A Diverse Family of Learners that Seek to Challenge the Whole Child Through Innovation
Kindergarten with Mrs. Erin Prevatte
Going to kindergarten is an important step for your child. It will help them learn skills that they will build on throughout their life. In kindergarten your child will grow academically, socially, and emotionally. Their ability to think, use and recognize language and their fine motor skills will be developed through instruction, play, art, dance, music, movement and interacting with others.
1st grade is a year of important transitions; children leave behind much of the play of preschool and kindergarten and dive into developing deeper academic skills. 1st graders progress from having beginner reading and writing skills to becoming beginning readers and writers, as they read and write more with greater comprehension and ability.
In 2nd grade, students have adjusted to the more rigorous learning environment they initially encounter in 1st grade and so they are able to further deepen and expand their skills and knowledge. In 2nd grade they become more experienced writers, readers and mathematicians as they practice these skills more and in more complex and comprehensive ways. They read longer and more complicated books, they write longer and more complex pieces and they learn more of the concepts underlying the math they do. In addition, 2nd graders begin to develop their research and critical thinking projects as they create individual and group work to share and presenting what they learn through different forms, including writing, speaking, and art.
Third and Fourth Grade with Mrs. Lisa Zekanis and Ms. Katrina Myers
Third and Fourth Grade is a time full of new knowledge, freedom, and responsibilities. Not only does third grade mark the first year of EOG testing but it is also the first year that students participate in multi-class blocking. Third and Fourth graders will rotate between exploring Math and Science with Mrs. Zekanis and diving into ELA and Social Studies with Mrs. Myers. In this crucial time of transition between lower elementary to upper elementary, your child will participate in lessons designed not only to increase core subject knowledge but also to develop and foster independent learning practices.
Fifth and Sixth Grade with Mrs. Jennifer Whitley and Mrs. India Garcia-Morel
Students transitioning from an elementary to middle school mindset are developing in the Fifth & Sixth Grade Pod. Students will continue to become more scholarly and learn to explore the world more independently using very specific critical thinking skills. At SeA, students will work among peers in a two-teacher "pod": Mrs. India Garcia-Morel in English Language Arts & Science and Mrs. Jennifer Whitley in Math & Social Studies. We are truly blessed to be given the chance to work with students each and every day. It is our desire to instill a love of learning that will outlast your child’s school years! For all things pod-related, check out our shared sites and links.
Seventh and Eighth Grade with Mrs. Melody Britt, Mrs. Karen Hayes-Locklear, Mrs. Lynn Hinson, and Mrs. Tiffany Walters
Middle school is a crucial point in a lifetime of learning. While elementary school focuses on the student, and high school solidifies his/her skills, middle school is when your child will decide how important education is to him/her. Middle-school lessons will not simply teach facts — they will also teach how these facts carry over into real life. Long-term interdisciplinary units will call for creative, agile thinking. Block scheduling (a series of longer class sessions spread over a one- or two-week period) will let your child be immersed in complex, multi-dimensional topics.
In Art Class with Mrs. Bebe Bollinger, your child will explore art theory and history through creative hands-on lessons. Each year students are engaged in a multitude of art activities that not only build their creativity and skills, but also often integrate the core subjects of Science, Math, Social Studies, and ELA.
Technology skills become increasingly important real-world necessities every day. In Computers with Mrs. Waller students expand their skills and technological knowledge beyond that of game play to build career and college ready level proficiency that will take them far beyond their time here at SeA.
The library is a place where the love of reading and exploration come alive. Students in all grades not only are able to check out books to take home but are also engaged in developmentally appropriate activities and lessons that expand their knowledge and interests in a variety of subjects.
Physical Education with Mr. McDaniel gives your child a jump start towards a healthy active life both inside and out of school. Students will learn healthy habits, rules for sports, teamwork, good sportsmanship, and get lots of exercise while having fun in PE.
*Tennis Shoes are required for Participation in PE class.