3rd - 5th Grade
Teachers build on basic skills students learned in earlier grades to help students apply higher-level thinking to all subjects. Improved reading comprehension opens doors to a deeper understanding of ideas, topics and events. Socially, children begin to internalize values like respect and cooperation, and learn more personal responsibility. Most importantly, students build the skills they need to succeed in middle school.
English Language Arts
English Language Arts
Learning to read becomes reading to learn. As fluency and comprehension improve, students learn to make inferences and draw conclusions. Children write more complex stories, essays and poetry. Improving their speaking skills, children present reports and narratives in small group and classroom settings. Our teachers use tools like Reading Street © to support instruction in line with state standards.
Children strengthen multiplication, division and fraction skills. They learn place value for large numbers, and decimals. Teachers expand geometry skills through the study of more complex two and three- dimensional states. Preparing for algebra, students graph data and evaluate expressions. As they progress, students learn to select the right strategy to solve real-world math problems.
Children study more complex human and animal systems. In Earth science, children study forces that act on the Earth, like erosion, rock formation and the hydrosphere. In Physics, they build an understanding of matter and energy. They explore the properties of waves, like sound, light and color. Children begin to connect concepts to real-life applications in technology, mechanics and engineering.
Children study the values and principles of American democracy, and their responsibilities as citizens. They learn about the structures and functions of government, economics, and human systems. In Geography, students explore countries and continents. History focuses on the birth of the United States. Studying the life of indigenous and colonial people, students learn about exploration, colonization, slavery, and the American revolution.
Children study art, music, physical education and technology.
The curriculum for younger students includes units based upon school, food, what they like to do (hobbies), learning adjectives and family that align with the Michigan Department of Education Language standard.
The Middle School curriculum is focused upon much of the same themes with more depth to the content and instruction. Middle School Spanish is offered each day with the goal of students being able to earn or “test out” of the Spanish 1 credit in high school and accelerate into the Spanish 2 program.
¡Vayan y miren las cosas increibles que están pasando en nuestro progama de español!
Come and look at all the incredible things happening in our Spanish program!
Students Outstanding in Academic Rigor
In the fall of 2016 Eagle Crest launched an accelerated learning program. This program is for highly accelerated students, and offers project based learning modules. The curriculum aligns to higher grade level standards, and STEM strategies. Our program offers a multi aged cooperative learning environment, for students who are in grades 2nd - 6th.
We're More than Academics
Strong hearts and minds impact the world in amazing ways. Virtues such as respect, perseverance, compassion, and courage are essential to what kids need to succeed and an essential part of what we teach. We make them part of every school day. This helps students learn the importance of making good decisions and doing the right thing in life. Moral Focus is so integrated into everything we do:
- We created a curriculum specifically around Moral Focus.
- We celebrate a “virtue of the month” every month.
- Our students create a class contract where students agree how to treat their teacher and each other.
- Students are recognized and celebrated for how they live out Moral Focus every day.
The moral focus curriculum is awesome! My kids are learning things that we are trying to teach them at home. It’s being reinforced here at school in fun and creative ways.
Working through challenges to find success
Treating others as you want to be treated
Helping each other through good and bad
Being honest, fair and trustworthy
Making the right and just choices
Standing up for what is good and right
Managing your impulses to achieve bigger goals
Supporting each other to be our best
Appreciating what you have and passing it forward
Spotlight: Artist Visits Eagle Crest
Eagle Crest Charter Academy is once again hosting a student ArtPrize this fall. For the third year, Art Teacher Tracy Conley is helping students showcase their art talents through a student competition. Seventy-six students entered this year’s contest, with the hopes of winning one of the top prizes.Continue Reading