Updated December 21, 2012
Stoneybrooke Christian Schools - Grade Level Overview
- Bible: Emphasis is on learning about God and His Son Jesus through both the Old Testament and the New Testament stories.
- Chapel: Emphasis is on students’ involvement in a weekly worship environment with exposure to Biblical principles and application of those principles to daily life.
- Scripture Memory: Emphasis is on memorizing one verse per month related to the monthly character trait study.
- Language: Emphasis is on using language to express thoughts, emotions, environment; speaking in complete sentences; using descriptive words - positional, colors, sizes.
- Writing: Emphasis is on writing their own names using uppercase and lowercase letters. Students will be introduced to writing the alphabet (uppercase and lowercase letters) and numbers 1-10.
- Phonics: Emphasis is on recognizing and identifying both upper and lowercase alphabet names and letter sounds. Students will begin to learn how to blend letter sounds together.
- Number sense: Students will learn to count to at least 50. Emphasis is on understanding the value of numbers 1-10 and one-to-one correspondence. Students will be introduced to the concepts of more and less. They will also learn to identify various shapes.
- Art: Emphasis is on participating in the use of various art forms and developing an appreciation of God’s creativity and design. Students are given opportunities to display individual creativity and self-expression.
- Following directions: Emphasis is on understanding and following 2 or more step directions.
- Relational skills: Emphasis is on working cooperatively with partners and small groups; learning to take turns, using eye contact and appropriate conversational skills.
- Listening: Emphasis is on developing a widened attention span; listening to and interacting with stories.
- Large motor development: Emphasis is on understanding use of personal space. Students will participate in activities to develop balance and coordination as well as upper body/arm strength.
- Fine motor development: Emphasis is on engaging in activities to strengthen small muscles; learning to hold and use scissors, crayons and pencils correctly.
- Classroom Missions Project
- Special Event Days
- Language: Peabody Language Development Kits—Revised, Level P (American Guidance Service, Inc.)
- Phonics: Zoo Phonics
- Math: Math Their Way
- Bible: A Beka
- Teacher/Student Ratio: 15 to 1 (with a Teacher’s Aide)
- School Day: 8:30 am – 12:45 pm (half day, includes lunch bunch)
- Snack/outdoor play: 40 minutes - Students should bring a snack and lunch to school every day. (Our hot lunch program is available to our Junior Kindergarten students as a lunch option)
- Chapel: Junior Kindergarten participates in chapel with K-2nd grades every Thursday from 8:40 am - 9:20 am (Chapel dress is required on those days—boys need to wear a tie and girls need to wear a skirt or jumper).
- Optional Extended Care: 1:00-3:00 - Additional Fee Applies
*Note that elementary afternoon childcare from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm is not available for our Junior Kindergarten students. However elementary morning childcare is available from 7:30 am to 8:00 am.
- Classroom Structure: Core subjects, Music, P.E., Library taught by the classroom teacher. Junior Kindergartners are required to wear Stoneybrooke uniforms.