Each Clayborn Hall grade consists of twenty-eight sets of lessons and seven examinations. A report card is issued following each test and upon completion of each grade. Each set of lessons contains the equivalent of five chapters from five separate text books on five different subjects. At Clayborn Hall, you will have no additional books, CDs, or tapes to purchase. Permanent grade records are maintained, and grade transcripts are provided. Clayborn Hall lessons adhere to the Federally Suggested Guidelines for Education.
Your child will learn. . .
Language Arts: Improving comprehension and reading using Romeo and Juliet, Oliver Twist, The Secret Garden, Animal Farm, The Diary of Anne Frank, poetry, myths, phrases, sayings and other adventure and mystery classics. Studying daily vocabulary , commonly misspelled words, how to write original compositions, reports, poetry, friendly and business letters including sentence structure, parts of speech, and research skills.
Math: Studying math skills, including place value, estimation, properties, division, decimals, fractions, reciprocals, expressions, exponents, exponent notation, order of operations, frequency tables, adding and subtracting units of time, percent, introduction to geometry, integers, and coordinate graphing.
Science: Examining the classifying of life forms, reproduction, heredity, genetics, matter, space, light, sound, energy sources, body systems, crust history, electricity, chemistry and plant reproduction including health and personal hygiene. Introducing scientists.
Social Science: Studying maps with focus on vegetation, minerals, demographics, weather and economy of Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands. Examining ancient history, civilizations of Egypt, Greece, Southwest Asia, Rome, Europe, the Middle Ages, the revolutions of Latin America, the discovery of America, the industrial revolution, the British Empire, missionaries, explorers, World War I, the depression, World War II, and the twentieth century.
Fine Arts: Studying the musical keyboard, chords, patterns in music with musicians including Aaron Copland, Mozart, Gershwin, Joplin, Berlin, and Chopin. Looking at the visual arts and the artists including Tanner, Homer, van Gogh, Monet, Rodin, Kandinsky, Munch, Picasso, Mondrian, Hopper, Wyeth, and Frank Lloyd Wright. Examining dance with Stravinsky's Rite of Spring.
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