We will have adventures in art at least once a week. Lessons will introduce children to the vocabulary of art producing an understanding and appreciation of art. Students will be encouraged to apply the concepts and techniques we learn in art to their own ideas and interests. Children will create with clay, crayons, acrylic and tempera paints, paper, oil pastels, and watercolors.
All history courses (Years 1–4) cover ancient history through modern history, but each course stops in different places and time periods to explore in depth. Our featured historic periods for study in 2023-24 include: Ancient Rome, Christianity in the Middle Ages, The History of Islam, The Reformation, The History of the Bible, Slavery, The Civil War, and Modern History.
We will use our Good and Beautiful Language Arts books in class and at home daily. Lessons will cover phonics, reading, writing, spelling, grammar usage, punctuation, and vocabulary. Students will work on two lessons in class and two lessons at home each week.
We will use our Good and Beautiful Math books in class and at home daily. Two lessons will be completed in class and two at home each week.
Music is a chance for every student to shine! With singing, movement, and some instruments, students will learn to appreciate music as well as begin to read and write in the languages of music. Students will participate in a Christmas program, as well as a showcase at the end of the school year.
In PE students will learn that exercise is, and should be, FUN! This class will be held outdoors whenever possible, in sun and snow. Students will learn how to play together and work on individual skills. Group games will be taught and laughter will be had during activities such as soccer, basketball, kickball, jump rope, four square, tag and many others.
Students will need clothing appropriate for exercise.
Sneakers are necessary when there isn't snow.
Outdoor attire will be expected in cold weather, including snow boots.
Students will have opportunities to read individually in class as well as participate in reading stations.
We use unit studies where we explore a topic with several lessons. This year we will be exploring the units: paleontology and weather
Students will begin learning Spanish through fun classroom activities and at-home online learning. The class will develop the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Integrated music will help students with vocabulary and fluency while encouraging the joy of singing.
WORSHIP & BIBLE
We will worship God and pray daily to start off our morning. Copy-work of a bible verse will be included in morning work time.
All required K-1 curriculum will be purchased in bulk by EMERGE and billed to families.
New Students will take placement tests before school begins to determine which level of language arts and math will be best for them. K-1 students who are ready to work at the 2nd or 3rd grade level for language arts or math will move to the 2-3 class for one or both subjects. Kindergarten students should be ready to work with K level curriculum. If needed, we recommend some K-prep summer work to ensure readiness.