Grade School 1-8

Grade School

First Grade
Curriculum

Language Arts
Fairy Tales
Pictorial introduction to the alphabet
Writing, reading, spelling
Speech exercises, poetry, plays

Math
The quality of numbers, counting, the four operations
Writing Arabic and Roman numerals
Math facts, times tables in rhythm (the counting by's)

Science
Observations of nature and nature stories

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Spanish
Form drawing, watercolor painting, beeswax modeling
Handwork--knitting
Singing, playing pentatonic flute
Circle games, jump rope, movement

Second Grade
Cirriculum

Language Arts
Fables, Multicultural Saints Legends, Jataka Tales, folk tales, Native American stories
Writing sentences, rhyming
Reading from books
Choral speaking, poetry, plays

Math
Basic math operations, carrying and borrowing, math facts, times tables, number patterns

Science
Observation of nature and nature stories

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Spanish
Symmetrical form drawing, painting, beeswas modeling (especially animal forms)
Handwork--knitting
Singing, pentatonic flutes
Rhythmic games, jump rope, movement

Third Grade
Cirriculum

Language Arts
Hebrew legends, Native American short stories and legends
Grammar, punctuation
Poetry, dictations, original composition, letter writing
Regular reading practices

Math
Long division and long multiplication
Math facts mastered
Measurement--time, weight, linear, money

Social Studies/Science
Practical activities--shelters, textiles, gardening, cooking

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Singing--simple rounds, playing the recorder, introduction to musical notation
Handwork--crocheting--weaving
Painting, modeling, form drawing
Games, folk dancing
Spanish

Fourth Grade
Cirriculum

Language Arts
Norse and Finnish Sagas
Composition, grammar, book reports, punctuation, poetry, dictations, original composition, letter writing

Math
Fractions, averages, simple geometry

Social Studies
Local (California) Geography and History

Science
Zoology--Human and Animal

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Form-drawing--Celtic Braided Forms
Handwork--cross-stich, embroidery, sewing
Painting, clay modeling
Singing, recorder, strings, reading music
Games, movement, square and folk dancing
Spanish

Fifth Grade
Cirriculum

Language Arts
Composition writing, mostly narrative and descriptive

Math
Fractions, decimals, the metric system, ancient number systems, freehand geometric drawing

Social Studies
Ancient History and Mythology--India, Persia, Mesopotamia, Egypt, and especially Greece
Geography of North America with emphasis on U.S.

Science
Botany

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Four-needle knitting
Wood carving
Painting, clay modeling
Games, Pentathlon
Music, singing, recorder

Sixth Grade
Cirriculum

Language Arts
Composition, advanced grammar; expository, descriptive, narrative writing

Math
Business Math, Economics
Percent, methematical formulas, simple equations
Geometric drawing using formal, exact tools

Social Studies
Ancient Rome, rise of Christianity and Islam, medieval Europe through the Crusades
Geography of Europe, biomes

Science
Physics--Acoustics, Optics, Heat, Magnetism, Electricity
Mineralogy, Astronomy

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Black and white drawing, landscape painting
Music, recorder, two-three part choral singing
Sewed stuffed animals, clay modeling, woodworking
Games, Medieval Games

Seventh Grade
Cirriculum

Language Arts
Composition, advanced grammar, creative writing, research projects

Math
Pre-Algebra, perspective drawing, geometric drawing

Social Studies
World and European History from about 1400 to 1700--late middle ages, Italian and English Renaissance artists, Age of Exploration, Age of Discovery, Reformation
Geography of Africa and South America

Science
Physics and Mechanics
Inorganic Chemistry
Physiology--different systems of the body

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Music
Drama
Sewing (dolls, puppets, clothing)
Woodworking, clay modeling (human and foot)
Painting
Games

Eighth Grade
Cirriculum

Language Arts
Composition, grammar, Study of Short Story, Eighth Grade Projects

Math
Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Platonic solids

Social Studies
World History from Age of Enlightenment to present, Revolutions, current events
Biographies of important people
World geography

Science
Physics--Hydrolics and Aeromechanics
Organic chemistry
Anatomy--muscles and bones

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Black and white drawing with charcoal, sculpture (human head)
Sewing
Woodworking
Music
Drama
Games