K5 Benchmarks

LANGUAGE ARTS
Phonics and Reading
- Recognition of name, sound, and picture of long and short vowels and consonants
- Sounding of blends, one- and two- vowel words, and words with special sounds
- Beginning phonics rules and special sounds
- Reading of sentences and stories from twelve books containing one- and two- vowel words
and special sounds

Cursive Writing
- Letters, blends, words, and sentences
- Full Name

Language
- Recognition of sentences by capital letters and periods

Poetry
- Thirteen poems committed to memory

SCIENCE
Plants
- God’s plan for seeds
Animals
- God’s plan for animals
- God’s plan for the seashore

Health and Human Biology
- God’s plan for me

Earth and Space
- God’s plan for weather
- God’s plan for seasons

NUMBERS
Number recognition, counting and writing 1-100
Number concepts 1-100
Numbers before and after 1-100
Numbers largest and smallest 1-100
Counting and writing by tens to 100
Counting and writing by fives to 100
Counting and writing by twos to 100
Number sequences by ones
Using number words 1-10 and first-tenth
Value of coins and dollar bill
Telling time
Using the calendar
Days of the week
Addition facts through 10
One-step story problems in addition
Beginning subtraction

SOCIAL STUDIES
Community helpers
Children of the World
America: our great country (map studies, famous Americans and places)

BIBLE
Lessons such as:
Creation Noah Boy Samuel
Daniel Zacchaeus Boyhood of Jesus Good Samaritan
Memory verses
Choruses

FINE ARTS (Formal Study)
Music
Arts and Crafts