At Prince of Peace Lutheran School, we offer a different Enrichment Class every day of the week. These classes are intended to provide students with opportunities to explore and hone their talents in technology, music and the arts. Children are quicker to learn new subject matter than adults, as their brains are still accepting information at a rapid pace as it develops. To ensure that all students gain a well-rounded education, Art, Music, Physical Education, Computer and Spanish classes are provided. Enrichment Classes support personal, social and academic growth.
Art education increases awareness of self (mind, body, and voice) and others (collaboration and empathy), improves clarity and creativity in communication of verbal and nonverbal ideas and gives a deeper understanding of human behavior, motivation, diversity, culture, and history. Art has the power to change the way we think and the way we understand the world around us. It can be used to express visual expression of the Christian faith. The power of art can bring faith to life as well as instill culture and appreciation for history.
Research has found that learning music facilitates learning other subjects and enhances skills that children inevitably use in other areas. Prince of Peace students attend music class once a week. Students sing at chapel and perform at the Christmas program and Spring program. Music learning supports all learning. They are also given the opportunity to participate in our RIngTins program, which teaches children to play chimes in a group, learning early music-reading skills, and performs monthly at one of our services.
Physical Education instills self-discipline, high personal standards, positive attitudes, and a quest for excellence. The students learn to improve reaction times, cardiovascular capacity, muscle strength, body coordination, speed, and stress responses. Even daily recess, can improve cognition and academic outcomes. At Prince of Peace,we have twice-daily daily recess and Physical Education once a week.
Is Computer Class important? Absolutely! During computer class, students learn how to respect computers. They learn fundamentals and basic programs. Students also do research using websites to learn new ideas. Technology is all around us! It is said that learning with technology helps create a learning on technology helps create a learning environment where the student is more confident and productive!
When it comes to education, children process information in a variety of ways in order for it to make sense to them. They process information on levels that are different than adults and can be taught a variety of subjects. Learning to speak Spanish is no different as they will retain what they have learned with greater accuracy. Giving a child a head-start in today’s world by speaking Spanish can be beneficial in a number of ways. Learning to speak Spanish can help a child succeed throughout his or her life. The student could develop a talent for linguistic skills that could benefit learning other languages later on.