Philosophy

New Life Christian School provides parents and students like you in the Basin area with a Christ-based education. We do not aim to oppose or compete with public education; our philosophy of education rests upon the foundation of spiritual, eternal values, which cannot be addressed by public schools. We bear the responsibility of assisting in the development of God-consciousness in you, and we seek to integrate all subjects with Biblical principles.

New Life Christian School recognizes that there are variations in motivation, aptitude, and achievement in individuals. Therefore, you will experience the benefit of an educational program adapted to your capacity to learn. We encourage you to develop your mind, your social skills, and your occupational competencies to the fullest extent.

Learning is recognized as growth; therefore our educational environment is designed to stimulate your continued growth. The philosophy of NEW LIFE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL affirms the development of thinking skills so you can better cope with life circumstances rather than being intimidated by them. Armed with thinking skills, you will become aware of God’s hand in human culture and civilization and you will be able to evaluate the past to understand the present, and intelligently plan for the future.

The educational program of NEW LIFE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL is intended to serve your spiritual needs and the ideals of liberty, justice, and the pursuit of academic excellence. We endeavor to provide an environment so that you may prepare for your highest fulfillment as an individual and as a responsible member of our free society.

In Christ are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

Colossians 2:3

Elementary School Standards

Kindergarten

Reading

Phonics
  • Understand and apply phonological and phonemic awareness.
  • Apply understanding of phonics.
  • Apply vocabulary strategies for grade-level text.
  • Knows common sight words appropriate to grade-level.
Comprehension
  • Understand how to ask questions about text.
  • Understand that some parts of the text are more important than others.
  • Understand story sequence.
  • Reads a variety of material for different purposes.
  • Understand how readers choose books.

Writing

Writing Process
  • Uses pictures and talk for thinking about and planning writing.
  • Produces a draft of words, captions and/or sentences.
  • Follows a writing process: Prewrite, Draft, Revise, Edit, Publish. 
Writing in Different Forms
  • Demonstrates understanding that writing has different purposes.
Traits of Effective Writing
  • Develops ideas, selects a topic, and adds details.
  • Understands that writing is organized around one topic.
  • Uses phonemes and letter knowledge in phonetic spelling.
  • Applies capitalization and end-mark rules.

Math

Number and Operations
  • Counts objects and orders numbers.
  • Joins and separates sets to model addition and subtraction.
Algebra
  • Copies, extends, describes and creates simple repetitive patterns.
  • Learns to solve problems and discuss how to solve a problem.
Geometry/Measurement
  • Names, sorts, matches, and locates two and three-dimensional geometric figures.
  • Describes the location of objects in space relative to other objects.
  • Makes comparisons using measurable attributes such as length, weight and capacity.

Science

Physical Science
  • Explains that objects are made of different types of materials with properties that can be observed and used to sort things into different groups.
Life Science
  • Describe the unique structures of plants and animals and how these structures help meet their basic needs for life.
  • Describe how the environmental conditions of a habitat affect plants and animals.
Processes, Systems, Inquiry, Application
  • Describes the part-whole relationship in a system.
  • Plans and carries out scientific investigation.

Social Studies

Civics
  • Understands the purpose of rules in the classroom and school.
Social Studies Skills
  • Evaluates the fairness of one's point of view.
  • Understands how to ask questions about the classroom and school community.
  • States own viewpoints and listens to viewpoints of others.

Bible

  • Understand biblical truths that emphasize God's loving care.
  • Understand God made my world
  • Grow in my relationship with God
    • listening
    • faithfulness
    • obedience
    • courage
    • thanksgiving
  • Experience Old Testament story survey
  • Memorize weekly memory verses.

First Grade

Reading

Phonics
  • Understands and uses different skills to read: word recognition, vocabulary and phonics.
  • Understand and apply phonological awareness and phonemic awareness.
  • Apply understanding of phonics.
  • Apply vocabulary strategies grade-level text.
  • Know common sight words appropriate to grade-level.
Oral Reading Fluency
  • Applies fluency to enhance comprehension.
Comprehension
  • Understand how to use questioning when reading.
  • Understands how to use prior knowledge.
  • Understand how to read for information.
  • Understand how readers choose books.

Writing

Writing Process
  • Understands and uses a writing process: prewrite, draft, revise, edit, publish.
Writing in Different Forms
  • Understands there is more than one form/genre of writing.
Traits of Effective Writing
  • Organizes multiple sentences on one topic showing beginning, middle and ending.
  • Understands sentence fluency.
  • Understands and applies spacing and directionality; writes legibly.
  • Applies capitalization rules and punctuation rules.
  • Analyzes and evaluates their writing and others.

