Blue Team Curriculum


  • Old Testament Studies– 5th
  • New Testament Studies– 6th
  • Law and Gospel


5th Grade

  • The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
  • Lassie, Come Home
  • Heidi

Supplementary List-

  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  • The Winged Watchman by Hilda Van Stockum
  • Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
  • Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford
  • Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

6th Grade

  • King Arthur
  • Adam of the Road
  • The Adventures of Robin Hood
  • The Hobbit
  • The Door in the Wall

Supplementary List-

  • Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb
  • Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
  • The Princess & the Goblin by George MacDonald
  • I, Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth Borton de Treviño
  • Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt
  • The Story of the Other Wise Man by Henry Van Dyke

Spelling & Composition

  • Master the ability to retell a story
  • Master paraphrasing a text
  • Master identification of characters, setting, plot, action, time, place, manner, cause, suffering, reversal, and recognition within a narrative
  • Expand their vocabularies
  • Expand their precision in speech
  • Display proficiency in developing a topic sentence
  • Properly format an essay
  • Display proficiency in sentence and paragraph formation
  • Correctly spell compound and hyphenated words
  • Correctly spell Latin and Greek roots
  • Master prefixes and suffixes
  • Understand syllabication


  • Memorize grammar forms and vocabulary
  • Apply correct grammar to basic translation
  • Understand grammatical concepts


  • Whole numbers and decimals (place value, addition, subtraction)
  • Multiplication and division
  • Measurement (metric and customary)
  • Fractions: concepts, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division
  • Geometry
  • Ratios, proportion, and percent
  • Statistics: graphing and probability
  • Algebra: equations and integers

Social Studies & Classical Studies

  • Students reinforce map skills and world geography by studying the continents of Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, and North America
  • US History- 5th
  • Roman Biographies- 5th
  • Medieval Biographies- 6th
  • History of Medicine- 6th
  • The Aeneid- 6th

English Grammar

  • Master basic grammar rules for verbs, pronouns, adverbs, conjunctions, predicate nominatives, predicate adjectives, direct objects, and indirect objects
  • Master basic grammar rules pertaining to types and parts of sentences
  • Master verb phrases and six verb tenses
  • Continue working with principal parts of verbs
  • Master infinitives and participles
  • Correctly encode dictated sentences
  • Master transitive and intransitive verbs
  • Correctly encode dictated sentences


  • Scientific method
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Birds (In-depth Study and Identification)
  • Insects (In-depth Study and Identification)- 5th
  • Trees (In-depth Study and Identification)- 6th
  • Yellowstone ecosystem & geothermal elements


  • Recognize various tempos
  • Identify half, quarter, and eighth notes and rests
  • Identify melodic direction
  • Sing partner songs
  • Hear and sing music from diverse cultures
  • Hand Chimes

Physical Education

  • Developmental activities including fitness, movement experiences, body mechanics, and fitness testing
  • Balance and Running Training
  • Soccer, Basketball, and Baseball
  • Skill instruction and drills


  • Build awareness of art in everyday life
  • Art appreciation and history
  • Explore perceptual awareness


  • Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
  • Web browsing software
  • Internet research skills