1st Grade

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Dawn Eckstein

Grade 1/2 Teacher
  • In 1st grade the students are ready to take charge of their learning. This is a very important year, graduating from kindergarten and moving on to being an active participant in their learning.
  • In first grade the students focus on Bible, language, phonics, penmanship, spelling, arithmetic, heath, science, reading, and history. In 1st grade Bible the students work on daily devotionals and memory verses.
  • 1st grade language consists of topics on writing sentences, capitalization, using suffixes and prefixes, rhyming words, synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, homophones, compound words, contractions, alphabetizing words, and writing paragraphs.
  • 1st graders also work on phonics and spelling. These two subjects go hand in hand. The spelling tests are given each week.
  • 1st grade math teaches the student to count, writing numbers, read numbers, use place value, add and subtract, problem solve, count money, identify geometric shapes, graph, read calendars, use a ruler, read a clock, recognize fractions, use measurements, read temperature, and multiply.
  • Health teaches the students good eating habits, taking care of their body, being safe at home and away from home, and using manners.
  • 1st grade science focuses on the body, air, wind, wheels, ramps, levers, magnets, animals, insects, plants, and seasons.
  • Reading consists on teacher 1 on 1, group, and independent reading. The students work through many readers to gain fluency and comprehension.
  • 1st grade history discusses America and many other countries of the world.

2nd Grade

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Dawn Eckstein

Grade 1/2 Teacher
  • In 2nd grade the students are continuing to grow independence in the classroom. In 2nd grade the student focuses on Bible, language, phonics, penmanship, spelling, arithmetic, heath, science, reading, and history.
  • In 2nd grade Bible the students work on daily devotionals and memory verses.
  • 2nd grade language consists of topics on sentence structure, recognizing declarative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences, capitalization, punctuations, writing short stories, suffixes, prefixes, rhyming words, synonyms, antonyms, homophones, compound words, contractions, alphabetizing words, and correct word usage.
  • 2nd graders also work on phonics and spelling. These two subjects go hand in hand. The spelling tests are given each week.
  • 2nd grade math teaches the student counting, place value, addition, subtraction, problem solving, geometry, money, roman numerals, graphs, calendars, times, thermometer, fractions, measurements, multiplication, and division.
  • Health teaches the students good eating habits, taking care of their body, being safe at home and away from home, and using manners.
  • 2nd grade science focuses the body, animals, plants, energy, force, friction, the air, the earth, the sky.
  • Reading consists on teacher 1 on 1, group, and independent reading. The students work through many readers to gain fluency and comprehension.
  • 2nd grade history discusses America.

3rd Grade

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Margo Pangburn

Grade 3 Teacher
  • In 3rd grade the students have hit a very big mile stone. They have been learning to read and now they are reading to learn. This is a huge step in independence.
  • In 3rd grade the student focus on Bible, language, penmanship, spelling, arithmetic, science, reading, and history.
  • In 3rd grade Bible the students work on daily devotionals and memory verses.
  • 3rd grade language class will cover sentences, capitals, punctuation, possessives, writing, plurals, contractions, synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, using a dictionary, nouns, verbs, and word usage.
  • 3rd grade spelling will have spelling tests given each week.
  • 3rd grade math focuses on place value, addition, subtractions, multiplication facts 0-12, division, English and metric measures, telling time, roman numerals, algebraic equations, converting measures, using more or less than correctly, money, problems containing parentheses, fractions, averaging, reading a thermometer, and geometry.
  • 3rd grade science covers the nervous system, organs, plants, vertebrates, invertebrates, the desert, the ocean, the pond, the forest, farming fields, and the weather.
  • Reading class consists of many different chapter books. After each chapter the student completes a reading response. At the end of the chapter book the students will be asked to either complete a project or a book report. Students will also be asked to do read and thinks. Read and thinks are timed reading comprehension papers.
  • 3rd grade history discusses famous people of America and geography.

4th Grade

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Sarah Kneeland

Grade 4/5 Teacher

 

 

 

  • In 4th grade there is a strong focus on responsibility. This is a grade in which the students become much more independent and mature as a student.
  • A 4th grader will have Bible class, math, science, language, reading, and history classes.
  • Key concepts in Bible class are Old Testament stories and how the students can apply these lessons to their lives.
  • In math class the students will work on place value, story problems, money, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, English and metric measures, fractions, estimation, graphing, and an introduction into geometry.
  • Science class will consist of topics about insects, plants, birds, matter, energy, geology, oceanography, and astronomy.
  • Language in 4th grade covers the topics sentences, punctuation, capitalization, writing letters, writing reports, verbs, nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, using a dictionary, and word usage.
  • Reading class consists of many different chapter books. After each chapter the student completes a reading response. At the end of the chapter book the students will be asked to either complete a project or a book report. Students will also be asked to do read and thinks. Read and thinks are timed reading comprehension papers.
  • 4th grade history consists of American history from discovery to the twentieth century. There will also be a quarter dedicated to Maine studies.

5th Grade

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Sarah Kneeland

Grade 4/5 Teacher
  • In 5th grade there is a strong focus on independence. One of the main goals for the student this year is to become responsible for their work and ready for middle school.
  • A 5th grader will have Bible class, math, science, language, reading, and history classes.
  • Key concepts in Bible class are Jesus’ miracles and how He is still working in lives along with Old Testament books of the Bible.
  • In math class the students will master whole numbers, measures, fractions, algebraic equations, decimals, graphs, dividing fractions, geometry, and dividing decimals.
  • 5th grade science will include an investigation of nature, mammals, light, the earth, the sea, energy and engines, the sky, weather, and vertebrates.
  • 5th grade language focuses on the topics of verbs, nouns, sentences, pronouns, modifiers, prepositions, conjunctions, interjections, punctuation, quotations and capitals, the writing process, using an encyclopedia, library research, using a dictionary, and using a thesaurus.
  • Reading class consists of many different chapter books. After each chapter the student completes a reading response. At the end of the chapter book the students will be asked to either complete a project or a book report. Students will also be asked to do read and thinks. Read and thinks are timed reading comprehension papers.
  • 5th grade history consists of an in-depth study of world history.