Enrolling for 2022-2023 school year. Open house is August 9th. 5:30 to 7:30.pm
High School -
Arts and Humanities:
Some references but not limited to:
Spark by Sara Beth Durst
Teaching with Comics and Other Graphic Novels
I Read it but I don’t Understand it
Understand Basic Chemistry
Chemistry Structures of Life
Chemistry: Matter and Change
The Gray’s Mad Science: Experiments You Can Do At Home-But Probably Shouldn’t
McDougal Littell Algebra 2
Teachers Pay Teachers
Wordly Wise 9
All About Algebra
Wordly Wise 7
Eat Your Way Around the World
Introduction to Food Science
Introduction to Food Science: Water
Fix It! Grammar
Learning Cursive Handwriting Practice Workbook for Teens
Ear, the Eye, and the Arm
Heart of Darkness
A Single Stone
Rabbit Proof Fence
The Girl at Botany Bay
Moonshot Volumes 1-4
Rose Tainted Skies
The Scar Boys
And Then There Were None
Gwendy’s Button Box
A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder
Radium Girls: Graphic Novel
Lessons in Chemistry
The Disappearing Spoon
Shackelton, Antarctic Odyssey
Emperor’s of the Ice
Surviving Antarctica: Reality TV 2038
To Kill A Mockingbird
Proposed Curriculum for Grades 6,7,8
a. Analysis of the works of Robert Louis Stevenson.
ii. The Black Arrow
iii. Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
iv. Poems Volume II
b. Exposure to various genres
i. Historical fiction
iv. Mystery and Adventure
c. Developing skills
i. Citing text evidence and details.
ii. Concepts of theme, topic and main ideas of a text.
iii. Development of the above throughout the story.
iv. Point of view and development of the narrator or speaker.
v. Compare/contrast texts with similar themes in different formats.
vi. Use of inferences to connect the reader to the text.
vii. Discuss interactions of characters and their development.
viii. Vocabulary building through text; using information from text to
ix. Literary devices and why the author chose particular ones to
x. Analyze how modern works of fiction, pull from themes, myths and
characters of ancient works.
xi. Analyze how live and filmed versions of a story stay true or
departs from the original work.
xii. The advantages of different mediums to present information/story.
II. Writing Skills/Grammar Usage
a. Development of writing skills through journaling, letter writing, essays,
research papers and note booking.
b. Explore various writing purposes; persuasion, narratives and informative.
c. Development of structure and style through daily lessons in Modern World
History -Based Writing Lessons by Institute for Excellence in Writing.
d. Focus on consistent use of proper usage in capitalization, punctuation and
e. Establishing a clear thesis statement and supporting claims with evidence
f. Examine formal essays.
g. Focus on drawing a good conclusion and ending.
h. Sentence structure components: noun, verb, adj., adv…
III. Speaking Skills
a. Development of communication skills through discussion groups, projects
b. Formal/informal presentation practice including use of multimedia
components and use of technology.
c. Participation in the Ohio Invention Convention.
d. Participation in sales at the JET Bizarre.
Mathematics: Understanding Pre-Algebra Middle School Mathematics by Terri Husted
I. Review of Skills
a. Family of Numbers
b. Working with Integers
c. Working with Rational Numbers
d. Ratio, Proportion, and Percent
e. Percent Application
f. Daily minute quizzes
II. Introduction of New Skills
a. Algebraic Expressions
b. Equations and Solving Word Problems
c. Inequalities and Applications
d. Understanding Square Roots and Irrational Numbers
e. Two-Dimensional Geometry
f. Understanding Volume and Surface Area
g. Graphing on the Coordinate Plane
h. Transformations and Congruency
i. Understanding Functions
j. Probability and Statistics
Science: Physical Science Concepts in Action by Prentice Hall
I. Earth Science
a. Earth’s Surface
i. Fresh Water
ii. Weathering and Mass Movement
iii. Rock, minerals and soils
iv. Glaciers and Wind
b. Weather and Climate
ii. Sun and Seasons- review
iii. Solar Energy and Wind
iv. Water Cycle
v. Weather patterns
II. Life Science
a. Review of cytology
b. Genetics/ diversity of species and variations of traits.
