Elementary School

OVERVIEW

Welcome to our elementary school in Orangevale, where young minds embark on a journey of exploration, discovery, and growth. Our elementary school is dedicated to providing a nurturing and enriching educational experience that sets a strong foundation for lifelong learning and success.

At our elementary school, we understand the importance of creating a positive and stimulating environment where children feel valued and inspired to learn. Our team of experienced educators is committed to fostering a love for learning in each child and providing personalized attention to support their individual needs.

Academic excellence is at the core of our elementary school’s mission. Our comprehensive curriculum covers a wide range of subjects, including language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, arts, and physical education. Through interactive and hands-on learning experiences, we aim to make learning engaging and relevant for every student.

Our elementary school in Orangevale is equipped with modern facilities and resources to enhance the learning experience. From well-equipped classrooms to technology labs and a library, we provide a dynamic and supportive learning environment.

We believe that a strong partnership between parents and educators is crucial for a child’s success. Our elementary school maintains open lines of communication with parents, providing regular updates on their child’s progress and hosting parent-teacher conferences.

Elementary school in Orangevale

First Grade

By the end of first grade, your child will have made amazing leaps in learning! He/she will be able to recognize and use all the phonic sounds—including 132 special sounds—needed to phonetically read words!

Phonics

Regardless of your child’s phonics background, Abeka’s six steps to reading will turn him into a reader! This proven system teaches thousands of beginning readers every year.

Reading

Ten engaging reading books of his very own plus daily systematic practice teach word analysis skills, build vocabulary, increase reading comprehension, and further develop the thinking process. And he will love the stories and Bible reading!

Language

Early work in language skills increases your child’s thinking and writing skills. He will learn to write complete sentences and turn them into stories!

Spelling and Poetry

The 30 phonics-based word lists with activities reinforce reading skills and teach spelling. And your child will memorize 8 delightful poems!

Writing

Research shows that learning cursive writing improves a child’s brain and memory functions besides being more natural for little ones than manuscript writing. Phonics, spelling, and creative writing are built into daily writing practice.

Arithmetic

First graders proudly count and write to 100 by 2s, 3s, 5, and 10s! From adding three-digit numbers to solving simple word problems, your child will grow in math skills and reasoning ability.

History

Reading about famous American patriots, landmarks, and patriotic songs with an emphasis on good citizenship makes your child want to read to learn!

Science

Learning about God’s world with hands-on activities makes acquiring basic science concepts fun!

Health

It is never too early to learn good manners and habits. Learning activities help your child apply good principles of health, safety, and manners.

Second Grade

Your second grader is now used to school and is ready to learn even more! Give him/her a year of interesting, enjoyable learning and skill building with Abeka. We will confidently give your second grader the knowledge and skills he/she needs for a strong foundation in academics and character training from a Christian perspective.

Phonics

Daily practice helps your child reinforce the phonics concepts that develop his reading skills. Puzzles, riddles, and other exercises enhance his word analysis skills, broaden his vocabulary, and increase his reading comprehension.

Reading

Your child will read aloud a total of 10 books containing classic and modern stories and poetry that are keyed to phonics sounds. Discussion questions and enrichment ideas give you ways to enhance his reading comprehension.

Language

Your second grader will know how and when to capitalize, how to write complete sentences and even short stories!

Spelling and Poetry

The 32 phonics-based word lists with activities reinforce reading skills and teach spelling. Starting the second semester, vocabulary words complete with definitions are added. And he will memorize 7 delightful poems!

Writing

Abeka’s step-by-step cursive approach to good penmanship emphasizes neatness and correct letter formation in daily practice.

Arithmetic

Learning place value, addition and subtraction, money, graphs, measurement, time, temperature, and fractions this year will become a positive experience because of Abeka’s clear instruction and planned practice.

History

Your child will read about the people who built America and gain a better understanding of American holidays, patriotic songs, and flag etiquette.

Science

Your child will boost reading comprehension while developing thinking skills as he thinks through the “how” and “why” questions behind the basic science of the human body, plants, animals, matter, energy, and space.

Health

From regular flossing to proper eating, from crossing the street to fire escape plans, from learning to apologize to properly answering the phone, your children will learn how to glorify God in their care of themselves and treatment of others.

Third Grade

As your third grader seeks answers to “who, what, when, where, why, and how,” you have the opportunity to help him navigate through this year of expanding horizons. This convenient Abeka kit contains all essential textbooks including assessments, for an entire year of schooling. We will provide your third grader a strong foundation in academics and life skills from a Christian perspective.

Reading

What an exciting and growing year in reading! This year’s reading includes a simplified version of the novel The Swiss Family Robinson and other exciting chapter books such as Pilgrim’s Progress. It is also time for increased emphasis on reading speed and comprehension by way of 30 timed reading exercises.

Language

There is still a lot of grammar and writing building to do in third grade! That means learning new concepts as they are tied to foundational concepts. Here come nouns, verbs, adjectives, and word usage!

