Elementary

SUMMARY

At the elementary level our classes concentrate on gaining basic skills and on mastering essential facts. Our four and five year old kindergarten class is a one or two year program, depending upon the age a child enrolls. Children will be accepted based upon the school’s determination of a child’s readiness. In kindergarten and grades 1st and 2nd, phonics, reading and writing skills, and math are the main subjects taught. Science, history, geography, music , and art are introduced. A weekly music class teaches singing and enjoyable rhythmic activities. The children get to perform in music programs twice a year. Once a week the boys have a sports class while the girls take ballet. There is a ballet recital each spring.


In the 3rd through 6th grades, the subjects are math, English, history and geography, and science. In math, we use the Saxon curriculum. English emphasizes grammar and the reading of classical literature. History and geography are taught from a classical Christian world view. We survey history from biblical to modern times, noting major people, events, and dates. We teach both United States and world geography. In science, we begin the exploration of God’s creation. Art is integrated into various classes. A weekly music class prepares the students for public programs in the winter and spring.


ELEMENTARY SUPPLY LIST

Parents, please go over the supply list and make sure that each day your child comes to class prepared.

All elementary students please bring on the first day of school the following:

  • One roll of paper towels
  • One box of kleenex
  • One package of sanitizing wipes

Kindergarten – Materials supplied by school (please, no backpacks, snacks, or toys except on Show & Tell Day)

1st & 2nd grades –

  • a small to medium sized sturdy backpack
  • school will provide other materials including tablet paper, art supplies, and filled pencil and crayon boxes for each child
  • Please buy and maintain the following at home in order to complete homework:

    • ½” tablet paper, #2 lead pencils, crayons, glue, and scissors
    • 1st grade – addition & subtraction flashcards
    • 2nd grade – addition, subtraction, & multiplication flashcards

3rd & 4th grades –

  • a large, sturdy backpack
  • 2 pk wide ruled notebook paper (this paper will be collected for in-class assignments only, please buy extra for your own work throughout the year)
  • pens – dark blue or black, only (3rd grade optional or erasable)
  • red checking pencil or pen
  • thin markers
  • ruler
  • colored pencils
  • protractor and compass (3rd graders only)
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • crayons
  • pencil bags
  • pencils (students need to come to school each day with at least 3 sharpened pencils)
  • binders will be supplied for the 3rd through 6th grades. Please do not bring any binders from home!

5th & 6th grades-

  • a large, sturdy backpack
  • 2 pk notebook paper (this paper will be collected for in-class assignments only, please buy extra for your own work throughout the year)
  • pencil bags
  • pencils (students need to come to school each day with at least 3 sharpened pencils)
  • ruler, protractor and compass to be used at home
  • binders will be supplied for the 3rd through 6th grades. Please do not bring any binders from home!

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CARPOOL PROCEDURES

Lakewood Presbyterian will begin our carpool pick-up on the first day of school. Please look over the attached map which explains traffic flow and pick-up procedures. This carpool is for pick-up only and mandatory for all elementary students, kindergarten through sixth grade. Families with both elementary and secondary students need to arrange with their secondary children where they will pick them up. If no family arrangements are made, the secondary students will be instructed to stand outside in the front of the building. Here are the procedures:


  • Each family is receiving several 'name' cards. Please place one in each vehicle that is used to pick up your child. They should be placed in the driver side window so the carpool volunteer can clearly see the name.

  • Please follow the times carefully. Carpool will begin at 11:50 and should run until no later than 12:05. Please realize that you are responsible to be in the carpool lane at 11:50. If for some reason you are not able to be in the carpool lane at that time, please ask a friend to pick up your children and hold them until you are able to be there.

  • If someone else is picking up your child and does not have a “name” card. please call the office and let us know who will be picking up your child.

  • If you need to go into the school for some reason, please arrive at school a little early, park in the side lot, and enter the school. You can then pick your child up from the foyer where he will be waiting.

  • If you need to speak to your child’s teacher, please call the school office during school hours and set up an appointment, or email the teacher to do so.


ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SUMMER READING

Entering Kindergarten

  • No required books. Read to your child from a variety of topics to expand his interests.