III. Engineering Process through Participation in Ohio’s Invention Convention
IV. Learning Science through Note booking the Charlotte Mason Method
V. Exploration through Culinary Science and special interest labs.
Geography/History and Social Studies
a. Early civilization: culture, government, economic and religious structure.
b. Multiple tier timelines to show relationships with the rest of the world
c. Focus on the Age of Exploration
d. Biography of James Cook.
e. Tracking weather and climate through a weather quilt project.
f. Cartography, latitude and longitude, Geo-trackers, satellite systems.
g. Political/ environmental factors that cause people and goods to move across
h. Transportation and movement in a country.
i. Culinary study and sampling of foods from Australia
j. Geography Through Art by Sharon Jeffus and Jamie Aramini
k. Trick Geography World by Patty Blackmer; memorization of capitals, bodies
of water, regions etc...
l. Cultural music of the country
m. Cultural exposure through writing a pen-pal in Australia
a. Ancient Egypt and migration of tribes throughout Africa.
b. Multiple tier timelines to show relationships to other empires and times.
c. Explore the advent of the trans-Saharan slave trade and the effects of local
tribes and well as receiving countries.
d. Compare and Contrast major countries of the continent.
e. Study of countries, capitals, land forms and bodies of water of Africa using
above noted book.
f. Culinary study and sampling of foods from different countries.
g. Weather and Climate tracking with project
h. Exposure to artist and art of Africa
i. Cultural music native to Africa and its influence on the world.
a. A Passion for Danger by Francine Jacobs; biography of Fridtjof Nansen.
b. Early explorers of the region
c. People groups and how they adapt.
d. Weather and climate
e. Review of mapping skills.
f. Weather and climate tracking
Physical Education/Health and Safety
a. Basic First Aid instruction.
b. What is a Fitness plan? How to monitor progress
c. Ownership of one’s own health and fitness
II. Physical Education
a. Exploration of different forms of physical exercise.
i. Track and Field
ii. Martial Arts
iii. Simple dances
Fine Arts; Integrated with Geography and History studies
Intended Curriculum Outline
II. Speaking & Listening
IV. Social Studies
VI. Health, First Aid, Fire Prevention, & Safety
VII. Art & Music
List of Textbooks & Other Resources
A. English Language Arts:
*Worldly Wise 3000
*Fix It! Grammar: The Nose Tree Institute for Excellence in Writing
*Structure and Style for Students Institute for Excellence in Writing by Andrew Pudewa
*Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization by Andrew Pudewa
* Community based/ site visit instruction
* Online resources
*Mastering Essential Math Skills by Richard W. Fisher
*Math Mammoth by Maria Miller
*Learn Math Fast System by J.K. Mergens
* Community based/ site visit instruction
* Online resources
C. Social Studies:
*Mark Twain American History 1865-Present Mark Twain Media/Carson-Dellosa Publishing LLC
*United States History 101 1865 - Present Sterling Test Prep
*Community based/ site visit instruction
*Science in the Atomic Age Dr. Jay L. Wile
*Community based/ site visit instruction
E. Art and Music
*American History Through Art by Rich and Sharon Spanish 1Jeffus
F. Health, Safety, and First Aid
*Total Health, Choices for a Winning Lifestyle by Susan Boe
*We will also be listening to various podcasts, TED Talks and watching documentaries on Health, Safety, and First Aid
*Communuty based/ site visit instruction
G. Physical Education
Flag Football, basketball, soccer, volleyball, Gaga ball, softball
Daily outdoor time: walking, running, biking or hiking
Third and Fourth Grade
I. Reading Instruction
A. Decode grade level words with multiple syllables
B. Review of vowels, consonants, blends.
C. Sight words
D. Vocabulary words
E. Spelling words
F. Text comprehension to determine main idea and key details.
G. Focus on reading fluency and comprehension.
H. Read and understand age-appropriate literature with support.
I. Read-aloud, small group instruction, independent reading via choice as well guided reading.
J. Exploring how books are written.
K. Poetry, drama, and prose when writing or speaking.
L. Critical thinking skills
M. Non-fiction, biography, classics, and developmentally appropriate chapter books.
N. Use resources such as dictionaries, thesaurus, and encyclopedias.
A. Sentence writing using proper capitalization and punctuation.
B. Journal Writing
C. Write short research projects.
D. Write vocabulary words with definitions.
E. Writing notes from research.
F. Guided writing activities that are clear, concise and organized.
G. Writing complete sentences with proper punctuation, capitalization and grammar.
H. Understanding the structure of a paragraph
I. Practice handwriting and penmanship weekly, to include cursive.
J. Write opinion, narrative, and informational pieces on a topic with supporting information.
A. Complete sentences: recognizing fragment and run-on sentences.
B. Punctuation (period, comma, question mark, apostrophe, quotation marks.)
C. Listening for correct speech habits and word usage
D. Recognition of nouns, verbs, adjectives, pronouns, and adjectives
E. Synonyms, antonyms, similes, metaphors, common idioms, adages and proverbs
F. Understanding prefixes and suffixes, compound words, rhyming words, singular and
plural nouns, and contractions.
