Lower Elementary

The Lower Elementary program (grades 2-3) at FCMA allows students to expand their knowledge in a wide range of academic subjects – building on the skills and social abilities that they developed in the Early Elementary (kindergarten and first grade) program.  Academic subjects are integrated into a program designed to allow children to learn at their own pace.  Freedom of movement, open work areas and uninterrupted blocks of time for individual and group projects help to support the 7-9-year-old’s drive toward autonomy.  Students are guided through a rich and challenging curriculum as they continue to work both individually and in small groups.  The program permits a variety of approaches using colorful manipulatives that make sense of abstract principles.

Three students observing a globe together

Lower Elementary Curriculum

Grades 2-3

Practical Life
Care of OneselfCare of the EnvironmentGrace & CourtesySkills Developing
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Sewing
  • Classroom Jobs
  • Gardening
  • Active Listening
  • Manners
  • Organizational Skills
  • Global Stewardship
  • Leadership
  • Reflection
  • Sense of Responsibility
  • Time Management
  • Inner Discipline
Language
Mathematics
Mathematics and Geometry
Science
Great LessonPhysical ScienceBotanyZoologyEarth Science
  • The Story of the Coming of Life
  • States of Mater
  • Solids
  • Liquids-Water
  • Gas-Air
  • Processes of Attraction
  • Gravity
  • Simple Machines
  • Story of Plants
  • Needs of Plants
  • Parts & Functions:
  • Leaf
  • Root
  • Stem
  • Flower
  • Fruit
  • Seed
  • Research
  • Observation & Care of Plants
  • Gardening
  • Nature Walks & Field Studies
  • The Five Kingdoms
  • Animal Kingdom with Animal Story & Reference Books
  • Vertebrate/Invertebrate
  • Classification by Phylum & Class
  • Research
  • Observation & Care of Animals
  • Nature Walks & Field Studies
  • The Five Kingdoms
  • Animal Kingdom with Animal Story & Reference Books
  • Vertebrate/Invertebrate
  • Classification by Phylum & Class
  • Research
  • Observation & Care of Animals
  • Nature Walks & Field Studies
Human AnatomyEcologyAstronomyAviationScientific Process
  • Parts of the Body
  • Internal Organs
  • Five Senses
  • Nutrition
  • Recycling
History
Geography
Art & Music Appreciation