Math

Number and Operations
  • Counts, classifies, compares and orders numbers.
  • Adds and subtracts numbers to 10 fluently.
  • Groups numbers by tens and ones.
  • Applies and explains strategies to compute addition facts and related subtraction facts for sums equal to 18, including uses of fact families.
 Algebra
  • Recognizes, extends and creates number patterns.
Geometry/Measurement
  • Sorts, compares, and contrasts two- and three dimensional geometric figures using attributes.
Reasoning, Problem Solving, and Communication
  • Solves problems in addition, subtraction, and number concepts and uses a variety of problem solving strategies.

Science

Physical Science
  • Describes the properties of liquids and solids.
  • Earth and Space Science
  • Observes, compares and predicts the weather.
  • Life Science
Describes the basic structures and needs of plants.
  • Describes the life cycle of plants.
  • Classifies living and non-living things into groups with similar features.
Processes, Systems, Inquiry, Application
  • Describes the part-whole relationship in a system and explains the outcome when various objects are taken apart.
  • Plans and carries out scientific investigations to answer questions about the natural world.
  • Uses a variety of tools and materials to solve problems.

Social Studies

Civics
  • Understands the key ideals of justice and fairness within the context of the classroom community.
Economics
  • Understands that when individuals and families make choices about meeting their needs and wants, something is gained and something is given up.
Geography
  • Understands that the way families live is shaped by the environment.
History
  • Understands and creates family timelines to show events in a sequential manner.
Social Studies Skills
  • Understands how questions are used to find out information.
  • Uses texts and visuals to identify the main ideas or key details to study family life.
  • Engages in discussions to learn about how families live around the world.

Bible

  • Understand biblical truths that emphasize God's relationship to people.
  • Understanding of Biblical themes relating to:
    • faithfulness
    • judgement
    • trust
    • repentance
    • thanksgiving
    • prayer
    • compassion
    • love
    • servanthood
  • Memorize weekly memory verses.

Second Grade

Reading

Phonics
  • Applies understanding of phonics.
  • Apply vocabulary strategies grade-level text.
  • Knows common sight words appropriate to grade-level.
Oral Reading Fluency
  • Applies fluency to enhance comprehension.
Comprehension
  • Demonstrates reading comprehension on grade level text.
  • Applies comprehension monitoring strategies before, during and after reading: by using prior knowledge.
  • Applies comprehension monitoring strategies before, during and after reading: predicts and infers.
  • Expands comprehension by analyzing, interpreting and synthesizing information.
  • Understand story sequence.
  • Understands story elements.
  • Understands information gained from reading to perform a specific task.

Writing

Writing Process
  • Understands use of a writing process: pre-write,draft,revise, edit, publish.
  • Produces a draft of multiple sentences or several paragraphs over time.
  • Revises text by adding and deleting words and phrases.
  • Publishes own writing.
  • Understands writing for different purposes and audiences.
Traits of Effective Writing
  • Organizes multiple sentences on one topic showing beginning, middle and ending.
  • Uses variety of words.
  • Uses more than one type of sentence structure.
  • Spells words appropriate for the grade level accurately, with challenging words spelled phonetically.
  • Applies usage rules.

Math

Number and Operations
  • Writes and renames numbers using place value.
  • Adds and subtracts two digit numbers efficiently and accurately and explains why their procedure works.
  • Recalls addition and related subtraction facts for sums through 20.
Algebra
  • Able to use estimation to make answers reasonable.
Geometry/Measurement
  • Determines the value of collections of coins up to $1.00.
  • Uses analog and digital clocks to tell time to the minute.
  • Estimates and measures length using both U.S. Customary and metric units and tools.
Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability
  • Collects, organizes, represents and interprets data in bar graphs and picture graphs.
  • Reasoning, Problem Solving and Communication
  • Solves problems involving two and three dimensional geometric figures.
  • Solves problems in addition, subtraction, and measurement, uses a variety of problem solving strategies, and verifies solutions.

Science

Physical Science
  • Explains the relationship between forces and motion of objects.
Earth and Space Science
  • Describes the properties of materials and uses these properties to sort earth materials.
Life Science
  • Describes the life cycle of various plants and animals.
  • Describes how habitats support life.
Processes, Systems, Inquiry, Application
    • Explains how parts of a system are connected and work together.
    • Uses observation to carry out investigations on different topics.
    • Uses tools and materials to design and build something.

