1st – 5th Grade

1st grade

The First Grade year is a tremendous year of growth and understanding in our student’s lives. Devotion and Bible time is spent teaching the children to assess their world through God’s plan for them according to scripture. They begin to hide God’s Word in their hearts through verse memorization and they learn to share the gospel with others.

BJU Math introduces practical, hands-on application of numbers by learning to tell time, count money and measure items we use in our everyday lives. The students get an introduction to multiplication and fractions, as well as solidifying their memorization of the simple addition and subtraction facts.

Through BJU, the whole world becomes decoded for our first grade students as they expand their reading ability significantly through our phonics, spelling and writing curriculum. Science and Social Studies integrates independent learning activities with group discussions, experiments, and current events publications.

Students entire learning experience is enhanced with an incredible art program, music theory class, and Spanish immersion.

2nd grade

The Second Grade students not only build on spelling, math, and reading skills they have learned in the first grade, but they are also introduced to many new concepts. The core curriculum consists of Math, Science, English, Spelling, and Literature.

Second grade Math develops the child’s ability to go from concrete to abstract thinking, order numbers, add and subtract with carrying and borrowing to the ten-thousands, estimate, memorize computations to 20, understand place value, and even to multiply and divide.

BJU curriculum is used for our English, Spelling, Literature and Handwriting programs. Students are taught correct grammar for both written and oral communication, including the development of word-attack skills using prefixes, suffixes, and homophones. They are also taught a writing process which helps them organize their thoughts for different types of compositions.

BJU Science encourages hands-on, interactive learning. Ideas for enriching lessons are presented with demonstrations and activities, group discussions, and Bible application. Each Chapter includes age-appropriate, lab style activities and projects that help students develop and apply science-process skills.

Throughout the year our devotions focus on God’s faithfulness and our response in loving Him.

3rd grade

The Third Grade is a transitional year for students as they become more aware of their surroundings and the creator who spoke everything into existence. God’s Word is emphasized through out all academic subjects.

English and Grammar introduce the students to basic Grammar and Writing assignments such as: friendly letters, persuasive essay, story telling using dialogue, and book study with report. Spelling uses phonics rules to introduce students to word families which also includes journaling, encouraging creative thinking as the students answer specific questions in letter form, using complete sentences.

The Literature program help the students use critical thinking as they read and discuss situational stories, which reinforces concepts from English and Spelling. Heritage Studies teaches history of the development of America’s constitution and government, geography and map skills, economics, and cultures.

Third grade Science encourages hands-on, interactive learning. Ideas for enriching lessons are presented with demonstrations and activities, group discussions, and Bible application. Each Chapter includes age-appropriate, lab style activities and projects that help students develop and apply science-process skills.

4th grade

The Fourth Grade year focuses on interaction, along with independent completion of problems building upon the already set foundation, and introduces new concepts including estimation, factorization, multiples, fraction addition, subtraction, and multiplication, metric equivalents, equations, decimals, geometry, etc.

The BJU Language Arts program covers all general grammar and usage, but it also integrates creative writing assignments every other chapter. Students will cover writing letters, compare/contrast essays, personal narratives, book reviews, and much more. The Literature text combines character-building stories and comprehension activities, both oral and written. In addition to commonly used words, the spelling program also teaches the correct spelling of each book of the Bible, dictionary usage, and other fun activities to complete.

BJU Press Science encourages hands-on, interactive learning. Ideas for enriching lessons are presented with demonstrations and activities, group discussions, and Bible application. Each Chapter includes age-appropriate, lab style activities and projects that help students develop and apply science-process skills.

5th grade

By Fifth Grade, students are well-established as readers and their enthusiasm gains momentum. The students’ love for reading develops through BJU Literature program. This program builds vocabulary, comprehension analysis, structural analysis, and thought-provoking discussion. To increase their mastery of English, the Language Arts curriculum helps students gain a firm understanding of mechanics through word functions and sentence structure, as well as become adept at the writing process. Areas of composition cover poetry, narratives, book reviews, and also reports which require skill building with reference and study materials.

BJU Social Studies topics include map and globe skills, the early development of airplanes and automobiles, World War I, and world cultures. The highlight of each year is a 3-week wagon train simulation experience, through which students get a taste of the early American settlement period.

BJU Press Science encourages hands-on, interactive learning. Ideas for enriching lessons are presented with demonstrations and activities, group discussions, and Bible application. Each Chapter includes age-appropriate, lab style activities and projects that help students develop and apply science-process skills.

BJU Daily Math lessons include warm ups, mental math, and problem solving through critical thinking. Areas covered throughout the year include units of measure, fractions, algebraic equations, decimals, graphs and geometry.

Before any of these subjects are begun, the day starts with devotions where they learn God’s Word and how to apply it to their every day lives.