A. Number recognition, counting, and writing up to 10,000
B. Place value through 100,000
C. Addition facts through 18, column addition, up to 4 digits with and without regroupings
D. Subtraction facts through 18, four-digit subtraction with and without regrouping
E. Multiplication facts through 11’s
F. Division facts through 11’s
G. Word problem strategies with all 4 operations
H. Rounding and estimation
I. Counting and problem solving with money
J. Understanding fractions
K. Using a ruler
L. Telling time
M. Finding perimeter
N. Finding area with squares drawn
O. Geometric patterns and figures
P. The calendar
I. Earth & Space Sciences
A. Natural resources
B. Landforms, erosion, weathering, and deposition.
C. Environmental studies on earth and in Ohio.
D. Solar system
F. Earth’s poles, rotation, hemispheres, longitudes and latitudes.
II. Physical Science
A. Changes in states of matter
III. Life & Human Science
A. Plants & Their Parts
B. Gardening and environmental stewardship
C. Animal species and classification
D. Needs of Living Things
E. Observe living organisms and discuss them in detail.
F. Human body anatomy, circulation, respiration, muscular systems.
Social Studies, Civics & History
I. Responsible Citizenship
B. Respect & Responsibility
C. Friendship, Honesty, Working Together, & Sportsmanship
II. World History
A. Ancient times to current
B. Understanding timelines to track global historical events
C. Important and influential people in world history, American and Ohio history
III. American History
A. United States Constitution, Bill of Rights and branches of government
B. Discovering North America, settlers, and pilgrimage.
C. Research wars and battles in U.S history and discuss the issues of both sides
IV. Ohio History
A. Ohio economics
B. Ohio historic timeline
C. Underground railroad
D. Advancements in Ohio technology and the US
E. Biographies of famous Ohioans.
V. Community Economics
A. Working in a Community
B. Earning Money
C. Wants & Needs, Goods & Services
D. Natural Resources, Recycle, Reuse and Renew
E. Producers & Consumers, Supply & Demand
F. Ohio economics as it relates with the US economy.
A. Tools for Geography
B. Map scales and cardinal directions
C. Man Made Structures
D. Landforms and natural wonders.
E. Oceans & Bodies of Water
G. Where We Live
VII. Special Interest studies of Australia (2022/23)
A. A brief overview of the regions of Australia including the country’s flag, capital city, language
spoken, population, land area, currency, religion, art & interesting facts.
Health & Safety
A. Personal hygiene & handwashing
B. Healthy eating/nutrition, and the benefits of having a healthy diet
C. Stretching and an elevated heart rate activity daily
D. Basic first aid
E. Encouraging “I can” statements
F. Fire & tornado safety
A. Drawing and sketching
B. Lessons on historic artists
C. Directional guided and freestyle art projects.
D. Use of a variety of media: paint, colored pencils, markers, chalk, pastels, sculpting, natural materials,
watercolor and canvas.
A. Listening, learning, and singing songs related to subjects of study.
B. Experience classical, instrumental and historical music.
C. Learn rhythms, percussions, and beginning knowledge of written music/notes.
D. Lesson on historic musicians
Textbooks & Other Educational Resources
Abeka History Curriculum
Cursive handwriting diagrams
Penmanship practice materials
World map and map of USA
Various trade books labeled by Guided Reading levels
Use of public library for additional books relevant to studies
Various materials purchased from Teachers Pay Teachers.
