elementary school


The aim of primary education is to provide an education by enabling students to strengthen their personal development, acquiring skills and knowledge relating expression and oral comprehension, reading, writing and calculus, as well as developing social skills, working and study habits, artistic sense, creativity and affection, as well as prepare them to continue into the next level usefully.  

 

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  • Writing with pencil:
  • Math up to 6th grade
  • Other subjects up to 3rd grade
  • From 4th to 6th grade a blue pe
  • ncil is used. (Students with clear and legible handwriting)
  • From 1st grade, titles are underlined using a ruler and a red pencil.
  • Daily work should start on 17/1/16 and in English starts as follows: Monday, January 17, 2016.
  • Worksheets, quizzes, class exercises done in worksheets should be filed in an specific folder, the teacher will show the students how to use it.
  • Writing must be done in the D'Nealian letter style form until 2nd grade and in italics from 3rd to 6th grade.
  • In 2nd grade the italic letter form is introduced which will be reviewed in 3rd grade and when the child has already practiced it, may begin using it.
  • Every day we ask to review and sign the communication’s notebook.
  • Tasks, work in class and quizzes add 80% of the note. The rest is complies with the unit’s evaluation.

 School curricula
All areas taught are aimed to stimulate a cooperative work, investigation and constructive interaction, and great participation from the students. Therefore, the classroom is considered the place where students live and discussed experiences, observe and work with digital resources; debates are favored and activities that build learning shared.

  • Mathematics
  • Communication and language L1
  • Social and Natural Environment (2nd to 3rd grade)
  • Social studies (4th to 6th grade)
  • Sciences and Technology (4th to 6th grade)
  • Citizen formation
  • Communication and language L2

Literature
Literature works the reading process: activities before, during and after reading which include increasing vocabulary, creativity when a title is changed, writing a different ending, drama, etc. Anthologies used are for rent. There are four titles that are worked throughout the year.

Information and Communications Technology of (Tics) according to age 
The school has a computer laboratory with access to the Internet and software containing programs according to students’ age in order to get familiar with its use and as a support tool to their studies, allowing them to exercise proper skills, content and abilities geared to pre-reading, writing, math and knowledge.

Artistic expression and music production
The students enjoy music through singing, body expression and playing instruments.

Atelier
We develop the students’ creativity through projects that put into practice various artistic techniques learned by previous theory: painting, molding, use of brush, color, etc. The objective is sensitizing them through artistic appreciation.

Physical education
This area develops motor skills (strength, endurance, speed and agility) in students through exercises, games and sports.There are several activities during the year related to the working areas of each unit. 

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Values
Values are instilled in the family and our commitment is to be supported in developing them into a balanced personality to each of our students, accordingly to the society in which we are living. Concepts related to external influence such as self-esteem, confidence in one self, responsibility, independence, etc. There would also be others such as solidarity, tolerance, respect, etc. that would be predetermined by outside influence.

Civics
We promote respect and affection for the motherland through activities prepared by the students and their teachers.

General recommendations for studying and doing homework

  1. Children need to have a studying schedule at home allowing them to do their homework as early as possible so they can have time to play, share time with parents or siblings, have dinner and go to bed between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m.
  2. The child must work in a quiet area, properly lit and without distractions (TV, computer, phone, people walking, etc.)
  3. It is convenient to have a working desk with appropriate school supplies that will allow them to do their homework without interruptions.
  4. Avoid repeating homework done at school or erase working sheets or notebooks so they can do it over again. Likewise, advancing explanation of certain concepts could cause them confusion, since all contents are planned in a sequence manner.
  5. It is important to have a Spanish language dictionary as well as an English-English one at home, the same as sheets of soft cardboard, bond paper, glue, scissors, etc. Even though projects will be requested well in advance, these materials could be useful at any time.
  6. We suggest that parents supervise their children’s work, but avoid sitting beside them all afternoon.  Children must develop the necessary skills to make an independent work.