Two options are available for this level:
Kindergarten with Ace and Christi
The PACE based preschool and kindergarten program includes four instructional manuals that provide full step by step instructions for each day’s learning and many hands on activities. You have the option of making the work take a half day or a whole day. The foundations of phonics are laid. We introduce your children to the world of reading with full-color picture stories.
This series provides preparation material for preschoolers and kindergarteners to use at home. Thirteen workbooks give practice in coloring, cutting, pasting, and following directions while learning neatness and carefulness with books. The books are progressive and build readiness to read.
The first 12 weeks of first grade strengthen and reinforce the fundamentals of phonetic reading. Your student will be sounding out simple words in week two and by the end of the twelfth week will be phonetically reading sentences. Social Studies and Science are developmental readers and English reinforces the basic phonics and builds reading vocabulary.
Continued work in our core subjects plus Literature and Creative Writing, Animal Science, and Bible Reading allow your child to get a more hands-on approach to learning. Your child will read and answer questions about God’s Word, continue to build their phonetic reading skills, practice printing letters, words, and writing sentences. They will expand their knowledge of the days of Creation, learn about communities and work with 3-digit numbers.
At this level, your child will learn more about the faithfulness of God. They will be introduced to multiplication, Roman numerals, and units of measure. English focuses on the parts of speech and learning to write letters while mastering cursive handwriting. Students also learn about the solar system and geological changes as a result of the flood as well as to be responsible for their environment.
Your student will expand on previously covered topics. They will begin using division and will learn to identify relationships between mathematical operations. English will review and expand on their knowledge of the parts of speech. Students will use this knowledge to write paragraphs. They will learn more of geography, water cycles, respiration and blood circulation, plant cycles and early America and her Christian leaders.
The courses here begin to reflect a slightly more complex curriculum. Math will introduce new terms, fractions, prime numbers, and basic geometry. Your student will learn to diagram a sentence and identify the different kinds of pronouns. States and their capitals, systems of government, oceanography, dinosaurs, and energy are just a few of the topics the student will cover this year. Bible Reading as an elective becomes more interactive for your student.