    Social Studies

    Civics
    • Understands and applies knowledge of government, law and politics.
    • Understands citizenship.
    Economics
    • Understands the basic elements of a community's economic system, including producers, distributors, and consumers of goods and services.
    Geography
    • Understands and applies basic mapping elements such as symbols, compass rose, labels and a key to read and construct maps that display information about neighborhoods or local communities.
    • Understands the physical characteristics of places in the community.
    • Understands that people in communities affect the environment as they meet their needs and wants.
    History
    • Understands and creates timelines for events in a community to show how the present is connected to the past.
    Social Studies Skills
    • Engages in discussions to learn about different points of view on issues.

    Bible

    • Understand and apply character traits of various people in the bible.
    • Understand Old Testament themes of:
      • obedience
      • service
      • thanksgiving
      • trust
      • humility
      • loyality
    • Understand and apply Jesus examples of :
      • compassion
      • mercy
      • faith
    • Memorize weekly bible verses

    Third Grade

    Reading

    Comprehension of Literary and Informational Text
    • Apply vocabulary strategies grade-level text.
    • Understands and applies content/academic vocabulary critical to the meaning of the text.
    • Applies fluency to enhance comprehension.
    • Uses theme, main idea, and supporting details in grade-level informational/expository text and/ or literary/ narrative text to expand comprehension.
    • Uses comprehension monitoring strategies before, during and after reading: predicts and infers.
    • Understand story elements.
    • Understands how to draw conclusions and gives a response to informational/expository text and literary/narrative text.
    • Understands the difference between fact and opinion.

    Writing

    Writing Process
    • Uses a writing process: pre-write, draft, revise, edit, publish to produce 4 or more paragraph writing.
    Writing In a Variety of Forms for Different Audiences and Purposes
    • Demonstrates understanding of different purposes for writing.
    Traits of Effective Writing
    • Analyzes ideas, selects topic, adds detail and elaborates.
    • Organizes writing with a beginning, middle, and ending.
    • Uses language appropriate for a specific audience and purpose.
    • Uses complete sentences in writing.

    Math

    Number and Operations
    • Applies place value concepts to large numbers.
    • Adds and subtracts multi-digit numbers efficiently and accurately.
    • Represents and explains multiplication and division strategies.
    • Applies and explains strategies to compute multiplication facts to 10 X 10 and the related division facts, including use of their fact families.
    • Compares, orders, and represents fractions in different ways.
    Algebra
    • Demonstrates knowledge of fractions through comparing and ordering. 
    Geometry/Measurement
    • Identifies and uses lines, line segments, and angles in quadrilaterals.
    • Measures, calculates, and solves problems with perimeters of quadrilaterals.
    • Estimates, measures and compares weight, mass and capacity using U.S. Customary and metric units and tools.
    Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability
    • Organizes and interprets data using a variety of graphs.
    • Reasoning, Problem Solving and Communication
    • Solves problems with core mathematical concepts.
    • Makes generalizations about processes and applies those generalizations to similar problems.

    Science

    Physical Science
    • Identify different forms of energy.
    Earth and Space Science
    • Understands shadows help trace movement of the sun.
    • Observe and records weather and it's changes.
    Life Science
    • Describes life cycles of plants and animals and how they are similar and different.
    • Observes how plants and animals change over time.
    Processes, Systems, Inquiry, Application
    • Explains how parts of a system are connected and work together.
    • Uses observation from scientific investigations and models to answer questions about the natural world.
    • Designs a solution to a simple problem using tools.

    Social Studies

    Civics
    • Understands and applies knowledge of government, law, politics and how decisions are made.
     Economics
    • Understands and analyzes the costs and benefits of people's decisions to move and relocate to meet their needs and wants.
    Geography
    • Understands and applies how maps and globes are used to display the regions of North America in the past and present.
    • Able to locate and label the locations of the fifty states within the regions of the U.S.   
    • Explains that learning about the geography of North America helps us understand cultures from around the world.  
    History
    • Understands how contributions made by various cultural groups have shaped the history of the community and world.
    Social Studies Skills
    • Engages in discussions that attempt to answer questions about cultural similarities and differences.

