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The elementary program includes grades one through six. Spiritual, qualified teachers make the elementary school a haven for learning. Bible is emphasized, as well as the basics of English, reading, math, science and social studies.
1st – 3rd
Your child will gain a lifelong enthusiasm for reading as he learns to read using the A Beka phonics-first approach. You’ll see your child master phonics and watch his reading comprehension skills grow as he reads delightful stories with character-building themes. As his reading and spelling skills improve, creative writing becomes a natural outflow as he organizes thoughts into sentences and applies his grammar knowledge in order to communicate. Learning and practicing the proper formation of letters and the correct spacing between letters, words, and sentences help perfect writing skills for a good overall appearance. Learning computation skills, problem-solving skills, and how to apply arithmetic concepts exercises his reasoning and thinking abilities. In science, health, and history and geography, he’ll learn about God’s world and begin to appreciate it more as he ventures into a biographical study of people who made an impact on America. Most importantly, studying lives of real people in the Bible will help him learn how to respond to situations in his own life. Art and music round out the academic program.
4th – 6th
With an integrated approach to language arts, your child learns how spelling, vocabulary, penmanship, reading, grammar, and composition— including the writing process—work together. His knowledge of grammar will deepen and practical skills increase with a thorough review of capitalization, punctuation, and the eight parts of speech. He’ll learn how to read quickly for information through challenging reading selections emphasizing comprehension skills and speed-reading activities. Creative writing and word studies encourage maintaining valuable penmanship skills. There’s a focus on correct spelling, vocabulary word usage, and poetry memorization. Arithmetic leads your child from the known to the unknown as he studies fractions, decimals, proportions, percents, and many other topics. A study in United States history, as well as history of the Eastern and Western Hemispheres from a Christian perspective, open the world up for your child. General science and health education offer a fascinating look at the world and show how to take care of the body God created. Through daily Bible lessons, your child will see how God can do mighty acts when a person has faith in Him. Appreciation of fine arts will also grow through an introduction to accomplished artists and art techniques, and he’ll have opportunities to create his own works of art.
OlD Plank Christian Academy
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