Curriculum


Last updated on June 2014

 Reception or K-4:

Approach: Topic TeachABCB-5864

Class Size: No more than 16 students. Must be 4 year old by August 1st. Teaching assistant present in classroom.

Time: 7:15 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Teaching Assistant (ABC University Graduate) present in the classroom

Phonics: Abeka
Letters and Sounds
K4 Phonics/Reading/Writing Curriculum

Learning to Read: Abeka (Little Owl Books and Sight Word Readers from Scholastic)

More detail about our Bible Program

What is Reception? Reception is equivalent to K4 or early Kindergarten in the United States. Learn More.

Writing: Abeka
ABC WritingTablet
Writing with Phonics K4 Manuscript
Readiness Skills K-4

Bible: Abeka K-4 bible Activity Book

Art: Abeka K-4 Student Art Projects and misc. art projects to go along with topic themes

Social Studies: Abeka Children of the World and Things People Do by Sonlight

Math: Saxon Pre-Kindergarten

Wee-Learn: Topics and Studies (i.e. All About Me, My Family, Pets, Transportation etc.)
Manipulatives, games, play dough, hands on play for learning encouraged.
A shape, a sound/letter, numbers 0-10, and color emphasized each week.

 

Kindergarten:

View our Kindergerten Brochure 2013.

Approach: Topic Teach

Class Size:  No more than 18 students.  Must be 5 years old by August 1st. Teaching assistant present in classroom.

Time:  7:15 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Teaching Assistant (ABC University Graduate) present in the classroom

Phonics: Abeka

Letters & Sounds K5

K5 Reading/Writing/Curriculum/Lesson Plans

Reading: Abeka Basic Phonics Readers Set, Little Levelled Readers by Scholastic and A-Z

Reading supplement program, Saxon Reading

Writing: Abeka Writing with Phonics K5 and K5 Manuscript Lesson Plans

Social Studies: Abeka Social Studies K and Children of the World, Stories of Africa, Wonderful Houses Around the World

Science: Abeka God’s World

Math: Houghton Mifflin Math-K

Bible:  Learning About God by Positive Action for Christ

Poetry and Music: My favorite Kindergarten Poems and Song Time for Kindergarten

 

First Grade:

View our Grade 1 Brochure 2013.

Class size: No more than 20 students. Must be 6 years old by August 1st.

Teaching assistant present in the classroom.

Time: 7:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Phonics: Abeka

Reading:  Abeka Readers (11) Scholastic and A-Z Reading supplement program, Saxon Readers, Open Court Reading and Accelerated Reading Program

Phonics:  Abeka Letters and Sounds 1, Phonics/Reading, Spelling  Curriculum/ Lesson Plans

Writing: Abeka Writing with Phonics 1, Writing/ Seatwork 1 Curriculum/Lesson Plans and Writer’s Workshop

Language: Language 1 by Abeka, World of Language by Scott Foresman

Spelling: Spelling and Poetry 1 by Abeka

Science/Health: ACSI Grade 1 Science and Health, Safety & Manners 1 by Abeka

Math: Math Grade 1 by Houghton Mifflin

Bible: ACSI Grade 1 Bible

Social Studies: Maps and Globes, Community Helper by Abeka, A Childs Place in space and time, Sonlight Material used as suggested resources.

Computer: Techworks by Teacher Created Material Level 1

 

Second Grade:

View our: Grade 2 Brochure 2013.

Class size: No more than 20 students. Must be 7 years old by August 1st.

Teaching Assistant present in the classroom (2013-2014)

Time: 7:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Phonics: Letters and Sounds 2 by Abeka Phonics/Reading/Spelling 2 Curriculum/ Lesson Plans

Reading: Abeka Readers (11) and Accelerated Reading Program

Writing: Writing with Phonics 2 by Abeka and Writer’s Workshop

Spelling/Poetry: ACSI Spelling Grade 2

Science/Health: ACSI Science Grade 2 and Health, Safety & Manners by Abeka

Language: World of Language by Silver, Burdett, Ginn

Math: Houghton Mifflin Grade 2

Bible: ACSI Bible Grade 2

Vocabulary: Wordly Wise (Educators Publishing) 3000 Book 2

Social Studies: Heroes of the Faith. Focus on people who make a difference. Discussion includes, concept of a hero, who a child’s hero is and the different countries are studied and discussed where these heros lived and worked.  Program developed by ABCCA with Sonlight resources.

Computer:  Techworks by Teacher Created Materials Level 2

 

Third Grade:

View our: Grade 3 Brochure 2013.

Class size: No more than 20 students. Must be 8 years old by August 1st.

