Elementary

Programs/Curriculum

Learning to love God and love the Scriptures is foundational to the experiences and relationships we provide to children daily.

Program:

This program serves as an excellent option for all 5-year-olds to continue to grow spiritually, academically and socially. Lower Teacher/child ratio allows for full individualization for assessment, learning and relationship building.

Meeting Times:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (8:00am - 3:00pm)

  • Wednesday (8:00am - 1:30pm)

Curriculum:

The following variety of curriculum resources are used to meet learning objectives:

  • Bible

  • Creative Curriculum

  • Bob Jones

  • Abeka

  • Specials/Breakouts:

    • Music​

    • Art

    • Physical Education

    • Technology

    • Library

    • Spanish

There are ongoing Assessments using Teaching Strategies Gold benchmarks of growth and development to monitor progress and set the foundation for individualization and emerging curriculum.  Parent conferences are available bi-annually and as needed.  Special services are available to Norwalk Christian Academy through Heartland AEA for screenings in speech, hearing, or other areas of development.

Program:

This program serves as an excellent option for all 1st graders to continue to grow spiritually, academically and socially. Lower Teacher/child ratio allows for full individualization for assessment, learning and relationship building.

Meeting Times:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (8:00am - 3:00pm)

  • Wednesday (8:00am - 1:30pm)

Curriculum:

  • Bob Jones (BJU Press)

  • Specials/Breakouts:

    • Music​

    • Art

    • Physical Education

    • Technology

    • Library

    • Spanish

Bible ~ Bible Truths 1 - A Father's Care (BJU Press)

  • God Creates His World

  • God Keeps His Promises

  • God Protects His People

  • Christmas: God Sends His Son

  • God Guides His People

  • God Cares for His People

  • Easter: God Offers His Son

  • God Strengthens His People

  • God Speaks With His People

Math ~ Math 1 (BJU Press)

  • Numbers to 20

  • Addition & Subtraction Facts to 18

  • Place Value (2- and 3-Digit Numbers)

  • Data

  • Money

  • Time and Calendars

  • Fractions

  • Geometry: Plane & Solid Figures

  • Addition & Subtraction of 2-Digit Numbers

  • Measurement: Length, Height, Temperature, Weight and Capacity

  • Addition & Subtraction with Remaining

Reading ~ Reading 1 (BJU Press)

  • Phonics and Word Recognition

  • Vocabulary

  • Comprehension

  • Literature ~ variety of genres

  • Study Skills

  • Fluency ~ silent and oral reading

  • Composition

Spelling ~ Spelling 1 (BJU Press)

  • Week Word Lists based on spelling patterns

  • Generalizations ~ vowel and consonant patterns

  • Word Study

  • Proofreading

  • Dictionary Skills

  • Writing Application

English ~ Phonics & English 1 (BJU Press)

  • Language Skills – listen, speak, read, write

  • Phonemic Awareness Training

  • Decoding Abilities

  • Build Word Families

  • High-Frequency Words

  • Grammar and Sentence Structure

  • Parts of Speech

  • Singular and Plural Words

  • Capitalization Rules

  • Punctuation & Types of Sentences

  • Structural Analysis

  • Study Skills

Science ~ Science 1 (BJU Press)

  • Let’s Learn About Science

  • Let’s Learn About Living Things

  • Let’s Learn About Our Bodies

  • Let’s Learn About Earth and Space

  • Let’s Learn About Energy

Social Studies ~ Heritage Studies 1 (BJU Press)

  • God’s World

  • Your Family

  • Your Community

  • Your State

  • Your Country

  • Your Country’s Capital

  • Native Americans

  • Christopher Columbus

  • Jamestown

  • Plymouth

  • Today and Long Ago

Program:

This program serves as an excellent option for all 2nd graders to continue to grow spiritually, academically and socially. Lower Teacher/child ratio allows for full individualization for assessment, learning and relationship building.

