Lower School Curriculum

Subject content & curriculum taught for lower school grades at Summit.

Reading list for lower school grades.

Subject Content & Curriculum Material for Pre-K:

Bible
daily lessons
The Jesus Storybook Bible
Prayers for Children
Big Thoughts for Little People: ABC’s to Help You Grow

Math
daily lessons

o Everyday Counts in Pre-K (Singapore Math In Focus)

Literacy
daily lessons
Language and Literacy Pre-K (Handwriting Without Tears)
Readiness and Writing Pre-K (Handwriting Without Tears)

Science & Social Studies
daily lessons
Colors, Shapes, Seasons, Pumpkins, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Winter, Plants, Butterflies, Animals, and Community Helpers (policemen and firemen)

Icon_Summit_Grades_KSubject Content & Curriculum Material for Kindergarten:

Bible:
daily lessons
Intro to Bible; Bible/Catechism Memory (Summit)

Spelling:
daily lessons
Phonograms  (Spalding)

Penmanship:
daily lessons
Printing letters (Spalding)

Math:
daily lessons
Singapore 1 (students are introduced to first grade level math)

History:
once-twice a week
Community Affairs (Summit)

Music:
once-twice a week
Rhythm; Mozart (Summit)

Art:
once-twice a week
Intro to Art Techniques (Summit)

PE:
once a week
Functional Fitness (Summit)

Field Trips

Seattle Children’s Theater (production)

Remlinger Farms (harvest)

Fire Station (tour)

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Subject Content & Curriculum Material for First Grade:

Bible:
daily lessons
Summary of OT & NT; Bible Memory (Summit)

Spelling:
daily lessons
Phonograms (Spalding)

Grammar/Writing:
daily lessons
Grammar (Shurley, Level One) & Penmanship (Spalding)

Math:
daily lessons
Singapore 2 (students go to their individual level math class)

Science:
two-three times per week
Land Animals (Apologia)

History:
two-three times per week
Colonial Times through American Revolution (Summit)
Special Units: Geography of all Countries by Continent; Famous Americans, U.S. Landmarks (Summit)

Music:
two-three times per week
Rhythm; Bach/Beethoven/ Stravinsky (Summit)

Art:
two-three times per week
Study of Artists: van Eyck, Monet, Degas, Rodin, Picasso, Dali, Warhol (Summit)
Techniques & Imitation; Level One (Summit)

Physical Education:
twice per week
Functional Fitness (Summit)

Field Trips:

Seattle Children’s Theater (production)

Seattle Symphony (Friday Matinee)

Community/Service tour (FBI Building, 2013)

Wallaby Ranch
(after studying marsupials)

Woodland Park Zoo
(after completion of Land Animals study)

Icon_Summit_Grades_2Subject Content & Curriculum Material for 2nd Grade:

Bible:
daily lessons
Summary of Genesis; Bible Memory (Summit)

Spelling:
daily lessons
Spelling Words (Spalding)

Grammar/Writing:
daily lessons
Grammar (Shurley, Level Two) & Penmanship (Spalding); introduction to cursive

Math:
daily lessons
Singapore 3 (students go to their individual level math class)

Latin:
daily lessons
Song School Latin, Book 1

Science:
two-three times per week
Water Animals (Apologia)

History:
two-three times per week
Constitution through Western Expansion (Summit)
Special Units: U.S. States, U.S. Presidents (Summit)

Music:
two-three times per week
Rhythm; Vivaldi, Brahms, Tchaikovsky (Summit)

Art:
two-three times per week
Study of Artists: Raphael, Rubens, van Gogh, Renoir, Cezanne, Matisse (Summit)
Techniques & Imitation; Level Two (Summit)

Physical Education:
twice per week
Functional Fitness (Summit)

Field Trips

Seattle Children’s Theater (production)

Seattle Symphony (Friday Matinee)

Issaquah Salmon Hatchery
(during spawning season)

Seattle Aquarium
(after completion of Water Animals study)

Icon_Summit_Grades_3Subject Content & Curriculum Material for Third Grade:

Bible:
daily lessons
Summary of Egypt to Promise Land; Bible Memory (Summit)

Spelling:
daily lessons
Spelling Words (Spalding)

Grammar/Writing:
daily lessons
Grammar (Shurley, Level Three) & Penmanship (Spalding); cursive writing

Math:
daily lessons
Singapore 5/4 (students go to their individual level math class)

Latin:
daily lessons
Book One (Latin for Children)

Science:
two-three times per week
Flying Animals (Apologia)

History:
two-three times per week
Ancient Civilizations (Summit using Story of the World)
Special Unit: Greek Mythology (d’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths; Memoria Press study guide)

Music:
two-three times per week
Glockenspiel; Handel, Sousa, Chopin, Strauss (written)

Art:
two-three times per week
Study of Artists: Botticelli, Michelangelo, Manet, Rousseau, Calder, Rockwell (Summit)
Techniques & Imitation; Level Three (Summit)

Physical Education:
twice per week
Functional Fitness (Summit)

Field Trips

Seattle Children’s Theater (production)

Seattle Symphony (Friday Matinee)

 

Icon_Summit_Grades_4Subject Content & Curriculum Material for Fourth Grade:

Bible:
daily lessons
Summary of Judges & Prophets; Bible Memory (Summit)

Spelling:
daily lessons
Spelling Words (Spalding)

Grammar/Writing:
daily lessons
Grammar (Shurley, Level Four)

Math:
daily lessons
Singapore Intermediate 5 (students go to their individual level math class)

Latin:
daily lessons
finish Book One, begin Book Two (Latin for Children)

Science:
two-three times per week
Botany (Apologia)

History:
two-three times per week
Medieval Times (Summit using Memoria Press)

Music:
two-three times per week
Glockenspiel; Gershwin, Verdi, Rossini, Operas (Summit)

Art:
two-three times per week
Study of Artists: da Vinci, El Greco, Rembrandt, Gauguin, Escher, Chagall (Summit)
Techniques & Imitation; Level Four (Summit)

Physical Education:
twice per week
Functional Fitness (Summit)

Field Trips:

Seattle Children’s Theater (production)

Seattle Symphony (Friday Matinee)

Bellevue Botanical Gardens
(after completion of Botany study)

Art Exhibit

Icon_Summit_Grades_5Subject Content & Curriculum Material for Fifth Grade:

Bible:
daily lessons
Summary of the Life of Jesus; Bible Memory (Summit)

Spelling:
daily lessons
Spelling Words (Spalding)

Grammar/Writing:
daily lessons
Grammar (Shurley, Level Five)

Math:
daily lessons
Singapore Intermediate 6 (students go to their individual level math class)

Latin:
daily lessons
finish Book Two, begin Book Three (Latin for Children)

Science:
two-three times per week
Astonomy (Apologia)

History:
two-three times per week
1800’s through early 1900’s (Summit using Memoria Press)

Music:
two-three times per week
Choir & Music History (Summit)

Art:
two-three times per week
Study of Artists (Summit)
Painting (Calvert)

Physical Education:
twice per week
Functional Fitness (Summit)

Field Trips:

Seattle Children’s Theater (production)

Seattle Symphony (Friday Matinee)

Bellevue College Planetarium
(after completion of Botany study)

Museum of Flight (tour, classes)