Hillside Chritian Academy Elementary School

Elementary School

Brief introduction and description here. And below is more detailed information.

Scope & Sequence

The following provides a brief outline of the standards and recommended coursework, teaching order for each grade level.

Language Arts

Phonics and Reading

  • Review of vowels, consonants, blends, one and two vowel words, consonant blends
  • Recognition and use of all phonics
  • Special sounds in reading
  • Spelling rules: doubling consonants, dropping silent e changing y to i
  • Oral reading

Cursive Writing

  • Review of letter formation
  • Daily seat work practice in all academic areas

Spelling and Poetry

  • Weekly phonics based word list
  • Weekly test with phonics
  • Reinforcement activities
  • Eight poems committed to memory

Language

  • Capitalization of first word in a sentence
  • Proper names, days of the week and months of the year
  • Correct punctuation at the end of sentences
  • Recognition of complete sentences
  • Words using suffixes, prefixes, syllables, compound words, same words, opposite words, and contraction
  • Alphabetizing of words
  • Writing complete sentences and short stories
  • Creative writing

Science

Health and Human Biology

  • Discovering myself

Energy

  • Discovering my toys

Animals

  • Discovering animals
  • Discovering insects

Seasons

  • Discovering seasons

Health, Safety & Manners

Health

  • Eating good foods
  • Exercising
  • Rest
  • Posture
  • Care of body, clothes, home

Safety

  • At home and away from home
  • On street, playgrounds, water

Manners

  • At home, school, church, public

History and Geography

  • This is my America
  • My America's flag
  • My America's freedom
  • Symbols of my America
  • Great people of America
  • My America grows
  • My America travels
  • My America is beautiful
  • My America sings
  • This is my world
  • Mexico, Peru, Virgin Islands
  • Puerto Rico, Bahamas
  • England, the Netherlands, Norway, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy
  • Kenya, India, China
  • Australia, Guam, American Samoa

Arithmetic

  • Number recognition, counting and writing 1-100
  • Greatest and least
  • Counting and writing by tens, fives, twos, and threes
  • Number sequences
  • Ordinal numbers
  • Addition facts through 13 and three digit addition with carrying
  • Subtraction facts through 13 and two digit subtraction
  • Story problems
  • Numbers before and after by ones, twos, tens
  • Between numbers
  • Counting and combining coins
  • Telling time to the nearest five minutes
  • Recognizing odd and even numbers
  • English and some metric measures
  • Place value in ones, tens, and hundreds
  • Unit fractions
  • Reading a thermometer
  • Using a ruler
  • Multiple combinations
  • Concept of multiplication
  • Calendars
  • Reading pictographs and bar graphs
  • Developing listening skills
  • Roman numerals

Bible

  • Lessons such as Salvation series, Genesis, Life of Christ, Paul (includes memory verses, hymns, choruses, and Bible doctrine)

Music, Arts and Crafts

  • Traditional, patriotic, fun songs
  • Development of art techniques in multiple types of media
  • Basic art concepts and further development of coordination / motor skills

Language Arts 

Phonics and Reading

  • Review of vowel, consonants, blends, one and two vowel words, consonants, blends

  • Recognition and use of all phonics

  • Special sounds in reading

  • Spelling rules: doubling consonants, dropping silent e, changing y to i

  • Oral reading

Cursive Writing

  • Review of letter formation

  • Guided creative writing

  • Creative writing journal

  • Daily seat work practice in all academic areas 

Spelling and Poetry

  • Weekly phonics-based word list

  • Vocabulary words and definitions

  • Second semester - weekly test

  • Reinforcement activities

  • Spelling glossary

  • Seven poems committed to memory

Language

  • Capitalization of first word in a sentence, days of the week, months of the year, special holidays, people, and places

  • Correct punctuation at the end of sentences

  • Complete sentences, questions, and exclamations

  • Words using suffixes, prefixes, abbreviations, compound words, rhyming words, opposite words, same-meaning words, singular and plural words, singular possessive words, and contractions

