Enrichment

Computer:

It is essential for the student to understand important issues of a technology–based society and exhibit ethical behavior in the use of the computer and other technologies. The student will be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills in the use of the computer and other technologies and use a variety of technologies to access, analyze, interpret, synthesize, apply, and communicate information.

Students will also be able to identify the physical components of a computer system as either input, output, or processing devices; demonstrate proper keyboarding techniques and the proper use of special keys; use painting and drawing tools; use word processing techniques; create presentations using presentation software; create spreadsheets, insert charts, use formulae, functions; use the Internet as a research tool; and integrate between a variety of MS Office software.

The 8th grade creates the school’s yearbook during their computer class.

Physical Education:

The children enjoy a wonderful physical program at the CCS. The program is delivered with the South Carolina Standards for Physical Education at the forefront of their lessons. They are encouraged at all ages to become individual and team thinkers, leaders and above all value the contribution physical education brings to their lives.

In Kindergarten, the children develop their social and basic motor skills through a variety of adapted games and activities. They are challenged to problem solve and to work in small teams. Activities include parachute games, tag, basketball, soccer and bean-bag challenges.

The Lower School (Grades 1-4) are taken through a challenging and intensive physical education program as they continue their on-going development of motor skills. They compete in many different sports including hockey, soccer, volleyball, badminton, tennis, dodgeball and kickball. They are encouraged to take leadership roles and promote team-spirit whilst learning the rules and regulations of different sports.

The Upper School (Grades 5-8) is expected to demonstrate excellent team-spirit and co-operation as they enhance their skill development through many team sports, games and activities. They learn the theoretical elements of physical education and the components of fitness. They are expected to track their own progress as they self assess and monitor their own health and fitness levels.

Spanish:

In Grades K4-4th, students learn Spanish using games, songs, gestures. Repetition is the root to all learning with a foreign language. Students learn:

alphabet
numbers 0 to 50
weather, seasons
greetings, departures
spelling their names in Spanish
days of the week, months of the year
Spanish songs, movies about Mexican, Central and South American culture
commands
classroom objects
colors, shapes, foods, animals, sports
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Christmas, Cinco de Mayo

In Grades 5-8, students learn to put the following objectives together. Repetition is the root to all learning with a foreign language. Students build on what they have mastered. Students learn:

greetings, saying good-bye, expressing courtesy, commands
discussing health
recognizing formal and informal pronouns
articles el and la with nouns learning gender and number
definite and indefinite articles
masculine nouns versus feminine nouns and how to recognize them
numbers 0-100, dates, time
verb conjugation and subject pronouns
math problems with the four different operations
days of the week, months of the year
answering questions in Spanish