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

  • Recognition of name, sound, and picture of long and short vowels and consonants
  • Sounding of blends, one and two-vowel words, and words with special sounds
  • Beginning phonics rules and special sounds
  • Reading of sentences and stories from twelve books containing one and two vowel words and special sounds

 

Cursive Writing

  • Letters, blends, words, and sentences
  • Name

 

Language

  • Recognition of sentences by capital letters and periods

 

Poetry

  • Thirteen poems committed to memory

 

Science


Plants

  • God's plan for seeds

 

Animals

  • God's plan for animals

 

Health and Human Biology

  • God's plan for me

 

Earth and Space


  • God's plan for weather
  • God's plan for seasons

 

Numbers


  • Number recognition, counting and writing 1-100
  • Number concepts 1-100
  • Numbers before and after 1-100
  • Numbers largest and smallest 1-100
  • Counting and writing by tens to 100
  • Counting and writing by fives to 100
  • Counting and writing by twos to 100
  • Using number words 1-10 and first-10
  • Value of coins and dollar bills
  • Telling time
  • Using the calendar
  • Days of the week
  • Addition facts through 10
  • One-step story problems in addition
  • Beginning substraction

 

Social Studies


  • Community helpers
  • Children of the world
  • America: Our Great Country
  • Map studies
  • Famous Americans and places

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, Manners


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

 

 

Language Arts


Reading and Literature

  • Oral reading
  • Reading comprehension
  • Speed reading
  • Vocabulary building
  • Dictionary skills

 

Penmanship

  • Review of cursive writing formation
  • Practice penmanship through creative writing and word exercises

 

Spelling and Poetry

  • Weekly word lists by prefixes, suffixes, and root words
  • Vocabulary study from the word lists
  • Eight poems committed to memory
  • Dictionary skills

 

Language

  • Writing process
  • Writing comparison and contrast
  • Poetry
  • Outlines
  • Library research paper
  • Narration journal
  • Sentences and sentence parts
  • Fragments, run-ons, punctuation and capitalization rules
  • Library skills
  • Student Writer's Handbook

 

Grammar

  • Recognizing and diagramming all eight parts of speech

 

History and Geography


Advanced Map Studies

  • Geography facts, including the 50 states
  • Eight documents reviewed

 

North America and South America

  • Canada, United States, Mexico, and Central America
  • South America: Continent of Natural Resources
  • Nation of South America

 

Science


Plants

  • Plentiful plants

 

Animals

  • Observing Invertebrates

 

Earth and Space

  • Our fascinating earth
  • God's great universe
  • Exploring space

 

Chemistry

  • Matter and chemistry
  • Atoms, elements, and compounds

 

Health


Safety First

  • First step of first aid
  • Your changing body
  • An active lifestyle

 

Your Body's Defenses

  • Your communication system
  • Drugs - Use and Abuse
  • A healthy spirit

 

Anatomy

  • Endocrine System
  • Respiratory System
  • Muscular System
  • Skeletal System
  • Lymphatic System
  • Skin

 

Arithmetic


  • Place value of whole numbers and decimals
  • Maintaining skills in fundamental operations
  • Story problems / problem solving strategies
  • Roman numerals
  • Rounding offs
  • English and metric measures
  • Converting measures within the same system
  • Solving measurement equations
  • Adding, subtracting, and multiplying measures
  • Prime factoring
  • Fundamental operations involving fractions and decimals
  • Estimation ratios and proportions
  • Percent
  • Probability
  • Graphs and scale drawing
  • Introduction to statistics
  • Basic geometric shapes
  • Perimeter, area, and circumference
  • Bisecting angles
  • Reading thermometers
  • Converting Celsius to Fahrenheit and Fahrenheit to Celsius
  • Equation solving
  • Introduction to basic algebra
  • Latitude, longitude, and time zones
  • Banking, finding interest, and installment buying
  • Reading electric and gas meters

 

Bible


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

 

Music, Arts and Crafts


  • Traditional, patriotic, fun songs
  • Further development of perspective
  • Introduction to composition, study of accomplished artists