  • Alphabetizing of words and other dictionary skills

  • Word usage rules

  • Writing complete sentences, questions, exclamations, and short stories

  • Writing letters and thank-you notes

  • Creative writing

History and Geography

America, Our Home

  • Our flag

  • Our patriotic holidays

  • Our songs

The People Who Built America

  • The Separatists

  • America's Indians

  • The Colonists

  • America's Pioneers

  • America's Cowboys

  • The New Americans

Science

Plants

  • Enjoying the plant world

Earth and Space

  • Enjoying our earth and sky

Energy

  • Enjoying the air around us

  • Enjoying things that move

Animals

  • Enjoying the animal world

Matter

  • Enjoying the air around us

Conversation

  • Enjoying things that work together 

Health, Safety, Manners

Health

  • Posture

  • Nutrition

  • Exercise

  • Rest

  • Cleanliness

  • Diseases

Safety

  • At home and away from home

  • On the streets

  • Around water

  • During bad weather

Manners

  • Politeness

  • Kindness

  • Cheerfulness

  • Respect

  • Thoughtfulness

  • Thankfulness

  • Patience

  • Table and telephone manners

Arithmetic

  • Number recognition, counting, and writing 1-10,000 and beyond
  • Numbers greatest and least 1-1,000
  • Counting and writing to hundred thousands
  • Three to 36
  • Fours to 48
  • Ordinal numbers
  • Addition facts through 18
  • Column addition
  • Four-digit addition with carrying
  • Subtraction facts through 18
  • Four digit subtraction with borrowing
  • Multiplication facts 0-5
  • Division facts 0-5
  • Story problems
  • Multiple combinations
  • Estimation
  • Rounding numbers before and after by ones, twos, threes, fours, fives, and tens
  • Counting and combining coins and bills
  • Telling time to the nearest minute
  • English and some metric measures
  • Drawing and measuring lines to one-half inch
  • Developing listening skills
  • Calendars
  • Place value to thousands
  • Unit fractions
  • Making change
  • Reading a thermometer
  • Reading pictographs, bar graphs, and line graphs
  • Roman numerals 

Bible

  • Lessons such as Salvation series, Life of Moses, Tabernacle, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, Jonah
  • Memory verses, hymns / choruses, and bible doctrine

Music, Arts and Crafts

  • Traditional, patriotic, fun songs
  • Development of art techniques in multiple types of media

Language Arts 

Phonics and Reading

  • Review of all phonics rules

  • Oral reading

  • Reading comprehension

Cursive Writing

  • Cursive writing formation 3/4 space high

  • Creative writing

Spelling and Poetry

  • Weekly word list with vocabulary

  • Sentence dictation using spelling words

  • Reinforcement activities

  • Eight poems committed to memory

Language

  • Writing process

  • Complete sentences

  • Punctuation and capitalization rules

  • Creative writing

  • Friendly letters

  • Recognition of simple nouns, subjects, verbs, adjectives

  • Word usage

  • Forming plurals and common contractions

  • Recognition of antonyms, homonyms, synonyms

  • Dictionary skills

History and Geography

Continents and Oceans of the World

  • Study of world geography

  • States of the United States

Study of our American Heritage Through the lives of Great People

  • Columbus
  • John Smith
  • Pocahontas
  • Miles Standish
  • Squanto
  • William Penn
  • Ben Franklin
  • George Washington
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Daniel Boone
  • Noah Webster
  • John Greenleaf Whittier
  • Robert E. Lee
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Clara Barton
  • U.S. Grant
  • Louisa May Alcott
  • Booker T. Washington
  • George Washington Carver
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Billy Sunday
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

