Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding. Proverbs 4:7

The Elementary Program at RBS emphasizes spiritual precepts, character building and the skills and concepts necessary to achieve academic advancement. Biblical principles are taught daily. Caring Christian teachers provide a friendly environment in which students learn and grow.

A carefully selected Christian curriculum structures learning in language skills, Bible, spelling, reading, math, handwriting, science and heritage studies.

Classrooms are self-contained with approximately 20-26 students per class.

Please Note:

  • Field trips, special events and classroom guests extend the curriculum.
  • Several specialist teachers provide extracurricular instruction and experiences.
  • Musical programs are staged twice a year with all students participating.
  • Private piano lessons are available during school hours.
  • Before- and aftercare are available to all RBS students for an additional hourly fee payable by the month.
  • Bus routes cover a wide area (registration required; monthly rates)
  • Parents are encouraged to work with the teacher towards their child’s academic goals and needs.
  • Every child takes a yearly standardized test to assist in evaluating their success and the success of our educational program.
  • Enrollment in the Elementary Program requires that the student undergo testing or provide RBS with recent testing results from the Stanford Achievement Test.

 

Grade 1

Bible: Chronological study of parts of the Old Testament and life of Christ with special units on Thanksgiving, prayer and missions. Memorize 63 scripture verses. Bob Jones, Publisher

English: Definitions of sentences; simple sentence structure—complete subjects and predicates—Natural word order in sentences—Definitions of nouns: singular and plural & common and proper—Using nouns correctly—Definitions of verbs: action and linking verbs—Present and past verb tenses—verb contractions and using verbs correctly—Definitions of adjectives: common adjectives—comparing and using adjectives correctly—Definition of pronouns: subjective and objective pronouns—Dictionary skills. Harcourt Brace (HBJ), Publisher

Reading: Silent reading—reading comprehension: answering literal, interpretive, critical and appreciative questions—identifying characters and setting—noting about a character—reading for the main idea—predicting outcomes—sequencing events—developing creative thinking—contrasting and comparing—drawing conclusions—recognizing rhyme, similes, analogies and onomatopoeia—phonics for reading: consonant blends—developing word recognition skills. Bob Jones, Publisher

Handwriting: Writing numerals—Writing letters and words with lowercase and uppercase easy-to-read letters—words in categories and words in several languages. Zaner Bloser, Publisher

Spelling: Visual discrimination—initial consonant sounds—final consonant sounds—Initial f, h, k, s, w, c, j, v, y, z; final d, l, n, p, t, b, g, m, r, x; rhyming words—long and short vowels a, e, i, o, u, y; consonant clusters—digraph sh, th—-ing endings. Zaner Bloser, Publisher

Math: Recognize and write 0-100—word names: zero-nine hundred ninety-nine—Place value: ones, tens; compare; round to nearest ten, hundred—Counting to 100 by 1s, 5s, and 10s—to 50 by 2s—to 30 by 3s—to 40 by 4s—Addition of 100 basic facts—three-digit addends—column addition—money—Subtraction of 100 basic facts—three-digit subtrahend and minuend—zero principle—money—Fractions: equal parts—halves, thirds, fourths of objects—halves of sets—Shapes: circle, square, triangle, rectangle—Solid figures: sphere, rectangular solid, cylinder cone—perimeter—patterns—Estimate numbers and length: inch, centimeter—volume: liter—weight: pound—mass: kilogram—time: hour—Measure size—length; capacity—weight—mass—temperature—time—calendar—money—Problem solving: word problems, tables and charts, pictograph—Statistics—bar graphs—tallies—Calculators: addition, subtraction. Bob Jones, Publisher

Science: 1) Earth Science: Earth: air, weather—Space: sun, moon, stars—2) Life Science: Living Things: roots, stems, leaves—tame animals—wild animals—fruits—flowers—Human Body: senses; teeth—3) Physical Science: Motion: pushes—pulls—Energy: heat—sound—matter. Bob Jones, Publisher

Heritage Studies: Families—beginning globe and map skills—origin of national holidays—patriotism and national symbols—natural resources—income and tithing—God's plan for families and church—life in the Christian home. Bob Jones, Publisher

Grade 2

Bible: Introduction of doctrinal outline—God—creation and man—salvation—credibility and inspiration—angels and Satan—Second Coming—selected Old and New Testament passages supporting the doctrinal study—character traits emphasized in application stories correlated with Bible content—130 catechism questions—Memorize 74 verses. Bob Jones, Publisher

