Curriculum Guide


  • Developing an understanding that Jesus Christ is our Personal Savior, Creator, Authority, Messiah, Unique Savior, One with the Father and Holy Spirit, Worthy
  • Participate in devotions (listening to Bible stories, understanding meaning of Bible memory verses)
  • Develop an understanding that these stories and verses have meaning to our lives and when lived out bring glory to God
  • Memorize weekly Bible verses
  • Integration of Bible throughout curriculum



  • Participate in grammar-wide Character/Virtue studies through stories, dramatic play, memory work and songs
  • Development of character qualities needed to be a successful K-5 student (introduced through literature based unit studies)
  • Develop an understanding of ability to make choices through “I will…” statements and subsequent actions



Understand and Perform

  • Selected Bible passages, poetry, songs, chants  (core academic and unit related)
  • Thanksgiving play about the story of the Pilgrims
  • History Festival presentation
  • Grammar Assembly presentation and special in class presentations




  • Gains meaning by listening
  • Follows 2 or 3 step directions
  • Recognize onomatopoeia, simile, metaphor and personification in age appropriate poetry and books read in the classroom



  • Speaks clearly enough to be understood without contextual clues
  • Uses increasingly complex phrases and sentences



  • Shows an understanding of words and their meanings
  • Uses an expanded vocabulary to describe many objects, actions, and events



  • Classic children’s stories through a literature rich environment
  • Phonics including recognition of letter and letter sounds of individual letters, blends, phonograms, short and long vowels
  • Reading and spelling 50 special sounds
  • How to encode and decode words with an awareness of beginning, middle and ending sounds
  • Reading skills through small reading groups including the building of fluency and expression
  • Reading from both cursive and manuscript
  • Appropriate phonics rules memorized with action and chants
  • Comprehension strategies including retelling stories orally and reenacting stories through dramatic presentation
  • Story writing through student let dictation with an awareness of beginning, middle and end.  (Also encourage use of onomatopoeia and simile.)



  • Continued development of motor skills through drawing instruction, coloring, tracing, cuttin
  • Correct formation of capital and lower case letters, numerals 1-10, ability to write names, and to copy sentences from a model
  • Proper writing position and proper pencil grip



Concrete ->Pictoral->Abstract

  • Use of concrete objects before moving to pictures and abstract symbols to understand various number concepts, patterns, word problems, number bonds, weight, measurements, addition & subtraction, telling time, identifying patterns, ordinal numbers, money, identifying groups of 10’s and 1’s
  • Skip counting both by rote and with a number chart
  • Based on Singapore math



Tools for Discovery

  • Asks questions and uses senses to observe and explore materials and living habitats
  • Nonfiction books
  • Experiments and games
  • Fieldtrips
  • Chants, jingles, songs
  • Create their own books
  • Introduce steps in the scientific process



Insects (emphasis metamorphosis), bones, mammals, the sun, penguins, marsupials, snowflakes (liquid, solid, gas), 5 senses, flight (Newton’s 3RD law of motion)



  • Memorize 50 States and Capitals with rhythm and location on map
  • Understand what is a capital city
  • Sandpaper map with overlay of Florida
  • National and State symbols
  • Name and locate the 7 continents and 4 oceans
  • Locate on map a variety of unit related rivers and places
  • American History: Columbus, Pilgrims, Squanto, Paul Revere, Slavery, George Washington, Cajun life



Basic Elements of Shape

  • Drawing with ovals
  • Drawing with triangles
  • Drawing with curved and straight lines
  • Drawing with filled in dots and circles
  • Guided drawing and drawing from model
  • Beeswax candle and various crafts
  • Watercolor
  • Crayon wax batik
  • Origami



  • Fundamentals of music: scales, rhythm, pitch
  • Performances: Christmas program, Spring Showcase, K-5 Graduation
  • Fundamentals of presenting ones-self on the stage