Elementary School

 

 

ATTENDANCE

Suggested hours of instruction or learning activities for Grades 1-3 students: 4 hours per day for 5-day week. Suggested hours of instruction or learning activities for Grades 4-5 students: 5 hours per day for 5-day week.

 

 

SKILLS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS

Please see the CIAS SCOPE AND SEQUENCE for Learning Objectives for each grade level.

 

 

 

 

APPROPRIATE STUDIES

Elementary school consists of grades 1-5. A well-rounded elementary education program should include all of the following:

 

  1. Memorization of God's Word! We have seen so many children learn better when they are memorizing portions from the Bible.

  2. Exposure to the aesthetic: the study of music, art, gymnastics, ballet, and dance is imperative to the formation of brain cells and memory capacity.

  3. Physical fitness: Your students should have as much exposure to the outside world around them as possible. Sunshine and physical exercise helps them to grow into strong people.

  4. Scholastic achievement: They should study English grammar, composition & creative writing, handwriting & penmanship, mathematics, social studies, history, science, health, and geography & map skills.

  5. Reading & literature: Take your children to the library or add to your own collection of classics, novels, and biographies. Reading expands the mind and helps a child to see the world from an intelligent and godly perspective.

  6. Personal skills and hygiene: they should be introduced to developing good work habits, citizenship, basic health & safety, personal grooming, and social etiquette.

  7. Unit studies and group learning activities are a great way to expand the educational horizons of your children in their elementary years.

  8. Club memberships: 4H, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Keepers at Home, Defenders of the Faith, AWANA, Master Clubs, Missionettes, Royal Rangers, Royal Ambassadors, and Pioneers Clubs are some of the many activities available.

 

 

 

WEBSITE LINKS

 

CurrClick: Live Homeschool Classes

http://www.currclick.com/

 

Virtual Homeschool Group: Live or At-Your-Own-Pace classes)

http://www.virtualhomeschoolgroup.com/

 

 

 

 

CURRICULUM LINKS

 

LOCAL:

Home School Book Smart (formerly Roland, Inc.)

http://www.homeschoolbooksmart.com

8443 Pensacola Blvd (Hwy. 29)

850-857-3768

Hours: M/T/TH/F, 1-5 PM 

PCA Bookstore (A Beka Publishers)

10 Brent Lane
1-877-223-5226

Hours: M-F, 10-5

 

ONLINE:

Christian Book Distributors

http://www.christianbooks.com

 

Rainbow Resource

http://www.rainbowresource.com

Progeny Press (Christian Literature Study Guides)

Lower Elementary (Grades K-3)

http://stores.progenypress.com/lower-elementary-1/

 

Upper Elementary (Grades 3-5)

http://stores.progenypress.com/upper-elementary/

 

Classical Conversations

http://www.classicalconversations.com

 

Sonlight

http://www.sonlight.com

 

Learning Adventures

http://www.learning-adventures.org

Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool (supplemental materials)

http://allinonehomeschool.com/