Curriculum Maps

EARLY CHILDHOOD | 3K-JK

The early childhood classrooms provide an interactive environment rich in experiences and resources to aid children in their growth and development. Children actively engage in center-based learning, with guided play and instruction as the foundation of this time. We celebrate emerging literacy—the ability to read, write, speak, and listen. Children work as investigators, authors, mathematicians and scientists as they explore a central theme and discover God’s truth in the world around them. As children mature, we increase the focus on discovering God’s world through math, reading, writing, and science while still providing play opportunities. 

To view a curriculum map, click on the grade's heading, such as "3K Map", "JK Map", etc.

3K MAP

Early Childhood Best Practices |Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs - Revised Edition, Play,The Power of Play, National Association for the Education of Young Children
LiteracyLiteracy Beginnings
Math | National Council for Teaching Mathematics Standards for Early Childhood
BibleThe Big Picture Story Bible, The Jesus Story Book Bible

 

JK MAP

Literacy | Handwriting Without TearsLearning to Read and WriteApprenticeship in LiteracyPhonics LessonsScaffolding Young WritersKids' Poems
Math | National Council for Teaching Mathematics Standards for Early Childhood
Bible | The Big Picture Story BibleThe Jesus Storybook Bible

SK MAP

Literacy | Handwriting Without TearsRigby Comprehensive Literacy, Writing Throughout the Year
Math | Math in Focus (Singapore Math)
Science | FOSS/Delta
Bible | The Big Picture Story BibleThe Jesus Storybook Bible

LOWER SCHOOL | Grades 1-4

The Lower School employs a balanced literacy approach which includes shared, guided, modeled, and independent reading and writing instruction. Word study is given specific instructional attention and is embedded in the study of literature and writing. Students explore and analyze truths in God’s world through units that incorporate Social Studies, Science, Bible, and Literacy content. Mathematical study includes numeration, geometry, measurement, probability, operations, and algebraic-readiness.

In 4th grade, the curriculum focuses on advancing literacy learning.  Students study rich novels, multiple genres of expository writing, analyze the structure and impact of different writing styles, and practice the art of listening and persuasion as they explore contrasting ideas such as Creation Theory vs. Evolution Theory.  With an increased emphasis on application of Literacy skills across the curriculum, students examine Biblical truths through integrated studies of History, Science, Bible.  They're encouraged to think critically and to draw independent conclusions in all the subjects. 

1st GRADE MAP

Literacy | Rigby PhonicsThe Cafe Book & The Daily FiveWrite SourceUnits of Study for Primary WritingUnits of Study in Opinion, Information and Narrative WritingExplorations in Nonfiction WritingGuided Spelling
Math | Math in Focus (Singapore Math)Math Reflex
Science | FOSS/Delta
Bible | ESV Following Jesus Bible

2nd GRADE MAP

Literacy | Rigby PhonicsThe Cafe Book & The Daily FiveWrite SourceUnits of Study for Primary WritingUnits of Study in Opinion, Information and Narrative WritingExplorations in Nonfiction WritingGuided SpellingCursive Without Tears
Math | Math in Focus (Singapore Math), Math Reflex
Science | Harcourt ScienceFOSS/Delta
Social Studies | Scott Foresman
Bible | ESV Following Jesus Bible

3rd GRADE MAP

Literacy | Write SourceIntermediate Units of Study for Teaching WritingUnits of Study in Opinion, Information and Narrative WritingExplorations in Nonfiction WritingGuided SpellingDaily GramsEnglish from the Roots UpCursive Without Tears
Math | Math in Focus (Singapore Math)Math Reflex
Science | Harcourt ScienceFOSS/Delta
Social Studies | Macmillan/McGraw-Hill
Bible | ESV Following Jesus Bible

4th GRADE MAP

Literacy | Write SourceUnits of Study in Opinion, Information and Narrative WritingExplorations in Nonfiction WritingGuided SpellingDaily GramsEnglish from the Roots Up

THE SUMMIT | Grades 5-6

In preparation for secondary school, Grades 5 and 6 are departmentalized.  Four teachers communicate and invest in the growth of each child while viewing him or her as a scientist, mathematician, linguist, historian, and theologian.  Teachers instruct within their areas of expertise and passion while collaborating to preserve our signature curriculum.  Our unique approach provides a nurturing environment for students to build a bridge between the lower and middle school years.  We emphasize building skills in interpersonal communication, organization, study habits, and time management.

Mathematical studies in the intermediate grades move into more advanced exploration of mathematical concepts and procedures. This could include work with positive and negative integers, long division, fraction or decimal based operations, geometric work with angles and lines, measurement work in all areas and conversions of units, probability, basic statistics, algebra, and more.

5th GRADE MAP

Literacy | Write SourceUnits of Study in Opinion, Information and Narrative WritingExplorations in Nonfiction WritingGuided SpellingDaily GramsEnglish from the Roots Up
Math | Math in Focus (Singapore Math)Math Reflex
Science | FOSS/Delta
Social Studies | Scott Foresman
Bible | ESV Following Jesus Bible

6th GRADE MAP

Literacy | Write SourceUnits of Study in Opinion, Information and Narrative WritingExplorations in Nonfiction WritingDaily GramsEnglish from the Roots Up
Math | Math in Focus (Singapore Math)Math Reflex
Science | FOSS/Delta
Social Studies | Prentice Hall History of Our WorldThe Story of the World
Worldview | ESV Following Jesus BibleLightbearers Worldview Training