Spanish is taught in grades K through 6 and emphasizes vocabulary, basic grammar, usage, conversational phrases, elements of and appreciation for Hispanic culture (including some religious practices), and music. Kindergarten through 6th grade have one 40 minute Spanish class each week. The focus of the class is familiarization with conversational Spanish language and Spanish culture.
Physical Education is taught in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade. The emphasis is on basic skills, movement, fair play, exercise, games, and the rules and skills of games. Pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade have two 40 minute classes of physical education each week. Students are taught in a manner that allows them to grow in their abilities while developing self-confidence. Skill building occurs in small steps and is presented using developmentally appropriate techniques. All Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton students are to have a designated pair of PE shoes that are indoor only shoes with non marking soles. For other dress issues, please refer to the dress code.
Computer/technology is taught in grades K through 6. Saint Elizabeth’s has a fully equipped computer lab. The focus is on computer literacy, online capability, keyboarding, and the use of various media. We integrate our computer/technology program with all subjects. The computer lab contains twenty five student computers using the Windows operating system. 2nd through 6th grade students receive two periods of computer instruction per week, Kindergartners and 1st graders receive one period of computer instruction per week. Computer instruction is provided by the Library Sciences teacher and uses the TechWorks program – a comprehensive program based on the scope and sequence of technology skills.
Pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade have one 40 minute library session each week. Students learn library and research skills and have the opportunity to check book/s out of the school library.
Music is taught in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade. It is a comprehensive program and includes music appreciation, rhythm, reading basic notation, the history of music, the variety of types of music, liturgical music, music programs, and the basic knowledge and use of simple instruments. Pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade have two 40 minute music classes each week. Instruction is focused on music appreciation, singing, dancing, and reading music. The 3rd through 6th graders also receive instruction in playing the recorder. The music teacher leads the weekly school Mass and 3rd through 6th grade students have the option to serve as choir cantors, play percussive instruments, and hand bell chimes. Some liturgical hymns are taught in Spanish and Latin to support awareness and knowledge of other languages. The music teacher also works diligently to prepare the students for an annual Christmas program and Spring plays by grade level.