Zipp-a-dee-doo-dah! I am five and alive. That is the thought of a five year old. Learning is fun but is slowly becoming work. By the age of five, the child has established his or her learning style and work ethic. The child is struggling between growing up and remaining small.
Spiritually they will learn Bible stories, Bible verses, and pledges to the American flag, the Christian flag, and the Bible. They will recite the Lord’s Prayer and will sing a variety of songs both faith-based and fun.
Phonics and reading takes off with a crawl and slowly turns into a run. The children will learn to read letters, blends, one and two vowel words, and special sounds. Reading will continue to open the world to the child. Reading groups will be held three to four times a week after Christmas. Reading groups allow the child to have more concentrated attention from the teacher to enable them to blossom into the reader that will complement their future learning.
Science is a time to learn about how God made the world and how God wants people to take care of the world He made.
Arithmetic is packed with applying numbers to different parts of the child’s life. The following are items the children will learn pertaining to the numbers 1 – 100: recognition, counting, writing, concepts, before and after, largest and smallest, counting by tens, fives, and twos, and number sequences by ones. The children will learn number words, first-tenth, value of coins and a dollar bill, telling time, and much, much more.
Social Studies will help the children learn about the children of the world, community helpers, and America. The children are taught a love for their country and for their Savior and Lord.