Meeting Times:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (8:00am - 3:00pm)

  • Wednesday (8:00am - 1:30pm)

Curriculum:

  • Bob Jones (BJU Press)

  • Specials/Breakouts:

    • Music​

    • Art

    • Physical Education

    • Technology

    • Library

    • Spanish

Bible ~ Bible Truths 2 – A Servant’s Heart (BJU Press)

  • God is My King

  • An Obedient Heart

  • A Humble Heart

  • Christmas: Birth of a Savior

  • A Serving Heart

  • A Courageous Heart

  • A Forgiving Heart

  • Easter: He Lives

  • Jesus the Messiah

  • A Generous Heart

Math ~ Math 2 (BJU Press)

  • Addition & Subtraction Facts

  • 2-, 3-, and 4-digit Addition & Subtraction

  • Place Value (up to thousands place)

  • Time & Calendars

  • Data

  • Customary & Metric Measurement

  • Money

  • Introduction to Multiplication

  • Multiplication Facts (0-4)

  • Metric Measurements

  • Fractions

  • Geometry

  • Introduction to Division

  • Division Facts (0-5)

Reading ~ Reading 2 (BJU Press)

  • Phonics and Word Recognition

  • Vocabulary

  • Comprehension

  • Literature ~ variety of genres

  • Study Skills

  • Information Text Skills

  • Fluency ~ silent and oral reading

  • Composition

Spelling ~ Spelling 2 (BJU Press)

  • Week Word Lists based on spelling patterns

  • Generalizations ~ vowel and consonant patterns

  • Word Study

  • Proofreading

  • Dictionary Skills

  • Writing Application

English ~ English 2 (BJU Press)

  • Parts of Speech

  • Sentence Structure

  • Conventions

  • Usage

  • Writing Skills

  • Study & Reference Skills

  • Writing Projects

  • Listening & Speaking Skills

Science ~ Science 2 (BJU Press)

  • What Scientists Do

  • What Living Things Do

  • How Plants Grow

  • Where Things LiveWhat Fossils Show Us

  • What Makes Up the Earth

  • What Natural Resources Are

  • How the Earth Moves

  • How Light Works

  • How Matter Changes

  • How Things Move

  • How The Body Works

Social Studies ~ Heritage Studies 2 (BJU Press)

  • God So Loved the World

  • Community Life

  • Liberty and Justice For All

  • Land that I Love

  • Exploring our Past

  • The New England Colonies

  • The Middle Colonies

  • The Southern Colonies

  • The Revolutionary War

  • A Nation is Born

Program:

This program serves as an excellent option for all 3rd graders to continue to grow spiritually, academically and socially. Lower Teacher/child ratio allows for full individualization for assessment, learning and relationship building.

Meeting Times:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (8:00am - 3:00pm)

  • Wednesday (8:00am - 1:30pm)

Curriculum:

  • Bob Jones (BJU Press)

  • Specials/Breakouts:

    • Music​

    • Art

    • Physical Education

    • Technology

    • Library

    • Spanish

Bible ~ Bible Truths 3 – Following Christ (BJU Press)

  • A Christian’s Salvation

  • A Christian’s Mind

  • A Christian’s Purity

  • Christmas: The King is Born

  • The Master’s Work

  • The Master’s Exaltation

  • A Christian’s Willingness

  • Easter: God’s Love Complete

  • A Christian’s Friendships

  • The Christian’s Guide

Math ~ Math 3 (BJU Press)

  • Addition and Subtraction Facts

  • Place Value (up to millions place)

  • 2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-digit Addition & Subtraction

  • Data

  • Multiplication Facts (up to 10)

  • Division Facts (up to 10)

  • Time & Calendars

  • Customary & Metric Measurement

  • Fractions

  • Geometry

  • Money

  • Decimals

  • Multiply & Divide by 1-digit

Reading (BJU Press)

  • Phonics and Word Recognition

  • Vocabulary

  • Comprehension

  • Literature ~ variety of genres

  • Study Skills

  • Fluency ~ silent and oral reading

  • Composition

Spelling ~ Spelling 3 (BJU Press)

