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Kindergarten and 1st Grade Curriculum

Bible

 

K

1st

Textbook – The Young Readers Bible

Textbook -

Old Testament and New Testament Bible Stories; Christmas; Easter; making right choices; obedience; life of Jesus

 

Deep Roots Bible Curriculum – Old Testament Stories

 

Reading and Writing

 

K

1st

 Textbook -  Bowman’s Orton-Gillingham

Get Ready for the Code books A, B, and C

Phonemic Awareness in Young Children

A Reason for Handwriting-K

The Real Mother Goose

Aesop’s Fables

Dr.  Seuss

Children’s Book of Virtues

Textbook –

Spell to Write and Read by Wanda Sanseri

Wise Guide for Spelling by Wanda Sanseri

Primary Learning Log (constructed individually by students as we progress through Spell to Write and Read and Wise Guide for Spelling)

Explode the Code 1 Essential Lessons for Phonics Mastery by Nancy Hall and Rena Price

A Reason for Handwriting Based on Scripture Verses (Manuscript) by Carol Ann Retzer and Eva Hoshino

Use of Orton Gillingham methods of multisensory learning

Individual journals (Draw and Write)

Renaissance Learning Accelerated Reader (on individual basis when teacher determines student is ready to begin)

First sound of each letter

Various storybooks and curriculum-related, non-fiction books are read aloud

The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

 

Math

K

1st 

Textbook -  EnVision Math-K

Textbook – EnVision Math Grade 1

Sorting; Position; Patterns; Numbers; Comparing Numbers; Geometry; Fractions/Ordinals;  Measurement; Subtraction/Addition; Money;  Time;  Calendar; Graphing

 

 

Numbers to 12; Comparing and Ordering Numbers; Understanding Addition and Subtraction; Five and Ten Relationships; Addition and Subtraction Facts to 12; Geometry; Patterns; Time; Counting and Number Patterns to 100; Tens and Ones; Comparing and Ordering Numbers to 100; Addition and Subtraction Facts to 20; Data and Graphs; Measurement; Money

 

Science

 

K

1st 

Textbook -  What Your Kindergartener Needs to Know

Textbook – What Your First Grader Needs To Know

Animals and Their Needs; Seasons and Weather; Human Body taking care of your body, 5 senses; Magnetism; plants Lifecycles; Butterfly Lifecycles; Chicken Lifecycles

Living Things and Their Environments; Habitats; Water and Undersea Life; Food Chains; Classification of Animals; Environmental Change; The Earth; Electricity; Matter; Measurement; Human Body

 

 

Social Studies

 

K

1st

Textbook -  What Your Kindergartener Needs to Know

Textbook – What Your First Grader Needs To Know

Oceans and Continents; The First Americans; Pilgrims in the New World; The First Thanksgiving Feast; Martin Luther King; Days of the Week; Months of the Year; Statue of Liberty

 

 

Overview of the Continents; Land Bridge; Early People: Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt, Maya, Aztec, Inca; Early Exploration; Columbus; The Conquistadors; English Settlers; Original Colonies; Slavery/Civil Rights Movement; American Revolution; Declaration of Independence; George Washington; Exploration: Westward Expansion; Our President; Early Civilizations; Maps, Globes; Oceans; Continents

 

Important Events

 

K

1st

Hatching chicken eggs, Hatching butterfly eggs

 

Discussing and observing the life cycle of butterflies from caterpillars through metamorphosis to the release of the new butterflies; field trip to the National Aquarium; Three Kings Day; 100th Day of School activities; Resurrection Party; individual life-size body systems project and labs; Literary Tea Party

 

 

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2nd and 3rd Grade Curriculum

Bible

 

2nd

3rd

Textbook - Holman Christian Standard Bible

Textbook – NIV Bible

Deep Roots Bible Curriculum - New Testament

Deep Roots Bible Curriculum - Old Testament

 

Language Arts

 

2nd

3rd

Textbooks - Excellence in Writing – Houghton Mifflin Reading Adventures

Daily Grammar Practice; Spell To Write and Read

Renaissance Learning Accelerated Reader

A Reason For Handwriting; transition to cursive

Textbook - Excellence in Writing

Daily Grammar Practice; Spell To Write and Read

Renaissance Learning Accelerated Reader

Zaner Bloser Cursive Handwriting

The Chronicles of Narnia Prince Caspian

The Enormous Egg

Mr. Popper’s Penguins

The Trumpet of the Swan

Sideways Stories from Wayside School

Shiloh

Matilda

Because of Winn Dixie

 

