The curriculum at Blessed Sacrament school presents the fundamental aspects of growth in all areas, spiritual, intellectual, cultural, social, and physical.
As God is present in all aspects of our lives, so also Christian values extend to all areas of our curriculum. The faculty strives to uphold these values by modeling them in our own lives, and by presenting students opportunities for growth.
Our academic program follows Diocesan and state guidelines. Our core curriculum includes religion, language, math, science, creative art, physical play, music, and social studies. If situations arise, in which the school needs to continue education online or hybrid we will do our best to accommodate online learning opportunities for all our classes. We will use educational websites, online classroom meetings, and other methods to educate students. Class days and times may adapt accordingly to meet student/teacher needs. Testing and assessments will be done online, with methods to send in testing materials. Parent/Adult is required to be present in the room when a student is online to monitor and help them as needed. Parents may be asked to pick up student materials from the school in order for the student to fully participate in the online classes. In these extreme situations or by parent choice the online learning takes place of in-person learning. Parents/legal guardians understand online learning does not change the financial responsibility agreement.
Preschool children need space in which to move, build, sort, create, spread out, experiment, pretend, and work with friends in small and large groups. There are five main areas in the classrooms. These areas are Art, Dramatic Play, Quiet/Prayer, Discovery, and Hands-on Play.
The Preschool uses Houghton Mifflin’s PreK program for language, phonics, art, music, social studies, and math. Handwriting without tears program is used for beginning alphabet and writing. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program is used for Religion. For Safe Environment we use “The Body Matters Lesson Books” & “Every Body Is Smart” along with Diocese lesson plans.
In the Pre-k classes, McGraw-Hill/Wright program is used for language, phonics, art, music, and social studies. McGraw-Hill/Creative Publications “Growing with Mathematics” is used for math and science. Handwriting without tears program is used for letters and writing. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program is used for religion. For Safe Environment we use “The Body Matters Lesson Books” & “Every Body Is Smart” along with Diocese lesson plans.
The language arts program at Blessed Sacrament strives to integrate reading, writing, spelling, listening, and phonics. Houghton Mifflin Journey’s Reading program. These programs are literature based and with each story, new words and letters are introduced and use both text books and IPad’s.
For mathematics, we use the series “Go Math” by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Math Shelf online program. The program is designed to help your child learn a wide range on concepts using “hands on activities” and uses iPads. The year ends with mastering addition, subtraction, and basic geometry.
For religion, the students will be participating in our Catechesis of the Good Shepherd “Atrium” room.
For Safe Environment we use “The Body Matters Lesson Books” & “Every Body Is Smart” along with Diocese lesson plans.
For social studies and science, Houghton Mifflin “Discovery Works” program is used.
For letters and handwriting, we use the Handwriting without tears program. Our goal for your kindergarten child is that he/she will be able to identify and write all capital and lower case letters, master the letter sounds, and will love listening to good children’s literature. We will use literature studies, journals and experience stories. Students will have assigned homework once a week and we ask parents to listen to your child read, help with the sight words, and work on the spelling/writing list.