Lower School Curriculum (Grades 2-4)

  Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade
Language Arts
Math
Science
Social Studies

World Languages
(French or Spanish)

Physical Education

1. Fitness Activities
2. Locomotor Skills/Spacial Awareness
3. Ball Skills
4. Cooperative Games/Activities
5. Hand-Eye Coordination/Striking Skills
6. Tumbling/Stunts
7. Throwing & Catching
8. Specific Sports Lead-Up Activities

1. Fitness Activities
2. Locomotor Skills/Spacial Awareness
3. Ball Skills
4. Cooperative Games/Activities
5. Tumbling/Stunts
6. Throwing & Catching
7. Individual Sports Lead-Up Activities
8. Team Sports Lead-Up Activities
1. Fitness Activities
2. Locomotor Skills/Spacial Awareness
3. Ball Skills
4. Cooperative Games/Activities
5. Tumbling/Stunts
6. Throwing & Catching
7. Individual Sports Lead-Up Activities
8. Team Sports Lead-Up Activities
Music

1. Children actively engage in music making through the Orff-Schulwerk process
2. Songs, dances, and singing games are drawn from world cultures and the diverse music of the United States
3. Children share music and movement they’ve learned at informal and formal performances throughout the school year
4. Music literacy begins with the separation of rhythmic and melodic notation

1. Children actively engage in music making through the Orff-Schulwerk process
2. Songs, dances, and singing games are drawn from world cultures and the diverse music of the United States
3. Children share music and movement they’ve learned at informal and formal performances throughout the school year
4. Soprano recorder is integrated in the Orff-Schulwerk process
5. Internet-based software is used as an aide for music composition
6. Reading music from 5-line staff on the treble clef

1. Children actively engage in music making through the Orff-Schulwerk process
2. Songs, dances, and singing games are drawn from world cultures and the diverse music of the United States
3. Children share music and movement they’ve learned at informal and formal performances throughout the school year
4. Soprano recorder and guitar are integrated in the Orff-Schulwerk process
5. Internet-based software is used as an aide for music composition
6. Reading music from 5-line staff on the treble clef

Visual Arts
Drama
Library
Technology