Morning meeting, also called circle time, is designed to get children focused and on task first thing in the morning. In addition to that, it also helps the children get into a comfortable routine; teachers and students discuss the day's schedule during this time. In the morning meeting children will recite the pledges, learn and discuss the calendar months, days of the week, weather, and seasons.
The A Beka Bible curriculum is a designed to present the Bible through the telling of stories from the Old and New Testaments. There are 1-2 stories covered each week and the Bible lessons are accompanied by large pictures that help to illustrate each story. In addition to the Bible stories, the curriculum also includes weekly Bible verses and songs. Bible time is first thing in the morning, directly after the morning meeting.
The A Beka language development curriculum focuses on building vocabulary and listening skills through a variety of learning games, finger plays, and worksheets. These activities focus on building the child's understanding of shapes, animals, transportation, countries, community helpers, health, safety, manners, and science.
Color identification, shape identification, developing vocabulary and listening skills
The A Beka three-year-old phonics curriculum introduces alphabet letters and sounds to students in preparation for reading in K-4. Children learn to recognize the shape of the letter as well as learn the sound. They are also taught to differentiate between capital and lowercase letters. Each week the teacher introduces a new letter of the alphabet through flashcards that show a special animal friend (Alexander Alligator). Children then learn the short sound, and learn words that start with the letter. Phonics is taught three times per week.
Shape, sound, and name of the letters A-Z, formation of the letters through tracing, capital and lowercase letters.
The A Beka numbers curriculum teaches children recognition of new numbers as well as counting, matching, tracing, and listening skills. . Counting is added to daily lessons through various activities, such as counting the days on the calendar. Numbers and skills are taught twice a week.
Recognition of the numbers 1-10, counting 1 to 25.