5K Academic Program

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A comprehensive five-year-old Kindergarten program has been created to challenge students to develop their skills in the intellectual, spiritual, physical, and social realms.  Along with Bible, Phonics, Reading, Language Development, Writing, Numbers, Science, and History, we utilize interest centers, units, and theme topics in a combination of group and individual instruction.  The A Beka curriculum is used to give a more traditional approach to learning along with other resources to enhance learning and retention of foundational academic and spiritual knowledge.   An emphasis is also placed on social interaction among the students, giving them opportunities to develop social values, sharing, group acceptance, independence, and dependability.

5K Bible

Students will be introduced to who God is through exposure to Bible stories, characters, and principles from the Old and New Testaments. Through exploring heroes in the Bible, students will learn to apply Biblical principles to their daily lives and develop habits of orderliness, carefulness, obedience, honesty, accomplishment, cooperation, perseverance, self-control, attentiveness, fairness, confidence, responsibility, effort, steadfastness, discipline, endurance, helpfulness, neatness, patience, good judgment, and respect.

Knowledge of  Bible content is important in building a foundation for application.  Examining and memorizing Bible scripture will enable students to apply what they have learned.  Students will be assessed through their ability to recall and recite weekly scripture memory verses.

There is an ultimate theme repeated and woven into each lesson, it is that God loves and cares for us.  Therefore, students often hear the message of repentance, personal faith and acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord.

Curriculum – ACSI Kindergarten Bible

Goals and Objectives

  • To have a general knowledge of the Bible and to apply its principles
  • To interpret meaning of Scripture on a kindergarten level
  • To identify basic Biblical doctrines
  • To recite Scripture verses
  • To demonstrate the application of Biblical truths
  • To retell Bible stories in their own words
  • To explain that God created the world with just His words
  • To recognize that God leads us and protects us
  • To explain that when we have Jesus in our hearts, we are his disciples
  • To give praise to Jesus as king
  • To discuss ways to be a faithful friend
  • To discuss that God can help them with the problems they face
  • To recall that God is with them and helps their fears
  • To realize that God has a plan for their lives

Sequential Order of Lessons

  • – Lesson 1 – God Made My World – Romans 3:23
  • – Lesson 2 – God Made My World  – Acts 16:31
  • – Lesson 3 – Adam and Eve – Review Romans 3:23 & Acts 16:31
  • – Lesson 4 – Baby Samuel  – Ephesians 6:1
  • – Lesson 5 – Baby Isaac – Psalm 34:14
  • – Lesson 6 – Baby John the Baptist  – Review Ephesians 6-1 & Psalm 34:14
  • – Lesson 7 – Mephibosheth – Proverb 20:11
  • – Lesson 8 – Jesus Calms the Storm – Isaiah 43:5
  • – Lesson 9 – Jesus is the Good Shepherd – Review Proverbs 20:11 and Isaiah 23:5
  • – Lesson 10 – Daniel – I John 4:8
  • – Lesson 11 – The Fiery Furnace – Exodus 20:12
  • – Lesson 12 – David – Review I John 4:8 & Exodus 20:12
  • – Lesson 13  – Simeon and Anna – John 14:14
  • – Lesson 14 – Jesus and the Children – John 14:6
  • – Lesson 15 – The Angels – Review John 14:14 & John 14:6
  • – Lesson 16 – The Shepherds – Psalm 34:13
  • – Lesson 17 – Parable of the Lost Sheep – Isaiah 45:22
  • – Lesson 18 – Zacchaeus – Review Psalm 34:13 & Isaiah 46:22
  • – Lesson 19 – The Sower – Proverbs 23:26
  • – Lesson 20 – Peter’s Rescue – Matthew 6:24
  • – Lesson 21 – David’s Praise – Review Proverbs 23:26 & Matthew 6:24
  • – Lesson 22 – Jonah – Psalm 118:1
  • – Lesson 23 – The Good Samaritan – Psalm 147:1
  • – Lesson 24 – The Ten Lepers – Review Psalm 119:1 & Psalm 147:1
  • – Lesson 25 – David and Jonathan – I Corinthians 16:13
  • – Lesson 26 – Jesus and the Disciples – Exodus 20:8
  • – Lesson 27 – Jesus and His Friends – Isaiah 55:6
  • – Lesson 28 – The Last Week – Genesis 16:13
  • – Lesson 29 – Death, burial, and Resurrection – Psalm 75:1
  • – Lesson 30 – Samson – Review I Corinthians 16:13, Exodus 20:8 & Isaiah 55:6
  • – Lesson 31 – David and Goliath – John 16:23
  • – Lesson 32 – Paul and Silas – Review Genesis 16:13, Psalm 75:1, & John 16:23
  • – Lesson 33 – Paul and the Shipwreck – Psalm 56:3
  • – Lesson 34 – Joseph – II Peter 1:3
  • – Lesson 35 – Esther – Matthew 5:14
  • – Lesson 36 – Moses – Psalm 97:8

