The upper elementary division includes one section each of fourth, fifth and sixth grades (three selfcontained classrooms total). Each grade has approximately 22-26 students. The classroom teacher is responsible for teaching all core areas, including devotions, Bible, Language Arts (reading, spelling/vocabulary, composition, grammar and handwriting), Math, Science and Social Studies. Classroom teachers and educational assistants also share lunch/playground duties. Upper elementary students also have the following specials (taught by other teachers): Spanish (50 minutes daily), Physical Education (twice per week), and Art, Music and Computers (once per week). During these classes, the classroom teacher has planning time. In addition to the general education teachers, there is one shared educational assistant for 3rd-4th grade and one shared educational assistant for 5th-6th grades. The primary focus of the EA is to provide learning support with students needing additional assistance in the classroom. In addition to that, the EA assists the teacher with preparing classroom materials, translating parent communication, and a limited amount of grading homework assignments.