Kindergarten curriculum

RELIGION The religion curriculum, One in Christ, is centered on learning about Jesus our Savior and Friend. Bible stories, songs and prayers are part of each lesson. Learning to share the love of Jesus with others and building our own relationships with Jesus have special emphasis. Once a week, students share a worship experience during Chapel.

LITERACY/READING The Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Journeys program covers letter sounds, recognition and printing. Decodable student books teach sight words and reading skills. Poems, songs and stories help students enjoy literature. Writer’s Workshop allows students to express themselves through creative writing.

MATH enVision Math is a highly interactive curriculum for Kindergarten. Extensive use of manipulatives increases understanding of patterning, addition, subtraction, and geometry. Students learn to write numerals and practice problem solving skills. Common Core State Standards are part of every activity.

SCIENCE/HEALTH/SOCIAL STUDIES Units include nutrition, animals, the community, dental care and experiments with air, wind and water. “Let’s Find Out!” is a weekly newsletter from Scholastic.

EXPERIENCES INCLUDE :

  • Weekly Chapel
  • Library
  • Computer
  • P.E.
  • Choir/Music
  • Art
  • Christmas Program

Learn about 1st Grade curriculum

RELIGION One In Christ is a Bible-centered curriculum that helps students know Jesus as their Savior. Living each day in a Christian way is taught in every lesson, going chronologically through Bible stories. Memory work is part of the weekly study. All children grow spiritually as they praise, pray, and hear God’s word on a daily basis.

LITERACY Journey is a program that integrates reading, writing, grammar, spelling, and handwriting. Foundational skills needed to be successful are taught during whole group, small group, and individual reading times. Library, book boxes, and take home stories enrich students at their own reading level. Many kinds of writing including poetry, narrative, letter, biography, and journaling are covered. The goal is to instill competency and a love of reading and writing in all children.

MATH enVision Math moves a child from the concrete to the abstract. Hands-on exploration is followed by written work with homework expectations. The focus goes beyond just the right answer to being able to explain the process of getting that answer. The topics include algebraic operations, base ten, measurement and data, and geometry.

SCIENCE /HEALTH Using the Hartcourt text and SchoolMedia Educational videos, topics are explored such as plants, animals, rocks, soil, solar system, matter, and energy. Every year there are special units covering areas of interest. Health units are also taught.

SOCIAL STUDIES Project based learning is a big part of the social studies curriculum. Guided by Scott Foresman, Educational School Media, and related books, the students learn how to be good citizens in their country and world.  Our Weekly Reader teaches current events.

EXPERIENCES INCLUDE :

  • Weekly Chapel
  • Library
  • Computer
  • Field trips to complement units of study
  • P.E.
  • Choir/Music
  • Art
  • Centers
  • Christmas Program

Learn about 2nd Grade curriculum

RELIGION One in Christ is a curriculum filled with God’s word that reminds the students that their faith unites them with Christ, just as it unites us with other Christians. The materials emphasize Bible literacy and discipleship. Devotions, Bible songs and stories, memory work, and prayer are a daily part of this most important and unique part of the morning. Every lesson includes “Into Our Lives” where each student has the opportunity to apply the gospel to everyday living experiences.

LITERACY Journeys is a language arts program that combines reading, writing, spelling, handwriting, and grammar into each lesson. Students are challenged to read chapter books appropriate to their level. Book reports, story time, and library enrich literary skills.  Zaner Blozer Handwriting completes the handwriting program. Writing experiences include narratives, poems, friendly letters, and biographies. The wonder of reading and creativity of writing are instilled in the hearts of the children.

MATH enVision Math invites young minds to explore, use hands-on manipulatives, collaborate, and move from the concrete to the abstract in mathematical thinking. Math lessons, including homework, are centered around operations and algebraic problems using the base ten, measurement and showing data, and geometry. Critical thinking and solving problems are life skills learned from math.

SCIENCE/HEALTH Hartcourt curriculum and SchoolMedia Educational videos help the children focus on finding out “why?” through questioning, experimenting, testing, and collecting data. Physical, earth, and biological sciences are introduced as the students study plants, animals, rocks and minerals, matter, light, and sound.  Health units are also taught.

SOCIAL STUDIES Project based learning is a big part of the social studies curriculum. Along with the Scott Foresman curriculum, Educational Media and topic related informational books help the students learn the responsibilities they have as citizens to make the world the best place it can be. Weekly Reader keeps students up to date on events that are currently happening in their country and the world.

