Our Grades 1 and 2 Curriculum
We are on a four-year cycle of the SDA LIFE Bible series.
This year's book is Accepting His Plan (cycle 3)
Textbooks have been develop to facilitate a systematic study of Scripture throughout the grades. This program includes a narrative approach to the Bible. Students are expected to learn one Bible memory verse per week.
Our school uses the Harcourt Go Math Program (California edition)
This mathematics textbook series is based on the latest National Council for Teachers of Mathematics Standards and is aligned with the SDA Curriculum Guide.
The components of balance literacy program includes; Guided Reading, Writing, Self-Selected Reading, and Working With Words (Phonics).
Following are the text books use in our Four Block
We use The SDA Life Reading Series and this year we will also begin to use some of the New SDA Pathway Reading program
We use The Houghton Mifflin English Program and the A Reason for Writing handwriting program
Self Selected Reading
As the kids read silently, I call up students one at a time to conference with. We work on comprehension, word recognition and do quick assessments during this time.
We use the A Reason For Spelling program. This includes the most frequently used words for each grade level
We have a spelling test over our words for the current week every Thursday. Spelling List should go home every
( The first five weeks Grade 1 works with phonemic awareness so there is no Spelling list sent home)
We use the Pearson Scott Foresman Social Studies Program. We will be studying from the textbook All Together this school year.
We will be using the By Design Science program as a base as well as other resourses. This science program grabs kids, inspires teachers and points to God.