Science

Plants

  • Exploring the plant world

Animals

  • Exploring the world of vertebrates

  • Exploring the world of invertebrate

Human Biology

  • Wonderfully made

Earth and Space

  • Exploring the ocean

  • Exploring the weather

Conservation

  • Exploring the desert, the ocean, the pond, the forest, the farmer field 

Health, Safety, Manner 

Health

  • Posture

  • Exercise

  • Nutrition

  • Diet

  • Cleanliness

  • Fighting diseases

Safety

  • Fire, water safety

  • Home, play safety

  • Street safety

  • First aid

Manners

  • Hospitality

  • Proper introductions

  • Telephone manners

  • Courtesy and respect

Arithmetic

  • Recognition of the place value of numbers
  • Addition facts and checking addition problems with carrying
  • Subtraction problems with borrowing
  • Multiplication tables 0-12 and multiplication problems with carrying
  • How to show a multiplication fact six ways
  • Division tables 1-12
  • Working and checking division problem
  • Terminology for four processes
  • English and metric measures
  • Telling time
  • Roman numerals 1-1,000
  • Using a ruler
  • Solving story problem with up to four steps
  • Recognizing and solving number sentences
  • Converting measures and solving measurement equations
  • Recognizing and with greater than (>) and less than (<)
  • Counting money and solving money problems using the decimal point correctly
  • Solving problems containing parentheses
  • Fraction terminology and basic understanding of fraction
  • Averaging numbers
  • Reading a thermometer
  • Recognizing geometric shapes
  • Finding the unknown number in an equation

Bible

  • Lessons such as Salvation Series, Parables, Samuel, David, Elijah, Elisha, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther
  • Memory verses, hymns / choruses, and Bible doctrine

Music, Arts and Crafts

  • Music theory
  • Flutophone
  • Traditional, patriotic, fun songs
  • Development of art techniques in multiple types of media

Language Arts

Reading and Literature

  • Oral reading

  • Reading comprehension

  • Speed reading

  • Vocabulary building

Penmanship

  • Review of cursive writing formation through skill practice

  • Word games

  • Original composition

  • Sentence dictation

Spelling and Poetry

  • Weekly word list with challenging words and vocabulary

  • Reinforcement activities

  • Six poems committed to memory

 

Language

  • Writing process

  • Sentence structure

  • Kinds of sentences

  • Punctuation

  • Capitalization facts

  • Abbreviations

  • Possessive words

  • Letters - friendly, post cards, thank-you notes

  • Gathering information

  • Writing with details

  • Writing an encyclopedia report

  • Writing book reports

  • Creative writing

  • Dictionary skills

Grammar

  • Recognizing and using all eight parts of speech

  • Diagramming verbs, nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs

  • Correctly using troublesome words

History and Geography

Map Study

  • State history for six weeks

  • Eight documents memorized

  • The Years of Discovery

  • The Years of Exploration

  • The First Americans

  • The English come to America

  • The New England Colonies

The Middle and Southern Colonies

  • A picture of Colonial life

  • The Great Awakening

  • The French and Indian War

  • The American War for Independence

  • Building a New Nation

  • Our Nation Grows

The Civil War and New Frontiers

  • An Age of Progress

  • Beyond Our Boundaries

  • The World Wars

  • Time for Freedom and Responsibility

Science

Plants

  • Plants: Provision for Man and Beast

Animals

  • Insects: Miniature Marvels of Creation

  • Birds: Winged Wonders

Matter

  • Water, air, and weather

Energy

  • Sound and hearing

Earth and Space

  • Geology: plant, earth

  • Oceanography: Wonders of the Sea

  • Astronomy: Consider the Heavens

Health, Safety, Manners

Physical Fitness

  • Your body framework

  • The muscle builder

  • Your breathing machine

Personal Hygiene

  • A winning smile

  • Your body's cover

  • Keys to good grooming

Interpersonal Relationships

  • A healthier you

Arithmetic

  • Place value of whole numbers and decimals
  • Mastery of fundamental operations
  • Story problem
  • Estimating answers
  • English metric measures
  • Converting measures within the same system and solving measurement equations
  • Roman numerals
  • Addition, subtraction, and multiplication involving fractions
  • Estimating
  • Averaging
  • Factoring
  • Divisibility rules
  • Introduction to decimals
  • Making change
  • Reading a thermometer
  • Solving equations using addition and subtractions
  • Axioms
  • Graph and scale drawing
  • Basic geometric shapes
  • Perimeter and area
  • Using an English and metric ruler
  • Time lapse

Bible 

  • Lessons such as Salvation Series, Genesis, Life of Christ, Paul
  • Memory verses, hymns / choruses, and Bible doctrine

