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Kindergarten students are encouraged in a hands-on envinronment where they work on establishing a predictable routine with prayer time, Calendar time, etc. Students are introduced to their first set of rules and consequences in a gentle manner befitting their age and level of understanding.


First grade students do much of their learning orally and experientially, but are beginning readers. Days are spent establishing and learning a routine, jobs and rules.


Second grade incorporates a love and enthusiasm for learning and their Catholic faith. This age group is now developing an awareness of feelings; both their own and those of their peers. They're taught to acknowledge those feelings and be Christ-like in the tratment of their neighbor They are beginning to read with fluency and will further develop this skill throughout the year. 


At this stage of their classical education, the students are learning to use their skills in reading, writing and arithmetic to observe and memorize; mostly in the subjects of religion and history. They now read to learn instead of learning to read. 


Having already mastered most of the basic skill in reading, writing and arithmetic, students are now ready to make use of critical thinking to question, test, and self-correct their work. More independence in work habits and greater focus on class discussion is typical in the classroom.


At this level of education the student uses their stills to observe and draw conclusions of a topic, but with the "why" and its arguments. They use logic to study reasons for actions and positions in religion and throughout history.

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