    Bible

    • Understand bible truths through the study of the life of Christ, early church and missions of Paul.
    • Investigate the following themes:
      • trinity
      • divinity
      • growing in faith
      • wisdom
      • forgiveness
      • stewardship
      • perseverance
    • Sequences the events of Jesus life
    • Memorize a weekly memory verse

    Fourth Grade

    Reading

    Comprehension of Literary and Informational Text
    • Understands and applies new vocabulary.
    • Applies fluency to enhance comprehension.
    • Determines importance using theme, main idea, and supporting details in grade-level informational/expository text and/ or literary/ narrative text to increase comprehension.
    • Predicts and infers from grade level informational/expository text and/or literary/narrative text to increase comprehension.
    • Applies comprehension strategies during and after reading: summarizes grade-level informational/expository text and literary/narrative text.
    • Understands sequence in informational/expository text and literary/narrative text.
    • Understand story elements.
    • Understands and analyzes the relationship between and among informational/expository text and literary/narrative text.
    • Analyzes the author's purpose for and style of writing both in informational/expository and literary narrative text.

    Writing

    Writing Process
    • Uses a writing process: pre-write, draft, revise, edit, publish to produce 4 or more paragraph writing.
    • Produces more than one draft of multiple paragraphs.
    • Applies understanding of editing appropriate for grade level.
    • Publishes in more than one format for specific audiences and purposes.
    Traits of Effective Writing
    • Analyzes ideas, selects a narrow topic, and elaborates using specific details and/or examples.
    • Organizes writing using a logical organizational structure.
    • Uses a variety of sentences.
    • Applies usage rules.

    Math

    Number and Operations
    • Multiples two- and three- digit numbers efficiently and accurately.
    • Recalls multiplication facts through 10 X 10 and the related division facts.
    • Determines common factors and multiples of numbers.
    • Represents, compares, and orders fractions (including mixed numbers) and decimals.
    • Understands the relationship between fractions and decimals.
    Algebra
    • Represents an unknown quantity in simple expressions, equations and inequalities using letter boxes, and other symbols.
    Geometry/Measurement
    • Uses appropriate units, tools and strategies, to determine perimeter and area of rectangles.
    • Solves problems using familiar unit conversions, including time, within either the U.S. Customary or metric system.
    Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability
    • Describes sets of data using median, mode, and range.
    • Finds simple probabilities and displays and interprets results of probability experiments.
    Reasoning, Problem Solving and Communication
    • Solves problems with core mathematical concepts, makes strategic decisions that lead to reasonable solutions, and explains the reasoning behind those decisions.
    • Makes generalizations about processes and applies those generalizations to similar problems.

    Science

    Physical Science
    • Explains that energy can be transferred from one location to another and transformed from one form to another.
    • Explains the requirements of a circuit that allows an electrical devise to work.
    • Identifies different properties of matter.
    Earth and Space Science
    • Explains the water cycle and processes involved in the water cycle.
    • Identifies places in space and identifies materials of the earth: soil, rock, etc.
    Life Science
    • Describes the interdependence of plants, animals and non-living resources in an ecosystem/environment.
    Processes, Systems, Inquiry, Application
    • Explains a system in terms of a subsystem.
    • Plans, carries out, and communicates the results of a scientific investigation, when given the research question.
    • Illustrates a simple model of a scientific concept and compares the model to the system represented.

    Social Studies

    Civics
    • Understands that governments are organized into local, state, tribal and national levels.
    Economics
    • Understands and analyzes the costs and benefits of people's decisions to move and relocate to meet their needs and wants.
    Geography
    • Constructs and uses maps to explain movement of people.
    History
    • Understands and creates timelines to show how historical events are organized into time periods, and eras.
    • Understands that there are multiple perspectives regarding the interpretations of historical events and creates an historical account using multiple sources.
    Social Studies Skills
    • Creates and uses a research question to conduct research on an issue or event.
    • Draws clear, well-reasoned conclusions and provides explanations that are supported by artifacts and/or primary sources in a paper or presentation.

    Bible

    • Understand basic doctrines of the church
    • Use Bible study tools to increase knowledge of the Bible
    • Affirm salvation through faith in Jesus alone.
    • Understanding of the trinity, holy spirit indwelling in believers.
    • Understanding of God's final judgement.
    • Practice daily prayer and Bible reading to grow their faith.
    • Learn how to share good news of the gospel.
    • Memorize weekly bible verses.

    Fifth Grade

    Reading

    Comprehension of Literary and Informational Text
    • Applies a variety of strategies to comprehend words and ideas in complex text.
    • Determines importance by using theme, main idea, and supporting details in grade-level informational/expository text and/ or literary/ narrative text to improve comprehension.
    • Able to predict and infer from grade level text.
    • Applies comprehension strategies to understand fiction, non-fiction, informational text, and task-oriented text.
    • Able to summarizes grade-level informational/expository text and literary/narrative text.
    • Applies understanding of printed and electronic text features to locate information and comprehend text.
    • Understands and analyzes story elements.
    • Applies understanding of text organizational structures.

