WHAT WE LEARN
Our children dive deep into God’s Word each day to discover the invitation God extends to be in a relationship with Him and share His story with others. They start each day with worship, prayer, Bible reading, and devotions individually or corporately to grow closer to God and to one another.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
Choice is the key foundation for student motivation in reading and writing. Our children have the freedom to choose the books they read and the topics they write about. The Daily 5 workshop is comprised with whole group mini lesson, independent practice in reading and writing, and conferring meetings/collaboration with peers and/or teacher. Writing narrative, expository, and persuasive pieces within the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum for Building writers and using mentor texts help develop writing skills.
Our children set their own goals before they begin their math work, while choosing the best math curriculum that would help them to reach their goals, either Singapore Math, Beast Academy, Kumon, or Montessori math. They learn, practice, and master math concepts independently, collaboratively, or with guided math instruction based on their learning needs. Mathematics is integrated into projects and field work each day as students apply mathematical understanding to the natural world. The children learn how math is used to solve problems they encounter as they continue to develop as learners and citizens.
Inquiry and investigation are at the heart of Freedom Christian Learning Community. Our children are immersed in field trip experiences that inspire them to explore their world, ask questions, and investigate science topics. They delve into new scientific discoveries through interesting inquiry-based, hands-on activities.
We value and cultivate an environment where students grow in their capacity to understand the world around them. Social studies is surveyed through collaboration, research, and communication. Our children probe topics that are interesting to them in order to learn how they can have an impact on their community through civic engagement. Our children gain building blocks for critical thinking, develop a strong reading and writing foundation, and learn what it means to be responsible, active citizens.
Our children have the freedom to discover, experiment with, and manipulate new tools and media. They explore elements of art, which encourage intuition and spontaneous expression by providing a variety of materials, allowing for free expression of ideas and space. They have access to variety of tools and materials such as markers, charcoal, pastels, crayons, watercolor, and tempera. Participation in different kinds of painting experiences gives them the opportunity to experiment with spatter, sponge, and string techniques, as well as color blending. They learn three-dimensional construction and enjoy mask making, sculpting in clay, creating dioramas, weaving, and puppet making. Group art projects like murals and quilts reinforce social connections and offer a sense of belonging to a group.
Music investigation through participation in introductory and exploratory music sessions to expose them to different musical instruments and musical styles, including various genres and music from other cultures. Specific music lessons may be available according to student-interest.
Our children are involved in various physical activities and sports throughout the year based on their interests. The students take part in physical education in various locations around the community such as recreational parks and sports centers to engage in activities of their choice.
Session Themes 2019-2020
Experiential Learning Venues
Camping at school
Set up a tent
Build a debris shelter challenge
Hiking at Burton Park