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 McGraw Hill/SRA 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
  • Cully Neighborhood Farm/Garden Science
  • After School Activities
  • 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 Imagine It! is a program that integrates reading, writing, grammar, spelling, and handwriting. Phonetic emphasis is the heart and strength of this program. Foundational skills needed to be successful are taught during whole group, small group, and individual reading times. Library and book bags enrich students at their own reading level. Rebecca Sitton is used to enhance spelling. 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, and the children create and present reports and projects related to the units. 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. During project presentations, each child has a chance to share and to learn from each other. Our Weekly Reader teaches current events.

EXPERIENCES INCLUDE :

  • Weekly Chapel
  • Library
  • Computer
  • Field trips to complement units of study
  • P.E.
  • Choir/Music
  • Art
  • Spanish
  • Centers
  • Cully Neighborhood Farm/Garden Science
  • After School Clubs
  • 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 Imagine It! is a language arts program that combines reading, writing, spelling, handwriting, and grammar into each lesson. This program has a strong phonetic emphasis with comprehension skills being stressed. Students are challenged to read chapter books appropriate to their level. Book reports, story time, and library enrich literary skills. Rebecca Sitton Spelling reinforces phonics and grammar 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. Special unit projects are enthusiastically prepared and shared by students. 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
  • Cully Neighborhood Farm/Garden Science
  • After School Clubs
  • 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 SRA Imagine It! 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
  • National or State Parks Fair
  • Spanish
  • Book Projects
  • Cully Neighborhood Farm/Garden Science
  • After School Clubs
  • Sports

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 SRA Imagine It! 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
  • MESD Spelling Bee
  • Art
  • National or State Parks Fair
  • Spanish
  • Book Projects
  • Cully Neighborhood Farm/Garden Science
  • After School Clubs
  • 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.

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

ENGLISH/SPELLING The fifth grade Houghton Mifflin English helps students to become better writers and communicators. In the composition sections, students learn how to apply the writing process to various modes of writing. Grammar and other language arts skills are integrated into each lesson. The Rebecca Sitton Spelling Series develops spelling skills that can be used at any level for a variety of subjects. Students are challenged to do more than memorize a list of words.

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 The Scott Foresman Social Studies curriculum starts with the early exploration of North America. It follows the early history up to the recent history of the United States. The Liberty Kids series of programs focuses on The Revolutionary War. Scholastic News is an informational magazine about current events.

TECHNOLOGY 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 net-book, 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
  • MESD Spelling Bee
  • Spanish
  • Cully Neighborhood Farm/Garden Science
  • After School Clubs
  • 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.

ENGLISH Glencoe Writer’s Choice helps students become better writers and communicators. In the composition sections students learn how to apply the writing process to various modes of writing. Grammar and other language arts skills are integrated into each lesson.

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 starts with ancient civilizations, like the Sumerians and Egyptians, and then moves on to ancient India, China, Rome, Greece, and the Maya. A variety of projects and videos enhance the students’ understanding. Scholastic News is used for current events.

TECHNOLOGY In the computer lab, students work on keyboarding skills with a practice program and keyboard skills games. In class, each student has access to a net-book, 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
  • National Geography Bee
  • MESD Spelling Bee
  • Art
  • National or State Parks Fair
  • Spanish
  • Book Projects
  • Cully Neighborhood Farm/Garden Science
  • After School Clubs
  • Sports

Learn about 7th 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 then 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 Students improve their writing skills through the study of grammar techniques, spelling activities, and frequent writing exercises. They are led through the five steps of the writing process while exploring the various styles of writing (narrative, descriptive, expository, persuasive, and technical).

LITERATURE Novel based units are organized and implemented. Students read from a variety of texts including Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, Treasure Island, short stories, poetry, and autobiographies. Students are also able to choose literature based on their own interests.

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 In the first semester of study, students learn what life was like in the United States in the early 1900’s. They study the pre-World War I era and are guided through content leading into the modern day. The second semester is focused on Civics where students learn and evaluate their roles and rights as citizens of this country.

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
  • P.E.
  • Band / Choir
  • National Geography Bee
  • MESD Spelling Bee
  • Spanish
  • Cully Neighborhood Farm/Garden Science
  • After School Clubs
  • Sports

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 Students improve their writing skills through the study of grammar techniques, spelling activities, and frequent writing exercises. Students are led through the five steps of the writing process while exploring the various styles of writing (narrative, descriptive, expository, persuasive, and technical).

LITERATURE Novel based units are organized and implemented. Students read from a variety of texts including To Kill a Mockingbird, Night, Animal Farm, short stories, poetry, and autobiographies. Students are also able to choose literature based on their interests.

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 learn what life was like in the United States in the early 1900’s. They study the pre-World War I era and are guided through content leading into the modern day. The second semester is focused on Civics where students learn and evaluate their roles and rights as citizens of this country.

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
  • MESD Spelling Bee
  • Art
  • National or State Parks Fair
  • Spanish
  • Book Projects
  • Cully Neighborhood Farm/Garden Science
  • After School Clubs
  • Sports
  • 8th grade class trip
  • 8th grade banquet