Math

2nd

3rd

Textbook - EnVision Math Grade 2

Textbook – EnVision Math Grade 3

Addition and Subtraction of 1, 2, and 3-digit numbers

Money; Geometry with introduction of Fractions

Measurement of Length, Area, Capacity, Weight, Time, and Temperature; Graphs and Probability

Numbers and Patterns to 1,000

Multiplication and Division Concepts

Numeration; Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers; Multiplication and Division; Patterns; Geometry; Fractions; Decimals; Measurement; Perimeter, Area, and Volume; Time and Temperature; Data, Graphs and Probability; Multiplying and Dividing with Greater Numbers

 

Science

 

2nd

3rd

Textbook - What Your 2nd Grader Needs to Know

Textbook – Macmillan/McGraw Hill Science 3rd Grade

Cycles in Nature: Seasons, Water Cycle, Weather, Plant Life Cycles, Insect Life Cycles; Healthy Bodies

Earth and Solar System; Magnets; Simple Machines

Plants and Animals; Cycles on Earth and Space; Our Earth; Forces and Motion; Matter and Energy

 

Social Studies/History/Geography

 

2nd

3rd

Textbook - What Your 2nd Grader Needs to Know

Textbook – Pearson Core Knowledge History and Geography 3rd Grade

Continents/Oceans/Maps; Geography: Americas, Asia

American History: Early Colonial America, Constitution, War of 1812, Pioneers Going West; Civil War; Citizenship and Civil Rights; Immigration and U.S. Symbols

Ancient History: Greece, India, China; Modern Japan

Geography and Maps; Canada; World Rivers; The Earliest Americans; Vikings; Exploration of North America; The Thirteen Colonies; Ancient Rome

Updated 9.30.21

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4th and 5th Grade Curriculum

Bible

 

4th

5th  

Textbook – NIV Bible, DeepRootsBible curriculum online

Textbook – Bible (Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition)

The Great Commission and Pentecost

Believers and Persecution

Philip and the Ethiopian Servant

The Conversion of Paul

The First Gentile Converts

Paul’s Missionary Journeys

Jesus is the Son of God

Romans Road to Salvation

Jesus Teaching on Prayer

Introduction to Jesus

The Gospels – read, journal, and discuss all four

Christology – identity, character, and nature of Christ

Old Testament history – Psalms, King David, Pentateuch, Messianic Prophecy with an emphasis on the Book of Isaiah

Biblical Mandates – Creation Mandate, Summary of the Law, Great Commission, Old vs. New Covenant

Structure of New Testament – the four types of NT books, their authors, and chronology

Canticles – Moses, Hannah, Habakkuk, Isaiah, Jonah, the Three Young Men, Mary, and Zachariah

Salvation History – an overview

Acts of the Apostles - read, journal, and discuss if time permits

 

Language Arts

 

4th  

5th

Reading

     Accelerated Reading/Renaissance Learning

     Bibliography, Nonfiction, Fiction,

     Newbery Awards, Award winning books

Writing

     Institute for Excellence in Writing

     Narrative story sequence

     Writing a Report

     Writing from Pictures

     Creative Writing

     Writing an Essay

     Writing Critiques

     Writing Poetry

Grammar

     Daily Grammar Practice

     Shurley Method

Spelling

     Wise Guide for Spelling: Spell to Write & Read Program

Cursive Handwriting

      Zaner-Bloser Handwriting

Reading

Accelerated Reading Program

Classical Roots – vocabulary curriculum based on English vocabulary from Greek and Latin

Writing

Structure & Style – comprehensive approach to the teaching of writing

Literature

Novel units: Bridge to Terabithia, Tuck Everlasting, My Brother Sam is Dead, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Grammar

Daily Grammar Practice

Handwriting

Zaner-Bloser handwriting

 

 

Math

4th

5th

Textbook – Envision Math by Pearson

Textbook - Envision Math by Pearson

Math Facts

Numeration

Adding & Subtracting Whole Numbers

Multiplication

Division

Lines, Angles, Shapes,

Fractions

Decimals

Area & Perimeter

Solids

Measurement, Time & Temperature

Data & Graph

Transformations, Congruence & Symmetry

Probability

Numeration

Operations with whole numbers, decimals, fractions, and mixed numbers

Variables & expressions

Introduction to multi-step algebraic equations & inequalities, graphing linear equations & inequalities

Geometry – perimeter & area, classification of polygons, volumes of solids, transformations, congruence, symmetry, lines, rays, and angles

