is in the primary grades where children develop a love of learning, so our
teachers focus on reaching every type of learner, whether they are visual,
auditory, tactile or kinesthetic. All elementary school classrooms are equipped
with Smart Boards, to increase opportunities for interactive learning.
Students at First Immanuel’s elementary school
learn how to spell and read using a unique combination of phonics and
whole-language development. The best practice “Six Traits of Writing” program has
been integrated into all subjects requiring written work. The science
curriculum is very hands on, allowing our students to discover for themselves
all the wonders of God’s creation, and to problem-solve utilizing the
scientific method. The math curriculum is organized to support differentiated
learning, allowing students to master skills at their own speed. Students also
have physical education, computers, music and art twice a week, and outdoor
With each grade level there is an increasing
level of independence, organization and responsibility expected of students.
First Immanuel's 4th and 5th grades are semi-departmentalized, requiring even
more organization and responsibility, which prepares students for the academic
rigor of middle school.