Elementary School

Curriculum Overview by Grade

Landmark students learn and thrive in a supportive Christian environment where there is an immediate sense of belonging and self-worth. Our students are known, celebrated, and encouraged to be all that God has created them to be. Their faith grows. Their confidence builds.


List of 7 items.

  • Pre-Kindergarten Curriculum Overview

    Bible
    • Old and New Testament Bible Stories
    • Weekly scripture memory
    • Integration of Biblical worldview in all subjects
    Language Arts
    • Literacy Development:  Phonemic awareness, introduction of letters A to Z (upper and lower case), introduction of phonetic sounds, color recognition, print matching,  and rhyming words
    • Comprehension: Story sequencing, making predictions
    • Listening and speaking: Follow directions; share experiences; express needs
    • Writing:  Upper and lower case letters, first and last name
    Math
    • Numbers and operations: One to one correspondence, recognition of numbers 1-20, comparing sets, equality, concept of addition
    • Geometry:  Plane figures
    • Algebraic reasoning: Patterns
    • Problem solving
     Social Studies
    • Civics:  Families
    • Economics:  Community workers
    • Geography:  Maps and globes
    • History:  American holidays
    Science
    • Life science:  The body, 5 senses, plants, animals
    • Earth science: Weather and seasons
    Library Skills
    Literature appreciation and story elements
     
    Physical Education:   Two classes per week
    Movement, fitness, group games   
     
    Music:  One class per week
    Vocal music, listening, rhythm and movement  
     
    Foreign Language:  One class per week
    Survey of conversational French and French culture
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  • Kindergarten Curriculum Overview

    Bible
    • Old and New Testament themes: God’s creation and Jesus, God’s Son
    • Weekly scripture memory
    • Integration of Biblical worldview in all subjects
     Language Arts
    • Phonemic awareness: Recognition of sounds and rhymes
    • Orton-Gillingham phonics instruction and spelling of phonetic and non-phonetic words
    • Reading fluency, including 100 sight words; read sentences
    • Reading comprehension: Recognize sequence, make predictions, identify main idea and characters
    • Listening and speaking: Follow directions; share experiences
    • Writing:  Letters, numbers, recognize punctuation and capitalization
    Math
    • Numbers and operations: Number sequence to 100, skip counting, introduction to addition and subtraction
    • Measurement:  Time, money, customary measurement
    • Geometry:  Plane and solid figures
    • Graphs:  Bar graphs and pictographs
    • Estimation
    • Algebraic reasoning: Patterns
    • Problem solving strategies
    Social Studies
    • Civics:  Families and structure
    • Economics:  Community services
    • Geography:  Maps and globes
    • History:  American holidays
     Science
    • Life science:  Plants, animals, personal health
    • Earth science: Land and water, weather
    • Physical science:  Movement, matter, light
    Library
    Literature appreciation, story elements, and self-selected reading


    Technology
    : One class per week
    Introduction to keyboard, computer graphics, and Microsoft Power Point  
     
    Physical Education:   Two classes per week
    Movement, fitness, group games   
     
    Music:  One class per week
    Vocal music, listening, rhythm and movement  
     
    Foreign Language:  One class per week
    Survey of conversational French and French culture
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  • First Grade Curriculum Overview

