Grammar School Curriculum Highlights

GRAMMAR SCHOOL (Junior Kindergarten-6th Grade)

Kindergarten-2nd Grade Student Traits:  obviously excited about learning; enjoys games, stories, songs, projects; short attention span; very sensory oriented; imaginative and creative

Kindergarten-2nd Grade Classical Tools: guided discovery; explore, find things; use lots of tactile items; sing; play games; chant; recite; color, draw, paint; build; use body movements; short creative projects; show and tell; drama; hear/read/tell stories; field trips

3rd-6th Grade Student Traits:  excited about new, interesting facts; likes to explain, figure out, talk; wants to relate topics to own experiences; likes collections and organizing; likes clever chants and rhymes; easily memories; can assimilate another language well

3rd-6th Grade Classical Tools: songs/jingles, chants, pop-ups; recitations, memorization, drills, games; field trips, guest speakers; drama; make collections, displays, models; teach and assign research projects

Subjects Junior Kindergarten (half-day) Kindergarten (half-day)
Bible Old and New Testament stories:  God’s inspired word, creation, His love, Jesus’ teachings Overview of the Old and New Testaments; books in sequence; major events and people; basic understanding of Gospel; weekly memory verse
History & Geography Countries around the world; focus on different cultures and missionaries All about Me:  Family tree, NC facts, community helpers, early globe and map skills
Math Numerals 1-20 Saxon Math + HRCA Objectives
Phonics/Reading & Handwriting Exposure to alphabet – phonics and letter formation; teacher-led reading; phonics readers for emergent readers Extensive phonics-based reading program; upper and lowercase manuscript; sentence dictation
Science Exploration through thematic units and sensory stations Introduction to Zoology
Special:  Art Arts and crafts integrated with classroom learning 1 hour/week:  Introduction to masters and media; elements of art
Special:  Music Incorporated into classroom learning 30 minutes/week:  Introduction to orchestra and music theory; listening, singing
Special:  Physical Education n/a 1 hour/week:  Exercise, rules, techniques, skills
Other: Daily recess; Memory Period on Fridays (oral presentation) Daily recess; Memory Period on Fridays (oral presentation)

 

Subjects First Grade Second Grade Third Grade
Bible A Survey of the Hexateuch (Genesis-Joshua) A Survey of Judges through Poets  Judges-Esther
English HRCA objectives in Grammar, Spelling, Writing, and Handwriting (manuscript) HRCA objectives in Grammar, Spelling, Writing, and Handwriting (cursive) HRCA objectives in Grammar, Spelling, Writing
Geography Continents, cardinal directions, 50 States, countries Map skills; Israel; Ancient Egypt Map skills; countries of the world; ancient Greece and Rome
History North Carolina Creation-Ancient Egypt Ancient Greece and Rome
Language n/a Intro/Integrated Latin Latin
Math Saxon Math + HRCA Objectives Saxon Math + HRCA Objectives Saxon Math + HRCA Objectives
Science Zoology 1 Zoology 2 & 3 Astronomy
Special:  Art 1 hour/week: elements of shape, learning how to draw, color theory, masters and art history 1 hour/week:  principles of design; perspective; shading; value; skills and technique; masters and art history; subject integration 1 hour/week:  skills and technique; mixed media; masters and art history; subject integration
Special:  Music 2 classes/week:  music terms; instruments; music theory; listen & sing; stage presence 2 classes/week:  music terms; instruments; music theory; listen & sing; stage presence; music history 2 classes/week:  music terms; instruments; music theory; listen & sing; stage presence; genres; history; begin recorder
Special:  Physical Education 2 classes/week:  exercise, rules, techniques, skills 2 classes/week:  exercise, rules, techniques, skills 2 classes/week:  exercise, rules, techniques, skills
Other: Daily recess; Memory Period (oral presentation – Fridays); Spelling Bee Daily recess; Memory Period (oral presentation – Fridays); Spelling Bee Daily recess; Memory Period (oral presentation – Fridays); Spelling Bee

 

Subjects Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth Grade
Bible Minor and Major Prophets (Isaiah-Malachi) The Gospels & Acts of the Apostles New Testament Epistles & Revelation
English HRCA objectives in Grammar, Spelling, Writing HRCA objectives in Grammar, Spelling, Writing HRCA objectives in Grammar, Spelling, Writing
Geography Map skills; Old and modern Europe Map skills; North and Central America Map skills; world map
History Middle Ages (Renaissance & Reformation) Early America (1400-1800 A.D.) 1820 (pre-Civil War)-Present
Language Latin Latin Latin
Math Saxon Math + HRCA Objectives Saxon Math + HRCA Objectives Saxon Math + HRCA Objectives
Science Chemistry & Physics Botany Anatomy and Physiology
Special:  Art 1 hour/week:  skills and technique; mixed media; masters and art history; subject integration 1 hour/week:  skills and technique; mixed media; masters and art history; subject integration 1 hour/week:  skills and technique; mixed media; masters and art history; subject integration
Special:  Music 2 classes/week:  music terms; instruments; music theory; listen & sing; stage presence; genres; history; recorder and other instruments 2 classes/week:  music terms; instruments; music theory; listen & sing; stage presence; genres; history; recorder and other instruments 2 classes/week:  music terms; instruments; music theory; listen & sing; stage presence; genres; history; recorder and other instruments
Other: Daily recess; Memory Period (oral presentation – Fridays); Spelling Bee Daily recess; Memory Period (oral presentation – Fridays); Spelling Bee Daily recess; Memory Period (oral presentation – Fridays); Spelling Bee

 

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