3rd through 6th Grades



During the 3rd-6th grade years, the students will continue building on the skills and knowledge they have acquired. Many of the teaching methods will remain, though they will eventually phase out to be replaced with those more in line with the age and tastes of the students. The students will be asked more and more discussion and thoughtful questions requiring them to interpret information and draw a conclusion. This prepares them for the logic stage which follows. The students are required to work more independently and will write longer assignments, solve more difficult math problems, and express themselves more clearly. It is also during the later years that Latin begins its formal instruction.

 

Specific examples of resources are:

  • CLE Math Apologia Science
  • Wordly Wise - vocabulary
  • How to Spell - spelling
  • Shurley Grammar
  • Writing with Ease and the Institute for Excellence in Writing - writing programs
  • New American Cursive (grades 3-5)
  • Typing (grades 5-6)
  • Spanish for Children A/B  and Sign Language (grades 3-4)
  • Logos Latin (grades 5-6)
  • Beautiful Feet History (grades 3-4)
  • Story of the World 3 & 4  (grades 5-6) 
  • Literature selections for these grades include: Charlotte's Web, Little House in the Big Woods, Alice in Wonderland, The Boxcar Children 1, Book of Fairy Tales, Peter Pan, Stuart Little, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Adam in the Road, Lassie, The Lion, and The Witch & The Wardrobe, The Secret Garden, Swiss Family Robinson, Where the Red Furn Grows, Heidi, Around the World in 80 Days, Call of the Wild, White Fang, The Jungle Book

In addition, we enrich the core subjects with bible, music, art, and drama.

3rd and 6th grades meet on campus all three days (Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays). We have structured the class time to accommodate finishing as much "homework" on those days as possible, freeing up the parents to focus the other two days on areas which their children need more instruction and practice time. This also allows for students to pursue extra-curricular activities such as learning and instrument, playing sports, or being involved in a club.