    Revised November 2017
                                                             
    Bible
    • Old and New Testament themes:  God’s covenant with Abraham’s Family; Jesus, God’s Son
    • Weekly Scripture memory
    • Integration of Biblical worldview in all subjects
     Language Arts
    • Phonemic awareness:  Consonant and vowel sounds, digraphs, blends, and rhyme patterns
    • Reading fluency, including 250 sight words
    • Orton-Gillingham phonics instruction and spelling of phonetic and non-phonetic words:
    • Reading comprehension:  Identify main idea, cause and effect, sequence;  make predictions
    • Vocabulary: Homophones, synonyms, antonyms; learn new vocabulary in context
    • Listening and speaking: Listen to a variety of genres; present information orally  
    • Spelling: Phonetic and non-phonetic words
    • Writing and grammar:  Rules for capitalization and punctuation; basic parts of speech; journals, poetry, and short narrative and expository writings
    Library Skills 
    • Story elements and appreciation of literature
    • Locating and organizing information
    Math
    • Numbers and operations:  Numeration, ordinal numbers; addition and subtraction, including mastery of addition facts to 20; place value, simple fractions
    • Measurement: Time, money, customary measurement
    • Graphs and data interpretation
    • Geometry:  Plane and solid figures; sides and corners
    • Estimation, including benchmarks and rounding
    • Algebraic reasoning: patterns, concept of equality; commutative property of addition
    • Problem solving strategies 
    Social Studies
    • Civics:  Communities; rules and laws
    • Economics: Producers and consumers
    • Geography: Map skills
    • History: National symbols; Pledge of Allegiance; patriotic holidays
    • Other cultures:  Africa
    Science:  One science lab class per week
    • Life science: Plant growth and function, animal kingdoms and survival, health and nutrition
    • Earth science: Earth’s resources, weather changes, seasons
    • Physical science: Magnets, sound, properties of gas, liquid, solid
    Technology: One class per week
    • Website navigation, computer graphics, introduction to Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point
    Physical Education:  Three classes per week
    • Personal fitness, group games, rules and techniques, sportsmanship
    Music:  One class per week
    • Vocal music, listening, rhythm and movement, music appreciation   
    Art:   One class per week
    • Elements of visual art, media techniques, critical response
    Foreign Language:  One class per week
    • Survey of conversational French and French culture
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  • Second Grade Curriculum Overview

    Revised November 2017

    Bible
    • Old  and New Testament themes:  God frees His people; Life and commands of Jesus
    • Weekly Scripture memory
    • Integration of Biblical worldview in all subjects
     Language Arts
    • Orton-Gillingham phonics instruction and spelling of phonetic and non-phonetic words:
    • Vocabulary: homophones, synonyms, antonyms; new vocabulary in context
    • Reading fluency and comprehension in guided and silent reading: Main idea, cause and effect, sequence, plot, theme, characterization, inference;
    • Listening and speaking: Listen to a variety of genres; present information orally
    • Writing and grammar: Capitalization and punctuation; basic parts of speech; journals, poetry, letters, short narrative and expository writing
    Math
    • Numbers and operations, including, mastery of addition and subtraction facts to 20; regrouping; introduction to multiplication and division; fractions
    • Measurement: Time, money, customary measurement for length, temperature, capacity, weight
    • Graphs: Creation and interpretation of  bar graphs, pictographs, circle graphs
    • Geometry: Plane and solid figures, congruence, symmetry, terms
    • Estimation of number, length, weight; rounding
    • Algebraic reasoning: Creation and extension of patterns, concept of equality; commutative property of addition
    • Problem solving strategies 
    Library Skills                                
    • Story elements and appreciation of literature
    • Locating and organizing information
    Social Studies
    • Civics:  Citizenship
    • Economics:  Work, income, spending, saving, giving
    • Geography:  Map skills, geography of Georgia; Other cultures:  Japan
    • History:  Early America and the history of Georgia
    Science:  One science lab class per week
    • Life science:  Classification and identification of animals; habitats, food chains, the human body
    • Earth science:  Slow and rapid changes, water cycle, severe weather; characteristics and movement of the sun, planets, moon, and stars
    • Physical science:  Movement and magnets; sound
    Technology: One class per week
    • Microsoft Word and Excel basic functions, Microsoft Power Point, introduction to computer programming
    Physical Education:  Three classes per week
    • Personal fitness, competitive games, weekly mile run, rules and techniques, sportsmanship
    Music:  One class per week
    • Exploration of rhythm, melody, harmony, music theory, and  music appreciation  
    Art:   One class per week
    • Elements of visual art, media techniques and processes, art in relation to history and culture
    Foreign Language:  One class per week
    • Survey of conversational French and French culture
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  • Third Grade Curriculum Overview

    Revised November 2017

    Bible
    • Old and New Testament themes:  Choices of Biblical figures, Jesus and the early church
    • Weekly Scripture memory
    • Integration of Biblical worldview in all subjects
     