Entering First Grade (NO BOOK REPORTS DUE)

Beginning Readers:

  • Bob Books
  • Little Bear books by Elise Minarik
  • Dr. Suess books
  • Amelia Bedelia books by Peggy Parish
  • The Real Mother Goose
  • The Little House by Virgina Burton
  • Selected books and activities from Veritas Literature (call the school and leave a message if you would like a packet)

Entering Second Grade

  • Childhood of Famous Americans series (choose any)
  • Encyclopedia Brown books by Donald Sobol
  • Beatrix Potter books
  • The Boxcar Children series by Gertrude Warner
  • Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Wilder
  • The Millers Series by Mildred A. Martin
  • Biographies by INgi & Parin D’ Aulare
  • The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes
  • The Matchbox Gunby Walter D. Edmonds
  • The Courage of Sarah Nobleby Alice Dagliesh

1st & 2nd Grade Book Report Form

Download HERE.

(this is NOT to be used for school year book reports!)

Entering Third & Fourth Grades

  • Mr Popper’s Penguinsby Richard Atwater
  • The Time Machine Illustrated Classic Series (Troll) by H G Wells
  • Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • The Fairy Books by Andrew Lang
  • Charlie and Chocolate Factoryby Roald Dahl
  • Little House series by Laura Wilder
  • Owls in the Familyby Farley Mowat
  • Pinocchioby Carlos Collodi
  • Romona books by Beverly Cleary
  • The Cricket in Times Squareby George Selden
  • The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth Sphere
  • The Wizard of Ozbooks by L. FrankBaum
  • Caddie Woodlawn by Carie Brink
  • Wind in the Willowsby Kennet Grahame
  • A Little Princessby Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Heidiby Johanna Spyri
  • Rosa(Abeka) by Elaine Cunningham
  • Pollyanna by Eleanor Porter
  • The Incredible Journeyby Sheila Burnford
  • Swiss Family Robinsonabridged (Abeka) by Johann Wyss
  • Black Beautyby Anna Sewell
  • The Secret Gardenby Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Flaming Arrows by William Steele
  • Winter Danger by William Steele
  • The Lone Huntby Willian Steele
  • The Buffalo Huntby Willian Steele

3rd & 4th Grade Summer Book Report form

Download HERE.

(may be used for monthly book reports during school year)

Entering Fifth & Sixth Grades

  • Little Woman by Louisa Alcott
  • Little Men by Louisa Alcott
  • Eight Cousins by Louisa Alcott
  • Old Yeller by Fred Gibson
  • Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery
  • Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
  • Red Wall by Brian Jacques
  • Martin the Warrior by Brain Jacques
  • Mossflower by Brian Jacques
  • The Prydian Chronicles by Lloyd Alexander
  • Historical fiction novels by Elizabeth Sphere
  • The Light in the Forest by Conrad Richter
  • The Baronet’s Song by George McDonald
  • At the Bakc of the North Wind by George McDonald
  • Any book from The Farm Mystery Series
  • Any biography (check you public library)

5th & 6th Grade Summer Book Report Form

(this is for the Summer Book Report ONLY!)

Download HERE.


BALLET

To the K4, K5, 1st and 2nd Grade Girls’ Parents:


Ballet Classes will again be on Tuesdays starting the first day of school.


Dance attire is a Black Leotard and Pink Tights and Pink Ballet Shoes. Please have the girls wear their tights to school with their uniforms.


"Miss" Cherrilane will be teaching the classes again this year. Mrs. Blackburn began teaching in 1968 and had Cherrilane School of Dance in Lakewood until 2005 during which time she taught the Robertstad girls and Jessica and Doris Gradle. She has choreographed for Six Flags over Georgia, Six Flags over Texas, Astroworld, Fontana Village, Clayton Community College, JL Long Middle School, Metro Players, and Lyric Stage and is a Life-time member of Dance Educators of America. She is mom to Anabelle in the 9th grade and teaches with Mrs. Robertstad in the 1st/2nd grades.


Contact Info: cell # 214-862-0383, e-mail: zagnut@sprynut.com

SYMPHONY FIELD TRIP FOR 3RD THROUGH 6TH GRADES

Please print and return this form to the school office. Check is required for an NON STUDENT tickets. Student Tickets are covered in the Student Fee.

Download HERE.