English: Define sentence types—Define sentence structure for simple sentences—Define sentence parts: complete subject and predicate—Natural word order in sentences—Define nouns: singular and plural, common and proper—Using nouns correctly—Define verbs and irregular verbs—Define verb tenses: past and present—Using verb contractions and verbs correctly—Define common adjectives—Comparison with adjectives—Using adjectives correctly—Define types of pronouns: subject and object—Using pronouns correctly—Define coordinating conjunctions and using them correctly—The mechanics of capitalization and punctuation. Harcourt Brace (HBJ), Publisher

Reading: Word recognition—reteaching of phonics—review of short vowels—44 sounds of English with variant spellings—structural and contextual analysis—immediate recognition words—literal, interpretive, and appreciative comprehension—oral and silent reading—study skills. Bob Jones, Publisher

Handwriting: Manuscript: lower and uppercase letters presented together—My Own Words - students write familiar words—On Your Own - students write about their own experiences. Cursive: lowercase letters presented before uppercase—Model letters provided—Individual portfolios. Zaner Bloser, Publisher

Spelling: Words containing: short and long vowels, special vowel sounds in certain words, consonant clusters, silent e, long a, long e, long i, long o, k sound spelled differently, number words, plurals, suffixes, long/short oo, vowel digraphs, color words, r controlled, ch, wh, sh, th, homophones, compound words. Zaner Bloser, Publisher

Math: Recognize and write 0-1,000—word names—word names: zero-nine hundred ninety-nine—ordinals: first-twentieth—place value—compare even and odd—round to nearest ten, hundred; count to 100 by 1s, 5s and 10s, to 50 by 2s, to 30 by 3s, to 40 by 4s—100 basic addition and subtraction facts—fact families—3-digit addend, subtrahend, and minuend—column addition, order and zero principles—money—word problems—take-away—comparison—missing addend and factor—repeated addition and subtraction—array—equation—vertical form—factors 0-5, order principle—equal groups—equal parts—halves to tenths of objects—halves of sets—comparisons—shapes—solid figures—area—perimeter—symmetry—patterns—spatial relationships—front-end estimation—length—capacity—weight—mass—time—calendar—temperature—bar graphs—map skills—probability—flow chart—pictograph—line graph—coordinate graph—counting back. Bob Jones, Publisher

Science: Earth science: history, round, layers, shorelines—how earth moves in space—Life Science: plants, habitats, human body - bones, muscles—Physical Science: motion - forces, energy - light and shadows, matter - measuring length. Bob Jones, Publisher

Heritage Studies: Communities—map and globe skills—map symbols—community gov't and services—patriotism and citizenship—industries—occupations—budgeting—Christian responsibility in the community—transportation and communication. Bob Jones, Publisher

Grade 3

Bible: Expansion of doctrinal outline—selected Old and New Testament passages to support doctrinal study—character traits emphasized in application stories correlated with Bible content—150 catechism questions—Memorize 74 scripture verses. Bob Jones, Publisher

English: Define sentence types—Define sentence structure for simple and run-on sentences—Define sentence parts: subjects and predicates—Natural word order in sentences—Define nouns: singular and plural, common and proper, and possessive—Define verbs and irregular verbs—Verb tenses: present and past—Verb contractions and using verbs correctly—Define common, adjectives and articles—Comparison with adjectives—Using adjectives correctly—Define adverbs of place, time, and manner—Define subject, object and possessive pronouns—Using pronouns correctly—Define coordinating conjunctions and using them correctly—Capitalization and punctuation. Harcourt Brace (HBJ), Publisher

Reading: Word recognition—phonics review and introduction of several new variant spellings—structural & contextual analysis—immediate recognition words—literal, critical, appreciative & interpretive comprehension—oral and silent reading—study skills. Bob Jones, Publisher

Handwriting: Handwriting basics—Introduction of lowercase & uppercase cursive letters grouped by common strokes—Individual portfolios—Reading level, manuscript mastery, cursive letter recognition, cursive word reading, grouping of letters, understanding of terminology and slant. Zaner Bloser, Publisher

Spelling: Short vowel sounds; ou,oi,ew,oo—long vowel sounds—long a: ai,ay—long e: ee,ea—long i:i,igh—long o:ow,oo,oa,o—sh,ch,tch,th,wr,ck—consonant sounds—consonant digraphs and clusters—the schwa sound—words writers use—controlled vowel sounds—double consonants plus final 'y'; dropping e and adding ing—adding ed and ing—regular and irregular plurals—suffixes—compound words. Zaner Bloser, Publisher

