Lower School

Build Lifelong Friendships

1st Grade

Bible Truths

Bible knowledge
Application of biblical principles

Science

Science Knowledge
Hands-on activities
Process skills

Heritage Studies

Early American, from before 1000 to 1682
Beginning map skills

Mathematics

Place value up to 3-digit numbers
Addition/subtraction
Time/money skills
Problem solving

Phonics and English

Phonics patterns
Word families
Listening skills
Using a period, comma, question mark, exclamation point
Comparatives and superlatives

Reading

Reading skills
Listening skills
Phonics review
Comprehension skills
Silent and oral reading

Handwriting

PreCursive alphabet

Spelling

Word families, suffixes
Word meaning
Structural analysis

Phonics and English

Phonics patterns
Word families
Listening skills
Using a period, comma, question mark, exclamation point
Comparatives and superlatives

2nd Grade

Bible Truths

Bible study skills
Bible knowledge
Application of biblical principles

Science

Science Knowledge
Hands-on activities
Process skills

Heritage Studies

Life in the Colonies, 1607-1776
Map skills and graphs

Mathematics

Place value
Addition/subtraction with renaming
Multiplication/division introduction
Problem solving

English

Nouns, verbs, adjectives, and pronouns
Sentences and punctuation
Writing Process
Study and reference skills
Listening and speaking skills

Reading

Word recognition
Phonics
Comprehension skills
Silent and oral reading

Handwriting

PreCursive alphabet review
Cursive alphabet

Spelling

Word families, suffixes
Journal writing
Dictionary skills

Music

Singing skills
Reading melodies

3rd Grade

Bible Truths

Bible study skills
Bible knowledge
Application of biblical principles

Science

Science Knowledge
Hands-on activities
Process skills

Heritage Studies

Spirit of the growing America, 1776-1876
Map skills

Mathematics

Addition/subtraction review
Multiplication/division
Fractions, measurement, money
Problem solving

English

Nouns, verbs, adjectives, and pronouns
Sentences and punctuation
Writing Process
Study and reference skills
Listening and speaking skills

Reading

Word recognition
Phonics review
Comprehension skills
Silent and oral reading

Handwriting

Cursive alphabet

Spelling

Word families, suffixes
Dictionary skills

Music

Reading melodies in treble clef
Musical terms and expressions

4th Grade

Bible Truths

Bible study skills
Bible knowledge
Application of biblical principles

Science

Science Knowledge
Hands-on activities
Process skills

Heritage Studies

Nineteenth-century America
Map skills

Mathematics

Multiplication/division
Decimals, fractions, measurement
Problem solving
Statistics/graphing

English

Nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions
Sentences and punctuation
Writing Process
Study and reference skills
Listening and speaking skills

Reading

Comprehension skills
Silent and oral reading
Study skills
Structural analysis
Literature skills

Handwriting

Cursive alphabet

Spelling

Abbreviations and syllable rules
Dictionary skills

5th Grade

Bible Truths

Bible study skills
Bible knowledge
Application of biblical principles

Science

Science Knowledge
Hands-on activities
Process skills

Heritage Studies

America history during the twentieth century
Map skills and graphs

Mathematics

Addition/subtraction/multiplication/division of fractions
Statistics and graphing
Problem solving
Ratio/proportions/percent

English

Nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives
Sentences and punctuation
Creative writing

Reading

Comprehension skills
Silent and oral reading
Literature skills
Study skills

Handwriting

Cursive
Alternate uppercase style

Spelling

Pairs of related words
State names
Nongeneralization words

Music

Singing harmony
Chord introduction
Sight-reading skills

6th Grade

Bible Truths

Bible study skills
Bible knowledge
Application of biblical principles

Science

Science Knowledge
Hands-on activities
Process skills

Heritage Studies

Ancient civilizations, 3000 B.C.-A.D. 1500
Map skills

Mathematics

Multiplication and division of common and decimal fractions
Ratio, percent, statistics
Pre-algebra
Problem solving

English

Nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, prepositions
Sentences and punctuation
Creative writing

Reading

Vocabulary
Comprehension skills
Silent and oral reading
Study skills
Literature appreciation

Handwriting

Cursive
Chancery Cursive

Spelling

Morphophonemic pairs
Word origination
Country names

Music

Singing two and three part songs
Basic chords in harmony
Sightreading skills