Elementary (Grades 1-5)
Areas of Instruction
Language Arts This area of instruction includes reading, listening, thinking, and oral and written communication. Instruction focuses on the development of skills in the areas of grammar, literature, spelling, handwriting, creative writing, listening, and thinking. We use the Abeka readers, Easy Grammar, and other supplemental texts.
Foreign Language experiences is incorporated into the curriculum as time and interest allows.
Mathematics provides a balance between the development of mathematical concepts and skills. Mathematics provides the student with the ability to transform and to communicate quantitative, logical, and spatial information necessary for literacy in a technological society. The textbook we most frequently use is Teaching Textbooks. Students are taught at an individual level. We use a wide variety of techniques to teach students math concepts in a way that works for each student's brain.
Science focuses on the development of the orderly processes of investigation and problem solving and the study of facts and theories in the areas of the life, physical, earth-space and environmental sciences. Science education provides the individual with knowledge, attitudes, and skills to function in a technological society and to be scientifically literate. Science is taught from a biblical creationist view in accordance with the Genesis account of creation.
Student participation in laboratory experiences is required for all science courses taught in grades K-12.
Social Studies combines knowledge, attitudes, and skills designed to help students participate as effective citizens in society. Students are excited to share experiences and learn about themselves and others as people living together in the state, nation, and the world. Students do lapbooks, projects, and go on field trips.
Bible class is designed to help students be aware of the stories in the Bible so they can develop an understanding and appreciation for the relationship of Christianity to daily living. Bible instruction includes reading and listening to stories, community service, and chapel.
Health and Wellness students have an hour of play time a day in our activity-oriented program, which promotes growth, healthy development, and maintenance of each student. Students also learn principals of healthful living such as diet and nutrition.