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Elementary (1-6)

ELEMENTARY (GRADES 1-6)

 

Elementary Curriculum

Mathematics
Students in first – sixth grade use the Sadlier – Oxford Math series. It builds mastery in critical progressions of concepts that are essential for students’ mathematical knowledge. Students learn to think critically and solve problems through the application of the mathematical concepts. Elementary mathematics also emphasizes the most basic concrete skills and concepts including facts, fractions, decimals, percents, and basic geometry.

Language Arts
Students in the first and second grades receive Language Arts instruction using the Reading Street series. It is organized to promote language acquisition and concept development. Reading Street provides a balance between fiction and nonfiction for all grades. Students are gradually introduced to more nonfiction as they learn to process informational text. First and second grade, students build oral language through concept vocabulary. The language and vocabulary in the texts are connected, this connection helps students build knowledge and read for meaning. Students learn to apply their learning through writing practice. Students also receive instruction in skills including grammar, usage, and spelling which are all integrated in Reading Street’s language arts program.

Students in the third through sixth grades will move to literature-based learning. Through literature-based learning students will be able to develop a rich vocabulary, critical thinking skills, back ground knowledge, comprehension, and strong listening skills. Literature-based instruction will help to develop the students into skilled readers as well as good writers, preparing them for the college or career of their choice.

Handwriting
First through third graders receive formal instruction in penmanship. Manuscript printing is taught in kindergarten. In keeping with revised national standards, second grade students are introduced to cursive writing during the first semester, and will continue cursive writing practice throughout the second semester of second grade. National standards require cursive writing proficiency by 5th grade.

Science
First – sixth grade students use the Nancy Larsen interactive science curriculum. This curriculum implements the National Science Education Standards. Students learn science terminology and vocabulary as well as key concepts. Demonstrations, hands-on activities, and review are featured throughout the texts. The Harcourt series includes content application to the state of Mississippi. Students in the third through sixth grades will also have a daily STEM class in their schedule. Through this class students will develop a deeper understanding of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

Social Studies
First grade students learn basic social studies concepts through their weekly units. Second – sixth grade students receive instruction using the Harcourt Horizons series. Second and third grade students learn basic knowledge about our country, patriotism, and maps. Fourth grade students learn about states and regions of the world and have a semester unit of study on Mississippi. Fifth graders learn about US history with an emphasis placed on the Civil War and the fifty states and capitals. Sixth graders study world history with an emphasis on ancient countries and map skills. The social studies curriculum is aligned to meet the standards developed by the National Council for the Social Studies. Our Social Studies curriculum is supplemented by the weekly current events magazine, Scholastic News.

Discovery Program
Discovery is a program for intellectually gifted students at SA. Students in the third – sixth grade who qualify may participate in this weekly program. Units have been developed to extensively study topics of interest to the students, such as rain forests, mythology, car crash physics, the Middle Ages, and the Westward Expansion. Students also learn to use programs such as Power Point in making presentations.

 

Enrichment Classes

(Each class has 35 minutes of instruction weekly.)
  • Art – Grades PreK- 6
  • Band – Grades 5-6 (optional)
  • Computer – Grades K-6
  • Library – Grades PreK-6
  • Music – Grades PreK-6 (Recorder – 4th grade, second semester)
  • Physical Education – Grades PreK – 6


Elementary Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Swim Team – Grades 1-6
  • Pee Wee Football and Cheer – Grades 5-6
  • Pee Wee Basketball – Grades 5-6
  • Elementary Chorus – Grades 3-6
  • Girls Bible Study (WOW)– Grade 6, Girls
  • Boys Bible Study (The Squad) – Grade 6, Boys

 

2019-2020 Supply Lists

First Grade

  • 24 No. 2 Dixon Ticonderoga pre-sharpened pencils
  • 12 Pencil cap erasers (latex free)
  • 1 Fiskars 5” blunt scissors 
  • 1 Nylon pencil bag, clear top with grommets 7.25" x 10.25"
  • 12 Elmer’s small .21 oz. purple washable glue stick
  • 2 Crayola crayons 24 count
  • 2 1 Subject wide ruled spiral notebook- 70 page
  • 1 5 Star mead poly stay-put pocket and brad folder-blue
  • 1 5 Star mead poly stay-put pocket and brad folder-orange
  • 1 5 Star mead poly stay-put pocket and brad folder-white
  • 1 5 Star mead poly stay-put pocket and brad folder-lime green
  • 2 Kleenex Tissue-160 count
  • 2 Sott paper towels
  • 1 Crayola 7” colored pre-sharpened pencils-12 count
  • 4 Pink bevel eraser (latex free)
  • 2 Lysol Disinfectant wipes-35 count
  • 1 Pencil Boxes
  • 1 Crayola washable thick classic markers-8 count
  • 1 Dry erase markers (black fine tip)-4 count
  • 1 Assorted highlighters chisel tip-4 count
  • 2 Primary 5/8” guide line pencil tablet

Second Grade

  • 1 Fiskars 5” sharp scissors
  • 36 No. 2 Dixon Ticonderoga pre-sharpened pencils
  • 2 Kleenex tissue-160 count
  • 2 Pink bevel eraser (latex free)
  • 2 Elmer’s 4 oz. school glue
  • 2 Crayola crayons-24 count
  • 5 One Subject wide ruled spiral notebooks-70 count
  • 2 Crayola ultra clean washable thick markers-8 count
  • 2 Scott paper towels
  • 6 Mead 5 star poly 2 pocket folder with holes
  • 2 Disinfecting wipes-35 count (not for skin)
  • 1 2” 5 stark zip binder 3 file folder with handle
  • 1 Nylon pencil bag clear top with grommets 7.25" x 10.25"
  • 1 GermX hand sanitizer non-foam pump 8 oz. 
  • 1 Assorted highlighters 4 pack

