Middle School

 

 

ATTENDANCE

Suggested hours of instruction or learning activities for Grades 6-8 students: 5 hours per day for 5-day week.

 

 

SKILLS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS

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

 

 

 

 

 

APPROPRIATE STUDIES

Middle school consists of grades 6-8. A well-rounded middle school 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 your student’s 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, reading & literature, handwriting & penmanship, mathematics, social studies, history, science, health, and geography & map skills.

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

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

  7. Study skills are a much-needed and yet much-neglected component of high school learning. Middle school is the best time to introduce your children to the consistent studying for memorization, learning practical study skills, and combating test-taking phobia. 

 

 

 

INFORMATION LINKS

 

Upwards Youth Sports Program (Christian)

http://www.upward.org/

 

CurrClick: Live Homeschool Classes

http://www.currclick.com/

 

Virtual Homeschool Group (Live or At-Your-Own Pace Math & Science 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

JourneyForth Reading Books (BJUP/Christian)

https://www.bjupress.com/category/JourneyForth+for+Youth+%E2%80%93+CS

 

Progeny Press (Christian Literature Study Guides)

http://stores.progenypress.com/middle-school/?sort=alphaasc&page=1

 

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/