We want every student to master the fundamentals since students who are proficient in the basics can go on to learn anything. Our caring and dedicated teachers go the extra mile to make learning fun and exciting, helping struggling students stay engaged.
At Plum Creek Christian Academy, the curriculum is more than a textbook. To teach necessary skills and concepts at each grade level, our teachers use a variety of resources to aid student learning and to simply make class fun. Learning games and review are built into the day to help make concepts memorable. Elementary students also enjoy exciting activities like virtual field trips, motivating classroom incentives, and friendly, school-wide reading competitions.
Students in each elementary grade level receive instruction in Bible, reading, phonics (first and second grades), language, cursive penmanship, mathematics, science, history, and health.
Bible class focuses on reaching hearts for Jesus Christ and teaching students how to love their neighbors through Bible memorization, singing, and Bible lessons.
Reading instruction occurs twice daily in first grade to solidify phonics instruction and develop truly independent readers. Daily reading homework uses engaging, character-building stories to enhance a student’s love for reading and to develop understanding of the world around them.
Since easy recall of math facts helps students develop their understanding of abstract math concepts. Therefore, elementary math class uses fast-paced games, fun repetition, and written speed drills to help students retain essential knowledge in basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and measurements. Logical thinking is developed through the frequent use of story problems and the application of math skills to everyday life.
Science classes focus on knowing and caring for God’s creation using many hands-on activities that make science memorable and exciting. Students develop curiosity and wonder about the physical world as they learn how various systems and processes work.
A weekly art class in Kindergarten through third grade includes a fun weekly craft.
Twice a week in music class, students are taught the joy of singing. Tempo, harmony, rhythm, note reading, and beginning recorders are taught in the elementary years.
Language class not only teaches parts of speech, diagramming of sentences, and appropriate word usage but also helps students understand what others have written and develop their own written communication skills. Journal entries, creative writing activities, book reports, letter writing, story writing, and research papers make up some of the activities used to engage students in improving writing skills.
History class helps students to see God’s hand in the world from the beginning of time. Students learn about characters who make a difference in the world because of the character in their hearts.
Cursive penmanship is used in our elementary classes and builds discipline and character as they learn to write smoothly and legibly.
After-school clubs for fourth through sixth graders are an exciting part of the program for our upper elementary students. Our students have had clubs of all kinds including coding club, drawing class, trombone choir, and a science club. Since our clubs change every year, we are always introducing our students to new and meaningful skills.
Curriculum Scope & Sequence