Welcome to Catholic Schoolhouse – Shreveport-LA
We’re glad you’re here to learn a little more about our chapter! We will be in Tour 1, American History, for the 2017-2018 school year. (There is a three year rotation of studies in Catholic Schoolhouse). Geography encompasses North America and more specifically, all states and capitals while our quarterly science focus is Zoology, Weather, Anatomy, and Electricity & Magnetism. Our religion focus for Tour 1 includes Psalm 23, our relationship with God, the Church, and Mary. We will also learn about the following saints this year: St. Kateri Tekakwitha, St. Junipero Serra, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. Rose Duchesne, St. Damien de Veuster, St. Francis Xavier Cabrini, and St. Katherine Drexel. Latin will go over prayers in Latin. Composers for this year include Bach, Beethoven Sousa, and Scott Joplin. Art and artists featured this year will be Native American Art, Hudson River School, John James Audubon, Pioneer Quilts, Winslow Homer, Mary Cassatt, Alexander Calder, and Eric Carle. Memory work for math will include skip counting, geometry, algebraic concepts, and conversions. Language arts memory work will include parts of speech, sentences and word usage, and composition concepts.
We will be meeting for 24 weeks on Thursday mornings at 9:00AM beginning August 31, 2016. Our day will begin with mass, morning prayer, chorus and the Pledge of Allegiance. Children will then move into their academics where they will learn and review memory work, enjoy hands on art and science, presentations and a snack. At noon, each class says a closing prayer. We can then share lunch and fellowship before heading home.
Each family is responsible for purchasing a Tour 1 tour Guide from the Catholic Schoolhouse Store. Other resources to purchase are theTour 1 History Cards and Tour 1 Music Memory Work CD. Both are also available at the Catholic Schoolhouse Store. Otherwise, all supplies for science, art, and homeroom are covered by the annual supply fee. Snacks are also covered through the supply fee.
We are looking forward to an exciting and fun-filled year! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!!
Katie Aranda and Amy Leighton