In grades K-6 (the Grammar Stage) students are provided with the necessary tools and facts of learning in a variety of subjects such as history, science, Latin, math, grammar, and reading. The goal is to equip students with the foundational building blocks of education while their minds are most receptive to memorization and observation.
Click here to view an overview of the Logos School elementary curriculum.
Each grade is responsible to read through at least ten of the books on its literature list each year. In second through sixth grades the list has been broken into the following three sections to provide clarity and accountability:
CORE BOOKS: These are books that each student will read through over the course of the year.
AUXILIARY BOOKS: This is a list of pre-approved books that a teacher may choose from in order to complete the required ten books per year. This list allows for some flexibility in challenging students with particular strengths or weaknesses.
CHALLENGE BOOKS: This is simply a list of good books for the avid reader to attack once his classroom reading is complete. These books can also be used to provide structure and quality for activities such as read-a-thons, and book-drives.
The Elementary Speech Meet will take place the end of October. Click on the links above for selection guidelines, timetables, and judging forms.
Spelling Bee: The 1st – 6th graders will be competing in an in-school spelling bee in February.
Spelling Bee Rules:
1. The competitors will be given a practice round to acquaint them with the procedures and give them a chance to relax. No one will be eliminated during the practice round.
2. Each competitor, after being given a word, should SAY the word, SPELL the word, and then SAY it again. If the word is mispronounced, the spellmaster should correct the student (Homonyms should automatically be put into a sentence or accompanied with a definition). This SAY-SPELL-SAY procedure must be followed to ensure that: (1) the speller understands the correct word, and (2) the judges know when the spelling is complete and no more letters will be added. The head judge will stop the student if he fails to pronounce the word before spelling, or if it is pronounced incorrectly. NOTE: Failure to say-spell-say will not in itself eliminate the speller from competition, but it will reduce the chances of correct spelling and/or the ability to arbitrate.
3. Contestants must speak clearly and loudly. The spellmaster’s decision is final in determining the correctness of the spelling, which may be misunderstood if not spoken clearly.
4. The contestant may, before beginning to spell, ask for a definition of the word, ask for the word to be used in a sentence, and/or ask for the word to be repeated. Requests will be granted until the officials agree that the word has been made reasonably clear to the speller. If a student takes unreasonable advantage of this opportunity, he will be advised by the spellmaster to say the word and begin spelling.
5. If the word is a proper noun, the spellmaster must say “proper noun” after the word is given so that the student will know to say “capital” at the beginning of the word. It does not disqualify the student, however, if he forgets to say “capital” but spells the word correctly.
6. If there are two words, e.g. Rocky Mountains, the student should say “space” between the words. No penalty will be incurred if the student does not say “space.”
7. Books of the Bible that have a Roman numeral in front of them, e.g. I, II, or III John, should only be used as the name. The student should not be required to say or spell “first”, “second”, etc.
8. Words should be selected in a planned sequence, without regard to the perceived ability of the student. The student will have 30 seconds to spell the word from the time he begins the word. Once a word is started, the student may start over, but may only use the letters originally stated; no letter changes are allowed.
9. No talking will be allowed among contestants or between contestants and members of the audience. If a contestant receives assistance from anyone in the audience, he will be disqualified. The audience is also requested to remain seated until a break, to avoid confusing or distracting the contestants.
10. When a word is misspelled, the spellmaster will say, “That is incorrect,” then correctly spell the word for the contestant, and give the next word to the next speller. However, when only two spellers remain, the procedures will follow rules #12 and #13.
11. Rounds will continue, with a written record of which students went down in which round, until four students remain. Then it will be announced that third and fourth places will be determined by the next two contestants to go out.
12. When only two spellers remain, the spellmaster will pause to announce the change of elimination procedures. At that point, when one contestant misspells a word, the other contestant shall be given an opportunity to spell that same word. If the second contestant spells that word correctly, plus the next word on the spellmaster’s list, then the second contestant shall be declared the champion.
13. At any point in the bee, if the competitors exhaust the word list for that grade, the spellmaster is to use words from the next highest grade’s list. If, after a number rounds, no one has been eliminated, the spellmaster is to switch to the next higher grade’s word list. This applies even when there are only two competitors remaining.
14. The top two place winners in 3rd – 6th grade will compete in a School Championship Bee. This will determine the Champion Speller of the school.
1. Leave it … better than you found it.
2. Lines . . . sprint, straight, silent (clap, clap, clap)
3. God is opposed to the proud … but gives grace to the humble.
4. If your name’s on the board…go make it right.
5. Greater love has no one than this … that he lay down his life for his friends.
6. Obey … Right Away, All the Way, and With a Good Attitude everyday.
7. Those who are faithful with little … will be faithful with much
8. Pro…tagonist (Clap, clap, clap…thumbs up). An…tagonist (boo, oo, oo … thumbs down)
9. Finish … strong.
10. Wisdom…is more precious than rubies.
11. Go to the ant you sluggard … consider its ways and be wise
12. Hand . . . shake, Firm & cheerful eyes on eyes.
13. If you fall down … smile and keep on playing.
14. Poly…theism : Many gods, there is one true God.
15. No … excuses sir
16. Hustle … to help out.
17. Never … panic.
18. Not unto us, O Lord, Not unto us, But unto thy name give glory. Psalm… 115 verse 1
19. You=re in poor shape, are you ready to strike your colors? I have not yet begun to fight!
20. He who hates correction … is stupid.
21. The bigger they are, the harder they fall.
Rebuke a wise man and … he will love you.
Teddy … Roosevelt, Bully! – 1901
You will reap… what you sow.
How are you?… Better than I deserve.
He who spares his rod, hates his son, but he who loves him disciplines him diligently.
To whom much is given … much is required.
Esther said, If I perish, I perish.
By the breath of God…ice is given (Job 37)
Love…Your brother (boys)…And your sister too (girls)!
Out of the abundance of the heart . . . the mouth speaketh
The Lord be with you. … The Lord Bless you, Mr. Boaz!
He that covereth his sins… shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them… shall have mercy.
Give thanks always for all things … Aye Aye Captain
If anyone will not work…neither let him eat.
Etiquette is … love in trifles.
Elbows … off the table, off the table, off the table