Junior Kindergarten – Second Grade
Our primary school offers young children the opportunity to begin their classical education in a loving, formal classroom environment. Teachers lead children through an exploration of many topics while maintaining a focus on character development. Respect, obedience, and kindness are nurtured in the hearts of our primary students alongside intellectual curiosity and academic understanding.
Following the Junior Kindergarten Classical Core Curriculum from Memoria Press, this class provides children with gentle lessons and activities to develop pre-reading, listening, verbalization, and fine-motor skills. Children will listen and respond to beautiful read-alouds and poetry, participate in simple recitation, and play traditional games. Phonemic and numeric awareness are developed through alphabet and number lessons. This class is appropriate for children ages 3, 4, and 5.
This class follows the lovely Kindergarten Classical Core Curriculum from Memoria Press. Through First Start Reading, Memoria Press’s outstanding phonics/reading program provides extensive practice in the critical first step of learning to read-blending short vowel sounds in three-letter words. Abundant reading practice is offered in class and at home. In addition to early reading skills, students develop number fluency and early arithmetic knowledge, listen to Bible stories, and copy and memorize Bible verses to develop their penmanship and inscribe God’s word on their hearts.
Using the First Grade Classical Core Curriculum, this class cultivates continued development in the areas of reading, writing, mathematics, and listening. Children participate in recitation, Christian studies, spelling, reading, math, cursive, and literature read-alouds using the beautiful, age appropriate Story Time Treasures workbooks.
The Second Grade Classical Core Curriculum provides further lessons in basic primary school skills. Recitation, Christian studies, spelling, copybook, reading, math, cursive, and read-alouds fill the school day. Literature guides help students develop solid reading comprehension and writing skills in preparation for further studies in years to come. Children will also complete Memoria Press’s gentle introduction to Latin, Prima Latina, along with written workbook assignments.
In the afternoon, all primary students come together for enrichment activities thematically related to a read aloud in the areas of fine art, poetry, music appreciation, science, and crafts. This time will be spent following the Second Grade Enrichment guide. Parents are welcome to join students for this beautiful portion of the day!