Elementary School (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Immanuel Lutheran's elementary school offers full-day classes for students in grades Kindergarten through 5th Grade. Core subjects in all grades include: reading, spelling, vocabulary, English, handwriting, mathematics, science and social studies. We also provide instruction in technology, Spanish, music, art, physical education (PE) and library to all students beginning in Kindergarten.
Living Our Faith
All students participate in weekly chapel and are grouped into mixed-age chapel families. Offerings are given to a selected monthly chapel project and have included Nation-to-Nation Ministries, Life Choices Pregnancy Center, House of Neighborly Service, ILC Pastor's Pantry, and Samaritan's Purse. Often our students create and write "Heart Warmer" cards for those serving in the military, to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries, give encouragement, get well, and thank you notes to acknowledge special service to our school.
At Christmas time, many classes collect gifts for needy Loveland area families. Our church and school prepares shoe boxes that share the love of Jesus to children around the world through Operation Christmas Child.
Our second graders are trimming, sorting, counting, and organizing the Box Tops for Education and Campbells Soup labels for redemption. The third grade class has adoptive grandparents that they visit monthly at the Good Samaritan Village. Fourth graders weekly clean, straighten, re-stock, and organize the books, pencils, and cards in the ILC sanctuary to get it ready for Sunday morning. Fifth graders assist with outdoor clean-up of our facility.
Kindergarten students have minimal homework, although we do encourage parents to reinforce the concepts they are learning at school and to read aloud to their children regularly.
All students in 1st through 5th grade will have some homework, particularly on Monday through Thursday. If the student is effectively using his or her class time, it should not exceed the 10 minutes per grade guidelines. A minimum of fifteen minutes of reading per night is encouraged to establish strong reading skills. Mathematics is the most common daily homework in elementary school. Book reports are assigned on a monthly basis.