Elementary

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

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

Writing

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

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:

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 

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

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