5K Writing

The purpose of cursive writing in kindergarten is to develop good writing habits from the very beginning.  The more traditional approach to writing strengthens the child’s reading skills.  By joining letters, cursive writing reinforces the blending of sounds within words.  The students have a standard to follow and they work diligently to meet it.  Writing also teaches character through learning to be careful, orderly, neat, clean, responsible, thorough and persistent as we learn about in Ecclesiastes 9:10.  Children will acquire a foundation for reading while learning the basic cursive writing strokes.  These skills will be perfected as students go on into first and second grade.

CurriculumABEKA Book

Goals and Objectives:

  • To develop skills that will make writing legible
  • To practice correct cursive formation of lower case letters
  • To practice the correct slant for papers
  • To hold a pencil correctly
  • To recognize lower case cursive letters
  • To associate the cursive letters with the printed letters
  • To write proper formation of most of the capital letters
  • To write blends, words, and then sentences

Sequential Order of Lessons

  • writing position
  • writing lower case i, u, e, o, a
  • writing lower case letters
  • names
  • connecting letters
  • writing letters, blends and words learned in phonics
  • writing two vowel rule words
  • writing capital letters
  • writing sentences and stories
  • writing essays

5K Science

The purpose of kindergarten science is to stimulate young children’s interest in the world that God has made for them . Science will begin to satisfy the natural curiosity of children about the wonders of the world around them. They will see that God has a plan for each part of His creation and that He not only made each living thing, but He also cares for it. Students will realize that they too are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14).

Curriculum – Harcourt

  • Thematic Units
  • Animals
  • Plants
  • Earth’s Land, Air, and Water
  • Weather and Seasons
  • Objects Around Us
  • Investigating Water

Goals and Objectives

  • To develop knowledge of the world that God has created
  • To identify animals and plants as living things
  • To identify differences and similarities among animals
  • To identify the needs of plants and animals
  • To identify different types of plants
  • To recognize the parts of a plant
  • To describe physical features of Earth– water, land and air
  • To recognize and describe differences in weather
  • To describe and compare objects in terms of properties such as shape, form, and texture
  • To describe how objects can be changed
  • To recognize what objects magnets attract
  • To recognize the ways water flows and takes the shape of its container
  • To recognize that when placed in water, some objects will sink and some objects will float

Sequential Order of Lessons

  • Animals
  • Plants
  • Earth’s Land, Air, and Water
  • Weather and Seasons
  • Objects Around Us
  • Investigating Water

5K History

The purpose of Kindergarten history is to introduce the students to our community and then to build outward toward a basic knowledge of the world.  Students will begin by learning about themselves and how they fit into their community.  These concepts will include simple geography and interesting facts about people and the world around them.  Concepts learned will be reviewed throughout the year.

