The elementary program at Central Christian starts in kindergarten. It is here that we begin to lay the foundation, brick by brick for all that lies ahead. We believe that young children learn through active, purposeful interactions with a wide variety of learning materials and activities which develop the growth of the whole child. By combining hands-on learning with direct instruction, we are able to tap the God-given potential in all of our young students.
Kindergarten students are building an essential foundation in the areas of spiritual/social/emotional development, language and communication, motor control, citizenship in a community, creative expression, and of course academic skills and knowledge. Emphasis at Central Christian is given to core content areas including Bible, a phonetics-based reading program, mathematics, science, social studies, and handwriting. Kindergarten students attend full day from 8:00am-3:10pm Monday-Friday.
The primary grades continue a strong emphasis in language arts including phonetic instruction in reading with attention given to both comprehension and fluency, spelling, handwriting, speech, and writing skills.
Daily instruction in mathematics using the Singapore Math approach includes the use of manipulatives and model drawings to develop knowledge of basic number facts and mathematical problem solving and procedures. Additional classes include science, social studies/history, physical education, music, and art/stem.
Students enjoy investigating God’s world through a variety of science activities in first grade including learning about the different properties of liquids, studying rocks and minerals, learning about the moon, and lots of fun, hands-on experiments. Second grade students delve into the Arctic biome through their study of penguins, earn their Lego building licenses, and learn to work in teams through an in-class simulation called Endurance. Third grade students look forward to building simple machines, learning all about arthropods, the water cycle, and Oregon weather.
All content areas are taught from a Christian worldview and give opportunities for students to understand what the Word of God has to say about history, science, literature, math, etc. Bible is a core subject at all grade levels and includes regular Scripture memory work. In addition, students participate in corporate worship through a weekly Chapel service.
I love my school because we can read the Bible, we can pray, and we can talk about God.
Language arts continues as a key element of the day, as skillful teachers develop activities that assist students in reading for information and thinking critically while still improving fluency, speed, and comprehension. Writing skills are strengthened through a variety of activities including creative book reports, essays, research papers, and creative writing. In addition, instruction in grammar enhances both speaking and writing skills.
Students continue to strengthen math skills and number sense through the regular instruction of mathematics using the Singapore Method. Additional classes include science, social studies, physical education, music, and art/stem.
Bible and Scripture memory remain a core subject area with the goal of seeing students grow in their knowledge of the Word of God as well as their love for the Lord and obedience to His commands. In addition, students participate in corporate worship through a weekly Chapel service.
Fourth grade students look forward to their study of Oregon with their Oregon Trail Play. Fifth graders learn about the lifecycle of the Steelhead fish as they hatch the fish eggs and raise them to fry before releasing them into a waterway.
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