Curriculum Overview

Preschool_Overview

Preschool

Fundamental skills are built in language and math as well as studies in science, social studies, music, art and Bible. Special activities develop social skills such as sharing with others and table manners. Music and movement are utilized to increase attention span and develop small and large motor skills.

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Two Year Old Program (Bears)
Bible Lessons include Creation, Noah, Boy Samuel, Daniel, Boyhood of Jesus, Zacchaeus and the Good Samaritan Language Arts Language Development and listening skills that include color words, shapes and animals, transportation, countries, community helpers, health, safety, manners and science. Numbers Simple Counting 1 – 25 and Number Concepts 1 – 10 Fine Arts Music/Arts & Crafts
Three year old Program (Giraffes & Tigers)
Bible Lessons include Creation, Noah, Boy Samuel, Daniel, Boyhood of Jesus, Zacchaeus and the Good Samaritan Language Arts Recognition of name, sound and picture for short vowels and consonants/Formation of vowels and consonants in upper and lower case/Language Development and listening skills that include color words, shapes and animals, transportation, countries, community helpers, health, safety, manners and science. Numbers Simple Counting 1 – 30/Number Concepts 1 – 15 Fine Arts Music/Arts & Crafts
Four Year Old Program (Zebras & Lions)
Bible Lessons include Creation, Noah, Boy Samuel, Daniel, Boyhood of Jesus, Zacchaeus and The Good Samaritan (includes memory verses and hymns/choruses) Language Arts PHONICS AND READING- Recognition of name, sound and picture of long and short vowels and consonants/Sounding of blending and one and two vowel words/Reading of sentences and stories with one and two vowel words. MANUSCRIPT WRITING- Formation of letters, blends, words and sentences/Writing of first name POETRY- Thirteen poems committed to memory LANGUAGE- Language Development and listening skills that include colors, shapes, animals, transportation countries, community helpers, health, safety, manners and science Numbers Number recognition and counting 1- 100/Number Concepts 1- 20/Numbers before and after 1-20/0 and 1 Addition Families and Numbers largest and smallest 1- 20 Fine Arts Music/Arts & Crafts

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Elementary

Fundamental skills are built in language and math as well as studies in science, social studies, music, art and Bible. Special activities develop social skills such as sharing with others and table manners. Music and movement are utilized to increase attention span and develop small and large motor skills. Homework reinforces key concepts and introduces foundational study habits.