    Writing

    Writing Process
    • Uses a writing process: pre-write, draft, revise, edit, publish to produce 4 or more paragraph writing.
    Writing in a Variety of Forms for Different Audiences and Purposes
    • Demonstrates understanding of different purposes for writing.
    • Uses a variety of forms/genres.
    Traits of Effective Writing
    • Analyzes ideas, selects a narrow topic, and elaborates using specific details and/or examples.
    • Uses an effective organizational structure.
    • Applies punctuation rules.

    Math

    Number and Operations
    • Divides multi- digit numbers efficiently and accurately.
    • Solves single- and multi- step word problems involving multi-digit division and verifies solutions.
    • Adds and Subtracts fractions and decimals.
    • Solves problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions and decimals and verifies solutions.
    Algebra
    • Writes simple algebraic expressions to describe patterns and represent simple situations.
    • Evaluates simple algebraic expressions and solves simple equations.
    Geometry/Measurement
    • Identifies, describes, and classifies triangles and quadrilaterals and determines perimeters and areas of triangles and parallelograms.
    Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability
    • Constructs and interprets graphs and data.
    • Finds mean of a data set.
    Reasoning, Problem Solving and Communication
    • Solves problems with core mathematical concepts, makes strategic decisions that lead to reasonable solutions, and explains the reasoning behind those decisions.
    • Makes generalizations about processes and applies those generalizations to simple problems.

    Science

    Physical Science
    • Uses tools to measure the quantities of force, time and distance.
    • Explains how heat, light, sound and electrical energy are generated and can be transferred.
    Earth and Space Science
    • Explains how water shapes landforms.
    Life Science
    • Understanding of how ecosystems change and how that change affects plants and animals.
    Processes, Systems, Inquiry, Application
    • Describes a system and the variables that might affect the system.
    • Given a research question, plans, conducts, and communicates the findings of a scientific investigation.
    • Distinguishes similarities and differences between a model and an object, event, system or process of the natural world.
    • Designs and tests technological solutions to meet a human need or want.

    Social Studies

    Civics
    • Understands the key ideas of liberty and patriotism as outlined in the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, and other fundamental documents.
    • Understands the organization of the United States government.
    • Understands that civic participation involves being informed about how public issues are related to rights and responsibilities.
    Economics
    • Understands that people make choices between wants and needs and evaluate the outcomes.
    • Understands how economic systems function.
    Geography
    • Constructs and uses maps to show and analyze information about European settlement in the Americas.
    • Understands human interactions with the environment.
    History
    • Uses History to understand the past, present and plan for the future.
    Social Studies Skills
    • Research multiple perspectives to take a position on a public or historical issue in a paper or presentation.

    Bible

    • Investigate Old Testament stories that emphasize choices and consequences.
    • Understanding of trust and trials through Old Testament stories and how to apply them to their own lives.
    • Through understanding of Moses intercession for the Israelites students learn that:
      • God honors faith
      • prayer is powerful
      • Christ followers must choose
    • Understand applying God's word is the foundation to wise living.
    • Memorize weekly Bible verses.

    Middle School Standards

    Sixth Grade

    Reading

    Comprehension of Literary and Informational Text
    • Understands and applies vocabulary critical to the meaning of the text.
    • Applies comprehension strategies before, during and after reading: Determine importance using theme, main idea, and supporting details in grade-level informational/expository text and/ or literary/ narrative text.
    • Applies comprehension to predicts and infer from grade level text.
    • Summarizes grade-level informational/expository text and literary/narrative text.
    • Understands and analyzes story elements.
    • Analyzes informational/expository text and literary/narrative text for similarities and differences and cause and effect relationships.
    • Applies the skills of drawing conclusions, providing a response, and expressing insights about informational/expository text and literary/narrative text.
    • Evaluates books and authors to share common literary experiences.

    Writing

    Writing Process
    • Uses a writing process: pre-write, draft, revise, edit, publish to produce 4 or more paragraph writing.
    • Publishes in a format that is appropriate for specific audiences and purposes.
    Writing in a Variety of Forms for Different Audiences and Purposes
    • Demonstrates understanding of different purposes for writing.
    Traits of Effective Writing
    • Uses an effective organizational structure.
    • Applies understanding that different audiences and purposes affect writer's choice.
    • Uses a variety of sentences.
    Evaluates Writing and Setting Goals
    • Analyzes and evaluates own writing using established criteria.

