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  • Old and New Testament themes:  God frees His people; Life and commands of Jesus

  • Weekly Scripture memory

  • Integration of Biblical worldview in all subjects


Language Arts

  • Orton-Gillingham phonics instruction and spelling of phonetic and non-phonetic words:

  • Vocabulary: homophones, synonyms, antonyms; new vocabulary in context

  • Reading fluency and comprehension in guided and silent reading: Main idea, cause and effect, sequence, plot, theme, characterization, inference;

  • Listening and speaking: Listen to a variety of genres; present information orally

  • Writing and grammar: Capitalization and punctuation; basic parts of speech; journals, poetry, letters, short narrative and expository writing



  • Numbers and operations, including, mastery of addition and subtraction facts to 20; regrouping; introduction to multiplication and division; fractions

  • Measurement: Time, money, customary measurement for length, temperature, capacity, weight

  • Graphs: Creation and interpretation of bar graphs, pictographs, circle graphs

  • Geometry: Plane and solid figures, congruence, symmetry, terms

  • Estimation of number, length, weight; rounding

  • Algebraic reasoning: Creation and extension of patterns, concept of equality; commutative property of addition

  • Problem solving strategies 


Library Skills                                 

  • Story elements and appreciation of literature

  • Locating and organizing information


Social Studies

  • Civics:  Citizenship

  • Economics:  Work, income, spending, saving, giving

  • Geography:  Map skills, geography of Georgia; Other cultures:  Japan

  • History:  Early America and the history of Georgia


Science:  One science lab class per week

  • Life science:  Classification and identification of animals; habitats, food chains, the human body

  • Earth science:  Slow and rapid changes, water cycle, severe weather; characteristics and movement of the sun, planets, moon, and stars

  • Physical science:  Movement and magnets; sound


Technology: One class per week

  • Microsoft Word and Excel basic functions, Microsoft Power Point, introduction to computer programming


Physical Education:  Three classes per week

  • Personal fitness, competitive games, weekly mile run, rules and techniques, sportsmanship


Music:  One class per week

  • Exploration of rhythm, melody, harmony, music theory, and music appreciation  


Art:   One class per week

  • Elements of visual art, media techniques and processes, art in relation to history and culture


Foreign Language:  One class per week

  • Survey of conversational French and French culture

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