Spelling and Poetry

Spelling is a learned and practiced art. The 34 weekly spelling lists complete with vocabulary words and definitions and creative exercises will make your child a spelling artist! And he will memorize 8 delightful poems including “My Shadow.”

Penmanship

Your third grader will practice correct letter formation, spacing, proportion, and slant through writing exercises that include Bible verses and creative writing exercises.

Arithmetic

This is the year your child will master his multiplication and division facts! He will even graduate into fractions as he learns to reduce, add, and subtract them.

History

Reading the biographies of 22 people—from Christopher Columbus to Martin Luther King—not only gives your child a chronological understanding of American history but also inspiring character-building qualities to emulate.

Science

For a curious third grader, learning about the body he lives in, plants and animals and their habitats, and the weather is not just an academic exercise. It is fascinating fun! Especially when he gets to experiment with the “Something to Try” exercises throughout the book that let him practice what he’s learning.

Health

Good posture, how to stay clean and fight disease, first aid, and the importance of spiritual health are a few of the concepts designed to benefit your child.

Fourth Grade

Fourth graders are eager to learn all about their world and their place in it. Abeka’s engaging curriculum, built on a solid Christian worldview, will keep them captivated as they learn fascinating facts and improve reading comprehension, composition skills, and much more! The Grade 4 Child Kit contains all essential textbooks and coordinated materials, for an entire year of schooling in language arts, arithmetic, science, health, and history. Combining this curriculum with the professional experience of our teachers will teach and guide your fourth grader through a year of academic excellence and character transformation.

Language Arts & Penmanship

There is still a lot of grammar and writing building to do in fourth grade! That means learning new concepts as they are tied to foundational concepts. This work-text gives your child exercises to practice capitalization, punctuation, correcting run-ons and fragments, recognizing all 8 parts of speech, and more. Broaden your child’s writing ability by practicing the writing process and using a checklist for completing reports. Your child will also further develop correct penmanship skills through writing exercises that include Bible verses and creative writing exercises.

Reading

Reading from classics, modern stories, and poetry gives your child insight into his world and presents him with Christian ideals and spiritual values. Watch his reading comprehension and vocabulary take a leap with the added emphasis on reading speed and comprehension skills.

Spelling, Vocabulary, and Poetry

A straightforward teach/practice/test approach makes spelling “second nature” to your young writer. He will also learn to spell, define, and use 5–10 vocabulary words in each lesson. And what an accomplishment when he can recite from memory all 6 poems!

Penmanship

Daily penmanship practice begins with a review of letter formation and then graduates into creative writing and spelling entries.

Arithmetic

Learning fractions becomes a positive experience because of clear instruction and extensive practice. As in the other skill subjects, the Abeka program ensures repetition and maintenance of basic skills and builds a foundation of understanding that is necessary for more abstract concepts taught later.

History

Hundreds of colorful visuals and a lively narrative writing style may make the story of America’s history your child’s favorite class! Told from a Christian perspective and combined with enjoyable geography and map activities.

Science/Health

Fourth graders love the emphasis on nature studies and God’s creative genius in science. In the 7-week Health course, they learn how to keep their bodies healthy.

Fifth Grade

Fifth graders can learn so much! Abeka’s engaging curriculum, built on a solid Christian worldview, will guide your child through the Eastern Hemisphere, his first research paper, pre-algebra concepts, and much more! The Grade 5 Child Kit contains all essential textbooks and coordinated materials, for an entire year of schooling in language arts, arithmetic, science, health, and history.

Reading

Reading from classics, modern stories, and poetry gives your child a window on his world and presents him with Christian ideals and spiritual values. All that plus increased reading comprehension and vocabulary development!

Grammar and Composition

Fifth graders learn to use their language naturally from the useful, practical way that grammar is taught in conjunction with composition, research, and oral usage.

Spelling, Vocabulary, and Poetry

A straightforward teach/practice/test approach makes spelling “second nature” to your young writer. The interesting weekly lists cover such topics as home, French words,food, and more. Your child will also learn to spell, define, and use 10–20 vocabulary words in each lesson. And what an accomplishment when he can recite from memory all 6 poems!

Penmanship

Daily penmanship practice begins with a review of “trouble-maker”formations and then graduates into creative writing and journal entries.

Arithmetic

Challenge your child with decimals, more advanced word problems, and basic geometry, all taught step-by-step.As in the other skills subjects, the Abeka program ensures repetition and maintenance of basic skills and builds a foundation of understanding necessary for more abstract concepts.

History

The 300 colorful pictures illustrate the journey from the beginning of recorded history to the present. Along the way, your child will meet explorers and leaders and missionaries. This history is told from a Christian perspective and is combined with geography and map activities.

Science/Health

Your child will learn all about the mysteries around him—worlds of plants and animals and insects. In the 7-week Health course, fifth graders learn about the intricate design of their bodies, that most marvelous creation of God.