RESOURCE CLASSES

LOWER DIVISION

Our Lower Division students visit their resources classes on a weekly basis.  The Lower Division Resource Classes are: Art, Band, Computer, Library, Music, PE, and Spanish (2-4).

 

UPPER DIVISION

Our Upper Division students visit their resources classes on a weekly basis.  The Upper Division Resource Classes are: American Sign Language, Computer, PE, and Spanish.

 

Computer

 

Computer class at St Petersburg Christian School has two main goals. The primary goal of computer class is to familiarize each student with the available technology and teaching them how to use it. As lifelong learners, it is essential that students develop strategies to use technology as it is made available to them. The secondary goal of computer class is to integrate technology into core curriculum, incorporating work from other classes to enhance their learning experience.

Library - Lower Division
 
 

The St. Petersburg Christian School Media Center serves students in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade in finding great books and key resources for all their information needs.  Students in the Lower Division visit the Media Center on a weekly basis.  The Media Center is open each school day from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Our Media Specialist, Mrs. Hunter, works diligently to create an environment that instills a love for reading and freedom for discovery.

 

Art

 

Students receive specialized art instruction beginning in kindergarten. Taught by a skilled artist and educator, students are encouraged to express themselves while learning the attributes of line and form, symmetry and asymmetry. A wide variety of media are used, from tempera and watercolor to clay and acrylics. Art History is incorporated into the curriculum, giving students the opportunity to learn about the characteristics and outstanding work of many artists and periods.  Lower Division students have weekly art classes and Upper Division students may choose Art as an elective.

Music - Lower Division

Our general music program for Kindergarten through 4th grade uses the web-based Quaver music curriculum. The interactive, energetic lessons prepare students in music literacy and assures that they are meeting the Florida Sunshine State Standards for Music.

Students also prepare for two concerts a year, along with the SPCS Talent show.

PE
 
 

Our goal in Lower Division PE is to create a fun, caring, and learning environment where students are introduced to many developmentally age appropriate activities that will promote a healthy lifestyle. The PE program also teaches management skills, promotes self-discipline, and emphasizes inclusion of all students. Teaching responsibility, cooperation, and sportsmanship are a priority. We like to say we’re “moving to learn and learning to move!

 

Our Upper Division PE program provides students with multiple opportunities to learn, develop, practice, and implement fundamentals of team and individual sports and other movement forms including rules, game strategy, and physical fitness. Emphasis in the program is placed on providing opportunities for individual growth and success. Teamwork and sportsmanship are always a priority! Our goal is for each student to find an activity they are confident and successful in and to learn how to lead a healthy lifestyle

 

Spanish
 

 

Lower Division Spanish (Grades 2-4) is intended to introduce students to conversational Spanish. This is an opportunity for students to become accustomed to the sound of the language, the structure of sentences, and to obtain enough vocabulary to participate in basic conversation with an emphasis on pronunciation. Our goal is to help students lay a foundation for success in our Upper Division Curriculum. The following are examples of some of the content that is covered in Lower Division Spanish classes: greetings and introductions, colors, days of the week, months of the year, parts of the body, clothing, animals, food, and parts of the hours.  The class meets twice a week.

Upper Division students will begin a foundational study of the Spanish language. Students will learn to read, write, listen, and speak the Spanish language. Students will learn to communicate both orally and in writing on a basic to moderate level, utilizing appropriate grammar,

vocabulary, and pronunciation. In the 8th grade year, eligible students will have the opportunity to test to receive a High School level one credit.

 

American Sign Language - Upper Division
 
 

Students will begin a foundational study of American Sign Language.  Students will begin by learning vocabulary, questions, commands, and other simple ASL sentence structures to develop beginning conversational skills in ASL. Through the course of study, students will continue to grow in their proficiency of the language through a linguistic, communicative, and cultural approach. Emphasis is placed on the development of receptive and expressive signing skills and on the acquisition of the fundamentals of applied grammar. In addition, students will be exposed to the Deaf Community and Deaf Culture. In the 8th grade year, eligible students will have the opportunity to test to receive a High School level one credit.

 

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