Academics

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​BVSD's Elementary Curriculum Essentials Document may be viewed at: 

    http://bvsd.org/curriculum/curriculumreview/Pages/Elementary-Curriculum-Essential-Documents.aspx. ​​​​​


     

     

    Arthttps://loe.bvsd.org/classes/Pages/art.aspxhttps://loe.bvsd.org/classes/Pages/art.aspx{a2702a16-1675-4d75-9db5-88ebff4ee0f7}Art<div><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">​​The highlights of Art at LES include learning about Artists and their art, studying cultural art from around the world and learning about how to use the various art materials and techniques, while implementing the Visual Art Standards. </span></div>
    Counselinghttps://loe.bvsd.org/classes/Pages/Counseling.aspxhttps://loe.bvsd.org/classes/Pages/Counseling.aspx{a2702a16-1675-4d75-9db5-88ebff4ee0f7}Counseling<strong class="ms-rteFontSize-4 ms-rteFontFace-4">Louisville Elementary Counseling <img src="/SiteCollectionImages/counseling.jpeg" alt="" style="margin:5px 80px;width:186px;" /></strong><div><br></div><div><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"><span style="color:#212121;font-family:lato, sans-serif;">Welcome to the Louisville Elementary Counseling site! </span>At LES, counseling is an integral part of the learning process for all students. Focusing on the whole child provides students with the foundation they need to thrive and reach their fullest potential. </span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:2.00004;margin-top:9pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-family:arial;color:#212121;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Here are some of the ways counseling is implemented at LES:</span></p><ul style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><li dir="ltr" style="margin-left:15px;list-style-type:square;font-family:arial;color:#212121;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:2.00004;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="background-color:transparent;font-weight:700;vertical-align:baseline;">Classroom Lessons</span><span style="background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;">: Counselor facilitates monthly lessons that can cover a variety of social-emotional topics such as self-awareness, self-advocacy, mindfulness, citizenship, and prosocial behaviors.  Counseling lessons support the other Social Emotional Learning initiatives in the classroom as well.</span></p></li><li dir="ltr" style="margin-left:15px;list-style-type:square;font-family:arial;color:#212121;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:2.00004;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="background-color:transparent;font-weight:700;vertical-align:baseline;">Small-Group Counseling: </span><span style="background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;"> Students in small groups will address specific issues and learn new skills to help them be more successful in and outside of the classroom. Small groups may focus on developing social skills, emotional self-regulation, changing families, and grief and other topics when needed. Groups will be comprised of 4-6 students lasting six to eight weeks.</span><span style="background-color:transparent;"> Students can be referred by teachers, school leaders, and parents/guardians. </span><span style="background-color:transparent;">Parents/guardians will be notified </span><span style="background-color:transparent;">before</span><span style="background-color:transparent;"> a student can participate.</span></p></li><li dir="ltr" style="margin-left:15px;list-style-type:square;font-family:arial;color:#212121;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:2.00004;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="background-color:transparent;font-weight:700;vertical-align:baseline;">Individual Counseling: </span><span style="background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;">The counselor</span><span style="background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;"> is available to work with students individually as needs arise.  Counseling is usually brief (1-5 meetings) and is solution-focused. If a student needs more intensive counseling, the counselor can discuss community resources with the student, parent and/or teachers as appropriate.</span></p></li><li dir="ltr" style="margin-left:15px;list-style-type:square;font-family:arial;color:#212121;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:2.00004;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;">P</span><span style="background-color:transparent;font-weight:700;vertical-align:baseline;">arent and community engagement: </span><span style="background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;">An essential part of student success and growth are the partnerships we form with families and community stakeholders.  The counselor supports activities and programs that encourage school-family engagement.