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Curriculum
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Bible
  • Following God's way
  • Scripture reveals God as Creator, Sustainer, Friend
  • Fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, etc.
  • Living by His counsel: Proverbs
  • Learning lessons through Parables: lost coin, talents
  • The Golden Rule
  • God's words of wisdom: Ten Commandments, Beatitudes
  • Choices we make
  • Worshiping God: prayer, tithe, offerings, and Lord's Supper
  • Responding to and following God
  • Reverence for God and His Word
 
Language Arts

Reading and Literature

  • Read at instructional level
  • Read independently for information
  • Word analysis: context clues, root words, prefixes and suffixes, accent marks
  • Comprehension: author's intent, skimming, scanning, inference, summarizing, paraphrasing, prediction
  • Variety of literature: classics, contemporary, multi-cultural
  • Compare literary forms and types
  • Analysis of media: point of view
  • Vocabulary: idioms, synonyms, antonyms, homonyms
Speaking
  • Vocabulary and usage
  • Discussion and conversation
  • Reports and messages
  • Christian drama: audience awareness, empathy
  • Presence and behavior
Spelling
  • Assigned words
  • Organized spelling plan
  • Spells correctly written work
Listening
  • Courtesy and appreciation
  • Information
  • Critical thinking: fact versus opinion, persuasive words, nonverbal cues
Study Skills and Reference
  • Note taking, outlining
  • Concordance and index
  • Library and media center: card catalog and computer access
 Art
  • Realism and abstractions
  • Vocabulary
  • Interpreting feelings and ideas in art
  • Intermediate colors
  • Perspective
  • Positive and negative space
  • Create designs
  • Media experimentation
  • Fabric comparisons: color, texture, design
  • Collage, paper mache, block prints, enlargements
  • Proportions
  • Organic and inorganic
  • Elements and principles of design
  • Hues, textures, and shapes in creation
  • Acquaintance with artists' lives and their works
 Mathematics (3rd)
  • Reading and writing numbers and place value
  • Expanded notation
  • Rounding numbers
  • Division facts
  • Properties: associative, commutative
  • Addition and subtraction with regrouping
  • Word problems
  • Beginning Roman numerals
  • Simple fractions and equivalents
  • Perimeter, area, volume
  • Time and money skills
  • Standard and metric measurement: linear, mass, temperature
  • Geometric figures
  • Collect, organize, and interpret data
  • Estimation
 Mathematics (4th) 
  • Reading and writing through millions place value
  • Roman numerals to 'C'
  • Estimation
  • Multiples and factors
  • Averages
  • Multiplication and division facts to 144
  • Addition and subtraction of fractions
  • Fraction and decimal equivalency
  • Simple ratios
  • Geometric concepts
  • Standard and metric measurements
  • Problem solving
  • Collect, organize, and interpret data
  • Prime and composite numbers
  • Prime factoring
  • Meaning of mixed numbers
  • Multiplication: one digit multiplication
  • Division: digit divisor
 
Music
  • Basic time signatures: 3/4, 4/4, 2/4
  • Simple conducting patterns
  • Syncopation, phrasing
  • Three-part round
  • Major and minor chord sounds
  • Harmony and dissonance
  • Rondo and variation forms
  • Composers and their compositions
  • Staff, treble clef, measure
  • Terms referring to tempo
  • Nationalistic and patriotic music
  • 20 Century music
  • Hymnal page parts identification Chord changes
  • Cumulative singing Introduction, interludes, codas
  • Eighth notes and rests
  • Symbols 'p', 'mp', 'mf', 'f'
  • Musical tones
  • Instrument families Operetta
  • Music from other countries
  • Lines and space names of treble clef
  • Affect of legato and staccato
Physical Education
  • Motor Skills:  individual activities, group games, lead-up games for team sports
  • Concepts: safety, rules of health
  • Fitness: fitness testing, agility and coordination activities, heart rate monitoring
  • Positive Attitude: self-worth, self-control, responsibility
  • Interpersonal Skills: cooperation, sportsmanship, leadership, respect

Science and Health

  • God's unchangeable laws
  • Properties of matter
  • Molecules
  • Mixtures and solutions
  • Changes in matter
  • Transfer of heat
  • Choice and decision making
  • Substance abuse
  • Dinosaurs, fossils
  • Health habits
  • Plants: structure, function, life cycle
  • Plant growth and life cycle
  • Scientific method
  • Digestive system
  • God's natural laws: magnetism, inertia, friction, electricity, gravity
  • Solar system and space exploration
  • Weather
  • Signs of the end and New Earth
  • Environment
  • Natural resources: conservation
Social Studies
  • Geographic regions
  • Weather, climate
  • Geography, topography
  • Resources: use and conservation
  • Patriotic holidays
  • Reading maps and globes
  • Tolerance for and acceptance of others
  • Natives of the New World
  • Introduction to significance of national history
  • Seventh-day Adventist outreach
  • Sources of food and clothing
  • Shelters of animals and people History and development of transportation and communication
  • Holidays and customs
  • Groups: differences, values, rules, customs
  • Pioneers and explorers
  • God's involvement in history
  • State and province history
 


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