Curriculum – Harcourt Horizons “All About Me”

  • Thematic Units
  • School Time
  • Follow the Rules
  • My Place on Earth
  • Looking at People
  • Long Ago and Today
  • Workers All Around

Goals and Objectives

  • To understand basic facts about the community, the United States, and the world around them
  • To have an introduction to the workings of a classroom
  • To recognize the individuality of people
  • To identify the purpose of having rules
  • To recognize consequences of breaking rules
  • To identify continents and oceans on a globe
  • To identify reasons for national patriotic holidays
  • To identify contributions of historical figures
  • To identify jobs in home, school, and community

Sequential order of Lessons

  • School Time
  • Follow the Rules
  • My Place on Earth
  • Looking at People
  • Long Ago & Today
  • Workers all Around
  • Identify continents and oceans on a globe
  • Italy
  • China
  • Japan
  • Australia

5K Math

The purpose of 5K Math class is to expose students to different aspects of Math.  Students will focus on Math readiness and number concepts.  There is a balanced design which presents conceptual Math such as patterns, attributes, shapes, designs, graphing, estimation, comparisons, various types of measurement, time, money, oral Math problems, one to one correspondence, tan grams, ordinal numerals, along with the more traditional Math skills of counting, set development and early introductions of addition and subtraction (I Corinthians 14:40).

CurriculumABEKA Book

Goals and Objectives

  • To have an understanding of basic math facts
  • To recognize repeat patterns
  • To explain the concept of a graph
  • To estimate and guess number of objects
  • To compare objects (One to one correspondence)
  • To measure objects using rulers, scales, and clocks
  • To count to 100 by 1’s, 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s
  • To add and subtract to 10
  • To tell the value of different coins
  • To add coins
  • To recite the days of the week, and the months of the year
  • To use a calendar
  • To tell time to the hour and the half hour
  • To solve one step story problems
  • To recognize numbers and their value 1-100
  • To use number words one to ten
  • To work with the concept of before and after numbers
  • To follow directions
  • To determine colors
  • To identify numbers and number words
  • To recognize number families
  • To write from 1-100 by 1’s, 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s

Sequential Order of Lessons

  • – counting 1-10
  • – recognition of number and concept of 1-5
  • – positional words
  • – recognition of number and concept of 6-8
  • – shapes; circle and triangle
  • – money; Pennies
  • – concept of larger, smaller and same size
  • – counting 11-19
  • – recognition of number and concept of 9-12
  • – concept of greater than
  • – concept of after numbers
  • – concept of longer, taller, and shorter
  • – recognition of number and concept of 13-14
  • – number family concept
  • – ordinal numbers 1st-5th
  • – recognition of numbers 15-59
  • – recognition and value of the nickel
  • – time to the hour
  • – adding on one
  • – recognition of numbers 60-100
  • – counting by 10’s to 100
  • – recognition and value of the dime
  • – after numbers
  • – adding zero
  • – combinations 1-5 addition families
  • – ordinals 6th-10th
  • – counting by 5’s to 100
  • – calendar
  • – number words one-ten
  • – fractions 1/2
  • – time to the half-hour
  • – counting by 2’s
  • – time to the quarter hour
  • – recognition and value of a quarter
  • – adding unlike coins
  • – before and between numbers to 100
  • – smallest to largest number concept
  • – combinations 8-9 addition families
  • – subtract 1 and subtract all of a number
  • – concept of an inch
  • – combinations 10 addition families

5K Reading and Phonics

The purpose of Kindergarten Reading and Language Development is to instill the love of learning through a non-pressured approach to independent reading.  Students will begin to build a solid phonetic base by learning beginning phonics rules and special sounds along with memorizing sight words to develop the necessary skills needed to read well.  The students will memorize poetry and also be exposed to good literature to encourage the children to think and build comprehension as well as strengthen their vocabulary skills.  They will continue to review skills learned throughout the year using various activities and games.