Websites, Apps & YouTube Channels:
Crash Course Kids
Teaching Without Frills
First and Second Grade
1. Reading Instruction
a. Phonemic awareness, the importance of syllables, and blends
b. Sight Words
c. Nouns, Pronouns, Collective Nouns, Plural Nouns, Verbs, Irregular Verbs, Adjectives, Adverbs
d. Vowels and Consonants and their role in reading and writing
2. Reading Comprehension
a. Understand characters, plot, settings, and major events
b. Understand the difference between beginning, middle, and end
c. Short stories, tall tales, poems, informative text, personal narratives
d. Comparing and Contrasting text to text and text to other sources
e. Students will be exposed to various read aloud books in both picture book and chapter book format
f. Working on fluency and independence while reading
g. Growing from picture books to chapter books
h. Identifying parts of a book such as title, author, table of contents, etc.
i. Identify synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms
a. Decoding a word
b. Writing a complete sentence
c. Writing a paragraph
d. Write opinion pieces, informative texts, narratives, fiction and non-fiction, journal writing
1. Place value up to 100,000
2. Recognize and write numbers up to 1000
3. Using tallies and other manipulatives to count
4. Introduce graphs
5. Number bonds
6. Telling Time
8. Perimeter and Area
9. Understanding key words to help solve word problems
10. Addition skills
11. Subtraction skills
12. Introduction to Multiplication and Division
13. Identifying currency
14. Counting with money and making change
15. Ordinal Numbers
16. Shapes, vertices, and sides
17. Introduction to Fractions
18. Greater than, Less than, and equal to
1. Animal classification
2. Water study
4. Living vs. Non-Living
5. Habitats and the Food Chain
8. Electricity and Magnets
9. Atomic theory and Newtonian physics
10. Cell theory
2. An introduction to key events in World History
3. An introduction to key events in American History
4. People now and then
5. The importance of historical documents and the role they play in our history
6. An introduction to communities and how cultures guide the dynamics within the community
7. Studying influential people past and present
8. Basic map skills
Health and Safety
1. Basic first aid
2. Basic hygiene
3. An introduction to germs/bacteria
4. School Safety
5. Home Safety
6. Social Emotional Learning and Development
1. Artist Studies
2. Music/Composer Studies
3. Various Art projects to support learning throughout the year
4. Know primary colors and how to mix them into secondary colors
5. Be familiar with the elements of line, shape, texture, space, light and shadow
Textbooks and Other Educational Resources
1. Resources from the environment and library that promote hands-on, child-led learning
2. Living Books
3. Resources from Teachers Pay Teachers
4. World Map
I. English Language Art
A. Phonemic Awareness
C. Sight Words
E. Reading Comprehension
II. Fine Arts
D. Visual Art
A. Numbers and Counting
B. Sorting and Classifying
C. Shapes and Graphs
D. Measuring and Comparing
E. Time and Money
F. Adding and Subtracting
IV. Physical Education
A. Earth Science
2. The moon
3. The sun
4. The stars
B. Physical Science
1. Introduction of the scientific method
C. Life Science
1. Characteristics of living things
2. Environment needed for survival
VI. Social Studies
VII. World Languages and Cultures
A. Exposure to a variety of world languages and cultures through books, internet resources, food, and
Any other previously assured subjects not specified above, except any concept, topic, or practice that is in conflict
with my sincerely held religious beliefs, will be covered utilizing topically appropriate field trips (including
museums, parks, and Ohio history centers), Internet, library resources, and other real-world learning
(7) List of textbooks, correspondence courses, commercial curricula, OR other basic teaching materials that the
parent intends to use for home education. Such list is for informational purposes only:
1. Kindergarten Math with Confidence;
2. First Grade Math with Confidence;
3. Mindset Mathematics: Visualizing and Investigating Big Ideas, Grade K;
4. Gentle Grammar: Level 1;
5. All About Reading Level 1;
6. All About Reading Pre-Reading;
7. Alpha-Phonics, A Primer for Beginning Readers;
8. Teach Reading with Orton-Gillingham;
9. Classic children’s books;
10. Classic Literature;
11. Art Workshop for Children: How to Foster Original Thinking;
12. Modern Art Adventures;
13. Fine Art Adventures;
14. Mudpies to Magnets: A Preschool Science Curriculum;
15. 180 Days of Science: Grade K;
16. Science, Kindergarten: Learn and Explore;
17. Farm Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of Country Life The Curious Parts and Pieces of Country
18. Ocean Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of the World Under the Sea;
19. Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World;
20. History and Science reference books;
21. World Atlas, maps, and globe;
22. Consumable and non-consumable science kits; and
23. Consumable and non-consumable school supplies.
Please schedule a meeting with us for information regarding Preschool and Kindergarten