Bible Curriculum (Teach Us To Live - Preparing for Heaven) (8:00 - 8:55 a.m.)
Our school uses the Encounter Bible Series. This program uses the Bible as the textbook and Jesus as the Guide for transforming not only your student’s relationship with Him but others as well. Using the Encounter materials both students and teachers are inspired, encouraged and empowered with the help of the expansive array of supportive resources. The key goal of the Encounter curriculum is to bring our children to the feet of Jesus! With the Encounter curriculum there is "Orientation," "Exploration," "Reflection," "Celebration!"
Big Ideas/SplashLearn (9:00 - 10:00 a.m.)
Big Ideas Math programs use a Universal Design for Learning to create a fun and innovative program that uses hands-on activities and scaffolded instruction. This allows for balanced lessons with built-in Response to Intervention that appeal to students and teachers alike.
Learning targets and success criteria help to focus student learning and make learning visible to teachers and students. Explorations help students develop a growth mindset by engaging them in productive struggle, leading to conceptual understanding.
With a strong emphasis on problem solving in the classroom, students can transfer their mathematical knowledge to new concepts and apply their understanding to real-life situations. Through practice and problem solving, students become more comfortable with the problem-solving process to become strategic mathematical thinkers.
(10:00 - 12:00) - (Block Schedule)
Our school uses Pathways 2.0. Pathways 2.0 is a comprehensive, easy to use elementary reading program with integrated language arts for grades 1-8. This approach allows students to follow a variety of avenues to become readers, writers, and learners. It is organized around broad themes and a scope and sequence of skills. Pathways 2.0 uses award winning trade books that children want to read to deliver the skills that they need. The program is based upon the belief that students should not only learn how to read, but also acquire the desire to read, write, and learn. Pathways 2.0 provides all students with the opportunity to become passionate learners, readers, and writers and the curriculum includes components and activities that address ten key principles:
Reading Instruction that fosters inquiry and deeper student involvement in learning
Spiritual Growth that helps students make good choices in life as well as in reading content
Reading Motivation that helps students develop a lifelong passion for reading
Writing and Expression that grows from reading and learning and helps create meaning for students
Selective Topics that support and encourage writing practice for different purposes and audiences
Reading Comprehension that grows from systematic instruction and learning strategies that students apply to literature and content subjects
Phonics Skills that are developed through a sequential program of phonics that includes systematic, daily practice
Spelling Instruction that is systematic, coordinated with phonics instruction, and addresses the specific developmental level of each student
Assessment that not only provides teachers and parents with information and tools about student development, but helps students assess their own growth
Classroom Management that includes whole-class, small group, and individual student activities.
For our Kindergarten students our school uses the Stepping Stones program. The Stepping Stones program is based on the belief that kindergarten is a stepping stone between home, early childhood education, and the primary grades of school. The program recognizes that young ones are created in God's image and must be nurtured to think, learn, choose, and grow. It is responsive to individual differences in developmental stages, abilities, and interests.
The Stepping Stones Curriculum features:
Strong spiritual connections - "Making the invisible God visible" is the primary goal
A comprehensive, integrated program that includes all subject areas
A developmental program designed to meet each individual child's needs
Rich children's literature base
Themes aligned with elementary Pathways 2.0 program
Inquiry-based activities which encourage exploration and discovery
Aligned with current research in all domains of development
Social Studies (1:00-1:45 p.m.
Grades K-4th (Our Community and Beyond)
Grades 5-8th (Discovering Our Past: A History of the United States 2016)
(1:45 - 2:30 p.m.)
Our school uses “By Design” which is excellence through science which is a new faith-based inquiry science program for grades 1-8. By Design is built on a foundation of inquiry that encourages astonishment, questioning, collaboration, and exploration of multiple resources to conduct research and investigations.
By Design is:
Is an engaging, rigorous, and developmentally appropriate curriculum that nurtures children’s natural curiosity as they explore the astonishment of God’s Creation through the lens of the Bible.
Is innovative and multi-dimensional in content and organization by offering a balanced and integrated development of science and health within the framework of the Adventist worldview.
Focuses on the user’s experience so that all elements of the design invite, engage, instruct, and motivate students and teachers to continue learning and building their science knowledge, as well as strengthen their connections with their Creator