EXPERIENCES INCLUDE :

  • Weekly Chapel
  • Computer
  • Field trips to complement units of study
  • P.E.
  • Choir/Music
  • Art
  • Centers
  • Christmas Program

Learn about 3rd Grade curriculum

RELIGION The overall goal of the One in Christ curriculum is to help students learn more about God’s love for them in Jesus Christ. Activities include a daily devotion, study of God’s Word in a Faith Alive Student Bible, life-related activities and reflection, memorization of Bible verses, and enjoyment of seasonal hymns.

READING/LANGUAGE Journeys provides continuity in reading and language instruction. With continuing phonics instruction, students increase fluency and comprehension. Students move further into reading by learning about such elements as plot, theme, and the author’s purpose. Learning to interpret and explain informational text, writing to entertain and inform, and demonstrating proper use of grammar are integral parts of the program. Students use effective speaking and listening skills for the purpose of collaborative comprehension and communication.

SCIENCE The Harcourt Brace textbook is used to lead students on a discovery of their world. Life science, Earth science, and Physical science are explored. Students learn how to comprehend informational text on topic, apply knowledge to their everyday world, and experiment with elements appropriate to the topic.

MATH Students participate in a wide variety of activities in the Scott Foresman-Addison Wesley enVision Math program. Conceptual understanding and procedural fluency of operations is a large part of third grade with an analytical framework of the ways operations work. Hands-on experiences, discussions, explorations, consistent fact practice, as well as oral and written practice of new and reviewed concepts are all part of the varied lesson activities. Students use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems, understand fractions, use various units of measure, and understand geometric shapes. It is aligned with the Common Core State Standards.

SOCIAL STUDIES Scott Foresman/Pearson’s Communities is the 3rd grade series that provides an awareness of the similarities and differences in our communities, whether it be geographical features, economics, culture, government, or science and technology. It develops historical knowledge of how people and events have shaped our community and our region, describes local communities and regions past and present, and uses geographic skills and concepts to describe physical characteristics and natural resources of regions.

HEALTH /PHYSICAL EDUCATION The S.P.A.R.K. program builds a positive learning environment to increase moderate-to-vigorous physical activity while teaching appropriate social skills. Focus is on developing and practicing healthy habits such as a nutritious diet, aerobic capacity, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Units also focus on sport-skills, rhythmic competency, and social skills.

EXPERIENCES INCLUDE :

  • Weekly Chapel
  • Library
  • Computer: keyboarding Skills/Internet Research Skills/Publishing skills
  • Field trips to complement units of study
  • P.E.
  • Choir/Music – Christmas Program
  • Art
  • Writer’s Workshop
  • Book Projects
  • American Sign Language

Learn about 4th Grade curriculum

RELIGION The overall goal of the One in Christ curriculum is to help students learn more about God’s love for them in Jesus Christ. Activities include a daily devotion, study of God’s Word in a Faith Alive Student Bible, life-related activities and reflection, memorization of Bible verses, and enjoyment of seasonal hymns.

READING/LANGUAGE Journeys provides continuity in reading and language instruction. While keeping familiar phonics instruction intact, students are brought deeper into the meaning of text. Students move further into reading to learn about such elements as plot, theme, and the author’s purpose. Learning to interpret and explain informational text, writing to entertain and inform, and demonstrating proper use of grammar are integral parts of the program. Students use effective speaking and listening skills for the purpose of collaborative comprehension and communication.

SCIENCE Harcourt Brace Science is used to lead students on a discovery of their world. Life science, Earth science, and Physical science are explored. Students learn how to comprehend informational text on topic, apply knowledge to their everyday world, and experiment with elements appropriate to the topic.

MATH enVision Math organizes content by domains found in the Common Core State Standards, allowing the focus to be on “The Big Idea” as well as “Essential Understandings.” Students are engaged in hands-on concept exploration, conversations about reasoning and strategy, with attention to precision. Grade 4 domains are: Operations and Algebraic Thinking, Number and Operations in Base Ten, Number and Operations – Fractions, Measurement and Data, and Geometry.

SOCIAL STUDIES Scott Foresman/Pearson’s Regions, focus on the people, places, and history of the regions of the United States. Students will apply knowledge of the organization and functions of Oregon government, identify key industries of Oregon, and produce social analysis of historical accounts related to Oregon.

HEALTH /PHYSICAL EDUCATION The S.P.A.R.K. program builds a positive learning environment to increase moderate-to-vigorous physical activity while teaching appropriate social skills. Focus is on developing and practicing healthy habits such as a nutritious diet, aerobic capacity, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Units also focus on sport-skills, rhythmic competency, and social skills.

