We use “Christ-Light”, a Christ-centered religion series that covers some of both the Old Testament and the New Testament stories. These are just a sample of our Bible Truths that we cover during the school year. Creation, The first sin and promise, Noah and the flood, Jesus’ birth, Jesus’ life, Jesus’ miracles, Jesus’ death and resurrection, Abraham, Sarah and baby Isaac, Jacob’s dream, Joseph and his life, Moses’ life, The good Samaritan, and many others.
A few of our secular topics include the following: Magnet exploration, the alphabet, colors, numbers, shapes, Show N’ Tell, seasons and weather, holidays, apples, pumpkins, fire prevention, our bodies – five senses, feelings, dental health, prayer and manners. We also learn about transportation, shadows, opposites, hibernation, community helpers, and recycling. We learn and explore these examples by reading books about the subject, singing songs, flannel boards, art projects and finger plays.
A Few Examples of Cooking and Science
- Creation Dish
- Green Jell-O and gummy bears in a muffin tin. The children will measure, pour, mix and add gummy bears to soft set Jell-O.
- Color Mixing
- Different colors of Jell-O appropriate for color mixing. The children will choose two colors of Jell-O and put them into a small baggie. They will examine the colors they have and then mix them by squeezing the bag to see what color they make.
- Reindeer Snack
- Bread, peanut butter, pretzel sticks and raisins. The children will cut their slice of bread with a plastic knife. They will spread their own peanut butter on the triangle of bread. Place raisins for eyes and pretzel sticks for antlers.
Science/Cooking Covers a Number of Developmental Areas
Example – “Apple Exam”
Physical Development – Fine Motor Skills
- The children are using their fine motor skills to pick the seeds out of the apple.
- The children will be taking turns and have interaction with classmates as we examine apples.
Intellectual – Perceptual
- The children will follow simple directions; count how many apples, count the seeds and sort by color. The children will also be using some of their senses to examine the apple.
- The children will be talking about the apples and characteristics of them. This will lead to learning new words to add to their vocabulary.