Field trips: We have virtual field trips in our class, examples would be a farm or a museum.
Math – Students solve math problems that have a meaningful life application. For example, a teacher may present a multiplication problem as an interesting story: “Andrea has 4 bags of candy. Each bag has 2 candies inside. How many candies does Andrea have altogether?”
Science – Students are provided with a sensory bin or basket with different items for the kids to explore, discover and ask questions. Like when we are learning about bugs and insects, we have a sensory table with different plastic insects and bugs and ask question like, what do you see? what do you think? I wonder if spiders have teeth?
Reading - Through read aloud stories and writing applications, students learn basic language skills and the alphabet. Students also have an opportunity to use magnetic letters, playdough letters, stencils, and alphabet tabs for letter and letter sounds identifications.
Social Studies – Students learn the importance of family, cultural traditions, community, safety and healthy habits. Activities would include a family collage, holiday celebrations and other activities based on a theme project to shape their attitudes as citizens of their classroom, school and larger community.
Technology – Technology is used to increase motivation, as students focus on enriching content that teaches important skills and concepts, through interactive games and educational software packages. Some of the apps that are used are Epic, YouTube, Super Book, and ABC Mouse.
What time is lunch hour?
Our lunch hour is at 11:45 AM
Recess is offered twice a day. Once in the morning and once in the afternoon. Students have the opportunity in an age appropriate playground and motor room.
Wrap-Around Care (WAC)Divine Redeemer Lutheran School offers Wrap-Around Care for families who need care beyond the school day, both before school beginning at 7:00AM, and after school until 6:00PM. Families can also take advantage of our Summer Day Camp and Summer Enrichment Camps, filled with friends and fun through creative exploration and discovery.
WAC is the before and after school program for Hatchlings, Eaglets, 3K and 4K students. Children who arrive before school often bring breakfast, and then they have free choice play time before the WAC teachers take them to their classroom at 8:00AM. After school we provide a healthy snack, free-choice play time, enrichment activities and plenty of fun with friends.
Before & After School Enrichment Camp (B.A.S.E. Camp)
At B.A.S.E. Camp, kindergarteners through 8th graders who arrive before school can choose to do homework, memory work, artwork or build with Legos. They can also choose to play structured group games with the teacher or create their own games with friends in the gymnasium. We pray together before sending them to class at 8:00. After-school, kids do a daily group devotion, enjoy a school-provided healthy snack, have dedicated quiet homework time, and then engage in enrichment activities with the teachers, such as art, STEM, team-building games, free-choice and Fun Food Fridays.
Summer Day Camp
Kids will love coming to Divine Redeemer for Summer Day Camp where they will enjoy time with their friends, doing summer fun activities that enrich their development without even knowing it! They’ll just think it’s FUN! Infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-age kids participate in age-appropriate enrichment, including outdoor fun and exploration, creative expression, building and design, music and movement, independent and group reading, group games, and quiet time. Some time is structured but we also spend some time guiding the older kids to create their own fun. Snacks are provided by the camp, meals are provided by families.
Summer Enrichment Camps
Many of DR’s talented teachers offer week-long half-day camps for kids to explore new or favorite topics, such as athletics, cheerleading, scrapbooking, reading, math, art, bugs, and more!