    Math

    Number and Operations
    • Multiples and divides fractions and decimals with understanding.
    • Fluently and accurately computes with non-negative fractions and decimals.
    Algebra
    • Evaluates linear expressions with variables, non-negative whole numbers, fractions, and decimals through substitution and the use of algebraic properties (associative, commutative, and distributive properties) and the order of operations.
    • Solves one-step linear equations and verifies their solution.
    • Represents percentages visually and numerically, and converts between the fractional, decimal and percent representations of a number.
    Geometry/Measurement
    • Explains the relationship between the circumference and diameter of a circle and is able to determine the circumference and area of circles.
    • Using 2-dimensional nets and formulas, finds the surface area and volume for prisms and cylinders and describe how scale factor changes affect these attributes.
    Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability
    • Understanding of ratios and rates.
    Reasoning, Problem Solving and Communication
    • Represents, solves, verifies, and communicate solutions to percent, probability, surface area, and volume problems involving non-negative whole numbers, fractions and decimals.

    Science

    Physical Science
    • Measure, record and calculate the average speed of an object.
    • Understanding of inertia. Understanding behind the atomic nature of matter.
    • Describe how energy and matter interact in various settings.
    Earth and Space Science
    • Understanding of the solar system and cycles of the earth.
    • Explains how current landforms observed today provide evidence of past geological processes.
    Life Science
    • Describes the role of a cell and its parts in living organisms and explains how scientists use cells to classify living things.
    • Understand how organisms operate as a system.
    Processes, Systems, Inquiry, Application
    • Describes a system and analyzes interactions of components within the system.
    • Plans, carries out, analyzes and communicates the findings of a scientific investigation.
    • Creates a model of scientific concept and explains the benefits and limitations of the model.

    Social Studies

    Civics
    • Understands a variety of forms of government from the past or present.
    • Analyzes how societies have interacted with one another in the past or present.
    Economics
    • Understands the production, distribution, and consumption of goods, services and resources in societies from the past or in the present.
    Geography
    • Identifies the location of places and regions in the world and understands their physical and cultural characteristics.
    • Understands and analyzes how the environment has affected people and how people have affected the environment in the past or present.
    • Understands the characteristics of cultures in the world from the past or in the present.
    History
    • Understands and analyzes how cultures and cultural groups in ancient civilizations contributed to world history.
    Social Studies Skills
    • Understands and applies reasoning skills to conduct research and evaluate positions.

    Bible

    • Understanding and application of scripture through studies in the New Testament.
    • Gain knowledge in:
      • Salvation
      • Stewardship
      • Servanthood
      • Relationships to God and others
      • Listening to God
      • Evangelism through the study of the Gospels.
    • Understand that the New Testament represents a new covenant.
    • Demonstrate a willingness to follow Christ and put others before themselves through the study of Acts and Romans.
    • Study Paul's teachings and gain knowledge and skill in living a Godly life.
    • Practice forgiveness and restoration.
    • Assess spiritual growth as they review major concepts in the New Testament.
    • Memorize weekly Bible verses.

    Seventh Grade

    Reading

    Comprehension of Literary and Informational Text
    • Understands and applies vocabulary critical to the meaning of the text.
    • Applies comprehension strategies before, during and after reading:
    • Determine importance using theme, main idea, and supporting details in grade-level informational/expository text and/ or literary/ narrative text.
    • Applies comprehension to predicts and infer from grade level text.
    • Summarizes grade-level informational/expository text and literary/narrative text.
    • Understands and analyzes story elements.
    • Analyzes informational/expository text and literary/ narrative text for similarities and differences and cause and effect relationships.
    • Applies the skills of drawing conclusions, providing a response, and expressing insights about informational/ expository text and literary/narrative text.
    • Understands analyzes literary elements.
    • Evaluates books and authors to share common literary experiences.
    • Evaluates reading growth and sets grade level appropriate reading goals.

    Writing

    Writing Process
    • Uses a writing process: pre-write, draft, revise, edit, publish to produce 4 or more paragraph writing.
    • Publishes in a format that is appropriate for specific audiences and purposes.
    • Revises and edits from writing conventions and changing of words, sentences, paragraphs and ideas to improve their writing.
    Writing in a Variety of Forms for Different Audiences and Purposes
    • Demonstrates understanding of different purposes for writing.
    • Uses a variety of forms and genres.
    Traits of Effective Writing
    • Uses a effective organizational structure.
    • Applies understanding that different audiences and purposes affect writer's choice.
    • Uses a variety of sentences.
    • Spells accurately in final draft.
    Evaluates Writing and Setting Goals
    • Analyzes and evaluates own writing using established criteria.

