Elementary Classes

Haltom Christian School elementary classes focus on biblical truths and values that guide the scope of learning throughout each academic subject. Interactive learning opportunities along with a traditional core curriculum reinforce foundational academic skills. 

Reading

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An individualized Accelerated Reading program with an emphasis on phonics develops confident readers at his or her own pace.

Writing

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Fundamentals of writing begin with the development of fine motor skills, progress into excellent penmanship, and culminate in the ability to write skillfully and creatively.

Arithmetic

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A hands-on math program with a spiral learning approach that introduces, reviews, and reinforces mathematical concepts empowers students to make practical application of math skills with confidence.  

Curriculum Overview

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Kindergarten

  • Bible - Old & New Testament studies explore Bible Truths
  • Health - personal hygiene, manners, safety
  • Math - single digit addition and subtraction, skip counting, place value, money, time, measurements, comparing quantities
  • Phonics - letter recognition, fundamentals of phonics, introduction to short and long vowel letter coding
  • Reading - utilize learned phonics skills to begin reading and identify concepts through picture association and alphabet stories
  • Science - God's plan for me, weather, seasons, seeds, animals, the seashore, STEM activities
  • Social Studies - community helpers, children of the world, American people, American places
  • Spanish - basic vocabulary
  • Writing - penmanship, introduction to creative writing 

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First Grade

  • Bible - Old & New Testament studies explore A Father's Care
  • Health - personal hygiene, manners, safety, nutrition
  • Math - double and triple digit addition and subtraction, word problems, graphing, introduction to fractions
  • History and Geography - study of America's freedoms, symbols, foundation, history, and places of interest
  • Phonics - memorization of phonics and spelling rules, word relationships, mastery of letter coding
  • Reading - brightly illustrated stories engage students and build upon phonetic proficiency 
  • Science - plants, animals, insects, energy, health, seasons, the five senses, STEM activities
  • Spanish - vocabulary, greetings, spelling
  • Spelling and Vocabulary - utilize phonics skills to distinguish how to pair letter sounds, using a dictionary
  • Writing - introduction to cursive writing; grammar rules; writing lessons on imaginative stories, personal narratives, letters, reports, thank-you notes, poems, journal entries

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Second Grade

  • Bible - Old & New Testament studies explore A Servant's Heart
  • Health - personal hygiene, nutrition, manners, safety
  • History and Geography - America's flag and freedoms, early America, colonial America, the Declaration of Independence, the American west
  • Math - carrying addition, borrowing in subtraction, roman numerals, introduction to geometry and multiplication
  • Phonics - review of previous material leads to phonetic mastery
  • Reading - emphasis on comprehension and language skills
  • Science - the human body, animals, insects, plants, weather, space, energy, matter, stewardship of the earth, STEM activities
  • Spanish - vocabulary, greetings, spelling, writing practice
  • Spelling and Vocabulary - expand upon phonetic based spelling rules, using a dictionary
  • Writing - cursive writing; writing lessons on expository, procedural, persuasive, and research essays 

Projected Growth

Haltom Christian School anticipates a minimum growth of one grade level year over year. However, greater growth is dependent upon interest in higher grade levels. Our ultimate goal is to provide a Christ-centered education from Preschool to Twelfth Grade.