Curriculum

 

Overview:  ECS has selected A Beka Book as our provider for our academic curriculum.  A Beka Book materials offer every student the opportunity to meet or in many cases exceed the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).  As a Christian School, our objective areas include:

 

  • Spiritual:  To use a biblically integrated curriculum that supports the application of biblical truths in academic content and methods as well as provide discipleship so that students will be able to apply and demonstrate their faith.

  • Intellectual:  Age graded level of knowledge and understanding demonstrated and validated through application and testing.

  • Moral:  Character building based on the foundation of our statement of belief and the expectation of excellence and integrity in the meeting of program requirements.  

 

Preschool K3 and K4 - It’s all about development!  Here is a list of some of the areas our program highlights:

 

           K3                                                                                                     K4       

           Motor skills development                                                            Writing

           Creativity                                                                                        Phonics

           Phonics                                                                                           Reading

           Language Arts                                                                               Numbers

           Bible                                                                                                Language Arts

           Number skills                                                                                Motor Coordination

           Basic literature                                                                             Bible

 

Kindergarten (K5) – The ECS Kindergarten program is the gateway to basic skills necessary for elementary school.  Many of our students who have been through the K3 and/or the K4 programs are set for the varied activities designed for this fast paced program, but even those for which Kindergarten is their first experience thrive in this loving, supportive environment.  Here are a few areas in the content of our program:

  • Reading based on an intensive phonics approach

  • Social studies to include beginnings of American History and simple geography

  • Numbers to include concepts such as money value, counting, time, sequence, and simple combinations

  • Writing as it correlates to the phonics program

  • Science which incorporates the reading skills being developed include units on the senses, weather, seasons, animals, and health and hygiene

 

First Grade – The skills developed in Kindergarten are deepened and new skills are introduced!  The gateway to the number grades, First Grade is where the world of learning opens up as students take their new found abilities and apply them to the new content.  Here is a sampling of what is covered in First Grade:

  • Reading:  Further phonics mastery, sequence, comprehension, and phrasing

  • Language Arts:  Creative writing, poetry, spelling, grammar, composition

  • Arithmetic:  Addition, subtraction, measurement, roman numerals, time, word problems, money, geometry, graphing, fractions, concepts of multiplication and division

  • History/Geography:  America, The World (countries), maps, community

  • Science:  Health, biology, animals, energy, insects, plants, seasons

  • Bible:  Music, memory work, doctrine, prayer, Bible lessons

 

Second Grade – As students transition to Second Grade, they are able to apply skills such as logic and though problem solving is still more concrete than abstract, processing becomes easier.   The development of processing and analytical skills comes just in time for more complicated material!  Some of what is covered includes:

  • Reading: Consonant blends, diphthongs, digraphs, literary value, silent reading, comprehension, vocabulary, character building through carefully selected literature

  • Language Arts:  Grammar, composition, cursive writing, spelling, poetry

  • Arithmetic:  Reasoning, place value, geometry, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals

  • History/Geography:  American History, 50 states, songs, holidays, continents, oceans

  • Science:  Human biology, the animal world, plants, Earth and sky, the atmosphere

  • Health:  nutrition, posture, manners, cleanliness, safety

  • Bible:  memory work, Bible characters, music, doctrine

 

Third Grade – The beginning of working independently is a hallmark of the Third Grade.  Assignments require a more sophisticated approach by students drawing on all the skills developed in the previous grades.  Since awareness of perspective begins to emerge, assignments and objectives are more involved and include:

  • Reading:  Literature (expanded genre to include biographies, adventure, fantasy, and humor), vocabulary development, poise, character building

  • Language Arts:  Grammar, journaling, English as an academic subject, composition, cursive mastery, spelling, poetry

  • Arithmetic:  Multiplication, division, multi-step word problems, mental arithmetic, symbols, order of operations, puzzles, fractions, geometry, pre-algebra

  • History/Geography:  American history through biographies, map skills, 50 states, parks, rivers, continents

  • Science:  Nervous system (sense organs), vertebrates, invertebrates, plants (photosynthesis, pollination, etc.), the desert, the ocean, weather

  • Bible:  Parables, Old Testament Bible characters, memory work, doctrine, prayer

 

Fourth Grade – The first years, students take all direction from their teachers then they move to working independently.  In the Fourth Grade, independence is vital, but there is a move towards collaboration for projects and multi-step and long range assignments.  All this in a time of changing social dynamics.  The areas of focus include:

  • Reading:  Novels, development of reading speed, comprehension, inspirational value, deductive reasoning, parts of a story

  • Language Arts:  Language usage, writing (letters, book reports, creative writing), grammar, parts of speech, oral reports, penmanship, spelling, etymology, proofreading

  • Arithmetic:  Estimation, decimals, mental arithmetic, factoring, measures (English and Metric), statistics, geometry, pre-algebra

  • History/Geography:  U.S. History (from earliest times to present), State History, capitals

  • Science:  Insects, birds, plants, water, air, weather, geology, oceanography, astronomy

  • Bible:  Life of Christ series, Life of Paul series, sword drills, prayer, memory work

 

Fifth Grade – Characterized by the beginnings of many types of changes, Fifth Grade bridges the educational journey from elementary to middle school.  In that, there are more projects that may be long term and require planning, organization, and research.  Although they are still reading for pleasure, there is lengthier reading for assignments.  Here are some of the points of focus:

  • Reading:  Classics, fiction, novels, character building, accuracy, speed, cause and effect, deductive reasoning, inferential comprehension

  • Language Arts:  Grammar, outlining, note taking, bibliography, dialogue, drafts, penmanship, spelling, vocabulary

  • Arithmetic:  algebraic equations, geometric problems, probability, percent, ratio, proportion, estimation, number sentences

  • History/Geography:  World history, Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia, Oceania, Antarctica

  • Science:  Law and order, investigation, mammals, light, engines, vertebrates

  • Bible:  Life of Joshua, Life of Moses, Life of David, memory work (49 verses over 8 passages)

 

Middle and High School – ECS  offers classes for students in middle and high school. Our 6th grade students are combined with the 5th grade. The  7th grade and up are also combined in one classroom. We use the BJU curriculum for all subjects and the students are taught by subject teachers.

 

Emmanuel Christian School is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)

 

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