</span></p></li></ul><div><font color="#212121" face="Arial"><span style="white-space:pre-wrap;"><br></span></font></div><div><font color="#212121" face="Arial"><span style="white-space:pre-wrap;"><strong>Meet The Counselor</strong></span></font></div><div><font color="#212121" face="Arial"><span style="white-space:pre-wrap;"><br></span></font></div><div><font color="#212121" face="Arial"><span style="white-space:pre-wrap;"> Michelle Beck <em>Counselor</em></span></font></div><div>                K-5th grade  michelle.beck @<a href="http://bvsd.org/" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=http://bvsd.org&source=gmail&ust=1565538678801000&usg=AFQjCNGNZlyW3YehyXGknGNkp8GP3dy8uA" style="color:#1155cc;">bvsd.org</a>  <span style="color:#212121;font-family:lato, sans-serif;white-space:pre-wrap;">720 561 7297</span></div><div><br style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:small;"><br></div></div><p>​</p>
    English Language Development (ELD)https://loe.bvsd.org/classes/Pages/eld.aspxhttps://loe.bvsd.org/classes/Pages/eld.aspx{a2702a16-1675-4d75-9db5-88ebff4ee0f7}English Language Development (ELD)
    Fifth Gradehttps://loe.bvsd.org/classes/Pages/fifth.aspxhttps://loe.bvsd.org/classes/Pages/fifth.aspx{a2702a16-1675-4d75-9db5-88ebff4ee0f7}Fifth Grade<span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">​​​​In fifth grade, students are enjoying their last year of elementary school! ​​</span>
    First Gradehttps://loe.bvsd.org/classes/Pages/first.aspxhttps://loe.bvsd.org/classes/Pages/first.aspx{a2702a16-1675-4d75-9db5-88ebff4ee0f7}First Grade<span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">​​​​​​​Our first grade teachers say that they love "watching the incredible academic and social-emotional growth of the students throughout the year!" </span>
    Fourth Gradehttps://loe.bvsd.org/classes/Pages/fourth.aspxhttps://loe.bvsd.org/classes/Pages/fourth.aspx{a2702a16-1675-4d75-9db5-88ebff4ee0f7}Fourth Grade<span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">​​​In fourth grade students learn how to self-advocate and self-challenge. They focus on a growth mindset where making mistakes is okay!</span><br>
    Kindergartenhttps://loe.bvsd.org/classes/Pages/kindergarten.aspxhttps://loe.bvsd.org/classes/Pages/kindergarten.aspx{a2702a16-1675-4d75-9db5-88ebff4ee0f7}Kindergarten<span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">​​​​​​​​There are many bright new beginnings in Kindergarten at LES! At the start of the year, students learn school routines and expectations. </span><br>
    Literacyhttps://loe.bvsd.org/classes/Pages/literacy.aspxhttps://loe.bvsd.org/classes/Pages/literacy.aspx{a2702a16-1675-4d75-9db5-88ebff4ee0f7}Literacy
    Musichttps://loe.bvsd.org/classes/Pages/music.aspxhttps://loe.bvsd.org/classes/Pages/music.aspx{a2702a16-1675-4d75-9db5-88ebff4ee0f7}Music<span class="ms-rteFontSize-4"><a href="https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0Byy8chui6UP4NlBvVlZNOVFDOEk">Larks Choir</a></span><div><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"><br></span></div><div><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">In elementary music, students focus on singing, playing instruments, improvising, composing, reading and notating music, as well as analyzing, evaluating and integrating music with other academic disciplines. </span></div>
    Physical Educationhttps://loe.bvsd.org/classes/Pages/physical.aspxhttps://loe.bvsd.org/classes/Pages/physical.aspx{a2702a16-1675-4d75-9db5-88ebff4ee0f7}Physical Education<span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">​​​​In physical education at LES, our first aim is to help students improve their motor skill development. </span><br>
    Second Gradehttps://loe.bvsd.org/classes/Pages/second.aspxhttps://loe.bvsd.org/classes/Pages/second.aspx{a2702a16-1675-4d75-9db5-88ebff4ee0f7}Second Grade<span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">​​​​I​​n second grade students become more independent learners! </span><br>
    Special Educationhttps://loe.bvsd.org/classes/Pages/Special-Education.aspxhttps://loe.bvsd.org/classes/Pages/Special-Education.aspx{a2702a16-1675-4d75-9db5-88ebff4ee0f7}Special Education
    Talented and Gifted (TAG)https://loe.bvsd.org/classes/Pages/tag.aspxhttps://loe.bvsd.org/classes/Pages/tag.aspx{a2702a16-1675-4d75-9db5-88ebff4ee0f7}Talented and Gifted (TAG)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​BVSD schools provide programming for Talented and Gifted (TAG) students based on their identified needs and in accordance with district identification policy, which is based on a body of evidence​.
    Third Gradehttps://loe.bvsd.org/classes/Pages/third.aspxhttps://loe.bvsd.org/classes/Pages/third.aspx{a2702a16-1675-4d75-9db5-88ebff4ee0f7}Third Grade<span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">​​​​​In third grade, students work on using ten "​lifeskills"; Cooperation, Kindness, Effort, Perseverance​, Flexibility, Responsibility, Common Sense, Integrity, Problem Solving and Patience. </span><br>

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