    Language Arts
    • Listening and speaking, including oral presentation
    • Orton-Gillingham phonics instruction and spelling of phonetic and non-phonetic words:
    • Vocabulary, including Latin root words and derivatives
    • Reading fluency and comprehension of fiction and nonfiction selections 
    • Literary elements, including story structure and figurative language
    • Writing: Paragraph development; forms including reflections, narratives, poems, letters, reports, essays, stories
    • Grammar, including sentence structure, parts of speech, and conventions
    • Reference skills:  Location, selection, and organization of information
    Math
    • Numbers and operations, including mastery of multiplication and division facts; regrouping
    • Fractions and decimals
    • Measurement: Time, money, length, weight, temperature, capacity, area, and perimeter; metrics
    • Graphs and data interpretation
    • Geometry: Plane and solid figures; angles; congruence, symmetry
    • Estimation: Rounding; estimation of products, quotients, sums, differences
    • Algebraic reasoning: Analysis and extension of patterns; equality; unknowns; commutative property of addition and multiplication
    • Problem solving strategies
    Social Studies
    • Civics: Federal, state, and local government
    • Economics:  Goods, property, pricing, ownership
    • Geography:  50 states; Physical features of the United States
    • History:  Roots of democracy; Ancient Greece
     
    Science:  Three science lab classes per week
    • Life science:  Life processes, plant functions, structure and function of organs, body systems; dissection
    • Earth science: Rocks and minerals, renewable resources, weather measurement, movement and phases of planets, sun, moon
    • Physical science: Machines, properties of matter, physical and chemical change, heat and light
     
    Technology:  one class per week
    • Intermediate functions of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point; computer programming
    • Research: location, selection, and evaluation of information; plagiarism
     
    Foreign Language:  One class per week
    • Survey of conversational French and French culture
     
    Physical Education: three classes per week
    • Personal fitness, team games, positions, and rules; weekly mile run, sportsmanship
    Art: one class per week
    • Elements of visual arts, media techniques and processes, awareness of art in history and culture
    Music:  One class per week
    • Exploration of rhythm, melody, harmony, pitch, music theory, and  music appreciation   
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  • Fourth Grade Curriculum Overview

    Revised November 2017

    Bible
    • Old and New Testament themes:  God’s leaders and purpose in history; Paul’s missions
    • Weekly Scripture memory
    • Integration of Biblical worldview in all subjects
    Language Arts
    • Listening and speaking: recall, summarize, inform, persuade, entertain, and question
    • Spelling and vocabulary: phonetic strategies, syllabication, Latin root words and prefixes
    • Reading fluency and comprehension strategies in guided and silent reading
    • Literature appreciation; literary devices including story structure and figurative language
    • Writing: multi-paragraph selections including reflections, narratives, poems, letters, essays, expository writing, and imaginative stories; focus on organization and style
    • Grammar, including sentence structure, parts of speech, and conventions
    • Reference skills, including introduction to the research process
    Math
    • Numbers and operations including mastery of  addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts; long division; operations with whole and decimal numbers
    • Fractions and decimal numbers, including addition and subtraction
    • Measurement: Time, money, schedules, customary and metric measurement of length, weight, temperature, capacity, volume, area, and perimeter;
    • Geometry:  Properties of plane and solid figures, congruence, symmetry; lines, points, rays; measurement of circles, terminology for angles
    • Graphs and statistics: Construction and interpretation of charts, tables, and graphs; use of ordered pairs on a first quadrant graph; mean, median, mode, and range
    • Ratio, proportion, and percent
    • Estimation: Estimation of products, quotients, sums, and differences by rounding
    • Algebraic reasoning: commutative, associative, distributive, and identity properties; concept of equality; unknowns; order of operations
    • Problem solving:  Multi-step problems; strategies
     Social Studies
    • Civics:  U.S. Constitution; Bill of Rights
    • Economics:  Supply and demand; resources
    • Geography:  States and capitals; Map skills
    • American history:  Exploration to the Civil War
     Science:  Three science lab classes per week
    • Life science: Characteristics of organisms; ecosystems, photosynthesis, respiration, pollination, fertilization; life cycles; structure and function of organs; dissection lab
    • Earth science:  Structure of the earth, rocks; sources and uses of fresh water; climate zones; weather maps and charts; seasons related to position of earth; moon phases; scientific study of space
    • Physical science: Metric measurement – length, area, volume; mass, weight, density; light and sound, including spectrum, movement, reflection and refraction; light technology; sound waves, pitch, volume, intensity, amplification, transmission; static electricity – sources, transmission, magnetism, safety
    Technology:  one class per week
    • Advanced functions of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point; computer programming
    • Research: Location, selection, and evaluation of information; plagiarism
     Foreign Language:  One class per week
    • Survey of conversational French and French culture
    Physical Education: three classes per week
    • Personal fitness, competitive and non-competitive team games, positions, and rules; weekly mile run; technique and form for track and field events; sportsmanship
     Art: one class per week
    • Elements of visual arts, principles of design, media techniques and processes, recognizing art in historical and cultural context
     Music:  One class per week
    • Exploration of rhythm, melody, harmony, pitch, music theory, and  music appreciation 
    • Instrumental instruction on the recorder; individual and ensemble recorder performance 
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  • Fifth Grade Curriculum Overview

