The elementary school consists of grades 1 through grade 6.
Classes in Elementary are self-contained with a classroom teacher and specialty teachers rotating throughout the day. Multi-section class teachers will work as a team to ensure that the skills being taught are equivalent with children’s grade-level needs and abilities, and that individual student strengths and needs are met. A daily Peace Community meeting time is offered to students as part of the elementary school program. Special classes are offered to all students, grades 1-6, by specialty teachers in music, art, physical education, Spanish, and technology.
The Saint Theresa Bilingual Curriculum is aligned with the Common Cores standards and provides content standards that describe “what” students should know and be able to do in grades 1 – 12. Each content standard includes five benchmarks that describe what students should know and be able to do at early elementary, late elementary, middle/junior high, early high school, and late high school.
The performance standards describe how well students perform at various points on an educational development continuum. This continuum shows how students can demonstrate mastery of progressively more difficult content and cognitive skills over ten incremental stages of development. Performance within each stage can be assessed by the extent to which students are meeting the standards (i.e., starting, approaching, meeting, exceeding). Performance standards include four essential elements: performance descriptors, performance levels, assessment tasks, and performance examples.
English Language Arts
- Read with understanding and fluency.
- Read and understand literature representative of various societies, eras, and ideas.
- Write to communicate for a variety of purposes.
- Listen and speak effectively in a variety of situations.
- Use the language arts to acquire, assess, and communicate information.
- Demonstrate and apply a knowledge and sense of numbers, including numeration and operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) patterns, ratios, and proportions.
- Estimate, make, and use measurements of objects, quantities, and relationships and determine acceptable levels of accuracy.
- Use algebraic and analytical methods to identify and describe patterns and relationships in data, solve problems, and predict results.
- Use geometric methods to analyze, categorize, and draw conclusions about points, lines, planes, and space.
- Collect, organize and analyze data using statistical methods; predict results; and interpret uncertainty using concepts of probability.
- Understand the processes of scientific inquiry and technological design to investigate questions, conduct experiments and solve problems.
- Understand the fundamental concepts, principles, and interconnections of the life, physical, and earth/space sciences.
- Understand the relationships among science, technology, and society in historical and contemporary concepts.
- Understand political systems, with an emphasis on the United States and Honduras.
- Understand economic systems, with an emphasis on the United States.
- Understand events, trends, individuals, and movements shaping the history of Honduras, the United States, and other nations.
- Understand world geography and the effects of geography on society, with an emphasis on the United States.
- Understand social systems, with an emphasis on the United States and Honduras.
- Acquire movement and motor skills and understand the concepts necessary to engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity.
- Achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness based on continued self-assessment.
- Develop skills necessary to become a successful member of a team by working with others during physical activity.
- Understand the principles of health promotion and the prevention and treatment of illness and injury.
- Understand human body systems and factors that influence growth and development.
- Promote and enhance health and well-being through the use of effective communication and decision-making skills.
- Know the language of the arts.
- Through creating and performing, the understanding of how works of art are produced.
- Understand the role of the arts in civilizations, past, and present.