K-1st courses include opportunities for our students to develop numerous skills.
Studies will include Language Arts (which also combines Geography and Art), Handwriting, Math and Science. Parents will need to administer the Language Arts and Math assessments found on The Good and The Beautiful website before purchasing items. These assessments will help parents better gauge their child's appropriate learning level.
Assignments will be completed at home during the week with parents. Tutorial hours will be used to review assigned work and participate in enrichment activities.
In Our Star Spangled Story students will begin with life in America before the Europeans came and will continue through modern times. Students will participate in singing a song or learning a dance in Rhythms and Rhymes, looking at the Timeline book, completing a Student Workbook page, reading from one of the recommended literature titles, answering review questions, or doing a hands-on activity. This class combines the flexibility and richness of a unit study with the simplicity of a textbook-based approach to history.
Come take a trip around the world with Ms Hope as we stop off at each continent to explore. We will stamp our passports in the countries we visit. We will learn names and location of the continents and oceans. This will be a hands on creative class allowing children to experience geographical locations all over the world as they are on their exciting trip. We will focus on different countries within each continent and learn about the land, people, foods, traditions, etc. as we visit. We will have special projects for some of our countries and some celebrations parents will be invited to join. So get set for adventure as we board our plane to exploring God’s incredible world!
Introduce your children to the fascinating world of chemistry and physics! Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics presents a scientifically sound and God-honoring study of chemistry and physics for elementary age students. Students will study the basic building blocks of creation, atoms and molecules, and then journey through simple chemicals, the laws of motion, and energy in its many forms, before discovering concepts of electricity and magnetism. The activities and projects in this course are sure to delight and inspire your young minds. Along the way, students will make a bouncy ball, formulate a smoke bomb, build a solar oven, construct a working periscope, fashion a miniature motor, and create a lava lamp! All the while, God will be glorified as the Master Designer of all that they’re discovering about the world and how it works. This exciting course will give students a love for learning and confidence in science that will carry them through the school years and beyond!
Come take a trip around the world with Ms Hope as we stop off at each continent to explore. We will stamp our passports in the countries we visit. We will learn names and location of the continents and oceans. We will learn mapping skills. Children will experience geographical locations all over the world on their exciting trip. This will be creative class with hands on projects in class as well as homework assignments. We will focus on different countries within each continent and learn about the land, people, foods, traditions, history, culture as we visit. We will have special projects for some of our countries and some celebrations parents will be invited to join. There will be curriculum materials to purchase for this class. So get set for adventure as we board our plane to exploring God’s incredible world!
This will be a very fun filled hands on Bible learning experience. We will learn Bible stories, parables, and characters each week. We will build scenes for our stories, have separate building projects, and team building projects. We will play games and incorporate Bible songs. Children will also have an opportunity to create their own projects at home and bring them in to share. In addition to using Lego manipulatives to learn Bible stories we will do other hands on projects and crafts. There will not be a curriculum for parents to purchase for this class. Lego donations will be accepted. Any Lego donations can be donated in a zip lock gallon bag. This will be an exciting way for your elementary student to start their day learning about the Lord in an interactive environment.
This class is based around projects that can be accomplished by students of many ages/grades. It relies heavily on the elements of art, art history, and varying mediums. Introduction to new mediums will push creativity into new areas. Students individual skills will be developed by encouraging them to go to the next step in their progress toward proficiency.
“Involve me and I will understand.” I absolutely love this quote. Since its beginnings the center of drama has been communication and involvement with the objective of understanding the world. Through active and interactive classes, students will gain self-confidence, leadership skills, and cooperation. Further, students will become comfortable being in front of others, will learn to think creatively, and acquire skills necessary for the audition process. By participating, students will have a hands-on opportunity to participate in their own learning through the exploration of various forms of drama such as mime, improvisational theatre, reader’s theatre, and creative drama. They will learn how to develop character, create environments, express emotion, movement, and learn memorization techniques. The class will touch on various theatre styles throughout history (It's important to know how we got to where we are!) and encourage exploration of their own expression.
This class will eventually require some basic writing skills and starts with a review of Quarter note, Barred eighth note and quarter rest rhythms taught with Koday which is spoken rhythm. If these rhythms are mastered we add other rhythms into what we are learning. From there we want to identify the rhythm, be able to hear the rhythm and be able to write the rhythm. We will learn how to read the letter notes on a staff in treble clef. (Some students at this age are overwhelmed by treble and bass clef together so we work just treble Clef first, if mastered we add Bass Clef) We will read the notes, write the notes, play the notes and learn intervals of steps and skips. Then we move more into the sol fedge more. We learn Do, Mi and Sol. (If Do, mi, sol is masted we add more solfedge, Solfedge is Do, Re, Mi, Fa, So, La, Ti, Do). At this young age we will keep do stationary to save from confusing the child. We learn how to write it, read it, hear it, play it, sing it and jump it. We jump on the staff to make it fun and to help the students visualize where they are moving to. This is a Great help in teaching students intervals. We play all sorts of music games with these concepts to drill them in our heads. At the end of the year the students will be able to read Do, Mi and So on any line or Space. They will also write it on any line or space. We will read Do, Mi and So using the rhythms from the beginning of the year. They will play, jump, sing and write on the staff with the rhythms of a quarter, barred eighth note and a quarter rest added to the note heads.