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Curriculum Lower Campus

Core Subjects

At Makua Lani Christian Academy, we provide a comprehensive education from Pre-Kindergarten through seventh grade.  Our school is directed and staffed by qualified teachers.  All grades receive instruction in PE, Vocal Music, Arts and Crafts, and Japanese language. 

Students are taught in traditional classrooms, using primarily ABEKA materials.  This program features the following:

1. Phonics-based reading, beginning at the Pre-Kindergarten grade level. 

2. Christian truths and values integrated in the curriculum through challenging academic work.

3. A system of directed teaching methods that allows individual differences within a structured program.

4. Curriculum which is up-to-date, attractive, and free of humanism

5. An eclectic approach gives our teachers the ability and freedom to use their creativity to enhance the learning process under the direct supervision of the director. 

 

Pre-K (4 yr old):
  • Reading Program: ABEKA Language Arts
  • Phonics
  • Poetry
  • Arithmetic Readiness and numbers
  • Bible Instruction
  • Art and crafts
  • Handwriting
Kindergarten:
  • Reading Programs: Sing, Spell, Read and Write complemented with ABEKA Book Christian Reading Series
  • Phonics: drill and sentences
  • Arithmetic: number recognition, counting, addition facts
  • History
  • Science
  • Bible Instruction
  • Poetry memorizaiton
First Grade:
  • Reading: ABEKA Book Christian Reading Series
  • Phonics: drill and word analysis skills
  • Writing: spelling, writing words and sentences
  • Arithmetic: emphasis on addition, subtraction, introduction to simple tables of fractions.
  • History
  • Science
  • Bible instruction
  • Poetry memorization
Second Grade:
  • Reading: many books, including ABEKA Book Christian Readers
  • Phonics: drill work and word analysis skills
  • Language Arts: writing, vocabulary building, cursive writing, punctuation, capitalization, usage, alphabetizing
  • Arithmetic: addition, subtraction, introduction to multiplication, division, estimation, metrics, Roman numerals, and fractions
  • History
  • Science
  • Bible instruction
  • Poetry memorization

 Third Grade:

  • Reading: ABEKA Book Christian readers and other books. 
  • Language Arts: grammar, punctuation, penmanship, spelling, vocabulary, poetry, and study skills
  • Arithmetic: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, combinations, story problems, place value, estimation, English and metric systems, time, graphs, averaging, fractions, geometric shapes
  • History
  • Science
  • Bible instruction

 

 

 Fourth Grade:
  • Reading: character building stories, vocabulary, comprehensive and speed reading
  • Language Arts: grammar and usage, composition, spelling
  • Artithmetic: drill in speed and accuracy in the four arithmetic processes, multiplication, and division of of 2-digit numbers, fractions, measurements, Roman numerals, equations, scale drawings, etc. 
  • History
  • Science
  • Bible instruction
 Fifth Grade:
  • Reading: character building novels, speed reading, and book reports
  • English: grammar and usage, creative writing, library research projects, speech and study skills
  • History
  • Geography and Science
  • Arithmetic: drill in speed and accuracy in the four arithmetic processes, decimals, word problems, fractions, measurements, equations, graphs, geometric shapes, perimeters, area.
  • Bible instruction
  • Poetry memorization

 Sixth & Seventh grades

  • Reading: novels, book reports, short story exploration
  • English: recognition of the eight parts of speech and usage, inclusive grammar review, creative writing, expository writing, speech, spelling, vocabulary develoment, research, journals
  • Arithmetic: basic operations, English an dmetric systems, factoring, fractions, decimals, percents, graphs, geometry, pre-algebra, negative numbers, powers, roots
  • History
  • Science
  • Health
  • Bible instruction