Students are engaged in the Bible through a thematic and chronological look at the Old and New Testaments with a particular focus on application of biblical principles. Because the Bible is the Word of God, it is the source of all instruction and memorization. The students also study the heroes of the Christian faith and historic hymns.
The students learn about nouns and verbs as well as pronouns and adjectives. Through writing they put sentences and paragraphs together, also building their vocabulary.
Reviewing phonics rules through reading, the students grow in reading comprehension by reading orally.
Students work on proper formation of their letters and use of proper mechanics with daily seatwork practices. Writing in cursive is also introduced.
With phonics-based word lists the students are trained how to memorize the words and receive weekly spelling tests.
Students continue working with numbers by counting, comparing, and ordering numbers to 1,000. They will learn addition and subtraction to 1,000 with and without regrouping. Students will be given practical strategies to use while solving word problems including the use of bar models. Additionally, students will measure length, mass, and volume using the metric system and our customary measurement; use mental math skills in addition and subtraction; count and compare money; tell and write time; read and construct graphs; and examine lines, curves, surfaces, shapes, and patterns. Students will learn mutliplication and division with 2's, 3's, 4's, 5's, and 10's.
Using the Bob Jones University Press curriculum which is a developmental science program, the objective is to teach not only scientific literacy but also knowledge of God and Christian character. The students will learn about earth and space, living and non-living things and their habitats, and the human body, along with motion and energy.
Music instruction is an important part of our program. The love for singing and the appreciation of music is emphasized in music class. They perform concerts each year where they learn to share the "song in their hearts". A basic foundation of music and love for music is emphasized.
Computers are a part of our school program, using tools such as educational software to develop familiarity with the computer and keyboarding skills. Progression of these skills is emphasized in each grade level.
In providing a well-rounded program, P.E. is offered one day each week, teaching the students activities that encourage coordination, cooperation and problem-solving as well as plenty of exercise.
Students are introduced to the Spanish language as they begin learning common words and phrases. Lessons emphasize development of vocabulary, listening comprehension and verbal communication skills.
Students are introduced to the world of art as they begin drawing using basic shapes (circle, straight line, rectangle, etc.). They also learn about pattern, texture, and color using a variety of mediums. These skills are developed throughout the years as they create various art projects. Students enjoy their time in this enrichment class.
Students are introduced to elements of the library system, with increasing research skill progression in subsequent grade levels. Students are able to check out books each week. Family members are all welcome to use the library!