Curriculum

Nowadays, more of the world’s population is bilingual or multilingual than monolingual. In addition to facilitating cross-cultural communication, this trend also positively affects cognitive abilities. Researchers have shown that the bilingual brain can have better attention and task-switching capacities than the monolingual brain, thanks to its developed ability to inhibit one language while using another. Bilingualism has also positive effects at both ends of the age spectrum: Bilingual children as young as 7 months can better adjust to environmental changes, while bilingual seniors can experience less cognitive decline. 

http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/tta-system/cultural-linguistic/docs/benefits-of-being-bilingual.pdf 

It is Eagles on the Rock Academy’s goal to provide a nurturing, godly and challenging learning environment in French, Spanish and English, in order to shape tomorrow’s citizens of the world. The Academy is a French School in West Houston enriching children horizons with 2 more languages: Spanish and English. We seek to develop initiative, integrity, imagination, an inquiring mind, self-knowledge, interpersonal skills, and the ability to feel and recognize truth on different levels.

Following the curriculum of Le Ministère Français de l’Éducation Nationale (via CNED and Cours π), as well as using the best holistic approaches and recognizing that children have multiple intelligences, we will nurture and encourage in French, Spanish, and English, the development of 5 kinds of learning:

cognitive – intellectual activity, associated with the left brain

creative – intuitive activity (the arts), associated with the right brain

-structured physical movement and unstructured, self-directed play

handwork, making things that can be useful

-engagement with God, nature and community.

In conjunction to the high-level French program, the English and Spanish Curricula are recognized and demanding

  • Kindergarten/GS English Day:
  • Bible: ABC Bible Memory
  • Reading/Literature: A-Beka My Blend and word book + Saxon Phonics and Spelling + Houghton Mifflin Reading
  • English / Language Loyola Press – Voyages in English – Practice Workbook Educators Publishing Service – Words I Use When I Write
  • Math: A-Beka Number Skills + Houghton Mifflin – Go Maths
  • Science: Pearson – Interactive Science
  • History: Houghton Mifflin – A Child’s View
  • Handwriting: A-Beka Writing with Phonics K5 cursive/manuscript + Handwriting without tears
  • 1st Grade/CP English Day:
  • Bible: ABC Bible Memory  
  • Reading/Literature: Houghton Mifflin – Journeys Textbooks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Practice books Volume 1 & 2
  • English / Language Loyola Press – Voyages in English – Practice Workbook Educators Publishing Service – Words I Use When I Write
  • Math: A-Beka Arithmetic 1 + Houghton Mifflin – Math Bright Ideas/Go Maths
  • Science: Pearson – Interactive Science
  • History: Houghton Mifflin – A Child’s View
  • Handwriting: A-Beka Writing with Phonics 1 with cursive/manuscript
  • 2nd Grade/CE1 English Day:
  • Bible: ABC Bible Memory
  • Reading/Literature/Spelling: Houghton Mifflin – Journeys Book 1 & 2 with Practice Book Volumes 1 & 2
  • English / Language: Loyola Press – Voyages in English – Voyages in English Grammar Practice Book + Sadlier – Vocab Workshop Workbook
  • Math: A-Beka Arithmetic 2 + Houghton Mifflin Go Maths
  • Science: Pearson – Interactive Science
  • History: Houghton Mifflin – People We Know
  • Handwriting: A-Beka Writing with Phonics 2 with cursive/manuscript