Stepping Stones & Pathways Curriculum

Stepping Stones

 

The philosophy of our Stepping Stones program is based on the belief that Kindergarten is an important time of transition for young children. It is the bridge between home, early childhood education, and the primary grades of school. It is a “children’s garden” where young ones, uniquely created in God’s image, are nurtured to think, learn, choose, and grow. Professional Christian educators celebrate the intrinsic worth and value of each child and understand that each brings to the classroom a different set of beliefs, customs, traditions, values, and experiences. It is our goal to guide our Kindergartners into a loving relationship with God so they, through service, may reflect His love to others.

 
Stepping Stones is an integrated program that includes all subject areas with developmentally-appropriate activities designed to meet each individual child’s needs. The curriculum is organized into 10 thematic units with strong spiritual connections. A rich children’s literature base is incorporated into each theme, which are aligned with the elementary Pathways program. Individual units include inquiry-based activities which encourage exploration and discovery.

 

Features

  • Strong spiritual connections – “Making the invisible God visible”
  • A comprehensive, integrated program that includes all subject areas
  • Developmental program designed to meet each individual child’s needs
  • Rich children’s literature base
  • Themes aligned with elementary Pathways program
  • Inquiry-based activities which encourage exploration and discovery
  • Aligned with current research in all domains of development

 

Kindergarten Stepping Stones Books

Theme

Book

Month

Beginnings Off We Go! August
Heroes Let’s Be Friends September
My World & Others Who’s My Neighbor? October
Living Things Deep in the Forest November
Spiritual Journey Giving Gifts December
Friends and Family We are Family January
Environment Brrrr! It’s Cold! February
Personal Feelings and Growth Wonderfully Made March
Yesterday Moving On April
Social Issues and Culture I’m on a Mission! May

 

To learn more about our Stepping Stones Kindergarten Curriculum, please click here.

 


 

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Pathways is a faith-based integrated literacy program for students in grades 1-8 that keys in on the following subjects of emphasis: 

Reading • Writing • Spelling • Handwriting • Word Study • Phonics • Grammar • Vocabulary

 

1st Grade Pathways Books

Theme

Book

Month

Heroes Little Lad September
My World & Others Cactus Hotel October
Living Things Pokey the Runaway Bear November
Spiritual Journey Twice Yours December
Friends and Family The Doorbell Rang January
Environment Will We Miss Them? February
Personal Feelings and Growth Alexander/Terrible…Day March
Yesterday First Flight April
Social Issues and Culture Cleversticks May

 

2nd and 3rd Grade Pathways Books

Theme

Book

Month

Heroes Abe Lincoln’s Hat September
My World & Others Yuki: An Alaskan Adventure October
Living Things Spiders November
Spiritual Journey A Gold Star for Eric December
Friends and Family Buddy, the First Seeing Eye Dog January
Environment Come Back, Salmon February
Personal Feelings and Growth Julius, the Perfectly Pesky Pet Parrot March
Yesterday The Cabin Faced West April
Social Issues and Culture Hellen Keller May

 

4th and 5th Grade Pathways Books

Theme

Book

Month

Heroes Lewis and Clark September
My World & Others Number the Stars October
Living Things First Flight: A Mother Hummingbird’s Story November
Spiritual Journey Shepherd Warrior December
Friends and Family Socks January
Environment There’s An Owl in the Shower February
Personal Feelings and Growth Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio March
Yesterday If You Traveled on the Underground Railroad April
Social Issues and Culture Journey to Jo’burg: A South African Story May

 

6th and 7th Grade Pathways Books

Theme

Book

Month

Spiritual Journey The Bronze Bow September
Yesterday God King October
Heroes Frau Luther November
My World and Others David Livingstone: African Traveler (6th Grade)
Sigi’s Fire Helmet (7th Grade)
December
Environment Try This at Home January
Personal Feeling and Growth Nothing But the Truth February
Friends and Family The Door in the Wall March
Living Things Too Much Salt and Pepper (6th Grade)
Gifts of an Eagle (7th Grade)
April
Social Issues and Culture Esperanza Rising May

 

8th Grade Pathways Books

Theme

Book

Month

Heroes The Unlikeliest Hero September
My World & Others Pilgrim’s Progress October
Living Things Stranger’s in the Land November
Spiritual Journey A Christmas Carol December
Friends and Family Days of Terror January
Environment The Case of the Monkeys Who Fell from the Trees February
Personal Feelings and Growth Song of the Trail March
Yesterday Phineas Gage April
Social Issues and Culture A Single Shard May

 

To learn more about our Pathways Curriculum for students in grades 1-8, please click here.

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