What to Expect in K4
"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these." Mark 10:14
Bible (The Gospel Project): Students participate in whole group and small group Bible instruction using The Gospel Project curriculum. They will also memorize scripture, catechisms through music, and keep an ongoing Bible journal.
Social Studies: Through this teacher created study, students will learn about aspects of God's world including their community and our great nation. Some favorite units are:
Language Arts(D'Nealian, Teacher Created): Students learn and practice basic phonics to facilitate reading, and they practice D'Nealian handwriting. The teacher chooses read aloud fiction and nonfiction books that are rich in vocabulary and story structure. Students also benefit from flannel board story telling, nursery rhymes, and finger plays. Furthermore, students are given the opportunity to practice pre-reading skills using predictable readers from the Reading A-Z program. Most enjoyed by the students are literacy centers designed by the classroom teacher encouraging the practice of motor skill development, phonics, and reading readiness hands-on activities.
Science (Elemental Science): Students learn about our Creator and His creation through chemistry, physics, biology, and earth science lessons. At least once a week, the teacher plans a hands-on investigation or experiment. At home, students complete a nature study journal with their parents.
Math (Saxon): Lessons are divided into two portions-the meeting and the lesson; this program is designed to alternate between these, teaching 3 lessons and 2 meetings a week. In the meeting, review is emphasized as counting, time, estimation and more are highlighted; progress is kept track of in the separate meeting book. During a lesson, new skills, such as sorting by color, learning patterns, skip counting, measuring, time, graphs and story problems are taught incrementally. Students participate in math centers with games and activities that reinforce math skills being taught.
Classroom and family come together for "Grandparents Day", "Muffins with Mom" and "Donuts with Dad." Students enjoy a Thanksgiving Feast, Christmas Around the World, Valentines celebration, and an Egg Hunt. At Christmas time, each class will perform a song while the end of the year is reserved for "Day of the Stars", a fine arts talent and arts celebration.
Each family has the opportunity to participate in field trips on Fridays organized by the field trip committee.
Students enjoy playing together outside during recess for 30 minutes each day.