Music, Arts and Crafts

  • Music theory
  • Flutophone
  • Traditional, patriotic, fun songs
  • Basic drawing and painting techniques, color concepts, and perspective

Language Arts

Reading and Literature

  • Oral reading

  • Reading comprehension

  • Speed reading

  • Vocabulary building

Spelling and Poetry

  • Weekly word list on various categories

  • Vocabulary study

  • Six poems committed to memory

Penmanship

  • Review of cursive writing formation through skill practice and word exercises

  • Original composition

  • Sentence dictation

Language

  • Writing process

  • Sentences and sentence parts

  • Punctuation, capitalization, and quotation facts

  • Synonyms, antonyms, homonyms

  • Dictionary, thesaurus skills

  • Letters - friendly, post cards, thank-you notes

  • Making an outline

  • Writing a library research paper

  • Writing book reports

  • Creative writing

Grammar

  • Recognizing and diagramming all eight parts of speech

  • Recognizing and diagramming complements

  • Word usage

History and Geography

  • Eight documents reviewed
  • Geography facts: terms, rivers, capitals, mountains, climate, deserts
  • Introduction to history and geography
  • Fertile Crescent: Cradle of Civilization
  • Ancient Middle East
  • Middle East Today
  • Countries of Central and Southern Asia
  • Countries of the Far East
  • Egypt: The Gift of the Nile
  • Africa Long Ago
  • Africa in Modern Times
  • Ancient Greece: Home of Beauty
  • Rome: Ruler of the Ancient World
  • Christianity: The Greatest Force in History
  • England and the British Isles
  • Other countries of Western Europe
  • Countries of Eastern Europe
  • "Land Down Under" and beyond

Science

Animals

  • Amazing Mammals

  • A variety of Vertebrates

Energy

  • Engines: steam, internal combustion, jet propulsion, rocket engines

  • Light

  • Force and motion

  • Electricity and magnetism

Matter

  • Water, air, weather

Earth and Space

  • Geology: Treasures of the Earth

  • Oceanography: The Living Sea

  • Astronomy: The eight planets, stars, moon, sun

  • Conservation: Preserving the Sea

Health and Science

Circulatory System

  • Life in the blood

  • Your hardy heart

  • Pathways through your body

Nutrition and Physical Fitness

  • A balanced diet

  • Daily food guide

  • Maintaining your proper weight

  • Raising your rate of metabolism

  • Aerobic endurance

  • Muscular strength and flexibility

Digestive System

  • Digestion begins in the mouth

  • Through the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, liver, pancreas

  • Absorbing digested foods

Interpersonal Relationship

  • Social acceptance

  • Mental awareness

  • Spiritual warfare

Arithmetic 

  • Place value of whole numbers and decimals

  • Mastery of fundamental operations

  • Story problem

  • Problem solving strategies

  • Roman numerals

  • Measuring to the eighth inch

  • Calculating time

  • Making change

  • Rounding off whole numbers, money, decimals, and mixed numbers

  • English and metric measures

  • Converting measures within the same system and solving measurement equations

  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division involving fractions

  • Finding parts of a who

  • Factoring

  • Divisibility rules

  • Probability

  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division involving decimals

  • Introduction to percents

  • Reading a thermometer

  • Negative temperatures

  • Converting from a Celsius scale to a Fahrenheit scale and from a Fahrenheit scale to a Celsius scale

  • Solving algebraic equations

  • Graphs and scale drawing

  • Graphing ordered pairs

  • Reading schedules and charts

  • Basic geometric shapes

  • Perimeter and area

  • Squares and square roots

  • Estimation

Bible 

  • Lessons such as Salvation Series, Life of Moses, Tabernacle, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, Jonah, Samuel, David

  • Memory verses, hymns / choruses, and Bible doctrine

Music, Arts and Crafts

  • Traditional, patriotic, fun songs

  • Basic drawing and painting techniques, color concepts, and perspective

Scope & Sequence

The following provides a brief outline of the standards and recommended coursework, teaching order for each grade level.