Elementary School Curriculum
Lifeline’s elementary program supports the intellectual, social, and emotional development of each child. The curriculum encompasses Common Core subjects and emphasizes a hands-on approach where children learn to think critically and creatively.
Children are active learners. They read, write stories, complete research projects, compute and solve problems, conduct science experiments, and create artwork.
Below are a list of our subjects offered to grades 4th – 6th.
Lifeline Charter’s 4-6 language arts program ensures that every child becomes an engaged reader and an active writer. Reading and writing are closely intertwined and are designed to promote a lifelong love for literature.
- In reading workshop, students participate in book groups, teacher-guided lessons, and read-alouds. Reading fluency and a love of books are acquired through daily independent reading.
- Students develop decoding skills, word recognition, and rich vocabularies through word study, phonics, and spelling instruction.
- Students advance their comprehension skills by making predictions, summarizing, analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating their texts.
- Oral language development is enhanced through deep literary discussion.
- In writing workshop, students explore the process of the writing cycle: they draft their ideas, revise, edit, and publish their work.
- Students learn the conventions of writing, including grammar and writing mechanics, as they create polished written works.
- They learn the art and craft of writing by experimenting with a wide variety of genres, from poetry and prose to research-based reports.
Lifeline’s mathematics program gives children a deep understanding of math concepts as well as the skills and strategies to solve problems in a real-world context.
- The mathematics curriculum is organized in five strands: Number Sense; Algebra and Functions; Measurement and Geometry; Statistics, Data Analysis and Probability; and Mathematical Reasoning.
- Mathematical communication and problem-solving are the vehicles through which children learn number concepts and skills.
- Students learn to estimate, measure, and confidently analyze data to find solutions to increasingly complex problems.
Lifeline physical education and health program incorporates:
- Activities are designed to develop agility, spatial awareness, directionality, locomotor skills, game strategies, coordination, creative movement, and lifelong health.
- Children develop rhythm, balance, hand-eye coordination, and cardiovascular fitness through cooperative games and team sports such as basketball, volleyball, soccer, hockey, and handball.
Lifeline provides a rich environment where children can discover their artistic abilities using a variety of media. Students learn skills and techniques that allow them to enjoy the creative process.
- Children in the primary grades are introduced to drawing, painting, sculpting techniques as well as art history and interpretation.
- Students learn color value and composition through drawing, painting, and printmaking. They study public art and murals, and learn to weave using traditional and non-traditional weaving materials.
Our social studies curriculum expands in a developmentally appropriate manner from neighborhood community to national awareness and action. Children gain an understanding of the interconnectedness of people, culture, and their environment.