Kindergarten

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Hymns/Choruses/Memory verses/Bible doctrine/Lessons such as Salvation Series, Life of Christ, Moses, Thanksgiving, Joshua, Gideon, and Missionary Stories Language Arts PHONICS AND READING- Recognition of name, sound, and picture of long and short vowels and consonants/Sounding of blends, one- and two- vowel words, and words with special sounds/Beginning phonics rules and special sounds/Reading of sentences and stories from twelve books containing one- and two- vowel words and special sounds MANUSCRIPT WRITING- Letters, blends, words, sentences and name LANGUAGE- Recognition of sentences by capital letters and periods POETRY- Poems committed to memory Science PLANTS- God’s Plan for Seeds ANIMALS- God’s Plan for Animals/God’s Plan for the Seashore HEALTH AND HUMAN BIOLOGY- God’s Plan for Me EARTH AND SPACE- God’s Plan for Weather/God’s Plan for Seasons Numbers- Number recognition, counting, and writing 1- 100/Number Concepts 1- 100/Numbers before and after 1-100 Numbers largest and smallest 1- 100/Counting and writing by tens to 100/Counting and writing by fives to 100/Counting and writing by twos to 100/Number sequences by ones/Using number words 1-10 and first-tenth/Value of coins and dollar bill/Telling time/Using the calendar/Days of the week/Addition facts through 10/One-step story problems in addition/Beginning subtraction Social Studies Community Helpers/Children of the World/America: Our Great Country (map, studies, famous Americans and places) Fine Arts Music/Arts & Crafts
First Grade
Curriculum Overview_First Grade Bible Hymns/Choruses/Memory verses/Bible doctrine/Lessons such as Salvation Series, Creation, Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Enoch, Noah, Babel, Abraham and Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, First Thanksgiving, First Christmas, Boyhood and Early Ministry of Jesus, Jesus Heals and Helps, Later Ministry of Jesus, Crucifixion and Resurrection, Life of Paul Language Arts LANGUAGE, PHONICS AND READING- Phonics Charts 1-13/One and two vowel rules/Rhyming words/Suffixes/Prefixes/ Compound words/Opposites/Syllables/Root words/Alphabetical order/Homonyms/Contractions/ Recognition of sentences by capital letters and periods/Proper Punctuation/Reading of stories from 16 books CURSIVE WRITING- Pencil Position/Paper slant/Cursive formation POETRY- Poems committed to memory SPELLING- Use of u with q/Use of k or c before a vowel/ Use of ck or ke at the end of a word/Double consonants/Changing y to i/Sight words/Use of phonics rules/Adding of suffixes and prefixes SEATWORK- Follow directions/Work independently/Develop good work habits Science MYSELF- Hands/Hair/Eyes/Nose/Ears/Tongue/Skin MY TOYS- Air/Wind/Wheels/Ramps/Levers/Magnets ANIMALS- Baby Animals/God’s Wonderful Plan INSECTS- What is an Insect?/God’s Made Ants PLANTS- Parts of a plant/We Need Plants to Live SEASONS- Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall Arithmetic Counting/Number writing/Reading numbers/Place value/Addition/Subtraction/Problem solving/Money/Geometry/Logical thinking/Graphs/Calendar/Ruler/Clock/Fractions/Measurement/Temperature Multiplication/Roman numerals/Greater than and Less than/Speed Drills Social Studies- Community Helpers/Health Safety and Manners/America: Our Great Country (map, studies, geography, famous Americans and places) Fine Arts- Music/Arts & Crafts
Second Grade
Curriculum Overview_Second Grade Bible Hymns/Choruses/Memory Verses/ Bible Doctrine/Lessons such as Salvation Series, Life of Moses, Tabernacle, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, Jonah Language Arts PHONICS AND READING- Review of vowels, one- and two-vowel words, consonant blends/Use of all phonics special sounds in reading/Spelling Rules: doubling consonants, dropping silent e, changing y to i /Oral reading CURSIVE WRITING- Review of letter information/Guided creative writing/Creative writing journal/Daily seatwork practice in all academic SPELLING AND POETRY- Weekly phonics-based word list/Vocabulary words and definitions second semester/Weekly test/Reinforcement activities/Spelling glossary/Seven poems committed to memory LANGUAGE- Capitalization of first word in a sentence, days of the week, months of the year, special holidays, people, and places/Correct punctuation at the ends of sentences/Complete sentences, questions, and exclamations/Words using suffixes, prefixes, abbreviations, compound words, rhyming words, opposite words, same-meaning words, singular and plural words, singular possessive words, and contractions/Alphabetizing words and other dictionary skills/Word usage rules/Writing of complete sentences, questions, exclamations, and short stories/Writing letters and thank-you notes/Creative writing Science PLANTS- Enjoying the Plant World ANIMALS- Enjoying the Animal World HEALTH AND HUMAN BIOLOGY- Enjoying Myself and Others EARTH AND SPACE- Enjoying our Earth and Sky MATTER- Enjoying the Air Around Us ENERGY- Enjoying the Air Around Us/Enjoying Things That Move CONSERVATION- Enjoying Things That Work Together Health, Safety, Manners HEALTH- Posture/Nutrition/Exercise/Rest/Cleanliness/Diseases SAFETY-At home and away from home/On streets/Around water/During bad weather MANNERS- Politeness/Kindness/Cheerfulness/Respect/Thoughtfulness/Thankfulness/Patience/Table and telephone manners Arithmetic NUMBERS AND FUNCTIONS- Number recognition, counting, and writing 1-10,000 and beyond/Numbers greatest and least 1-1,000/Counting and writing to hundred thousands, threes to 36, fours to 48/Ordinal numbers/Addition facts through 18, column addition, four-digit addition with carrying/Subtraction facts through 18, four-digit subtraction with borrowing/Multiplication facts 0-5/Division facts 1-5/Story problems/Multiple combinations/ Estimation/Rounding/Numbers before and after by ones, twos, threes, fours, fives, and tens/Counting and combining coins and bills/Telling time to the nearest minute/English and some metric measures/Drawing and measuring lines to one-half inch/Developing listening skills/Calendars/ Place value to thousands/Unit fractions/Making change/Reading a thermometer/Reading pictographs, bar graphs, and line graphs/Roman numerals History and Geography AMERICA, OUR HOME-Our Flag/Our Patriotic Holidays/Our Songs THE PEOPLE WHO BUILT AMERICA- The Separatists/America’s Indians/The Colonists/America’s Pioneers/America’s Cowboys/The New Americans TOMORROW’S AMERICA Music, Arts & Crafts Traditional, patriotic, fun songs/Development of art techniques in multiple types of media