EXPERIENCES INCLUDE :

  • Weekly Chapel
  • Library
  • Computer: keyboarding Skills/Internet Research Skills/Publishing skills
  • Field trips to complement units of study
  • P.E.
  • Choir/Music – Christmas Program
  • National Geography Bee
  • Art
  • Writer’s Workshop
  • Book Projects
  • American Sign Language
  • Sports

Learn about 5th Grade curriculum

RELIGION The fifth grade One in Christ lessons look at the Word of God, the work of the Trinity, cover God’s Ten Commandments, Baptism, and Holy Communion. Each lesson emphasizes daily living as a child of God.

LANGUAGE ARTS Houghton Mifflin’s Journeys curriculum provides students with leveled texts as well as close reading materials to develop reading comprehension.  The writing program assists students in developing their skills to construct proper sentence fluency as well as appropriate grammar techniques and spelling acquisition.

MATH The enVision Math series provides daily practice in Numbers and Operations, Problem Solving, Algebra, Geometry, Measurement, Data Analysis, and Probability. Students work together on investigations that also provide a chance to communicate ideas clearly through writing. Students practice math facts and are tested regularly on all pertinent material.

SCIENCE /HEALTH The Harcourt Science program provides an inquiry-based science experience using high interest, real world content, hands-on activities, and investigations for all students. Health focuses on how the body works, health needs, and good health habits.

HISTORY Holt’s World Geography gives students a foundation on the physical features, cultural aspects, and natural resources/economy of the major regions of the world.  Students learn how these regions vary due to their geographic location.

SPANISH Prentice Hall’s Paso a Paso A cirriculum introduces students to the Spanish language and culture.  Once a foundation is built, students study units on friendship, school, sports and leisure activities, food, family, and clothing.  Students learn through activities that include reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

TECHNOLOGY In the computer lab the students are developing coding skills using “code.org” on their netbooks and iPads. They can progress at their own speed and work through many levels. In the computer lab the students work on keyboarding skills with a practice program and keyboard skills games. In class each student has access to a netbook, which is used for research and word processing. Poetry and creative writing stories are printed from their net-books. “PowerPoint” presentations are also made using net-books.

EXPERIENCES INCLUDE :

  • Weekly Chapel
  • Library
  • Field trips to complement units of study
  • P.E.
  • Band / Choir
  • National Geography Bee
  • Choir/Music  – Christmas Program
  • Sports

Learn about 6th Grade curriculum

RELIGION The One In Christ lessons follow a chronological study of the Bible through the Old and New Testaments. Each lesson emphasizes daily living as a child of God.

Literature The elements of literature are emphasized using the Glencoe Literature Reading with a Purpose text and novel studies. Comprehension skills are developed as students discuss their readings in literature circles.

LANGUAGE ARTS Houghton Mifflin’s Collections curriculum is broken down into units of study. Each unit has a theme of study and includes fiction, non fiction, media, and close reading opportunities to work on comprehension and critical thinking. In addition to reading, Collections provides students with a comprehensive writing development program that leads them through the stages of writing in the various essay formats. Literature selected by the teacher is used to compliment the units of study.

MATH The enVision Math series provides daily practice in numbers and operations, problem solving, algebra, geometry, measurement, data analysis, and probability. Students work together on investigations that also provide a chance to communicate ideas clearly through writing. Students practice math facts and are tested regularly on all pertinent material.

SPELLING The Rebecca Sitton Spelling Series is used to develop spelling skills that can be used at any level for a variety of subjects.

SCIENCE/HEALTH The Harcourt Science program provides an inquiry-based science with high interest, real world content, and hands-on activities, and investigations. Health focuses on how the body works, health needs, and good health habits.

HISTORY The Holt World History curriculum begins by taking students through a comprehensive study of ancient civilizations and leads them toward studying a western train of thought, including units on the Greeks and Romans. From there, they move to African civilization and then into Europe.

SPANISH Prentice Hall’s Paso a Paso A cirriculum introduces students to the Spanish language and culture.  Once a foundation is built, students study units on friendship, school, sports and leisure activities, food, family, and clothing.  Students learn through activities that include reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

TECHNOLOGY In the computer lab, students are developing coding skills using “code.org” on their netbooks and iPads. They can progress at their own speed and work through many levels. In the computer lab the students work on keyboarding skills with a practice program and keyboard skills games. In class each student has access to a netbook, which is used for research and word processing. Poetry and creative writing stories are printed from their net-books. They also learn how to make their own “PowerPoint” presentations on the net-book.

