Grades 1 - 5

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.
  • 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.

Subjects:

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


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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 …


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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


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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. Macmillan McGraw-Hill, Publisher


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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 add …


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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 …


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Science


Earth Science: Earth: air, weather Space: sun, moon, stars Life Science: Living Things: roots, stems, leaves Tame Animals, Wild Animals Fruits Flowers Human Body: senses, teeth Physical Science: Motion: pushes, pulls Energy: heat, sound, matter ACSI Pu …


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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 Blo …


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Subjects:

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 c …


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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 irreg …


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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 portf …


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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. Macmillan McGraw-Hill, Publisher


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Math


Recognize and write 0-1,000 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 …


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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 …


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Science


Earth Science: history round layers shorelines how the earth moves in space Life Science: plants habitats human body: bones, muscles Physical Science: motion: forces energy: light and shadows matter: measuring length ACSI Purposeful Design Publications …


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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 co …


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Subjects:

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


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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 irregul …


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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, the grouping of letters, understanding of …


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Heritage Studies


Physical and political geography of early America America from exploration to the writing of the constitution Foundations of the U.S. government and the constitution Importance of trade, use of resources The church during the colonial period Developmen …


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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 million Compare even and odd numbers Round to nearest ten, hundred, and thousand Counting by 1s, 5s, 10s, 100 …


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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 McG …


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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 …


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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 sou …


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Subjects:

Bible


Further expansion of the doctrinal outline Selected Old and New Testament passages to support doctrinal study Memorize 94 scripture verses Bob Jones, Publisher


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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 …


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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 Li …


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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 …


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Reading


Comprehension skills focusing more on critical and appreciative levels Literary skills applied Study skills Oral and silent reading McGraw Hill Education, Publisher


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Science


Earth science: erosion Space: The history of man Moon features Life Science: Living Things: insects; plants; animal defenses, trees Human Body: digestion Physical Science: Motion: machines Energy: thermal energy Matter: length, area, volume ACSI Purpos …


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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 Blo …


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Subjects:

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 Bob Jones University Press, Publisher


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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: sin …


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Heritage Studies


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, Ca …


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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 Counti …


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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 McGraw Hill Education, Publisher


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Science


Earth Science: Earth: fossils, tracks, oceans, weather Space: sun Life Science: Living Things: plant reproduction, animal reproduction Human Body: nervous system (brain) Physical Science: Motion: airplanes, forces causing wind Energy: thermal energy Ma …


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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 antony …


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