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: Guided reading of children's classics, including The Red Pony, biographies, short stories, non-fiction, myths, comprehension and interpretation with daily spelling, vocabulary; discussion of descriptive, narrative writing and poetry writing, focusing on the planning and outlining of an essay; discussion of diagramming simple, compound and complex sentences with emphasis on punctuation and a review of the parts of speech.
Math: Math skill review with standard form, exponential form, factors, equalities and inequalities, variables and formulas, prime factorization, square roots, estimating, order of operations, decimals, geometry, the metric system and percents.
Science: Focus on the scientific method, with study of elementary physics, solids, liquids, gases, heat magnetism, atoms, electricity, engines, inertia, fire, weather, photosynthesis, composting experiment, friction, sound and environmental issues. Health and personal hygiene.
Social Science: The study of maps, climate, landforms, vegetation, minerals, rivers, and economy as they are found in Europe, the former Soviet Union, Oceania, Antarctica, Australia, New Zealand, North America, South America, India and Asia.
Fine Arts: This study includes the art of the theatre, music appreciation with a look at great musicians including Haydn, Bach, Rimsky-Korsakov, Mozart, Gershwin, Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Beethoven, and Tchaikovsky. Also includes art appreciation of great artists, including Michelangelo, Monet, O'Keeffe, Rembrandt, Cassatt , John Singer Sargent, and Leonardo da Vinci.
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