  • Week Word Lists based on spelling patterns

  • Generalizations ~ vowel and consonant patterns

  • Word Study

  • Proofreading

  • Dictionary Skills

  • Writing Application

English ~ English 3 (BJU Press)

  • Parts of Speech

  • Sentence Structure

  • Usage

  • Writing Skills

  • Study & Reference Skills

  • Writing Projects

  • Listening & Speaking Skills

Science ~ Science 3 (BJU Press)

  • Cold-Blooded Animals

  • Warm-Blooded Animals

  • Plants

  • Ecosystems

  • Matter

  • Sound

  • Energy in Motion

  • Soil, Rocks, and Minerals

  • Weather

  • The Solar System

  • Cells, Tissues, and Organs

  • Skin

Social Studies ~ Heritage Studies 3 (BJU Press)

  • Beginnings

  • Constitution

  • Presidents and Precedents

  • Jefferson and Moving West

  • The War of 1812 and National Growth

  • Andrew Jackson and the American Democracy

  • Growth in the East

  • The United States Spreads West

  • A Nation Dividing

  • The Civil War

Program:

This program serves as an excellent option for all 4th graders to continue to grow spiritually, academically and socially. Lower Teacher/child ratio allows for full individualization for assessment, learning and relationship building.

Meeting Times:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (8:00am - 3:00pm)

  • Wednesday (8:00am - 1:30pm)

Curriculum:

  • Bob Jones (BJU Press)

  • Specials/Breakouts:

    • Music​

    • Art

    • Physical Education

    • Technology

    • Library

    • Spanish

Bible ~ Bible Truths 4 – The Pathway of Promise (BJU Press)

  • Creation and Fall

  • God’s Covenant with Abraham

  • God’s Covenant with Israel

  • A New Nation

  • Christmas

  • The Kingdom and the King

  • Divided Kingdom

  • Easter

  • Southern Kingdom

  • Israel in Exile

Math ~ Math 4 (BJU Press)

  • Place Value & Money

  • Addition and Subtraction of Whole Numbers

  • Fractions

  • Multiplication and Division Facts

  • Decimals

  • Multiplication: 1- & 2- Digit Multipliers

  • Division: 1- & 2- Digit Divisors

  • Geometry: Plane & Solid Figures

  • Data & Graphs

  • Customary & Metric Measurement & Time

  • Pre-Algebra

Reading (BJU Press)

  • Phonics and Word Recognition

  • Vocabulary

  • Comprehension

  • Literature ~ variety of genres

  • Study Skills

  • Book Reports

  • Fluency ~ silent and oral reading

  • Composition

Spelling ~ Spelling 4 (BJU Press)

  • Week Word Lists based on spelling patterns

  • Generalizations ~ vowel and consonant patterns

  • Word Study

  • Proofreading

  • Dictionary Skills

  • Writing Application

English ~ English 4 (BJU Press)

  • Parts of Speech

  • Sentence Structure

  • Conventions

  • Usage

  • Writing Skills

  • Study & Reference Skills

  • Writing Projects

  • Listening & Speaking Skills

Science ~ Science 4 (BJU Press)

  • God’s Creation

  • Forces & Energy

  • The Moon and Oceans

  • The Earth for our Use

  • The Body At Work

Social Studies ~ Heritage Studies 4 (BJU Press)

  • Justice and the Fear of God

  • Rebuilding the Nation

  • The Wild West

  • Busy Cities

  • All that Glitters

  • America Expands

  • Progress and Problems

  • The Great War

  • Enjoying the Peace

  • Living Through Hard Times

  • At War Again

  • The Northeast

  • The Southeast

  • The Midwest

  • The Southwest

  • The Rocky Mountain States

  • The Pacific States

  • Territories

225 North Avenue, Norwalk, IA 50211

Email: ghigdon@norwalkchristian.org

Phone: (515) 313-7837

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