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Elementary

Elementary

Grades 1-5

We strive to make our classrooms at Immanuel a place where children come and learn to be well rounded, Christ-following members of our world. It’s important to build a strong academic foundation for the little ones coming up through the grades in our school, but we also believe that focusing on character development at these young ages is integral to their education. We want our students to have strong minds and understanding hearts as they travel through and eventually leave our program. We integrate this heart and mind training through our curriculum and social lessons that we do with all of our students.

 Curriculum:

Math – The math curriculum we use is challenging and immerses even the younger children in solid content, with specific goals definitely more advanced than the public schools. The curriculum is designed to integrate new concepts while continuously reviewing previously learned ones. Thus, instead of learning a concept and forgetting it as the units move on, students retain the concepts they’ve learned early on through the continuous practice that is provided.

Reading – For elementary teachers one of the biggest struggles can be meeting the needs of all of the different levels of readers in their classrooms. Our teachers realized that by working together they could provide a better program that met all of the students right at their level. Students from Grades 1-5 all have reading for an hour a day at the same time. The teacher the students work with is determined by their guided reading level rather than by their grade. In this fluid time students move around to the classroom that best meets their needs. Two classrooms teach guided reading at students’ levels and one teaches novel studies for the readers who are ready for that.

Science and Social Studies – We use OACS (Ontario Alliance of Christian Schools) Creation studies units.  Each unit focuses on a thematic statement and from there we ask essential questions to discover God’s world.  Each unit is either a life systems, science and technology, or social studies unit.

Bible – Also follows the OACS curriculum that has units focusing on studying books of the Bible as well as units that are topically focused. Our students are reading and analyzing the Bible as a historical text and learning why these texts are important to our lives today. Also includes Bible verse memory work.

MusicArtFrench, and Physical Education are all included in the curriculum.

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