Math Lab: (1st & 2nd gr.)
Math lab is every Friday for an hour for first and second graders. Parent volunteers come and work six different stations. The children get a “hands on” learning experience using tangrams, geoboards, base ten blocks, pattern blocks, linker cubes and calculators. They each work at their own pace at each station using preprinted pages. There are three levels for them to try to complete at each station. This creates a physical and visual representation of basic math concepts that pave the way to higher mathematic skills.
Level Appropriate Math Class Placement:
At the start of each school year, we administer a math placement test to all elementary students to determine which level best enhances and challenges that individual student’s learning. All math classes meet at the same hour to facilitate this.
The Accelerated Reader (AR) program enriches the fluent readers at Our Redeemer. Through our Library, they have free choice of level appropriate books beyond their classroom reading. Questions based on each book determine the reader’s comprehension, and are scored accordingly.
Each year we focus on a different subject for our students to explore–social studies, math, science, and humanities. Through research, a choice of media, and creativity, each upper elementary student (or younger class) is challenged to give insight on his or her chosen topic.
Weekly Memory Work:
Our Redeemer puts faith in education in yet another way: the weekly memorization assignments for which our students are responsible are scripture and prayer. As they engage their minds, they are also learning the building blocks for a lifelong faith walk.
For several days at the beginning of the fall semester, our 5th and 6th graders bond, work, study and pray together at Camp Texoma. Journaling, hands-on science, orienteering, trust activities, and worship all enhance this amazing experience in God’s world.
6th Grade Austin Trip:
History and government come to life as our graduating 6th graders visit our state capital and see the workings of the government, museums, and landmarks that reflect the great state of Texas.