    Math

    Number and Operations
    • Demonstrates understanding of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of positive and negative integers and fractions and decimals.
    Algebra
    • Solves two step-linear equations
    • Solves one-step linear equations and verifies their solution.
    • Identifies proportional relationships in similar figures, solves and verifies their solutions.
    • Creates and connects different representations of proportional relationships (words, tables, graphs, and equations).
    Geometry/Measurement
    • Uses angle and line relationships to find missing angles.
    • Represents and explains the effect of one or more translations, rotations, reflections or dilations of a geometric figure on the coordinate plane.
    Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability
    • Selects, calculates and justices appropriate measures of center and variability for a set of data. (mean, median, or mode)
    • Summarizes and compares two data sets using appropriate visual displays and variability.
    • Solves probability problems involving dependent and independent events using (tree diagram, venn diagrams, lists or tables).
    • Identifies relevant information and selects a strategy to represent, solve, and verify proportion problems.
    Reasoning, Problem Solving and Communication
    • Represents, solves, verifies, and communicate solutions to percent, probability, surface area, and volume problems involving non-negative whole numbers, fractions and decimals.

    Science

    Physical Science
    • Measure, record and calculate the average speed of an object and to tabulate and record the results.
    • Understanding of inertia.
    • Understanding behind the atomic nature of matter.
    • Describe how energy and matter interact in various settings.
    Earth and Space Science
    • Study of the moon's changing phases and learn to distinguish between phases and eclipses.
    • Learn about planet earth as an interacting system of solids, liquids and gases.
    Life Science
    • Describes the role of a cell and its parts in living organisms and explains how scientists use cells to classify living things.
    • Understand how organisms operate as a system.
    • Learn history of our planet.
    Processes, Systems, Inquiry, Application
    • Uses systems thinking to simplify and analyze complex situations.
    • Plans, carries out, analyzes and communicates the findings of a scientific investigation.
    • Creates a model of scientific concept and explains the benefits and limitations of the model.

    Social Studies

    Civics
    • Understands knowledge of government, law, politics and the nation's fundamental documents (Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution) to make decisions about issues as a citizen.
    Economics
    • Applies understanding of economic concepts and systems to analyze decision making between individuals, households, businesses, governments and societies.
    Geography
    • Demonstrates knowledge of maps and charts from a specific time period or event to make a historical interpretation.
    • Demonstrates  understanding of migration in the United States.
    • Understands the characteristics of cultures in the world from the past or in the present.
    History
    • Understands historical chronology.
    Social Studies Skills
    • Understands and applies reasoning skills to conduct research and evaluate positions through the process of reading, writing, and communicating.

    Bible

    • The Study of the life of Christ
    • Major themes:
      • Background of the four Gospel writers, as well as perspective from which each wrote the and audience each addressed.
      • Baptism
      • The Son of God
      • Jesus ministry with his disciples
      • Life and Death
      • The road to the Cross
      • Burial and Resurrection
    • Students will be able to:
      • Create a time line of Jesus’s life
      • Identify geography of where Jesus traveled.
      • Be able to retell the parables of the New Testament

    Eighth Grade

    Reading

    Comprehension of Literary and Informational Text
    • Understands and applies vocabulary critical to the meaning of the text including vocabularies relevant to different contexts, cultures and communities.
    • Applies comprehension strategies for informational and technical materials, complex narratives and expositions.
    • Applies comprehension strategies to determine importance using theme, main idea, and supporting details in
    • grade-level informational/expository text and/or literary/narrative text.
    • Applies comprehension to predict and infer from grade-level text.
    • Summarizes grade-level informational/expository text and literary/narrative text.
    • Understands  and analyzes story elements.
    • Analyzes informational/expository text and literary/narrative text for similarities and differences and cause and effect relationships.
    • Applies the skills of drawing conclusions, providing a response, and expressing insights about informational/expository text and literary/narrative text.
    • Understands analyzes literary elements.
    • Evaluates books and authors to share common literary experiences.
    • Evaluates reading growth and sets grade level appropriate reading goals.

