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Grades 1-4 Curriculum Overview

GRADE ONE

History and Literature

  • Fairy Tales Around the World

  • Nature Stories

Language Arts

  • Letter Forms and Sounds

  • Writing Words and Simple Sentences 

  • Beginning Reading with Own Writing as Text

  • Word Families

  • Oral Poetry

  • Oral Recitation

Mathematics

  • Geometric Form Drawing (freehand)

  • Multiplication Tables through Movement and Recitation

  • Intro to the Four Operations:
    Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division

  • Qualities of Numbers

  • Count to 100

  • Roman Numerals

  • Rhythmic Patterns

  • Number Sequences
    and Relationships

  • Odds and Evens

  • Word Problems

  • Mental Arithmetic

Science

  • Kingdoms of Nature Through Stories

Geography

  • Exploration of Immediate Surroundings

Arts

  • Drama, Speech, Singing, Pentatonic Flute, Drawing, Painting, Handwriting and Sculpting: Woven throughout the core curriculum weekly

World Languages

  • Spanish

  • Japanese

Music

  • Pentatonic Flute and Singing are Integrated into Academics

Practical Arts

  • Handwork

Movement

  • Physical Education

  • Eurythmy

  • Folk Dance

GRADE TWO

History and Literature

  • Fables Around the World

  • Saint Legends

  • Tall Tales

  • Folk Tales

Language Arts

  • Reading

  • Word Families

  • Punctuation

  • Writing

  • Intro to Cursive Writing

  • Poetry

Mathematics

  • Geometric Form Drawing (freehand)

  • Multiplication Tables through Movement and Recitation

  • Four Operations (continued)

  • System of Place Value

  • Number Sequences
    and Relationships

  • Daily Oral and Written Practice

  • Mental Arithmetic

Science

  • Kingdoms of Nature Through Stories

Geography

  • World Cultural Geography through Stories

Arts

  • Drama, Speech, Singing, Pentatonic Flute, Drawing, Painting, Handwriting and Sculpting: Woven throughout the core curriculum weekly

World Languages

  • Spanish

  • Japanese

Music

  • Pentatonic Flute and Singing are Integrated into Academics

Practical Arts

  • Handwork

Movement

  • Physical Education

  • Eurythmy

  • Folk Dance

GRADE THREE

History and Literature

  • Hebrew Legends and Culture

Language Arts

  • Reading

  • Spelling

  • Grammar

  • Composition

  • Student Composition

  • Poetry

  • Drama and Speech

  • Handwriting as an Art

Mathematics

  • Geometric Form Drawing (freehand)

  • Multiplication Tables

  • Larger Numbers with the Four Operations

  • Beginning Long Division

  • Borrowing and Carrying

  • Time

  • Money

  • Weights and Measures

  • Use of the Ruler

  • Number Sequences and Relationships

  • Daily Oral and Written Practice

  • Mental Arithmetic

Science

  • Human Activity in Nature:
    Farming, Gardening, House Building, Food Production, Clothing Around the World

  • Cooking and Baking

Geography

  • Practical Studies of World Housing and Clothing

Arts

  • Drama, Speech, Singing, Recorder, Drawing, Painting, Handwriting and Sculpting: Woven throughout the core curriculum weekly

World Languages

  • Spanish

  • Japanese

Music

  • Recorder and Singing are Integrated into Academics

Practical Arts

  • Handwork

  • Gardening

Movement

  • Physical Education

  • Eurythmy

  • Folk Dance

GRADE FOUR

History and Literature

  • Native American Tales

  • Norse Mythology

  • Local History

  • Local Natural Resources

  • Native Peoples, Early Settlers

Language Arts

  • Reading

  • Spelling

  • Grammar

  • Composition

  • Student Composition

  • Poetry

  • Drama and Speech

  • Handwriting as an Art

Mathematics

  • Geometric Form Drawing (freehand)

  • Multiplication Tables

  • Fractions

  • Long Division (continued)

  • Factoring

  • Number Sequences
    and Relationships

  • Daily Oral and Written Practice

  • Mental Arithmetic

Science

  • Human Beings and
    Animal Studies

Geography

  • Local Geography and Washington State

Arts

  • Drama, Speech, Singing, Recorder, Drawing, Painting, Handwriting and Sculpting: Woven throughout the core curriculum weekly

World Languages

  • Spanish

  • Japanese

Music

  • Recorder and Singing are Integrated into Academics

  • Beginning Strings

Practical Arts

  • Handwork

Movement

  • Physical Education

  • Eurythmy

  • Folk Dance