Inside the Classroom
Each day, the primary goals of KA instructors and personnel are to:
- Invite, keep and utilize the spirit of God to open the minds and hearts of both teacher and student for higher learning.
- Inspire the students to learn and explore for themselves, in and out of the classroom.
- Remove barriers that prevent students from learning and attaining their full potential.
- Prepare the students to be the next leaders of their communities.
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Kimber Academy holds core classes three days a week, for four hours each day. Many academies also offer elective classes during the week such as foreign languages, dance, choir, performance, seminary, etc.
Every day, the first class begins with a devotional, usually conducted by class officers who have been interviewed and selected by the local Parent Advisory Council.
The devotional is conducted as follows, although the order may vary:
- Song or hymn
- Pledge of Allegiance
Following the devotional, students spend about 15 minutes reviewing the previous day’s religious studies. This review is called a recall exercise, and is good practice for students to exercise their minds in remembering past information, and learning to use and listen to God’s spirit to recall facts and stories.
After the recall exercise, the instructor introduces new material for study in the subject of Religion. The Senior Classes read scriptures, have an in-depth discussion, take notes, and do workbooks in class.
The Junior Class students listen to stories, learn basic teachings, sing songs, and enjoy games that pertain to the lesson material.
Senior Class Schedule (Students 12 and older)
After religious studies, Senior Class students do individual work, guided by the teacher and class assistants in their studies of math, language arts, and science.
During the last 50 minutes of the 4-hour day, Senior Class students study history. The instructor teaches the history lessons while students take notes. The subjects of history are taught in trimesters during each school year:
First Trimester: Old Testament and World History
Second Trimester: Middle East and European History
Third Trimester: God’s Hand in the Building of America
Junior–B Class Schedule (Students Ages 9 – 11)
After the devotional, recall exercise, and religious studies, students begin their work in language arts. They practice cursive writing skills, work with principle-based learning exercises and perform academic service projects.
After a short 10-minute break, the instructor has music time and/or story time. This is followed by studies of principle-based math. Students then do research for their science books, which they create themselves.
The last part of the day is spent in the study of history. The studies are integrated into three main areas of application: World History, American History, and Religious History. All religions are encouraged to study their own history and origin as they developed in America.
Junior-A Class Schedule (Students Ages 6 – 8)
After the devotional, recall exercise, and religious studies, Junior-A Class children work on language arts skills – learning cursive writing, parts of speech, grammar, manners, and creative writing along with academic service projects.
Following language arts, the children work on their math books, working with manipulatives as well as activities based on simple mathematical principles.
After a short break, the children have music time and a story. Then they enjoy putting together picture books and doing hands-on activities involving the science subject chosen.
History concludes the day, based on the Kimber “I Love America” series, studying their American Heritage with stories, games, songs and activities.
Reading and Writing Enhancement Class Schedule
(This class is offered for students of any age who may be struggling with reading and writing)
This optional two-hour KA class is for non-readers, or for students who need reading help. Unlike previous core classes offered, the main object here is learning how to read and write (cursive). Class includes scripture memorization, phonetics, sight-word memorization, basic numbers, and cursive writing preparation exercises. Children are taught entertaining songs to help them learn the letter sounds, and also do many hands-on activities, including how to sign the alphabet for the deaf.
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