Teaching Assistant present in the classroom (2013-2014)

Time: 7:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Reading:  Read and Think 3 Skill sheet by Abeka.  10-14 individual chapter books resourced by Sonlight and ACSI Reading lists. One book per month.  Grade level 2.8-4.0.  Accelerated Reading Program also used.  10 Reading books by Abeka (first semester only).

We believe a child learns to read up to second grade and transitions to “Reads to Learn” beginning in the third grade.  The first semester Abeka readers are used.  The second semester chapter books from a Sonlight reading list and ACSI suggested reading is used as a resource.

Language: World of Language 3 by Silver, Burdett, Ginn

Creative Writing/ Penmanship: Cursive Writing Skill Book (out of print) Abeka and Writer’s Workshop,  Handwriting 3rd Grade by Bob Jones

Vocabulary: Wordly Wise 3000 B (Educators Publishing) Book 3

Spelling: ACSI Spelling Grade 3

Math: Houghton Mifflin Math Grade 3

Science: ACSI Science Grade 3

Health: Health, Safety and Manners 3 by Abeka

Social Studies: Egypt and Mexico. Curriculum designed for class by ABCCA. History Pockets: Ancient Egypt by Evan-Moor, Mexico Resource book by Teacher Created Resources, Incan, Aztecs, and Mayans by Sonlight and other resources.

Bible: ACSI Bible Grade 3

ComputerTechworks by Teacher Created Materials Level 3

 

Fourth Grade:

Ms. Jenson 4th grade 15-16
View our Grade 4 brochure 2013

IMG_2391Class size: No more than 20 students: Must be 9 years old by August 1st.

Teaching Assistant for 10 hours a week in each classroom.

Time: 7:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Reading: 37 individual chapter books resourced by Sonlight Reading list and ACSI suggested reading.  Only 10 required for Class reading.  Grade level 3.9-5.0.  Some books assigned for book reports.  Literature/Reading books correspond and reinforce history/social studies material.  Accelerated reading also used.

Language: World of Language by Silver, Burdett, Ginn

Spelling/Poetry: ACSI Science Grade 4

Vocabulary: Wordly Wise 3000 Book 4 by Educators Publishing (2nd semester)

Writing: Penmanship Mastery 1 by Abeka

Math: Saxon 54

Science: ACSI Science Grade 4

Health: Developing Good Health by Abeka

History/Social Studies: Study in depth China, India and Malawi (the people, the land, the culture). Curriculum designed for class by ABCCA using books from Sonlight.

Bible: ACSI Bible Grade 4

Computer: Techworks by Teacher Created Materials Level 4

 

Fifth Grade:

Kondwani 5th grade 15-16
View our Grade 5 Brochure 2013.

Class size: No more than 20 students. Must be 10 years old by August 1st.

Time: 7:15 a.m. 1:00 p.m.

Reading:  50 individual chapter books resourced by Sonlight and ACSI Reading lists (only 10 required for class reading).  Grade level 5.0 to 6.0. Some books are assigned for book reports. Accelerated Reading also used.

Language:  World of Language by Silver, Burdett, Ginn

Spelling/Poetry:  ACSI Spelling Grade 5ABC9-9598

Vocabulary:  Wordly Wise book 5 by Educators Publishing (2nd Semester)

Writing:  Penmanship Mastery II by Abeka

Math: Saxon 65

Science:  ACSI Science Grade 5

Health:  Enjoying Good Health by Abeka

History/Geography:  Old World History & Geography by Abeka

Bible:  ACSI Bible Grade 5

ComputerTechworks by Teacher Created Materials Level 5

 

Sixth Grade:

View our Grade 6 Brochure 2013.

Class Structure:  2014-2015 will be a large class of 25-30 with a classroom teacher and a Teaching Assistant (ABC Graduate).

Time 7:15 a.m. to 1:25 p.m.

Reading:  18 individual chapter books resourced by Sonlight and ACSI reading lists (only 8-10 required for class reading approximately 1 per month) Grade level 6.0-6.9.  Some books are assigned as book reports. Accelerated Reading Program is also used and encouraged.

Language:  World of Language by Silver, Burdett, Ginn

Writing:  Great Source by Houghton Mifflin
Daybook and Skillsbook by Great Source
Grammar/Practice Book, Daily Vocabulary

Spelling:  ACSI Grade 6 Spelling

Write Source Daily Spelling by Great Source Houghton Mifflin

Vocabulary:  Wordly Wise 3000 Book 6 (Educators Publishing)

Math: Saxon 76

ScienceACSI Grade 6 “Choices”

Health:  Choosing Good Health by Abeka

History:  World Geography by Prentice Hall

The Ancient World by Prentice Hall

Bible:  ACSI Grade 6 “Christ in My Life”

Computer: Techworks by Teacher Created Materials Level 6

 

Seventh Grade:

View our Grade 7 Brochure 2013.

Class size: No more than 20 students. Must be 12 years old by August 1st.

