“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it."
Proverbs 22:6

Jr. K through 5th Grade

Bell Shoals Baptist Academy is PreK2 through 8th grade Christian Private School in Brandon, Florida.  Our elementary grades include Junior Kindergarten - 5th Grade. 

Bell Shoals Baptist Academy believes in educating children not only academically but also spiritually, socially, physically, and emotionally thus keeping with our mission to provide a Christ-centered education. Academy students are taught in a classroom setting using a variety of teaching methods so that each child can develop their individual skills and talents. We use a comprehensive curriculum combined with hands-on activities that reflect God as the source of all knowledge, truth, and understanding. It is our vision to address the individual needs of our students and to maintain an active learning environment.

The elementary program at the Brandon Campus provides a strong, core curriculum of Bible, math, reading/phonics, grammar, spelling, history, and science. Our students also participate in a variety of special classes such as art, music, library, computer, and physical education.

Elementary Highlights:
  • Weekly Chapel-Spiritual Emphasis Week
  • Science Experiments
  • Grandparent’s Day
  • Music & Art Presentations
  • Panther Color Run
  • ACSI Spelling Bee
  • ACSI Math Olympics
  • ACSI Creative Writing Contest
  • ACSI Speech Competition
  • Field Trips
  • Competitive Athletics 4th and 5th Grade Cross Country 1st- 5th Grade
SPECIAL CLASSES
  • Spanish Art (2nd-5th)
  • Music
  • Computer
  • Physical Education
  • Media/Library
  • Playground Daily (Jr. K-4th)
Junior K

CURRICULUM:

Bible: ACSI

Handwriting: Zaner-Bloser

Language Arts: Beginning to Read, Write and ListenABEKA

Math: Saxon and ABEKA

Science: Science Weekly “Let’s Find Out”

Kindergarten

CURRICULUM:

Bible: ACSI

Handwriting: ABEKA

Language Arts: ABEKA

Math: ABEKA

Social Studies: ABEKA

Science: Science Weekly

1st Grade

CURRICULUM:

Bible: Bob Jones

Handwriting: ABEKA

Language Arts: ABEKA

Math: ABEKA

Social Studies: ABEKA

Science: Science Weekly

2nd Grade

CURRICULUM:

Bible: Bob Jones

Handwriting:  Zaner Bloser

Language Arts:  Harcourt and ABEKA

Grammar:  Shurely English

Writing:   Rainbow Writing

Math, Science, & History:  ABEKA

3rd Grade

CURRICULUM:

Bible: Bob Jones

Handwriting: Zaner-Bloser

Reading: Bob Jones

Language Arts: Shurley English

Math, Science, & History: ABEKA

4th Grade

CURRICULUM:

Bible: Bob Jones

Handwriting: Zaner Bloser

Reading: Bob Jones

Language Arts: Shurley Grammar

Vocabulary: Sadlier Oxford

Mathematics: Abeka

Science: Harcourt

History: Abeka

5th Grade 

CURRICULUM:

Bible: Bob Jones

Handwriting: Zaner Bloser

Reading: Bob Jones

Language Arts: Shurley Grammar

Vocabulary: Sadlier Oxford

Mathematics: Abeka

Science: Harcourt

History: Abeka

Elementary Subjects Overview
Reading

“He is to read [God’s Word] all the days of his life so that he may learn to revere the LORD his God and follow carefully all the words of this law and these decrees." 
Deuteronomy 17:19

With different types of learners in mind, teachers instruct in small reading groups as well as whole class activities. We give individual attention to your child’s specific reading needs, regardless of their reading ability level.

Your child will become excited about reading as he/she develops in fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary. Leveled readers, iPad, centers, and a variety of games and activities will keep your child motivated.

Writing

“We write this to make our joy complete.”
1 John 1:4

We integrate our writing throughout many areas of our curriculum.  Our second graders will learning cursive writing. Written communication skills including spelling and English will enable them to write meaningful pieces for a variety of purposes. 

Science

"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth."
Genesis 1:1

Our students learn important concepts in the areas of life, physical, earth, and space sciences and how they relate to God’s design. They engage in various fun hands-on experiments and activities.

Social Studies

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” 
2 Chronicles 7:14

We teach the biblical foundation of our country, and we celebrate the diversity between other nations of the world. Through the study of our nation's geography, history and the biographies of many great Americans, students will gain an appreciation for the Biblical foundation of America.

Math

“You must have accurate and honest weights and measures, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.” 
Deuteronomy 25:15

 ABeKA math curriculum and a variety of manipulative and hands-on activities are used to teach skills such as computation, time, temperature, money, measurements, graphing, and algebraic thinking skills. Memorization of multiplication facts and applications are employed in the higher grade levels.

Bible

"These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up."
Deuteronomy 6:6-7

We teach God’s truth explicitly and integrate it into each subject daily. The students experience praise and worship each Monday during our chapel time. Throughout the year, students are also given the opportunity to give back to the community in our various mission projects.

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