EXPERIENCES INCLUDE :

  • Weekly Chapel
  • Library
  • Technology
  • Field trips to complement units of study
  • P.E.
  • Band/Choir – Christmas Program
  • National Geography Bee
  • Art
  • Book Projects
  • Sports

Learn about 7th Grade curriculum

RELIGION The One in Christ curriculum begins by building a foundation for students on the character of God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit and then is followed by units outlining the components to living a faithful life. It includes lessons about worship, discipleship, service, and repentance.

LANGUAGE ARTS Houghton Mifflin’s Collections curriculum is broken down into units of study. Each unit has a theme of study and includes fiction, non-fiction, media, and close reading opportunities to work on comprehension and critical thinking.  In addition to reading, Collections provides students with a comprehensive writing development program that leads them through the stages of writing in the various essay formats. Literature selected by the teacher is used to compliment the units of study.

MATH Seventh grade students study Pre-Algebra with the Holt curriculum. Students seek mastery in areas such as ratios and proportional relationships, the number system, expressions and equations, geometry, and statistics and probability, aligning with the Common Core State Standards.

SCIENCE Earth Science makes students aware of the land and environment in which they live. Students learn Earth materials, Earth’s changing surface, Earth’s internal processes, Earth’s air and water, Earth’s history, and they wrap up the year with an astronomy unit.

SOCIAL STUDIES Holt’s American Anthem curriculum is a comprehensive study of United States history. In 7th grade, students begin with how the US became a nation and ultimately a world power. Students then discover life of the early 1900s as they gear up to learn about WW1, followed by the Roaring Twenties. By the end of the year, students engage in a unit about WW2 and the Holocaust.

SPANISH Prentice Hall’s Paso a Paso B allows students to build off of the foundation they developed as 5th and 6th graders and continue learning the Spanish language as well as grammar. Units of study include leisure and vacation, the home, health, community, movies and television, restaurants, and the environment. Students learn through activities that include reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

HEALTH /PHYSICAL EDUCATION The S.P.A.R.K. program builds a positive learning environment to increase moderate-to-vigorous physical activity while teaching appropriate social skills. Focus is on developing and practicing healthy habits such as a nutritious diet, aerobic capacity, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Units also focus on sport-skills, rhythmic competency and social skills.

EXPERIENCES INCLUDE :

  • Weekly Chapel
  • Library
  • Technology
  • Field trips to complement units of study
  • Band / Choir – Christmas Program
  • National Geography Bee
  • Sports
  • Art

Learn about 8th Grade curriculum

RELIGION The One in Christ curriculum begins by taking students through accounts of the Old Testament, linking the stories to issues dealt with by today’s young teens, and moves into the New Testament accentuating the love and sacrifice of Jesus. Students learn important lessons about who God is and how they can continue building their relationship with Him.

LANGUAGE ARTS Houghton Mifflin’s Collections curriculum is broken down into units of study. Each unit has a theme of study and includes fiction, non-fiction, media, and close reading opportunities to work on comprehension and critical thinking.  In addition to reading, Collections provides students with a comprehensive writing development program that leads them through the stages of writing in the various essay formats. Literature selected by the teacher is used to compliment the units of study.

MATH Eighth grade students study Algebra using the Holt curriculum. Students seek mastery in areas such as ratios and proportional relationships, the number system, expressions and equations, geometry, and statistics and probability, aligning with the Common Core State Standards.

SCIENCE Earth Science makes students aware of the land and environment in which they live. Students learn Earth materials, Earth’s changing surface, Earth’s internal processes, Earth’s air and water, Earth’s history, and they wrap up the year with an astronomy unit.

SOCIAL STUDIES In the first semester of study, students use Holt’s American Anthem to study US history from the Cold War to current events. During the second semester of study, students learn about civics along with the rights and responsibilities of being a US citizen.

SPANISH Prentice Hall’s Paso a Paso B allows students to build off of the foundation they developed as 5th and 6th graders and continue learning the Spanish language as well as grammar. Units of study include leisure and vacation, the home, health, community, movies and television, restaurants, and the environment. Students learn through activities that include reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

HEALTH /PHYSICAL EDUCATION The S.P.A.R.K. program builds a positive learning environment to increase moderate-to-vigorous physical activity while teaching appropriate social skills. Focus is on developing and practicing healthy habits such as a nutritious diet, aerobic capacity, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Units also focus on sport-skills, rhythmic competency and social skills.

EXPERIENCES INCLUDE :

  • Weekly Chapel
  • Library
  • Technology
  • Field trips to complement units of study
  • Choir/Music – Christmas Program
  • National Geography Bee
  • Art
  • Book Projects
  • Sports
  • Spanish
  • 8th grade class trip – Disney’s Youth Education Series
  • 8th grade banquet
  • 8th grade graduation