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 the Diocesan and state guidelines. Our core curriculum includes religion, language, math, science, creative art, physical play, music, and social studies. Our programs embrace many methods of teaching to educate students including hands-on learning, curriculum, music and movement, sensory, technology and educational websites. 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. Parents/legal guardians understand online learning does not change the financial responsibility agreement.
Preschool/Pre-K children need space in which to move, build, sort, create, 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 class uses age-appropriate educational programs for language, phonics, art, music, social studies, and math. Handwriting without tears program is used for beginning alphabet and writing. Math Shelf online program introduces students to technology using a fun Math based program and assessment. For religion student 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.
The Pre-K class uses age-appropriate educational programs for language, phonics, art, music, and social studies. McGraw-Hill/Creative Publications “Growing with Mathematics” is used for math, along with the Math Shelf online program that introduces students to technology using a fun Math based program and assessment. Science will include weekly hands-on learning experiences, along with literature and technology. Handwriting without tears program is used for letters and writing. For religion 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.
The language arts program at Blessed Sacrament strives to integrate reading, writing, spelling, listening, and phonics. Houghton Mifflin Journey’s Reading curriculum program uses literature-based books and iPad technology. For mathematics, we use the series “Go Math” by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Math Shelf online program. Students will use books and technology programs that are designed to help your child learn a wide range of concepts using hands-on activities and iPads. The year ends with mastering addition, subtraction, and basic geometry. For religion, 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 and materials for age appropriate “Theology of the Body”. For social studies and science, Houghton Mifflin “Discovery Works” program is used including weekly hands-on learning experiences including literature and technology. 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 upper 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.