Third Grade

  • 1 Kleenex tissue-160 count
  • 3 Wide Rule 8" x 10.5" filler paper-200 count
  • 1 One subject wide ruled spiral notebook-70 count
  • 24 No. 2 Dixon Ticonderoga pre-sharpened pencil
  • 1 Crayola crayons-24 count
  • 2 Elmer’s 4 oz. school glue
  • 2 Elmer’s small .21 oz purple washable glue stick
  • 1 Westcott 5” kid sharp scissors
  • 1 Scott paper towels
  • 1 Clear storage box with lid (13.5" x 8.25" x 4.75")
  • 1 Mead 5 star poly 2 pocket folder with holes-red
  • 1 Mead 5 star poly 2 pocket folder with holes-blue
  • 1 Mead 5 star poly 2 pocket folder with holes-black
  • 24 Pencil cap erasers (latex free)
  • 2 Disinfecting wipes-35 count (not for skin)
  • 1 Curad Bandaids-60 count (latex free)
  • 1 Unscented baby wipes soft pack-80 count
  • 1 GermX hand sanitizer non-foam pump 8 oz.
  • 1 2” 5 star zip binder 3 file folders with handle
  • 2 Large stretchable book covers
  • 1 Crayola washable fine tip classic markers-8 count
  • 1 Index paper dividers 8 tabs colored
  • 2 Fluorescent yellow highlighter 
  • 2 Fluorescent orange highlighter
  • 1 Crayola 7” colored pre-sharpened pencils-12 count
  • 1 Box of Ziploc bags-quart size
  • 1 Anti-disinfectant air fresh Lysol spray

Fourth Grade

  • 1 Wide rule 8" x 10.5" filler paper-200 count
  • 1 Mead 5 star poly stay put pocket and brad folder-yellow
  • 1 Mead 5 star poly stay put pocket and brad folder-green
  • 1 Mead 5 star poly stay put pocket and brad folder-blue
  • 1 Mead 5 star poly stay put pocket and brad folder-red
  • 2 Fluorescent yellow highlighter
  • 1 Crayola Crayons-48 count
  • 1 Crayola ultra clean washable thick markers-8 count
  • 2 Elmer’s small .21 oz purple washable glue stick
  • 1 Westcott 5” kid sharp scissors
  • 48 No. 2 Dixon Ticonderoga pre-sharpened pencil
  • 1 Clear storage box with lid-6 quart (13.5" x 8.25" x 4.75")
  • 1 Kleenex tissue-160 count
  • 2 Scott paper towels
  • 3 3” x 5” ruled white index cards-100 count
  • 1 2” 5 star zip binder 3 file folders with handle
  • 1 Crayola 7” colored pre-sharpened pencils 12 count
  • 2 Wide ruled black marble comp book-100 count
  • 1 GermX hand sanitizer non-foam pump 8 oz. 
  • 1 Box of re-closable quart bags-25 count
  • 48 Pencil cap erasers (latex free)
  • 2 Disinfecting wipes-35 count (not for skin)
  • 1 One pack multicolor pastel paper
  • 1 Expo fine tip multicolor dry erase marker-4 count

Fifth Grade

  • 3 Wide rule 8” x 10.5” filler paper-200 count
  • 36 Scott paper towels 
  • 4 Wide ruled black marble composition book-100 count
  • 5 Mead 5 star poly 2 pocket folders with holes
  • 4 Pencil cap erasers 6 pack (latex free)
  • 1 Kleenex tissue-160 count
  • 1 Avery heavy-duty clear sheet protectors-25 count
  • 1 Expo2 low oder chisel tip dry erase markers 4 pack
  • 1 2” 5 star zip binder 3 file folders with handle 
  • 1 Waterless hand sanitizer with pump 8 oz.
  • 3 Disinfecting wipes-35 count (not for skin)
  • 2 Large stretchable book covers
  • 1 Assorted stretchable book covers
  • 1 5 Tab dividers (plastic)
  • 1 Wide Rule 5 subject spiral notebooks

Sixth Grade

  • 3 Wide rule 8” x 10.5” filler paper-200 count
  • 24 No. 2 Dixon Ticonderoga pre-sharpened pencils
  • 3 Scott paper towels
  • 1 Wide ruled black marble composition book-100 count
  • 1 Westcott 5” kid sharp scissors
  • 3 Disinfecting wipes-35 count (not for skin)
  • 4 Pencil cap erasers 6 pack (latex free)
  • 1 Crayola ultra clean washable thick markers-8 count
  • 1 Crayola 7” colored pre-sharpened pencils-12 count
  • 1 Elmer’s 4 oz. school glue
  • 1 Clear storage box with lid-6 quart (13.5” x 8.25” x 4.75”)
  • 2 Kleenex tissue-160 count
  • 4 Expo2 low odor black fine tip dry erase marker
  • 1 Expo2 assorted fine tip dry erase markers 4 pack
  • 1 2” 5 Star zip binder 3 file folder with handle
  • 1 5 tab multi colored index paper dividers
  • 2 Fluorescent yellow highlighter
  • 2 Large stretchable book covers
  • 2 Stretchable book covers
  • 1 409 All purpose cleaner
  • 1 GermX hand sanitizer non-foam pump 8 oz.