Education is a sequential educational program. It is based on physical activities undertaken in an active, caring, supportive and non-threatening atmosphere in which every student is challenged and successful. 

Students will be expected to give maximum effort in these 4 areas: Listening to their Coach, encouraging their classmates/teammates, always being positive, and participating.  These 4 areas make-up the acronym L-E-A-P to which all students should have maximum participation.  Coaches are committed to providing a safe and positive learning environment in which all students achieve personal bests and success.  The goal of the Lower School P.E. program here at Prince Avenue Christian is to guide young lives towards healthy and active futures in a way that honors God.

Art

Lower school Art at Prince Avenue exposes students to the world of art by introducing famous works of art, art movements, and a variety of different art materials from paint to clay to paper mache. We focus on incorporating the elements of art and principles of design into our daily projects. Students enjoy experiencing art critiques and discussing art from all over the world.

Music

Elementary music at Prince is a 7 year program which lays the foundation of the fundamentals of music – proper singing, steady beat, basic rhythms and notation – to move our students from simple songs to musicals, from classroom instruments to beginning band in order to prepare them for future musical growth and development.

Library

Students are read a story each week to coordinate with holidays, seasons, or Fourth Grade units of study. Topics that are introduced include: how to use a shelf-marker, book care rules, and a variety of genres of literature to include “Tall-Tales”, story sequences, book arrangement on shelves, parts of a book, Dewey Decimal System, how to determine valid websites for research, how to access Galileo database, reference books and how to use them, both Caldecott and Newberry awards and how to locate AR book levels and point value for each book.

Computer Lab

Lower School Computer Lab strives to assist students, parents, and teachers navigate our digitally rich world.  As the role of technology in schools evolves, our primary goal is to ensure all students have authentic and equitable opportunities to build 21st Century skills.  It is critical for students to develop flexibility and independent problem solving skills regardless of the tool they are using.  Our lab will focus on keyboarding skills as well as equipping our students to become responsible digital citizens. 

Fifth Grade

Bible

The Bible consists of the Old and New Testaments, telling one story.  In it God tells of His desire for a relationship with people.  Throughout we see how our sinful nature affects God, self, and others.  We 

Text: Walking with God and His People by Christian Schools International

Language Arts

Fifth Grade Language Arts encompasses reading, writing, grammar, spelling, and vocabulary skills. The curriculum aims to strengthen reading comprehension, build fluent readers and writers, and develop strong grammar skills in students.

Text: BJU Press Reading, Shurley English, Sadlier Oxford Vocabulary/Spelling, Excellence in Writing, Authentic Novels:  Little Pilgrim’s Progress, Where the Red Fern Grows, and Number the Stars 

Math

Fifth Grade Math curriculum emphasizes critical thinking skills while incorporating addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division concepts and strategies. Other concepts included are units of measure, data and graphing, fractions and decimals, geometry and measurement, ratio, proportion, percent, probability, place value, and algebraic reasoning.

Text: Abeka 

Social Studies

Fifth Grade Social Studies curriculum is American History based on a Biblical worldview. The students will study the Pioneer Days through World War II as well as an introduction to United States Government.

Text: Houghton Mifflin

Science

Fifth Grade Science, taught from a Biblical worldview, introduces many scientific areas of study including Creation and Fossils, Matter, Biomes, Weather, Rocks and Minerals, and the Respiratory and Circulatory Systems.

Text: BJU Press

Enrichment (each course offered once a week)

Spanish

Lower School Spanish covers the basics of both the spoken and written Spanish language. A creative and engaging curriculum covers fundamental vocabulary as well as introductory conversation. Classroom instruction involves the use of songs, visual aids, games, skits, scripted conversations and workbooks. The objectives of Lower School Spanish are as follows: to provide a beginning understanding of Spanish grammar and vocabulary, to encourage an enthusiasm for further study of a foreign language, and to introduce students to the cultures and customs of Spanish-speaking countries.

Curriculum: Risas y Sonrisas Spanish for Kids (https://spanishforkids.com) 

Physical Education

The physical education program in Prince Avenue Christian’s Lower School is based upon the acquisition of Christ-like knowledge and skills that are the foundation for engaging in physical activity. The mission of Physical Education is to empower all students to sustain regular, lifelong physical activity as a foundation for a healthy, productive and fulfilling life.  Physical Education is a sequential educational program. It is based on physical activities undertaken in an active, caring, supportive and non-threatening atmosphere in which every student is challenged and successful. 

Students will be expected to give maximum effort in these 4 areas: Listening to their Coach, encouraging their classmates/teammates, always being positive, and participating.  These 4 areas make-up the acronym L-E-A-P to which all students should have maximum participation.  Coaches are committed to providing a safe and positive learning environment in which all students achieve personal bests and success.  The goal of the Lower School P.E. program here at Prince Avenue Christian is to guide young lives towards healthy and active futures in a way that honors God.

Art

Lower school Art at Prince Avenue exposes students to the world of art by introducing famous works of art, art movements, and a variety of different art materials from paint to clay to paper mache. We focus on incorporating the elements of art and principles of design into our daily projects. Students enjoy experiencing art critiques and discussing art from all over the world.

Music

Elementary music at Prince is a 7 year program which lays the foundation of the fundamentals of music – proper singing, steady beat, basic rhythms and notation – to move our students from simple songs to musicals, from classroom instruments to beginning band in order to prepare them for future musical growth and development.

Library

Students are read a story to coordinate with holidays, seasons, or Fifth Grade units of study. Topics that are introduced include: how to use a shelf-marker, book care rules, and how to determine if a book is fiction or non-fiction, story sequences, book arrangement on shelves, use of indexes in non-fiction books, guide words in dictionaries, parts of a book, Dewey Decimal System, call numbers, how to determine valid internet websites for research, how to access Galileo and how to locate AR book levels and point value for each book. The Fifth Grade meets with their reading buddies in Kindergarten twice each month during their library time.

Computer Lab

Lower School Computer Lab strives to assist students, parents, and teachers navigate our digitally rich world.  As the role of technology in schools evolves, our primary goal is to ensure all students have authentic and equitable opportunities to build 21st Century skills.  It is critical for students to develop flexibility and independent problem solving skills regardless of the tool they are using.  Our lab will focus on keyboarding skills as well as equipping our students to become responsible digital citizens.