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Elementary 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

 

 

 

Grade

 

 

 

1st

2nd

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4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

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

2nd Qtr

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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.