Manheim Christian Day School

Educating Minds. Nurturing Hearts.


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  1. Reading- Reading Street 2008 Scott Foresman; Project Read; Primary Phonics
    1. Emphasis on early literacy skills
    2. Includes: phonics, sight word recognition, vocabulary, phonemic awareness
    3. Sing, Sign,and Read: learn to sign the letters of the alphabet and corresponding words through song
  2. Writing – Kid Writing
    1. Emphasis on hearing sounds in words
    2. Learn beginner writing skills
  3. Math – Math Expressions 2013 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    1. Emphasis on number sense
    2. Includes: addition, subtraction, greater than/less than, numeral recognition, geometric shapes, problem solving
  4. Bible – A Time of Wonder Journey’s With God
    1. Emphasizes biblical stories as a whole and applies biblical truths to their personal lives
  5. Science and Social Studies as it integrates into weekly themes
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  1. Reading Buddies – once a week read with Second Grade
  2. Pumpkin Exploration Day
  3. Gingerbread Houses
  4. Seuss Days – two week theme with a special day of celebration
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  1. Cherry Crest Adventure Farm – explore the farm and take a wagon ride
  2. Hershey Gardens – guided tour through the Children’s Garden and time to explore the full gardens
  3. Pottery Works in Lancaster – decorate tiles for Class Auction Project