Daily Bible instruction with a challenge to apply God’s truth to all of life
Studying Ruth, I Samuel, II Samuel this school year
Chapel on Wednesdays with Christ-like character emphasis in instruction and challenge to apply to life.
CREDO: Weekly memorization of a verse and basic doctrinal truth done in basic question/answer format – this school year taken from the Westminster Confession of Faith
Students maintain the ability to use either print or cursive depending on the requirements of the assignment (i.e. maps, some science and some math require printing, other written work is done mostly in cursive)
Free reading books are chosen from the Logos School list
In-class readings are given to develop reading skills, comprehension, inferences and vocabulary acquisition
Book reports on reading done out of class and book report projects based on age-appropriate abilities (4 – projects done this year, based on grade level)
Classroom reading exercises done to develop comprehension, ability to gather information and draw inferences, and reading for meaning or details
In-class reading list:
The Sign of the Beaver (teacher-led book report in class)
Star of Light
The Perilous Road
Bound for Oregon
Abraham Lincoln From Pioneer to President by EB Phillips
Spelling lists P,Q,R &S from Spelling to Write and Read, from Wanda Sanseri
Words are taken from history, science, language, and math vocabulary
Words must be used in a sentence appropriately to demonstrate understanding
Reworking of spelling words through context clues and alphabetizing as taught in the supplemental worksheets from SWR
Correct spelling and accurate copying required on all assignments turned in to the teacher
Mastery of Sieker Grammar Chants on all nine parts of speech.
Correctly identify and label words according to its part of speech and usage in the sentence
Easy Grammar level 4, by Wanda Phillips
Imitation of classical writing forms from Classical Composition focusing on Chreia and Proverb, taken from readings when possible
Creative writing integrated with history and literature and bible
Use of dictionary and thesaurus and other writing aids
Questions on assignments answered in classical sentences
Accurate spelling, well-written sentences, and paragraphs required on all assignments
Singapore math in Primary Mathematics Level 4
Level Up mental math worksheets from mastery of math facts
At the end of this class, successful students will be able to do the following:
- count to 100,000 in whole numbers
- round off whole numbers
- recognize factors and multiples
- multiply by a one and two-digit numbers
- division by one digit and 10
- add and subtract fractions, mixed numbers, and improper fractions
- use tables and graphs to present information
- measure angles
- identify perpendicular and parallel lines
- calculate area and perimeter of rectangle, square and composite figures
- identify decimal places in tenths, hundredths and thousands
- round off decimals to the hundredths place
- do all four operations with decimals
- identify symmetrical and solid figures
- measure volume in cube units
History covers from the Revolution through the expansion of the nation, through the Civil War and Reconstruction to the Gilded Age
Teacher developed curriculum draws from Story of the World vol 3 & 4 by Susan Wise Bauer and other resources
Many supplemental history/storybooks to enrich
Many teacher-created comprehension exercises and activities
Many chants and sound-offs to facilitate learning facts
Map skills with a focus on the United States and North America
Teacher developed curriculum selected from Classical Elemental Science for Grammar textbooks on Earth Science and Physics
Cover units on biomes, weather, erosion, motion, sense, and electricity
Many teachers created materials from personal book and library sources
Many chants and sound-offs to facilitate learning facts
Some integrated artwork of things being studied
4th Grade Latin reviews and reinforces the basic grammar terms, concepts, and operations learned in 3rd grade. The class progresses in the grammar with the study of noun cases, 3rd Declension nouns, 3rd and 4th Conjugation verbs, and the imperfect verb tense. The teacher-prepared materials include:
A weekly set of 16 flashcards—ten vocabulary words and six grammar questions--to be studied by the student at home.
Chants recited at the start of each class.
A weekly lesson on a new grammar concept.
A weekly worksheet practicing the grammar concept, vocabulary, and translation.
A weekly reading on ancient Roman history.
The successful student will be able to properly use:
The names and uses of the five main noun cases
The gender and all case endings for 1st Declension, 2nd Declension, 2nd Declension Neuter and 3rd Declension Nouns.
How to conjugate regular 1st Conjugation, 2nd Conjugation, 3rd Conjugation, and 4th Conjugation verbs in the present, future and imperfect tenses
How to conjugate the irregular verbs esse (to be) and posse (to be able) in the present, future, and imperfect tenses
How to match 1st and 2nd Declension adjectives to a noun in number and gender
How to translate more complex sentences from Latin to English
Emphasis on seeing and drawing what is seen, studying essential elements of design; emphasis on subjects from history and Biblical stories.
Introductory Choral Music using the Kodaly Method
Folk songs, hymns, patriotic songs, and Christian holiday works are introduced and practiced
Twice a week with exercises, stretching, and games.
Emphasis on teamwork, good sportsmanship, and general fitness