3rd through 6th Grades
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 3000 - vocabulary
- Shurley Grammar
- Writing with Ease and the
Institute for Excellence in Writing - writing programs
- New American Cursive (grades 3-4)
- Typing (grades 5-6)
- Spanish for Children A/B and Sign Language (grades 3-4)
- Logos Latin (grades 5-6)
- Beautiful Feet History & Literature (grades 3-5)
- History Revealed (grade 6)
In addition, we enrich the core subjects with bible, music, art, and drama.
3rd and 4th 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.