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Core Curriculum

At Eastern Hills Christian Academy, your child will be educated using a wide range of curricula carefully researched and specifically selected to provide a strong foundation in each subject.  All our teachers are degreed educators and devoted Christians that supplement our chosen textbooks with thematic projects, literature selections, composition exercises and hands-on experiences to broaden the scope of your child’s education while teaching all subjects from a biblical perspective.  Our most recent standardized test scores from April 2017 confirm the strength of our curriculum.  
 
 

Kindergarten – uses a thematic approach to curriculum.

Language Arts

Saxon Phonics
·         Recognition of color and number words
·         Initial letter sounds and some blends
·         Vowel sounds as special letters
·         D’Nealian style of handwriting – upper and lower case letters
·         Creative writing through experience charts, journals, and simple  
          stories put into book form
·         Sequencing
·         Word families
·         To enjoy stories and poems
·         To participate in discussions/dramatizations
·         Listening skills

Math

Integrated into thematic units:
Early Numeracy

Science

·         Hands-on experimentation
·         Work with measurements and graphs
Art
 
Through art, our children develop their fine motor skills, eye-hand coordination, and other skills necessary to prepare them for reading and writing. The children create with various medium:
·         Cutting, tearing, pasting
·         Painting, drawing, crayons
·         Felt pen, chalk
·         Yarn designs, collage-making
·         Papier Mache
·         Sewing, lacing

Music

Taught daily in the classroom through singing, listening, instruments and rhythm

Social Skills

To be achieved before going into first grade are:
·         Likes group activities
·         Works and plays cooperatively
·         Works independently
·         Completes tasks
·         Conscious of social amenities
·         Follows directions
·         Takes care of materials
·         Follows safety rules
·         Respects property of others
·         Understands roles of other people

Daily Activity

Recess

Weekly Classes

Music
Chapel
Spanish
PE
 

 

 

 

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1st

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Language Arts
Saxon Phonics/Spelling
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Scott Foresman Reading Program
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Scott Foresman English and Spelling
 
 
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Person Literature
 
 
 
 
 
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Pearson Writing and Grammar
 
 
 
 
 
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Accelerated Reading
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Points needed to read to the principal
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Creative Writing
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Composition Writing
 
 
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Research
 
 
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Literature Studies
 
 
 
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Math
Saxon Math
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Early Numeracy
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Accelerated Math
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Mastered objectives needed to attend end-of-year pizza/ice cream party
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Social
Studies
Harcourt
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New Mexico History
 
 
 
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New Mexico Journey
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Science
Pearson Interactive Science
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Thematic and integrated with Language Arts or seasonal units.
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Glencoe Teen Health Course 2
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Bible
Positive Action Bible Curriculum, as well as teacher, created bible curriculum that coincides with Positive Action Bible Curriculum
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ACTS (changes yearly)
 
 
 
 
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Daring Deliverers
 
 
 
 
 
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Lightbearers
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Believe
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Purple Book (for Small Group Devotions – this will change yearly)
 
 
 
 
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Enrichment Programs

Music – Thematic music units developed by the teacher
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PE – OPEN Phys Ed and Active
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Spanish – Age appropriate units developed by teacher
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Chapel – Age appropriate units developed by teacher
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Art – Units based on the “Arts Attack” curriculum
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Middle School Electives are subject to change so the curricula for these are not listed since it is changed by subject and year.