1st-2nd Academics

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Bible Class

Through our Positive Action bible curriculum, weekly chapel services, bible verse memorization, and character building activities, students can grow in their relationship with God and in living their lives for him.  Our curriculum covers various topics including the lives of Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, and Daniel and their faithfulness through adversity, the Apostle Paul and God’s redeeming love, and God’s promises through studying the Old Testament and God’s people in Canaan.

LANGUAGE ARTS

In our classroom, everyone is a reader, and we are constantly reading.  We take the BJU Press Reading and English curriculums and weave them into our everyday reading practices, to make meaningful connections between Reading and ELA skills and the texts that our students are choosing for themselves.  We also work to foster a class of writers who can take the things they see, remember, or wonder about and turn them into polished writing pieces.

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MATH

A-Beka curriculum lays the important ground work for future math success, starting with the understanding of multiplication, and working through many other important math concepts including whole numbers, measures, fractions, algebraic equations, decimals, graphs, and geometry.  The curriculum combined with authentic projects and a math notebook help students to develop a full understanding of the math concepts.

SCIENCE

We use the BJU Press curriculum combined with hands-on experiences, observations, experiments, field trips, and an awesome science notebook to help students get a real-life look into many science concepts while stating grounded in biblical teaching and understanding.  Topics include rocks and minerals, fossils and dinosaurs, cold and warm blooded animals, matter, energy, heat, weather, biomes, plants, ecosystems, sound, light, the solar system, the respiratory and circulatory system, cells, tissues, and organs.

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SOCIAL STUDIES

Through the BJU Press Heritage Studies curriculum, we will take a deep look into the history of the country that we live in, from its very foundations through the new millennium.  We also focus on California history and culminate our studies with a California History Trip to Sacramento.  We combine books, videos, activities, and field trips to provide authentic learning experiences for our students.

ART

Our art study focuses on great artists.  We study who the artist was, what inspired the artist and the techniques the artist used to create some of his/her most famous pieces.  We will then use what we have learned to create our own art pieces that reflect not only the inspirations we have received from the various artists, but also the inspiration that comes from within ourselves.  Artists to be studied include Leonardo Da Vinci, Annibale Carracci, Katsushika Hokusai, John James Audubon, Claude Monett, Georges Seurat, Piet Mondrian, Gustav Klimt, John Stuart Curry, Salvador Dali.  Music from various genres is also present in our class daily and serves as inspiration to our students during our daily writing time.

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Students practice fine and gross motor skills in game units (softball, basketball, volleyball…) Emphasis on improving personal skills and teamwork.

Last Updated 05-16-22