Time: 7:15 a.m. to 1:25pm

All students have a mid-morning food/snack break and an opportunity to visit the tuck shop.  Middle/High school (7th-12th grade) will have a 30 minute lunch break at 12:00 noon.

Class structure: 7th grade is considered Middle School and is in a rotation for classes. Students have a different teacher for each subject. Subjects may vary depending on electives offered.

Math: Students are given an assessment to determine best fit between Saxon 87 (suggested level course), Pre-Algebra and Algebra I

Vocabulary:  Wordly Wise 3000 Book 7 by Educators Publishing

Literature: Students read 5-6 chapter books a year including a Shakespeare play.  Prentice Hall Literature Bronze Edition

Writing: Great Source by Houghton Mifflin.

Daybook. Skillsbook, Textbook by Houghton Mifflin

History:  Africa by Prentice Hall

Asia and the Pacific by Prentice Hall

Medieval Times to Today by Prentice Hall

Science/Health: Life Science by Bob Jones and A Healthier You by Abeka

Bible:  Wise-up by Positive Action for Christ

Study Hall/Service: Free period to study, seek assistance with homework, or help lower classes.

P.E.:P.E. (Physical Education) and activities three times a week.  Our school wide program for P.E. includes, field hockey, soccer, swimming, water polo, volleyball, basketball and athletics (track and field).

Computer: Techworks by Teacher Created Materials Level 7

 

Eighth Grade:

View our Grade 8 Brochure 2013.

IMG_2429Class size: No more than 20 students. Must be 13 years old by August 1st.

Time:  7:15-1:25 p.m.

All students have a mid-morning food/snack break and an opportunity to visit the tuck shop.  Middle/High school (7th-12th grade) will have a 30 minute lunch break at 12:00 noon.

Class Structure: 8th grade is considered Middle School and is in a rotation for classes.  Students have a different teacher for each subject.  Subjects may vary depending on electives offered.

MathPre-Algebra (Algebra ½ – Saxon) (suggested level course), Algebra I Saxon (students are given assessment at the end of 7th grade to determine Math course and level)

English: Witers Inc., by Houghton Mifflin, Sonlight.  Students read 5-6 books a year including one Sharkespeare play. Grammar and Composition II by Abeka

Vocabulary:  Wordly Wise 3000 Book 8 by Educators Publishing

Literature:  Timeless Themes Silver Edition by Prentice Hall

History:  United States and Canada by Prentice Hall

Europe and Russia by Prentice Hall

Latin American by Prentice Hall

Science/ Health: Physical Science by Bob Jones and Let’s Be Healthy by Abeka

Bible:  The God-Man by Positive Action for Christ

Foreign Language:  Intro to Spanish (one semester), Intro to French (one semester)

P.E.: P.E. (Physical Education) and activities three times a week. Our school wide program for P.E. includes, field hockey, soccer, swimming, water polo, volleyball, basketball and athletics (track and field).

Computer: Techworks by Teacher Created Materials Level 8

 

Ninth Grade:

IMG_1435Class size:  No more than 20 students.  Must be 14 years old by August 1st.

Time:  7:15- 2:20 p.m.

All students have a mid-morning food/snack break and an opportunity to visit the tuck shop.  Middle/High school (7th-12th grade) will have a 30 minute lunch break.

Class Structure:  9th grade is considered High School and is in a rotation for classes.  Students have a different teacher for each subject. Subject may vary depending on electives offered.  Courses may also be offered in alternate years.

 Math: Algebra 1 by Saxon, or  Geometry by Pearson/Prentice Hall

English: Writers Inc., by Houghton Mifflin,Sonlight and  ACSI suggested reading list for Literature books. Students read 5-6 books a year including one Sharkespeare play.

Grammar and Composition III by Abeka

Literature: Themes in Literature by Abeka

Vocabulary: Wordly Wise Book 9 by Educators Publishing

History:  World History: Connections to Today by Prentice Hall or World Geography from a Christian Perspective by Abeka  World Geography: Building a Global Perspective by Prentice Hall

Science: Earth Science by Scott Foresman

Bible (one semester):  Route 66 by Positive Action for Christ

Foreign Language: Nouveaux Chemins by Abeka  or Spanish I (Por Todo El Mundo) by Abeka

Computer IT (one semester):  Taught to California State High School Standards

Health (one semester):  Health in Christian Perspective by Abeka  Health by Bob Jones

Study Hall/ Service/ Elective:  Drama, Yearbook, Speech, SAT Prep, Show Choir,  Intro. to Art

P.E.: (Physical Education) and activities three times a week.  Our school wide program for P.E. includes, field hockey, soccer, swimming, water polo, volleyball, basketball and athletics (track and field).

Information Technology (I.T.):  a required one semester course for 9th -12th graders to graduate

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