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  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30am - 3:30pm
  • Rigorous academic curriculum with an emphasis on reading, writing, and mathematics
  • Interactive science program
  • Beginning Spanish or Latin
  • Drama and public speaking required
  • Weekly Chapel, music, art, and PE
  • 20 students per class



  • Numbers to 1,000: Hundreds, tens, and ones; comparing numbers
  • Addition and subtraction: Meaning of addition and subtraction without renaming; addition and subtraction with renaming
  • Length: Measuring length, length in meters, centimeters, yards, feet, and inches
  • Weight: Measuring weight in kilograms, grams, pounds and ounces
  • Multiplication and division: Multiplication tables of 2 and 3; dividing by 2 and 3
  • Time: Telling time to the hour and minutes; elapsed time



  • Plan, draft, revise, proofread and publish eight different types of writing: personal story, instructions, couplet and shape poem, book report, friendly letter, make-believe story, descriptive paragraph and research report.
  • Use dictionary and thesaurus skills to improve writing
  • Demonstrate understanding of components of a complete sentence
  • Memorize, identify and use nouns, including singular and plural nouns, common and proper nouns, and plural and possessive pronouns
  • Memorize, identify and use verbs, including action, helping, and linking verbs in past, present, and future tense
  • Memorize, identify and use adjectives
  • Identify declarative, exclamatory and interrogative sentences
  • Demonstrate appropriate grade level skills in spelling, punctuation and capitalization



  • Use phonics, syllabication, context clues, and service words to maximize fluency.
  • Demonstrate comprehension through classifying, sequencing, identifying cause and effect, following directions, drawing conclusions, identifying main idea, predicting outcomes, and developing opinions.
  • Expand vocabulary by drawing meaning from context, recognizing antonyms and synonyms, identifying affixes, and making analogies.
  • Identify elements of literature, including setting, plot, point of view, metaphor, simile, fanciful elements, idioms, imagery, foreshadowing, personification, onomatopoeia, alliteration, character development, character motives, charactertraits, and main and lesser characters.
  • Recognize elements of poetry, including repetition and rhythm.



  • Demonstrate knowledge of civilization from the earliest nomads to the last Roman Emperor
  • Use maps to identify important cities, rivers, and regions of the time period.



  • The nature of science
  • Technology and tools
  • Plants and animals
  • Growing and changing
  • Earth's materials
  • The solar system
  • Weather
  • Matter
  • Energy, motion and force


  • Master skills taught in first grade
  • Use a mouse to point, click, drag and scroll
  • Begin basic word processing skills
  • Demonstrate knowledge of internal safety



  • Spanish
  • Bible Education
  • Music, Drama
  • Art
  • PE
  • Participates in Speech Meet and Spelling Bee
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