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ELEMENTARY CURRICULUM

Bible

  • Begin each class with prayer and a Bible story; over 36 Bible verses memorized; Bible journal papers completed based on Bible stories

Math

  • Addition; subtraction; multiplication; counting in multiples of 2, 5, 10; time & money; measurement; place value; problem solving; reading graphs; critical thinking word problems; fractions

Reading

  • Mastery of letters and special sounds; reading strategy; comprehension; sight words; fiction & non-fiction recognition; punctuation; enunciation

Phonics

  • Blending consonant & vowel sounds; beginning/ ending sounds; one-vowel & two-vowel rules; special sounds; root words; suffixes; prefixes

Social Studies

  • History of America; geography of America; world countries; world cultures; presidents; government; patriotism

Manuscript & Cursive Writing

  • First and last name; alphabet Aa-Zz; one and two vowel words

Science

  • God’s creation; scientific method; animals; insects; plants; seasons

2014 SAT-10 TEST SCORE NATIONAL PERCENTILE: 87% GRADE EQUIVALENT: 3.6

Bible

  • Recite the 66 books of the Bible; memorize and recite familiar Bible passages; listen to true stories from the Bible; sing Bible songs and hymns; look up particular Bible references; learn fundamental Bible doctrines

Math

  • Addition/subtraction; multiplication/division; three digit multiplication; long division; story problems; roman numerals; money; fractions with common denominators; borrowing

Reading

  • Reading strategy; comprehension; synonyms, homonyms, antonyms; enunciation; expression; summarization; factual & critical thinking; rhyme

Spelling / Phonics

  • Sounds spelling of letters, blends, digraphs; spell multi-syllable words; use phonetic rules to spell; suffix rules; identify misspelled words; memorize spelling of common words

Geography / History

  • Locate 50 states on map; compass; identify continents & ocean; history of America; people in history; patriotic songs

Science

  • God’s creation; hygiene; nutrition; animals; plants/seeds; energy; friction; gravity; weather; planets; scientific method

Language Arts

  • Identify the different types of punctuation marks and where to use them in a sentence; apply capitalization rules to: proper nouns, beginning sentence words, months, days, and titles; identify nouns, pronouns, subjects, verbs, and adjectives in a sentence; know the parts of a friendly letter and how to address an envelope; learn to use the correct helping verb in a sentence

2014 SAT-10 TEST SCORE NATIONAL PERCENTILE: 83% GRADE EQUIVALENT: 5.6

Bible

  • Weekly verses; books of the Bible; parables of Jesus; life of Christ; David; Saul; Elijah; Elisha; Daniel; Ezra; Nehemiah; Esther; and Bible character descriptions

Math

  • 4 digit addition/ subtraction; 3 digit multiplication; long division; averaging/carrying; numerator/denominator; algebraic fractions; Roman numerals; measurement; distance; weight; money; graphs; place value

Reading / Writing

  • Oral reading; comprehension; vocabulary words; antonyms; synonyms; homonyms; essay format; character description; friendly letters; compare/contrast; imagination/creative writing; book report; biography

Spelling / Phonics

  • Sounds; spelling of vowels, consonants, blends, digraphs; phonetic rules; suffix rules; syllabication rules; suffixes/prefixes; spell 180 words above third grade level

History / Geography

  • Great Americans; 13 Colonies; Declaration of Independence; Revolutionary War; western expansion; US states; capitals; continents; ocean

Science

  • God’s creation; sense organs; vertebrates/ invertebrates; forests; deserts; fields; weather

Computer

  • Computer instruction in typing/keyboarding, Internet usage, and interactive software

2014 SAT-10 TEST SCORE NATIONAL PERCENTILE: 83% GRADE EQUIVALENT: 7.1

Bible

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Math

  • 4 digit column addition/ subtraction; 3 digit column multiplication/division; extensive fractions; decimals; place value; congruent/symmetric figures; averaging; number sentences; number patterns; geometric shapes; perimeter