CurriculumABEKA Book

Goals and Objectives

  • To emerge as a reader who has good reading skills and enjoys reading
  • To connect oral and written language by hearing stories read daily
  • To develop and expand vocabulary through good literature
  • To recognize and identify the sound for each letter of the alphabet and consonant vowel blends
  • To recite the one and two vowel rule
  • To identify and mark long and short vowel sounds
  • To recognize sight words
  • To memorize phonics rules and special sounds (Charts 6-10)
  • To decode words through phonics
  • To identify phonics rules in headlines
  • To write blends from dictation
  • To spell words orally and write them from dictation
  • To read increasing in speed, comprehension and phrase reading
  • To demonstrate the excitement in reading
  • To demonstrate comprehension skills including understanding of the main idea and supporting details
  • To discuss characters and feelings
  • To use context clues
  • To create alternate story endings
  • To predict events and extending information
  • To dramatize stories
  • To publish books
  • To practice sentence completion
  • To choose the correct word from a list of words
  • To supply a missing word or words in a sentence
  • To memorize poems
  • To recognize and write sentences with capital letters and periods

Sequential Order of Lessons

  • -Letters A-Z (Name, Sound, Formation)
  • -Review of consonants/vowels
  • -Review of one-vowel rule
  • -Poem: “The Turtle”
  • – I Learn to Read, Bk A
  • – I Learn to Read Bk D
  • – I Do Read, Bk 1/ Bk 2
  • -Poem: “Who Has Seen the Wind?”, “At The Sea”
  • – I Learn to Read, Bk B/ Bk C
  • – I Do Read, Bk 1
  • – I Do Read, Bk 1
  • – I Do Read, Bk 2
  • -Poem: “The Woodpecker”, “Little Brown Rabbit”, “Animal Parade”, and “The Swing”
  • – I Learn to Read, Bk C/ Bk D
  • – I Do Read Well, Bk 1
  • – I Do Read, Bk 2/ Bk 3
  • – I Do Read, Bk 3/ Bk 4
  • -Poem: “Three Guests”, “The Little Red Hen”, “What Can I Give Him?”
  • – I Do Read, Bk 1/ Bk 2
  • – I Do Read, Bk 4
  • – I Can Read Well, Bk 1/ Bk 2
  • -Poem: “My Christmas Gift”, “Whistles”
  • – I Do Read, Bk 3/ Bk 4
  • – I Can Read Well, Bk 1/ Bk 2
  • -I Do Read, Bk 4
  • – I Can Read Well, Bk 2/ Bk 3
  • -Bridge Book,
  • -Poem: “Whistles”, “The Three Little Pigs”, “Shoes”
  • – I Can Read Well, Bk 1/ Bk 2
  • – The Bridge Book
  • – I Can Read Well, Bk 2/ Bk 3
  • – Our Week
  • – I Can Read Well, Bk 4
  • – The Bridge Book
  • – Poem: “Time to Rise”, “Mix a Pancake”
  • -I Can Read Well, Bk 2/ Bk 3
  • -The Bridge Book
  • -I Can Read Well, Bk 4
  • -The Bridge Book
  • -The Little Pie
  • -Primary Bible Reader
  • -Poem: “Firefly”, “What Can I Give Him?”, “Bed in Summer”
  • -I Can Read Well, Bk 3/ Bk 4
  • -The Bridge Book
  • -Our Week
  • -The Bridge Book
  • -Our Week
  • -Primary Bible Reader
  • -The Little Pie
  • -The Bridge Book
  • -Primary Bible Reader
  • -Jesus Helps
  • -The Big Green Bird
  • -Poem: “Bed in Summer”, “Shoes”, “Chicken Little”
  • -Health and Safety Cards
  • -Our Week
  • -The Little Pie
  • -Jesus Helps
  • -The Bridge Book
  • -Jesus Helps
  • -The Big Green Bird
  • -Bridge Book
  • -Practice poems for graduation

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