    Revised November 2017

    Bible
    • Old and New Testament: God’s instructions to His faithful people; the basis of personal faith
    • Weekly Scripture memory
    • Integration of Biblical worldview in all subjects
    Language Arts
    • Listening and speaking: recall, summarize, inform, persuade, entertain, and question; deliver prepared recitations and presentations
    • Spelling and vocabulary: phonetic strategies, syllabication, Greek and Latin roots and prefixes
    • Reading fluency and comprehension strategies in guided and silent reading
    • Literature appreciation; literary devices including story structure and figurative language
    • Writing:  development of 5-paragraph selections including reflections, narratives, poems, letters, essays, expository writing, and imaginative stories; researched report; focus on organization and style
    • Grammar, including sentence structure, parts of speech, conventions, and diagramming
    • Reference skills, including the research process
    Math
    • Numbers and operations: Operations with whole numbers and decimal numbers; mastery of all math facts; long division; multiples, factors; fractions and decimals in all operations
    • Measurement: Time, money, schedules, customary and metric measurement of length, weight, temperature, capacity, volume, area, and perimeter; metric conversion; formulas
    • Geometry: Area, perimeter/circumference of plane figures; lines and angles; geometric terms
    • Graphs and statistics: Read, interpret, and create graphs, charts, and schedules; mean, median, mode, and range
    • Ratio, proportion, and percent: Ratios and equivalent ratios; ratio as percent and decimal; use of percent in problem solving
    • Estimation: Estimation of products, quotients, sums, and differences by rounding
    • Algebraic reasoning: commutative, associative, distributive, identity, and multiplicative  properties; concept of equality; unknowns; order of operations; formulas with variables; negative integers
    • Problem solving:  Multi-step problems; strategies; use of calculators
     Social Studies
    • Civics:  Branches of federal government; powers of the citizens
    • Economics:  Economic interdependence (production, consumption, exchange, investment, specialization)
    • Geography: Geography of the western hemisphere; Map skills
    • American history:  Civil War to the present
    Science
    • Life science:  Biotic and a-biotic systems, populations and survival; life cycles;  classification and life processes of plants; identification of vertebrates and invertebrates; animal kingdoms, adaptations, hybridization, cross breeding; ocean ecosystems; health: respiratory and circulatory systems; dissection
    • Earth science:  Rocks and minerals, forces that create landforms; oceanography, sources of energy; atmosphere and weather; meteorology: measurement and data
    • Physical science:  Energy, motion, gravity; matter; acids and bases; physical measurement; physical and chemical change
    Technology:  one class per week
    • Advanced functions of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point; creation of basic video games
    • Research: location, selection, and evaluation of information; plagiarism and legal issues of technology
     Foreign Language:  One class per week
    • Survey of conversational French and French culture
     Physical Education: three classes per week
    • Personal fitness, competitive and non-competitive team games, positions, and rules; skill development; weekly mile run; technique and form for track and field events; sportsmanship
     Art: one class per week
    • Elements of visual arts, principles of design, media techniques and processes; identifying art in historical and cultural context; recognizing the impact of visual arts on culture and environment
    Music:  Two classes per week
    • Exploration of rhythm, melody, harmony, pitch, music theory, and  music appreciation  
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Elementary Textbooks and Resources

K4
  • Association of Christian Schools International for reading/writing and math

K5 – 5th grade

  • Orton-Gillingham for Phonics
  • McGraw-Hill’s Wonders for Reading
  • Houghton Mifflin for Grammar
  • Daily Grammar Practice for Grammar practice
    Sadlier Oxford for Math
  • Sadlier Oxford for Math
  • McGraw-Hill for Science
  • Houghton Mifflin for Social Studies
  • Biblical Choices for a New Generation for Bible
*All subjects are taught from a Biblical worldview
Every student prepared to impact the world for Jesus Christ

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