Reading / English

  • Oral reading; comprehension; vocabulary words; antonyms; synonyms; homonyms; essay format; parts of speech; types of sentences; writing process; word usage

Spelling / Phonics

  • Phonetic rules; applying phonetic rules; 120 weekly spelling words

History 

  • Great Americans; American history; American presidents; California history; The American’s Creed; Declaration of Independence; Preamble to Constitution; states/capitals

Science

  • God’s creation; insects; plant composition; birds; clouds; weather; astronomy; oceanography

Computer

  • Computer instruction in Microsoft Word, Internet usage, and interactive software

2014 SAT-10 TEST SCORE NATIONAL PERCENTILE: 85% GRADE EQUIVALENT: 8.4

Bible

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Math

  • Tables; expressions; equations; division; geometry; number theory; fraction computation; measurement; statistics; probability; integers/rational numbers; graphing; problem solving

Reading / English

  • Oral reading; comprehension; vocabulary words; antonyms; synonyms; homonyms; essay format; parts of speech; types of sentences; writing process; word usage

Spelling / Phonics

  • Phonetic rules; applying phonetic rules; 120 weekly spelling words

History 

  • Great Americans; American history; American presidents; California history; The American’s Creed; Declaration of Independence; Preamble to Constitution; states/capitals

Science

  • God’s creation; insects; plant composition; birds; clouds; weather; astronomy; oceanography

Computer

  • Computer instruction in Microsoft Word, Internet usage, and interactive software

2014 SAT-10 TEST SCORE NATIONAL PERCENTILE: 79% GRADE EQUIVALENT: 8.7

Bible

  • Life application of Bible stories; Bible memorization; weekly chapel services; salvation instruction

Math

  • Integers; decimals; equations; fractions; ratios; proportions; problem solving; properties; number concepts; mixed numbers; two dimensional figures; graphing percent’s; measurements; area/perimeter; volume/surface area; data

Reading / English

  • Oral reading; comprehension; vocabulary words; parts of speech; types of sentences; writing process; word usage

Spelling / Phonics

  • Phonetic rules; applying phonetic rules; 80 weekly spelling words

History 

  • Middle east; central Asia; southern Asia; far east; Africa; Australia; Europe; Greece; Rome; map work

Science

  • Earthquakes/ volcanoes; weathering; natural resources; plant/animal classification; chemistry; stars and solar system; plant/animal reproduction; heredity; immune system

Computer

  • Computer instruction in Microsoft Word, Internet usage, and interactive software

2014 SAT-10 TEST SCORE NATIONAL PERCENTILE: 81% GRADE EQUIVALENT: 10.5

TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS

2016/2017:

• Each Student in grades 5-6 will need a laptop, notebook or netbook (full-function tablets are acceptable for 5th & 6th grades ONLY)
• Mac Operation System: Mac 10.5.8 or later
• Windows Operation System: Windows 7, 8 or 10
• Full-sized keyboard (due to the size of the netbook computers, an external keyboard may be required)
• Wireless Internet capability
• The system must be fully charged before coming to school each day. The battery must be able to hold a charge and not need to be plugged in for at least a few hours of use.

5th & 6th Grade Software Requirements:

• Mac: iWorks with Pages and Keynote or Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac with Word and PowerPoint
• Windows: Microsoft Office 2013 with Word and PowerPoint
• Audio recording software (Macs have Garage Band built in; Windows have Sound Recorder built in)
• Video recording software
• Anti-virus software (current update–scan weekly)
• NOTE: Software and hardware must have the ability to produce documents, posters, and presentations

Please review the following computer policy from our Parent/Student Handbook with your student:

MUSIC PLAYERS/VIDEO GAMES/COMPUTERS
No radios, tape players, video games, iPods, CD players, iPads, MP3 players, or computers may be brought to school unless they are part of the student’s class work and have been approved in writing by a teacher. Students will be held liable for any lost or stolen items. Students will be held liable for all content on their personal computers brought on the School campus. Demerits may be issued to students who have inappropriate content on confiscated computers.