Third Grade
Bible Hymns/Choruses/Memory Verses/Bible Doctrine/Lessons such as Salvation Series, Parables, Samuel, David, Elijah, Elisha, Daniel, Ezra/Nehemiah, Esther Language Arts PHONICS AND READING Review of all phonics rules/Oral reading/Reading comprehension CURSIVE WRITING Cursive writing formation ¾-space high/Creative writing SPELLING AND POETRY- Weekly word list with vocabulary/Sentence dictation using spelling words/ Reinforcement activities/Eight poems committed to memory LANGUAGE- Writing Process: Complete sentences/Creative writing, friendly letters. Grammar: Punctuation and capitalization rules/Recognition of simple nouns, subjects, verbs, adjectives/Word usage/Forming plurals and common contractions/Recognition of antonyms, homonyms, synonyms/Dictionary skills Science PLANTS- Exploring the Plant World ANIMALS- Exploring the World of Vertebrates/Exploring the World of Invertebrates HEALTH AND HUMAN BIOLOGY- Wonderfully Made EARTH AND SPACE- Exploring the Ocean/Exploring the Weather CONSERVATION- Exploring the Desert, the Ocean, the Pond, the Forest, the Farmer’s Field Arithmetic Recognition of the place value of numbers/Addition facts and checking addition problems with carrying/Subtraction facts and checking subtraction problems with borrowing/Multiplication tables 0-12 and multiplication problems with carrying/How to show a multiplication fact six ways/Division tables 1-12 and working and checking a division problem/Terminology for four processes/English and metric measures/Telling time/Roman numerals 1-1,000/Using a ruler/Solving story problems with up to four steps/Recognizing and solving number sentences/Converting measures and solving measurement equations/Recognizing and working with greater than (>) and less than (<)/Counting money and solving money problems using the decimal point correctly/Solving problems containing parentheses/Fraction terminology and basic understanding of fractions/Averaging numbers/Reading a thermometer/Recognizing geometric shapes/Finding the unknown number in an equation History and Geography Continents and oceans of the world/Study of world geography/States of the United States STUDY OF OUR AMERICAN HERITAGE THROUGH THE LIVES OF GREAT PEOPLE- Columbus/John Smith/Pocahontas/Miles Standish/Squanto/William Penn/Ben Franklin/George Washington/Thomas Jefferson/Daniel Boone/Noah Webster/John Greenleaf Whittier/Robert E. Lee/Abraham Lincoln/Clara Barton/U. S. Grant/Louis May Alcott/Booker T. Washington/George Washington Carver/Laura Ingalls Wilder/Billy Sunday/Martin Luther King, Jr. Music, Arts and Crafts  Music Theory/Flutophone/Traditional, patriotic, fun songs /Development of art techniques in multiple types of media Health, Safety, and Manners HEALTH- Posture/Exercise/Nutrition/Diet//Cleanliness/Fighting disease DISEASE- Fire/Water safety/Home/Play safety/Street safety/First aid MANNERS- Hospitality/Proper introductions/Telephone manners/Courtesy and respect
Fourth Grade
Bible Memory verses/Hymns/Choruses/Bible doctrine/Lessons such as Salvation Series, Genesis, Life of Christ, Paul Language Arts READING AND LITERATURE- Oral reading/Reading comprehension/Speed reading/Vocabulary building PENMANSHIP- Review of cursive writing formation through skill practice/Word games/Original composition/Sentence dictation SPELLING, VOCAULARY, AND POETRY- Weekly word lists with challenging words and vocabulary/Reinforcement activities/Six poems committed to memory LANGUAGE-WRITING PROCESS: Letters—friendly, post cards, thank-you notes/Gathering information/Writing with details/Writing an encyclopedia report/Writing book reports/Creative writing/Dictionary skills GRAMMAR: Sentence structure/ Kinds of sentences/Punctuation/Capitalization facts/Abbreviations/Possessive words/Recognizing and using all either parts of speech/Diagramming verbs/Nouns/Pronouns/Adjectives/Adverbs/Correctly using troublesome words Science PLANTS- Plants: Provision for Man and Beast ANIMALS- Insects: Miniature Marvels of Creation; Birds: Winged Wonders MATTER- Matter: Water, Air, and Weather ENERGY- Energy: Sound and Hearing EARTH AND SPACE- Geology: Planet Earth; Oceanography: Wonders of the Sea; Astronomy: Consider the Heavens Health PHYSICAL FITNESS- Your Body Framework/The Muscle Builder/Your Breathing Machine PERSONAL HYGIENE- A Winning Smile/Your Body’s Cover/Keys to Good Grooming INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS- A Healthier You Arithmetic Place value of whole numbers and decimals/Mastery of fundamental operations/Story problems/Estimating answers/English and metric measures/Converting measure within the same system and solving measurement equations/Roman numerals/Addition, subtraction, and multiplication involving fractions/Estimation/Averaging/Factoring/Divisibility rules/Introduction to decimals/Making change/Reading a thermometer/Solving equations using addition and subtraction axioms/Graphs and scale drawing/Basic geometric shapes/Perimeter and area/Using an English and metric ruler/Time lapse History and Geography Map study/State history for six weeks/Eight documents memorized/The Years of Discovery/The Years of Exploration/The First Americans/The English Come to America/The New England Colonies/The Middle and Southern Colonies/A Picture of Colonial Life/The Great Awakening/The French and Indian War/The American War for Independence/Building a New Nation/Our Nation Grows/The Civil War/New Frontiers/An Age of Progress/Beyond Our Boundaries/The World Wars/Time for Freedom and Responsibility Music, Arts, & Crafts Music Theory/Recorder/Traditional, patriotic, fun songs/Basic drawing and painting techniques, color concepts, and perspective