The ABeka Curriculum provides a more traditional approach to teaching Academic skills and Biblical concepts to the children at NorthRidge.
ABeka’s proven approach to teaching helps teachers teach and students learn. it begins with the traditional philosophy of education. This teacher-directed framework empowers teachers to focus childrens’ attention on the material they need to learn–in a context and sequence that will help them learn it best.
ABeka makes learning numbers fun by giving toddlers large, simple pictures to color while counting objects and recognizing other simple concepts. While learning numbers, shapes, pairs, and opposites, children also develop skills such as counting to ten, hand-eye coordination, coloring, and listening, along with thinking and reasoning.
Three-year-olds are already capable of learning so many things! ABeka enhances knowledge of shapes, pairs, opposites, numbers 1–15, sequence of events, senses, seasons, weather, animals, countries, transportation, dot-to-dot, coloring, thinking and reasoning skills, listening skills, and more!
You want your child to enjoy reading. But, before he starts reading, he needs to learn the letters and their sounds. A special animal friend introduces each new letter to help children recognize the letter as well as learn that letter’s sound. Review is accomplished through small projects based on each letter. Activities include tracing practice and using finger paint, glue, and crayons. Your child will look forward to learning his ABCs!
Writing is one of the most important skills your child will use throughout his life. ABeka teaches the key foundational blocks for writing, while reinforcing phonics concepts. Children practice correct formations of alphabets, blends, and 1-vowel words, while remembering how to pronounce them. Coloring projects are included for extra fun after the writing lesson has been completed.
Children are introduced to basic phonics and numbers skills while in K4. We use age-appropriate, colorful exercises to help children count to 20 and read one-vowel and two-vowel words. Using blend ladders and coloring exercises, children will learn to recognize letters and the sounds that they make as well as how to count and recognize a specific number of objects. With coloring, matching, dot-to-dot, and tracing exercises, we give your child a firm understanding of reading and numbers.
We also use short readers that start with basic vowel and consonant sounds and graduate into complete words and sentences. Children learn how to build words by combining consonant and vowel sounds. These readers use one-vowel words, colorful pictures, and review exercises to engage your child as he learns to read!
We love learning about Jesus! With all the wonderful stories children learn in the Bible, ABeka provides children hands-on activities to help remember and reinforce what they have learned. By spending quality time with your child during the Bible lesson and providing fun activities afterward, children look forward to learning about Jesus every day!