K-3rd Grades

RainbowSight Words (K)
AbekaReading (K-1)
Handwriting and Cursive

Primary phonics workbooks and readers

Houghton Mifflin

Reading (2-3)
Life CycleLife Science
AbekaSocial Studies/Historical Figure

Religion is taught by the Pastor and the teacher and scripture memory verses are taught with music each week.

Accelerated Reading
ABC Mouse (K)

Current Class

Miss Nelson is the full-time teacher with one part-time aide who helps her. Additional volunteers (retired educators) come in weekly to help the children on a one to one basis. She has less than 20 students in grades K-3 and this allows her to give each child the attention they require to flourish. Her classroom is like a traditional one-room schoolhouse. Due to our individualized instruction, many students can progress beyond grade level expectations. This is Miss Nelson’s first year of teaching here at Zion. She has been teaching the last ten years at various grade levels in the Sacramento area. She is looking forward to working with her students in helping them learn.

4th-8th Grades

SaxonMath (4-8)
Scott ForesmanReading/Writing/Phonics (4-6)
(Use of journals and silent sustained reading)
SpectrumWriting & Language Art (Grammar)
Prentice HallLiterature/Writing (7-8)
(Use of journals and silent sustained reading)
ConcordiaScience (4-5) Science Discovery
Prentice HallScience (6-8) Earth, Life & Physical Science
Harcourt BraceSocial Studies - California History (4-5)
McGraw HillU.S. History - A New Nation (6-8)
Eternal Word - God Leads UsReligion taught by Ms. Anderson (4-6)
Band, Choir, and Art
Concordia Bible, History, Catechism & HymnalReligion taught by Pastor - includes memory verses and catechism homework (7-8)

Tulare Poetry and Prose competition

TechnologyChromebooks 1 per student
Accelerated Reading

Current Class

Mr. Ruckman is the full-time teacher, instructing all subjects except for Math. He has less than 20 students in grades 4-8 and this allows him to give each child the attention they require to flourish. Due to our individualized instruction many students progress beyond grade level expectations. Students in his class love how he incorporates technology into his lessons and makes students feel welcome with his humor and engaging personality. By the time students are in his class they are creative problem solvers and are able to work independently as well as in smaller groups to achieve their academic goals. Mr. Ruckman challenges his students with a rigorous curriculum, which will prepare them for High School and beyond.

Miss Anderson is a part-time teacher who instructs these students in Math (4-8), and supplements in History, as needed. We are using the Saxon Math books and not doing the Common Core Math instruction.