Math: Recognition and writing 0-1,000,000,000—word names—zero-one billion—Roman numerals—ordinals: first-ninety ninth—place value: ones to hundred millions—compare even and odd numbers—round to nearest ten, hundred, and thousand—counting by 1s, 5s, 10s, 100s, 1,000s, 10,000s and 100,000s—counting to 50 by 2s, to 30 by 3s, to 40 by 4s, to 60 by 6s, to 70 by 7s, to 80 by 8s, and to 90 by 9s—100 basic addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts and 90 basic division facts—addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division fact families—4-digit addends, subtrahend, minuends, factors—column addition—take-away—comparison—missing addend—multiples—repeated addition and subtraction—order, grouping, and zero principles—word problems—money—three 1-digit factors—1-digit times 2-digit—multiplication-addition principle—partitive—negative numbers (temperature)—front end estimation and rounding for addition, subtraction, multiplication—measurement—capacity—weight—temperature—time—time zones—time line—calendar—logic—graphs—tables and charts—map skills—probability—too much/too little information—two-step; pictograph—tallies—magic squares—palindromes—flow chart—for/next statements—associativity. Bob Jones, Publisher

Science: Earth Science: rocks, minerals, soil—space: solar system—Life Science: birds, cells, tissues, organs, photosynthesis, grouping animals, animals with/without backbones—human body: skin—Physical Science: motion - work, energy - sound (ear), matter - mass and weight. Bob Jones, Publisher

Heritage Studies: Early America—physical and political geography of early America—America from exploration to the writing of the Constitution—foundations of the U.S. government—the Constitution—importance of trade, use of resources—the church during the colonial period—development of American culture, Indian life—colonial life. Bob Jones, Publisher

Grade 4

Bible: Further expansion of the doctrinal outline—selected Old and New Testament passages to support doctrinal study—Memorize 94 scripture verses. Bob Jones, Publisher

English: Define sentence types—Define sentence structure for simple, compound, and run-on sentences—Define sentence parts: subjects and predicates—Natural word order in sentences—Define nouns: singular and plural, common and proper, and possessive—Define verbs and irregular verbs—Verb tenses: present and past—Verb contractions and using verbs correctly—Define common, adjectives and articles—Comparison with adjectives—Using adjectives correctly—Define adverbs of place, time, and manner. Comparison with adverbs—Using adverbs correctly—Define subject, object and possessive pronouns—Using pronouns correctly—Define coordinating conjunctions and using them correctly—Capitalization and punctuation. Harcourt Brace (HBJ), Publisher

Reading: Comprehension skills focusing more on critical and appreciative levels—literary skills applied—study skills—oral and silent reading. Bob Jones, Publisher

Handwriting: Handwriting basics—Lowercase cursive letters grouped by common strokes—Uppercase cursive letters grouped by common strokes—Varieties of opportunities for student to write for different audiences. Zaner Bloser, Publisher

Spelling: Words containing: short and long vowels, special vowel sounds, r-controlled vowels, silent letters, prefixes, suffixes, plurals, possessives—compound words, homophones (same sound - different spelling), contractions, and special proper nouns. Zaner Bloser, Publisher

Math: Recognize and write 0 - 1,000,000,000,000—word names; roman numerals—place value—compare even and odd, prime and composite numbers—round to the nearest ten, hundred and thousand—counting to 100,000 by 5s, 10s, 100s, 1,000s, 10,000s and 10,000—counting to 50 by 2s, 30 by 3s, 40 by 4s, 60 by 6s, 70 by 7s, 80 by 8s, and to 90 by 9s—Addition and subtraction 100 basic facts—fact families—6 digit addends, subtrahends and minuends—money—zero principle—word problems—Multiplication of 100 basic facts—three 1 digit factors—1 digit times 5 digit—2 digit times 3 digit—factoring—word problems—Division of 90 basic facts—3 digit by 1 digit—3 digit by 2 digit—word problems—Algebra readiness: order; missing addend and factor—add and subtract positive and negative numbers—word problems—Fractions: part of a whole—part of a set—equivalent fractions—add and subtract like and unlike fractions—add, subtract, and multiply mixed fractions—ratio—percent—word problems—Decimals: read and write tenths - hundredths—round to nearest tenth—compare—add, subtract—money—word problems—Geometry: shapes—solids—circle: radius, diameter; perimeter; area—volume—points—line segments—rays—parallel and intersecting lines—right angles—symmetry—similar and congruent—Estimation—Measurement: length, capacity, temperature, time, and money—Problem solving: money, graphs, tables and charts, average, mode—Statistics and Graphs—Calculators. Bob Jones, Publisher

Science: 1) Earth science: Earth: erosion. Space: history of man; moon features—2) Life Science: Living Things: insects; plants; animal defenses—trees—Human Body: digestion—3) Physical Science: Motion: machines—Energy: thermal energy—Matter: length; area; volume. Bob Jones, Publisher

