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Children are a heritage from the LORD... --Psalm 127:3

Upper Elementary School

Fourth Grade - Sixth Grade

The writing process begins at the 4th grade level with concentration on writing, grammar and sentence structure, leading into writing paragraphs and reports.  Reading comprehension, oral reading, silent reading and literature exploration are introduced in 5th grade.  In the 6th grade, students begin to think more abstractly which is encouraged and supported through writing poetry and essays. Students work to refine research skills and expand their knowledge of Latin and Greek roots in vocabulary.  

Math continues in the Saxon Curriculum and by the end of the 6th grade students have been introduced to the basics of algebra, geometry, data analysis, an extensive review of fractions.  Frontier Day is a special year-end event for 4th graders to experience colonial life and the growth of our nation.  The students dress as a colonial character, share an oral report and complete the day with a “mock land rush”. The 5th and the 6th grades study American History and complete a class trip to Washington, D.C. by the end of the 6th grade year.