Curriculum

Kingdom Work: Discovering our Vocational Calling

~Post by Kaelyn Bullock, High School Social Studies

“The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” -Frederick Buechner, Wishful Thinking: A Seeker’s ABC

Our mission statement calls us to partner together (school, church, and home) to help our students develop their unique gifts and abilities. We want our students to explore all kinds of vocations and find one that fits best with their God-given gifts. We hope students will find careers that use their gifts to in response to God’s love, allowing their work to be their worship. Read more >> about Kingdom Work: Discovering our Vocational Calling

Technology in Education

Posted by Kaelyn Bullock, High School Social Studies

Technology has been rapidly changing our world over the past ten years. It changes our lifestyles and work habits. It should also be changing our education system. Consistent technology integration in classrooms will better equip students for the life and jobs of their future.
 
One of the many ways technology has changed our world, is that it has put information at our fingertips.

Second Grade Iditarod: Dogs, Mushers, and Nancy's Notes

Post by Erika Bakker, 2nd Grade Teacher

There are fourteen children in second grade, and Nancy Colón would have loved each one of them. They are a cheerful bunch, smart and sweet. They are hard workers who also enjoy being a little bit silly.

These children and I spend time together each day, doing our spelling, reading books, writing down ideas, practicing double digit addition. A lot of what we do follows Nancy’s plans. The children have learned about apples and our skeletal system and how to spell ‘because’. These lessons all come from her big binders of second grade activities.

Revisiting Standards

It's now the time of year when new student applications start rolling in, and school visits and tours are nearly daily occasions. This means the admission team is fielding all kinds of questions about what curriculum we use, what testing we utilize, and how we measure success.

As a school, these are questions that we constantly revisit. In the high school, that means developing a program that we call Phenomenal Fridays (you can find a couple past blog posts about that here). In elementary, we’ve been exploring changing our science curriculum. All these changes and discussions are guided by our mission statement: Shoreline Christian School works in partnership with Christian families and their church to challenge students in preschool through high school to celebrate that all of creation belongs to God, to respond to God by developing their unique gifts and abilities, to live as dynamic and transforming influences for the glory of God.

Practically speaking, what does this really mean?

A Student's Reaction To Phenomenal Friday

By Sophie W, 12th Grade

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, it was a period of pondering, of questioning, of overwhelming doubt about everything we know to be true. Okay, all of that is false. What is true is that a short time ago, the staff of Shoreline Christian School decided to spice things up. They decided that some of our Fridays needed to be more...phenomenal. If you haven’t yet read Joel Bratt’s article on Phenomenal Fridays, I recommend you do so ASAP (which, of course, stands for Act Swiftly Awesome Person). He very nicely explained the conversations and reasoning behind Phenomenal Fridays. Now I present to you a student reaction - an after-the-fact review of our first experience with Phenomenal Friday.

Lessons from an EMT

This semester in their Explorations class, junior high students have experienced a wide variety of lesson units: from “Married in Middle School” to Fabulous Fridays, to the current Career Speakers series. The purpose of this class is to expose the students to an array of topics different than typical classroom lessons, that their interests may be featured or new interests may be developed. Read more >> about Lessons from an EMT