Heritage Studies: The United States: Physical and political geography—History from 1789 to present—Constitutional amendments—Developments in American Government—Growth of industries and development of transportation—Influence of Christians, the church in pioneer days—Life of American pioneers and immigrants, modern culture. Bob Jones, Publisher

Grade 5

Bible: Overview of the New Testament, focusing on the basic meaning of the books—selected high-interest items from each book are correlated with the lessons—Memorize 142 scripture verses. Positive Action, Publisher

English: Define sentence types—Define sentence structure for simple, compound, and run-on sentences—Define sentence parts: subjects and predicates and you (understood)—Define direct objects—Natural word order in sentences. Sentence diagramming—Define nouns: singular and plural, common and proper, and possessive—Define verbs and irregular verbs—Verb tenses: present, past and future—Verb contractions and using verbs correctly—Define common and proper adjectives and articles—Comparison with adjectives—Using adjectives correctly—Define adverbs of place, time, manner and degree—intensifiers—Comparison with adverbs—Using adverbs correctly—Define subject, object, possessive, and reflexive pronouns—Using pronouns correctly—Define prepositions and use correctly—Define coordinating conjunctions and using them correctly—Capitalization and punctuation. Harcourt Brace (HBJ), Publisher

Reading: Comprehension skills continue to focus on critical and appreciative levels—literary skills applied—study skills: skimming, scanning, encyclopedia use, concordance—oral and silent reading. Bob Jones, Publisher

Handwriting: Handwriting basics—lowercase and uppercase cursive letters grouped by common strokes—students can write independently and increase their speed—individual portfolio. Zaner Bloser, Publisher

Spelling: Long vowel sounds, short vowel sounds—consonant sounds—final el, en—r-controlled vowels—vowel diphthongs—prefixes—suffixes—state names and abbreviations—endings: en, ize—compound words—easily confused words—plurals—words writers use—synonyms and antonyms—words from other languages—abbreviations. Zaner Bloser, Publisher

Math: Recognize and write 0 - 1,000,000,000,000—word names—roman numerals—place value—compare even and odd, prime and composite numbers—round to the nearest ten, hundred and thousand—counting to 100,000 by 5s, 10s, 100s, 1,000s, 10,000s and 10,000—counting to 50 by 2s, 30 by 3s, 40 by 4s, 60 by 6s, 70 by 7s, 80 by 8s, and to 90 by 9s—Addition and subtraction 100 basic facts—fact families—6 digit addends, subtrahends and minuends—money—zero principle—word problems—missing subtrahend and addend—identify properties—Multiplication of 100 basic facts—three 1 digit factors—1 digit times 4 digit—2 digit times 4 digit—3digit times 4 digit—properties—factoring—word problems—Division of 90 basic facts—3 digit by 1 digit—3 digit by 2 digit—word problems—Algebra readiness: order—missing addend and factor—missing minuend—missing subtrahend—missing factor—add and subtract positive and negative numbers—word problems—Fractions: part of a whole—part of a set—equivalent fractions—add and subtract like and unlike fractions—add, subtract, and multiply mixed fractions—ratio—percent—word problems—add subtract and multiply mixed fractions—Decimals: read and write tenths - thousandths—round to nearest tenth- thousandth—compare—add, subtract—money—word problems' percent—Geometry: shapes—solids—circle: radius, diameter—perimeter—circumference—triangles: equilateral, isosceles, scalene, acute, obtuse, right—area—volume—points—line segments—rays—parallel, perpendicular and intersecting lines—angles: right, acute, obtuse—symmetry—similar and congruent—Estimation—Measurement: length, capacity, temperature, time, and money—Problem solving: money, graphs, tables and charts, average, mode, multi step word problems—Statistics and Graphs—Calculators. Saxon, Publisher

Science: 1) Earth Science: Earth: fossils—tracks—oceans—weather—Space: sun—2) Life Science: Living Things: plant reproduction—animal reproduction—Human Body: nervous system (brain)—3) Physical Science: Motion: airplanes—forces causing wind—Energy: thermal energy—Matter: atoms—molecules. Bob Jones, Publisher

Heritage Studies: Western Hemisphere nations; Physical and political geography of the Western Hemisphere—Background of Western Hemisphere nations—Governments in the Western Hemisphere—Resources, industries, and trade—Christian influence: Western Hemisphere nations—Cultures in the United states, Canada, and Latin America. Honors classes require a "B" or better in the same subject in previous years. Bob Jones, Publisher