    Writing

    Writing Process
    • Uses a writing process: pre-write, draft, revise, edit, publish to produce 4 or more paragraph writing.
    • Publishes in a format that is
    •  appropriate for specific audiences and purposes.
    • Revises and edits from writing conventions and changing of words, sentences, paragraphs and ideas to improve their writing.
    Writing in a Variety of Forms for Different Audiences and Purposes
    • Demonstrates understanding of different purposes for writing.
    • Uses a variety of forms and genres.
    Traits of Effective Writing
    • Uses an effective organizational structure.
    • Applies understanding that different audiences and purposes affect writer's choice.
    • Applies punctuation rules.
    • Uses a variety of sentences.
    • Spells accurately in final draft.
    Evaluates Writing and Setting Goals
    • Analyzes and evaluates own writing using established criteria.

    Math

    Number and Operations
    • Demonstrates understanding scientific notation, and uses exponents in expressions containing both numbers and variables.
    Algebra
    • Experience organizing and interpreting data and apply statistical principles to analyze
    • Demonstrate understanding with linear equations for Statistical studies.
    • Identifies proportional relationships in similar figures, solves and verifies their solutions.
    • Creates and connects different representations of proportional relationships (words, tables, graphs, and equations).
    Geometry/Measurement
    • Uses angle and line relationships to find missing angles.
    • Represents and explains the effect of one or more translations, rotations, reflections or dilations of a geometric figure on the coordinate plane.
    Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability
    • Selects, calculates and justices appropriate measures of center and variability for a set of data.  (mean, median, or mode)
    • Solves probability problems involving dependent and independent events using (tree diagram, venn diagrams, lists or tables).
    • Identifies relevant information and selects a strategy to represent, solve, and verify proportion problems.
    Reasoning, Problem Solving and Communication
    • Represents, solves, verifies, and communicate solutions to percent, probability, surface area, and volume problems.

    Science

    Physical Science
    • Measure, record and calculate the average speed of an object and to tabulate and record the results.
    • Describes the properties of substances.
    • Understanding behind the atomic nature of matter.
    • Describe how different forms of energy are transferred and transformed.
    Earth and Space Science
    • Explains the motion of objects in the solar system and how the motion explains phenomena.
    • Compares earth to other bodies in the solar system and explains earth's position in the solar system.
    Life Science
    • Describes the systems of the human body and their function.
    Processes, Systems, Inquiry, Application
    • Uses systems thinking to simplify and analyze complex situations.
    • Plans, carries out, analyzes and communicates the findings of a scientific investigation.
    • Creates a model of scientific concept and explains the benefits and limitations of the model.

    Social Studies

    Civics
    • Understands knowledge of government, law, politics and the nation's fundamental documents (Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution) to make decisions about issues as a citizen.
    Economics
    • Applies understanding of economic concepts and systems to analyze decision making between individuals, households, businesses, governments and societies.
    Geography
    • Demonstrates knowledge of maps and charts from a specific time period or event to make a historical interpretation.
    • Demonstrates  understanding of migration in the United States.
    • Understands the characteristics of cultures in the world from the past or in the present.
    History
    • Understand how historical themes help to develop and define U.S. History and Washington state history:
    • Development and struggle in the west
      • Territory and treaty-making
      • Railroads, reform, immigration and labor
      • Great Depression and World War !!
      • New technologies and industries
      • Contemporary Washington state
    Social Studies Skills
    • Understands and applies reasoning skills to conduct research and evaluate positions through the process of reading, writing, and communicating about events in U.S. History and Washington state History.

    Bible

    • Character Study of the Life of Joseph
    • Major themes that will be learned:
      • The Patriarchal period
      • Joseph and His Brothers facing temptation
      • Joseph's rise to Prominence
      • Temptation and false accusation
      • From Prison to Pharaoh's Court
      • The Cup Bearer and the Baker
      • From Prisoner to Prime Minister
      • Letting go of grudges
      • Joseph's brothers go to Egypt
      • Seeing God's plan
      • From Canaan to Egypt
      • Joseph's tests
      • Joseph's life and legacy
      • Joseph's family introduced to Pharaoh
      • Joseph dies and a nation thrives
    • Understand that the New Testament represents a new covenant.
    • Demonstrate a willingness to follow Christ and put others before themselves through the study of Acts and Romans.
    • Study Paul's teachings and gain knowledge and skill in living a Godly life.
    • Practice forgiveness and restoration.
    • Assess spiritual growth as they review major concepts in the New Testament.
    • Memorize weekly Bible verses.

    Accreditation

    New Life Christian School is recognized as an approved Private School in the State of Washington by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. New Life Christian School is also a member of Association of Classical Christian Schools.