Probability & statistics

Ratios & percents

Graphs and data

Units of measurement, time, and temperature

 

Science

 

4th

5th  

Textbook - Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Science A Closer Look 4

Textbook - Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Science A Closer Look 5

 

Prentice Hall’s Science Explorer –Earth’s Waters, Q4 Water Unit

Weather and Climate- Weather Patterns

Solar System and Beyond- The Universe

Our Dynamic Earth- Shaping Earth

Saving & Protecting Earth’s Resources

Ecosystems – Interactions in Ecosystems

Biomes

Matter & Its Properties

Physical and Chemical Changes

Other:  Scientists, Discoveries, Research, Current Events

Matter, Mass, Volume, Density, Elements

Physical and Chemical Changes

Using Forces

Using Energy

Cells

Kingdoms of Life

The Animal Kingdom

Parents and Offspring

Earth’s Waters- Middle School Textbook Switch

Freshwater- Middle School Textbook Switch

Other: Current Events

 

Social Studies

American History

4th

5th

Textbook – Maryland An American Adventure 1450-1790

Textbook – America’s History: Land of Liberty

Maryland History

Geography

Native Peoples

West African Culture

The Maryland Colony

Colonists and Native Americans

Slavery in the Colonies

American Revolutionary War

Declaration of Independence

Building a Democracy

The US Constitution

Introduction to Foundations of Western Civilization

Age of Exploration & Colonization

American Revolution & Founding

Primary Sources: America’s Founding Documents

Westward Movement & the Growth of Sectionalism

Civil War & Reconstruction Era

Industrial Revolution

Reform and the Progressive Movement

The Great Depression

World Wars I & II

The Cold War

The Civil Rights Movement

War in Vietnam

The US in Modern History

 

Important Events

 

4th

5th

Christian Heroes report, Lower School presentation

Geography Bee

Colonial Fair

Carroll County Farm museum field trip

Revolutionary War Diorama

Cultural Fair

Baltimore Museum of Industry field trip

Raise and Release Monarch Butterflies

IEW Writing Contest

Write, illustrate and publish class book

Typing Agent – computers

Music, Art, PE

Personal History Projects

Mount Vernon

Museum of American History & National Archives

Ft. McHenry National Shrine & Monument

Star-Spangled Banner Flag House

Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land

Updated: 9.30.21

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Middle School Curriculum

Bible

Textbook - RSV Edition of Bible

6th

7th

8th

Old Testament Part 1

Introduction to the Bible

Genesis to Joshua

Old Testament Part 2

Joshua to 2 Kings

Wisdom Literature

New Testament

Closure of Old Testament

Gospels, Acts and Epistles

 

Language Arts

Textbook - Excellence in Writing and Daily Grammar Practice

6th

7th

8th

Golden Goblet

Epic of Gilgamesh

Children’s Homer

Julius Caesar

The Bronze Bow

Greek Myths

Much Ado About Nothing

Beowulf

The Door in the Wall

Canterbury Tales

King Arthur and His Knights

A Man for All Seasons

Sounder

Hamlet

A Christmas Carol

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The Hiding Place

A Tale of Two Cities

 

Math

6th

7th

8th

Regular

Pre-Algebra -  Prentice Hall

Regular Math

Pre-Algebra – Prentice Hall

Regular Math

Algebra I Part A – Prentice Hall

Advanced Math

Pre-Algebra – Prentice Hall

Advanced Math

Algebra I Part A – Prentice Hall

Advanced Math

Algebra I Part B – HRW and HBJ

Honors Math

Pre-Algebra – Prentice Hall

Honors Math

Algebra I Part A and B– Prentice Hall

Honors Math

Algebra II – Prentice Hall

 

Science

Textbook - Prentice Hall Science Explorers

6th

7th

8th

Earth Science

Life and Environmental Science

Physical Science

 

History

Textbook - Prentice Hall

6th

7th

8th

Ancient History –Early Civilizations to Height of Ancient Rome

Medieval History –Ancient Rome to Spread of Civilizations to East Asia

Modern History – Renaissance to World War II

 

Computer

6th

7th

8th

Typing Agent - Keyboarding

Intro to Coding

 

Typing Agent

Coding

Microsoft Word/ File Management

MLA Formatting

Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Access

Intro to Adobe Photoshop

 

Other Classes Offered

6th

7th

8th

Geography

Speech and Debate

Organization Class

Latin

Geography

Electives

Electives

Study Hall

Other Skill Development – Public Speaking, Independent Science Inquiry, Leadership Development (Small Group Chapel), Jobs/Service, High School Prep, Time Management