Lower Elementary

Excitement about SuperKids!The time students spend in Kindergarten,1st & 2nd grades are enormous building years for reading and math development.  Our Sacred Heart students are really challenged to master the very basics of reading and mathematic skills, while developing virtuous character and a love for God. Combine these core skills and values with the excitement of science exploration and social studies themes (cultures, government, and citizenship), these years fly by as our students grow into creative thinkers. By the time students finish second grade, they will have learned:

Language Arts:  Our Language Arts curriculums use Super Kids© to prepare students to be readers, writers, and thinkers.  Why does Sacred Heart use Superkids?
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1. Systematic, Explicit Instruction: The Superkids Reading Program is a system of instruction. The step-by-step lessons build skills systematically as children progress from kindergarten through second grade, creating confident readers.

2. Decodable Text: As children learn new phonetic elements, they immediately apply these skills to engaging decodable literary and informational text. By second grade, children have learned the phonetic elements necessary to read text that isn't phonetically controlled.

3. Integration: Superkids integrates reading, spelling, handwriting, grammar, and composition into one program.

4. Motivation: Children love the engaging Superkids characters. Each character has a unique personality and interests. The Superkids stories capture the universal experiences of childhood.  Our students in 2nd grade are still very engaged in this curriculum.  The lessons grow with them.

By the time they finish the program, our students have acquired the linguistic understanding required to develop into a fully literate individual. After Superkids, third-graders can read on grade level with accuracy, fluency, and understanding in any reading program.  Most importantly, our teachers say it’s the most effective reading program they have every used.

Use this link to read more about the research & effectiveness studies with SuperKids.



Students master concepts such as:
*Addition and subtraction up to 1,000
*Place value
*Multiplication introduction

Social Studies:
Students cover topics such as:
*Citizenship and communities
*Geography & Travel
*Supply and demand (Market Day)
*US Presidents research projects
Thanksgiving Feast 2019
Students cover topics such as:
*Insects (meal worms and cockroaches)
*Light and sound waves 
*Weather and climate
*How much God loves them
*Traditional Bible Stories
*Baptism & Holy Communion
*The Saints & All Saints Day Parade
SHCS Christmas Program 2019