Elementary School Curriculum
English Language Arts
Students will become effective communicators through reading, writing, speaking and listening in order to convey God’s story.
Children learn to read and write by reading and writing; therefore, SCS uses the workshop approach for reading and writing. In the workshop approach, students participate in a mini lesson and then are off to read and write for extended amounts of time, with the teacher providing one-on-one conferencing to enhance student skills.
Writing includes instruction in writing narrative, informational, and opinion pieces through the use of mentor texts and self-assessment. Spelling patterns and grammar study are an integral part of our program.
Through the study of fiction and nonfiction, students develop word-solving strategies and oral fluency, deepen literal and interpretive comprehension, and become discerning, lifelong readers.
Students will persevere to reach their God-given potential through problem solving, critical thinking, and collaborative real life applications.
Mathematics helps us see the order and beauty of God’s creation and thus of God Himself. Therefore, mathematics derives its purpose, meaning, and value from God. Mathematics does not exist in isolation, but rather has clear connections with all aspects of God’s creation. Teachers use teaching methods that actively engage students’ minds and bodies, and discuss in their classes how the surrounding cultures view mathematics and how a Christian perspective differs. Teachers foster an attitude of appreciation for mathematics as a gift from God.
Kindergarten mathematics begins with the concepts of counting and cardinality. Students in grades K-5 master concepts in the areas of operations and algebraic thinking (K-5), numbers and operations in base ten (K-5), fractions (3-5), measurement and data (K-5), and geometry (K-8). Students engage in math problems developing highly effective mathematical practices.
Students will engage students in God’s creation through discovery and investigation, so that they may marvel in and transform the world.
Science is the systematic study of God’s creation. To accomplish this SCS uses a balanced approach of instruction, demonstration, observation, experimentation, inquiry, and hands-on learning.
Students K- 5 investigate and learn in the areas of physical science, life science, and earth science. They explore many subjects - from matter to magnets, motion to the moon, from the planets to the properties of plants. STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) activities give opportunities for expanding knowledge in multi-grade, multidisciplinary problem solving.
Students will grow in their knowledge of scripture resulting in a heart for God and His world.
The Bible is studied as God’s infallible Word, revealing the unfolding of the history of redemption. SCS uses Bible story telling, Bible reading, investigation, and in-depth study as appropriate for the grade level.
Students study an overview of the Old and New Testaments from the story of creation to the early church writings. Students identify what the Bible teaches about God, His creation, and His people. Students apply Biblical teaching to their lives and find ways to demonstrate God’s love through service to others. Bible reading and memorization of key passages are practiced at each grade level.
Students will encounter God’s call to obedient living, develop data-based arguments, evaluate culture on biblical principles, and become God’s agents of justice.
To help them understand their relationship with God, their fellow man, and the world at large, students are immersed in social studies experiences, research, and discussion.
Students will study topics in the areas of geography, history, economics, and government.
Sheboygan Christian School prepares students for their part in God’s culturally diverse world using inspiring, engaging and relevant language learning.
Students will achieve the basic skills to understand and communicate in Spanish, and will develop an interest and appreciation of the Hispanic culture, in and outside of the U.S. In the Spanish classroom, SCS focuses on communication, cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities. Students learn through the use of technology, songs, group work, conversation, and games. The classroom is a positive, challenging, fun and energetic environment that motivates and helps students succeed at becoming proficient in the language. By learning a new language, students’ minds are opened to new cultures and therefore new ideas and different ways of looking at God’s diverse world.
In Elementary Spanish, students are introduced to the language through basic vocabulary, such as numbers, colors, animals, clothing, etc. Greetings and simple conversation is also learned.
Sheboygan Christian School’s physical education program seeks to support the growth of a Christian student in the image of God and provide understanding of our purpose and value in service to God.
Students participate in a variety of age appropriate fun activities designed to teach the fundamentals of movement and skills and to become more competent and confident in a wide spectrum of movement activities.
The aim of the physical education program is to develop and improve students’ personal fitness and motor skills by providing a wide spectrum of developmentally appropriate activities through purposeful, creative and enjoyable instruction.
Boys and girls are challenged to learn, do their best, grow in their commitment to physical development and to pursue a physically active lifestyle. Students are encouraged to grow in godly character and to apply good “character in action.”
Students will work to develop a high level of fitness appropriate to the grade level, gain confidence and proficiency in a variety of fundamental skills and concepts, be challenged to grow in godly character and to apply good “character in action", acquire a positive attitude toward participation in physical activities and understand that maintaining our bodies as a temple of God is a lifelong desire that involves exercise, proper nutrition, and sufficient rest.
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body. 1 Corinthian 6:19