Curriculum Guide | Trinity Christian School

Curriculum Guide

Trinity Preschool K-3

Goals

  1. To accept each child where he is
  2. To promote social development
  3. To promote physical development
  4. To care for and love each child
  5. To expose the children to the world around them
  6. To promote spiritual development

Academic Outline-Yearly Units

  • Families
  • Feelings
  • Community Helpers
  • Transportation
  • Seasons
  • Holidays
  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Nursery Rhymes

K-3 academics are cyclic and spiraling in that the same concepts and skills are developed throughout the year by repetition or ascending levels of difficulty.

Daily Concepts

  1. Numbers
    1. Concept of numbers
    2. Number readiness-words to grasp (more-less)
    3. Ordinals
    4. Expose children to numbers
    5. Late in the year, 3-year-olds may write numbers
  2. Printing Readiness
    1. Using chalk, crayons, magic markers, paint
    2. Curved lines, straight lines, circles, etc.
    3. Cutting
  3. Alphabet
    1. Names of letters, upper and lower case
    2. Recognize letters in a word
    3. Write letters when ready
  4. Story Time
    1. Listen to story and discuss
    2. Dramatize
    3. Explain unfamiliar words and terms
  5. Bible
    1. Bible Stories- Prayer (The Lord’s Prayer)
    2. Memory verse
    3. Relate to child’s life
  6. Music
    1. Singing
    2. Playing instruments
  7. Science, Manners, or Health
    1. Experiments
    2. Show and Tell
    3. Table manners
    4. Oral Hygiene
    5. Senses
    6. Nutrition
  8. Play Time
    1. Quiet play (table games)
    2. Outside play- free or group games
    3. Inside play- housekeeping, floor toys, etc

Skills Developed Throughout the Year

  1. Auditory Perceptual Skills
    1. Listening
    2. Understanding
    3. Remembering
    4. Repeating
  2. Motor Development
    1. Whole body coordination
    2. Small muscle control-hand and fingers
  3. Visual Perceptual Skills
    1. Discrimination-shapes, colors, size
    2. Visual Memory
    3. Visual Motor Control
  4. Language Development
    1. Listening (stories, conversations, records, CD’s)
    2. Telling stories, experiences, etc.
    3. Memorization
    4. Communication through Art
    5. Dramatics
    6. Music
  5. Social Development
    1. Sharing
    2. Helping
    3. Playing together
    4. Respect for property

 

Trinity Preschool K-4

Goals

  • To provide a wholesome Christian atmosphere in which the total child can develop.
  • To provide learning experiences through motor skills, auditory skills, visual skills, language development, social development and creative expression.
  • To expose students to art, music, letters, numbers, concepts, science, health, manners, safety and Bible.
  • To develop thinking skills through games, pictures and thought provoking discussions.
  • To fellowship with God through prayers, prayer request, Bible stories, discussions of Bible material and development of fruits of the Spirit.
  • To encourage parental involvement in the areas of communication, playground upkeep, teacher request and fund raising projects.

Academic Outline

  1. Shapes will be introduced
    1. Circle
    2. Square
    3. Triangle
    4. Rectangle
    5. Half circle
    6. Star
    7. Diamond
    8. Oval
    9. Octagon
  2. Letters will be introduced
    1. A through Z
    2. Letter name and corresponding picture
    3. Introduce sounds
    4. Corresponding sign language
  3. Numbers will be introduced
    1. 1 through 20
    2. Identifying
    3. Counting
    4. Ordinals
    5. Phone number
    6. Address
  4. Motor skills are developed
    1. Cutting with scissors
    2. Pasting
    3. Hopping
    4. Skipping
    5. Jumping
    6. Tying shoes
    7. Holding pencil, crayons
    8. Play dough (kneading, rolling)
    9. Coloring
    10. Art
    11. Physical Education
    12. Computers
  5. Auditory skills are developed
    1. Listening to stories
    2. Reciting
    3. Following directions
  6. Visual skills are developed
    1. Art work
    2. Supervised play
    3. Dot-Dot
    4. Learning games
    5. Use of scissors
    6. Use of rulers
    7. Coloring
    8. Physical Education
    9. Computers
  7. Language Development is emphasized
    1. Oral expression
    2. Relating orally to others
    3. Listening and repeating
    4. Making correct sounds
    5. Conversation (oral and through sign language)
  8. Social development is continued
    1. Developing patience
    2. Developing helpful attitudes
    3. Developing sharing attitudes
    4. Developing responsibility
    5. Developing helpfulness to adults and other children
  9. Creative expression is sough
    1. Art
    2. Music
    3. Telling stories and anecdotes
    4. Dramatic play
    5. Supervised playtime
    6. Puppets
    7. Supervised games
    8. Cooking (preparation and clean-up)
  10. Spiritual objectives
    1. Be aware of God and His World
    2. Know Jesus as God’s Son
    3. Know the Bible as God’s Word
    4. To know church as a place to learn about God and Jesus
  11. Mental attitudes are developed
    1. Independent thinking
    2. Develop concentration
    3. Language power
    4. Follow plan of work
    5. To accept learning as a positive challenge
  12. Units of Study
    1. Colors
    2. Concepts
    3. Safety
    4. Health and Nutrition
    5. Science
    6. Manners
    7. Animals
    8. Family
    9. Body parts
    10. Days of the week
    11. Seasons
    12. Money
    13. Bible stories
    14. Months
    15. Measuring
    16. Physical education
    17. Community helpers
    18. Transportation
    19. Rhyming
    20. Sign language
    21. Opposites
  13. Unique teaching aids include
    1. Physical Education
    2. Art
    3. Music
    4. Cooking
    5. Community helpers
    6. Show and Tell