Primary School

LOWER ELEMENTARY LEVEL- 6- to 9-Year-Old Curriculum

Practical Life

  • Care of indoor and outdoor environments
  • Grace and courtesy
  • Public (field trip) etiquette

Science

  • Physical Science:
    • Experiments relative to the formation of the universe and earth
    • State of matter
    • Gravity
    • Temperature
    • Density
    • Chemical reactions
    • Properties of water
    • Magnetism
    • Simple machines
  • Zoology:
    • Vertebrate and invertebrate classification, characteristics, and internal/external parts
    • Animal kingdom
  • Botany:
    • Parts of plant – advanced
    • Experiments
    • Botany charts
    • Plant kingdom
    • Vegetable and flower gardening
  • Anatomy:
    • Parts of the body
    • Systems of the body

Math

  • Great lesson: The story of numbers
  • Concrete and abstract work in all operations
  • Place value
  • Money
  • Time
  • Arithmetic math facts
  • Study of binomials
  • Fractions:
    • Simple operations
    • Equivalencies
  • Measurement: length and temperature, standard and metric
  • Word problems: all operations
  • Algebra: concrete materials
  • Number relationships:
    • Estimation/Rounding
    • >, <, =
  • Graphs/data interpretation

 

Fine Arts

  • Elements:
    • Color (primary, secondary, tertiary)
    • Value
    • Texture
    • Form and dimension
    • Line and shape

Geometry

  • Geometric plane figures:
    • Circles
    • Squares and rectangles
    • Triangle
    • Quadrilaterals
    • Polygons
    • Curved figures
  • Study of geometric solids
  • Basic concepts of lines and angles
  • Measurement: perimeter

Writing

  • Writing process:
    • Five-step writing process for composition
    • Pre-writing activities, rough drafts, revision, editing, final draft
  • Compositions:
    • Reports
    • Creative writing
    • Poetry
  • Mechanics of writing:
    • Spelling
    • Capitalization
    • Punctuation
  • Usage

Cultural Studies

  • History:
    • Great lesson: formation of the universe
    • Clock of eras
    • Timeline of life
    • Study of the calendar
    • Fundamental needs of humans
    • BC/AD timeline
  • Geography:
    • Physical
    • Land and water forms
    • Biomes
    • Functional
    • Sun, moon, planets
    • Clouds and atmospheres
    • Volcanoes
    • Rocks and minerals
    • Earth studies
    • Political
    • Flags
    • Countries
    • States
    • Capitals
  • Maps, globes, and graphs

Language Arts

  • Great Lesson: The Story of Language
  • Literature circles: all genre
  • Reading:
    • Decoding Skills
    • Comprehension
    • Sequencing
    • Main idea
    • Details
    • Vocabulary
    • Drawing conclusions
    • Making inferences
    • Cause and effect
  • Handwriting:
    • Manuscript
    • Cursive
  • Grammar/sentence analysis:
    • Basic parts of speech
    • Subject and predicate
  • Word study skills:
    • Alphabetical order
    • Synonyms/Antonyms
    • Prefixes/Suffixes
    • Contractions
    • Compound words
    • Homonyms
    • Plurals

Technology

  • Basic Keyboarding
  • Basic parts of a computer
  • Basic Window Skills
  • Basic graphics
  • Basic Animation
  • Reading comp w/Accelerated Reader
  • Database book searches
  • Digital Geography
  • Digital timelines
  • Microsoft Word, Power Point, Publisher and Excel
  • Digital Photo Manipulation
  • Coding
  • Digital sound recording and editing

P.E.

  • Gross motor movement
  • Cardiovascular activities (i.e., pacing)
  • Flexibility
  • Sportsmanship
  • Cooperative games
  • Introduction to core strengthening
  • Increase flexibility
  • Foster good sportsmanship

English

  • Vocabulary:
    • Days of the week
    • Seasons
    • Animals
    • Transportation
    • Clothing
    • Family members
    • Parts of the body
    • Math terms
    • The city
    • Numbers
    • Colors
    • Professions
    • Around the house
  • Simple sentence structure
  • Reading along with the teacher
  • Hispanic culture
  • Native Spanish speakers:
    • Grammar
    • Pronunciation
    • Develop reading comprehension skills
    • Puppet shows
    • Letter writing
    • Writing poetry