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Christians learn their life is relevant, not by what they do, but who Jesus makes them. They count because they are forgiven, not because they are praised untruthfully.

Fifth and sixth graders understand this concept. They are similar to wonderful seedlings that begin to grow more complex root systems. They are eager to understand deeper concepts and teachings.
 
 

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Grade 5 Arithmetic

"Students build a conceptual foundation of important math skills encountering material again and again through continual practice and review from previous grades before moving on to new material. Concepts covered include: the place value of whole number and decimals, story problems, calculating time, making change, rounding off numbers, operations involving fractions, probability, percents, negative temperature, graphs, estimation, square roots, and more."*

 

Grade 6 Arithmetic

"Students build a conceptual foundation of important math skills through the spiral approach. Students will encounter material again and again through continual practice and review of previous grades before moving on to new material. Concepts covered include: problem solving, percents, basic geometry, measures, fractions, decimals, proportions, beginning algebra, prime and composite numbers, graphs and statistics, and practical arithmetic. The story problems and practical problem solving strategies help students see math's relevance to everyday life, as they look at math dealing with banking, budgeting, and purchasing electricity."*

Language Arts Cycle 1*

"Skills for this age are foundational to future academic success. Study includes complements, prepositional phrases, writing letters, diagramming all eight parts of speech, diagramming complements, word usage and more. Students will also work on outlining, note-taking, preparing a bibliography, and writing topic sentences."*

Language Arts Cycle 2*

"LA skills at this age are foundational to future academic success. Studies cover grammar, composition, and mechanics, how to research and write a paper, use adjectives effectively, and master troublesome words."* Reading Camp.
“When our students learn effectively, they become proficient in learning how to learn.”- Bortens

Science Cycle 1*

"They learn how science gives glory to a Creator God. Students learn important science concepts within the context of things they see and know, moving from the known to the unknown, focusing upon basic principles of science, and presenting God as the creator, sustainer, and upholder along with notes on scientists who believed in creation. Students explore plants, animals, energy, light, minerals, and more."*

Science Cycle 2*

"Students learn how science gives glory to a Creator God. Students learn important science concepts across a range of interesting topics, including how creation refutes the idea of evolution. Students also explore plants, invertebrates, earth, the universe (galaxies, constellations, moon), space (light, astronomy, space stations, planets), and matter & chemistry."*

History Cycle 1*

"Students will see history and geography through the lens of Christianity. They will learn what life would have been like in the Eastern Hemisphere from the beginning of history through the fall of the Soviet Empire and up to the present-day countries. This curriculum covers geography facts, the Fertile Crescent, the Ancient & Modern Middle East, Egypt, Africa, Ancient Greece & Rome, Christianity, England and the British Islands, Countries of Western and Eastern Europe, and more. Important historical documents are highlighted."*

History Cycle 2*

"Student learn about the Canadian provinces, United States geography and cultures by region, US history in chronological order, and the history and geography of Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America."*
“The more students see the same information from different angles and through a variety of experiences, the more neural pathways they create to access that idea, and then the easier the information becomes to process or think about. - Bortens

Spelling Cycle 1*

"Students have word lists based around specific themes such as physical fitness and technology. Students identify misspelled words in proofreading assignments, complete sentences using vocab words, and other types of reinforcement. Six poems are included for appreciation and memorization."*

Spelling Cycle 2*

"Student Spelling lists emphasize Greek and Latin roots, prefixes, and suffixes. Eight poems are included for appreciation and memorization."*

Bible Cycle 1*

New Testament
"Students learn the timeline of the New Testament from a creative, fun text, ROUTE 66, TRAVEL THROUGH THE BIBLE, where they see the big picture of the Bible. They learn how the people and events that they have studied in earlier grades fit together into one picture of God’s plan. Identifying Biblical concepts are clearer when students can see how all the pieces fit together. Learning these basic principles prepares them for Christian thinking and interpretation of the Bible."***
 

Bible Cycle 2*

Old Testament
"Students learn the timeline of the Old Testament from a creative, fun text, ROUTE 66, TRAVEL THROUGH THE BIBLE, where they see the big picture of the Bible. They learn what the Bible is all about. They learn how the people and events that they have studied in earlier grades fit together into one picture of God’s plan. Identifying Biblical concepts are clearer when students can see how all the pieces fit together. Learning these basic principles prepares them for Christian thinking and interpretation of the Bible."***
 
*CYCLES MAY ROTATE EVERY OTHER YEAR
 

Penmanship Skills and Creative Writing

"Writers improve the look and substance of their writing. Students learn about what characterizes good writing as they study observation & creativity, poetry, and journal writing. Mind-Stretchers provide fun activities that include anagrams, acrostics, rebuses, and other work with synonyms, connotation and illustration."*
 
“Even though the brain is not perfect, it can compensate for its deficiencies.”        Bortens

Health

"Learning to take care of your body is an important life skill. Students will learn about important information through three units: Safety and First Aid, Growth & Fitness, and A Healthy Mind & Body. Lessons cover the endocrine, immune, and nervous systems while looking at major health concerns such as drug abuse, AIDS, and the effects of such issues upon the nation and individuals. The safety chapter addresses personal responsibility for behavior and covers basic first-aid procedures."*

 
 
 
 
 
**II Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV)
***Route 66: Travel Through the Bible. Mark Reed. Positive Action for Christ. Whitakers, NC. 2006.