Elementary Education

Art


Elementary art was designed to expose students to various art mediums and explore art. Students are taught color, composition, shading, lines, color wheel, primary and secondary colors, and much more. Students are given the opportunity to grow and develop skills in a non-traditional atmosphere.




Christian Education


The Bible Curriculum is designed to give Elementary students a complete overview of the Bible through Bible lessons, discussions and Bible stories. The Bible lessons begin in KP with the Creation story and various stories of God’s Love throughout the Old Testament. Students in fourth and fifth grade begin in the New Testament and are challenged through the story of Jesus life, death, and the start of the church to build a relationship with Christ.




Language Arts


The Language Arts curriculum was designed to start students in KP with basic language skills and understanding written and expressive language. Students are taught letter formation, spelling patterns, and grammar skills. Students are encouraged to express themselves through writing as young as four years old. The program is designed to grow with students and challenge students to express their thoughts, ideas and creativity through writing. Language Arts includes grammar, writing, spelling, and handwriting.




P.E.


Physical education in KP through 8th grades educates, challenges, and encourages physically active and healthy lives. The students are taught the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for physical fitness and team sports. The goal of the program is to promote regular, enjoyable physical activity and sportsmanship.




Recess


Recess and play are very important aspects of the learning experience. KP-5th grade students are given an opportunity for free play every single day. According to the CDC, recess helps: Increasing students' levels of physical activity. Improving students' memory, attention, and concentration. Helping students stay on-task in the classroom. Reducing disruptive behavior in the classroom. Improving students' social and emotional development.




Social Studies


Lessons are taught to help engage the students in making a difference in our family, community, country and the world today. Concepts begin with my family and expand to our nation. Students are taught to view the world from a Christian perspective and how our past impacts our future. Family, Community, Nation, Culture, Government, and much more is taught. Each class works on projects both individually and collaboratively.




Science


The Science curriculum begins in KP with exposing students to the scientific method through various hands-on, thematic units. Students grow and learn about various scientific themes, such as plants, animals, planets, and basic physics. The curriculum is developed to plant seeds of questioning, observation, and investigation in the students. “Hands on” lab work and engaging classroom activities broaden their learning.




Technology/Media


Technology is taught to students grades 3-5 on a weekly basis. Technology is integrated into the classroom on a weekly basis for grades KP – 5 through iPads and PC lab. Lessons in technology help students understand the importance of being a positive digital citizen. Students in grades 3-5 are taught in a PC lab and use Windows programs. Students are taught the parts of the computer as well as exposed to various programs and lessons that develop technology skills that are required for middle school and beyond. Media is taught to students in grades KP –3 on a weekly basis. Media is integrated into the classroom on a weekly basis for fourth and fifth grade. Lessons in media are designed to help students become familiar with a library and how to effectively use a library. Technology is integrated into the library in the form of android devices.




Reading


The Reading curriculum was designed to start students in KP with basic reading skills,phonemic awareness, sound/symbol association, and much more. Students are taught letter identification, phonics skills, word attack skills, reading, phrasing, vocal expression, fluency, comprehension, literary skills, genres, vocabulary, etc. The program is designed to grow with students and challenge students to read for enjoyment and knowledge. Reading encompasses vocabulary, reading, and phonics (KP-1).




Math


Math computation and concepts are taught using an integrated approach. Students in KP
through fifth grade are taught foundational math skills that allow students to enter Middle
School with a strong mathematical foundation. Mastery of basic math concepts as well
as higher level thinking are emphasized in each class.




Spanish


The Spanish program develops and advances proficiency while promoting basic language-acquisition principles. The course explores the Spanish-speaking cultures and total physical response strategies to motivate and engage the students. The students develop immediate language skills and are equipped with lifelong language acquisition strategies.




Music


Elementary music was designed to expose students to music, music theory, rhythm, instruments, and much more. Students are introduced to music in various forms and are taught to enjoy and appreciate music. All elementary students participate in a musical program that incorporates singing, sign language and acting.




Program Overview


The elementary program at Parkway Christian School is a Christ centered program with accelerated academics. The faculty of the school holds high expectations of the curriculum as well as, the success of the students. Through keeping Christ in our program and the dedication of staff, we continue to excel year after year. At Parkway, we strive to be a school of academic excellence. Our goal is to meet and exceed our school standards. Our students take the Iowa Basic Skills tests yearly and continue to excel at an average of one year above the national norms set by the test.





Elementary Curriculum

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"turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding-"

Proverbs 2:2

ELEMENTARY Experience

The mission of Parkway Christian Schools is to create a community among our students, parents, staff and the church. This community provides a sound academic education integrated with a Christian view of God and the world.


"Train a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it." - Proverbs 22:6

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