Our first graders gain knowledge that prepares them for higher grades by gaining the foundational skills to become masters in all academic areas. While learning how to apply these skills to real-life. Although learning is transitioned from more of play focused into more of a classroom structure our curriculum provides learning that is both engaging and age appropriate.

Below is a quick look into our first grade curriculum. For a deeper look please contact the school office.

Religion

  • Students will define family in the context of home, school, church. The student will identify physical and spiritual needs and learn how God provides for both.
  • God Blesses Nations: The student will discover that nations are made of families and that we, as believers in Christ, are members of God’s family. Students will discover how God saves his people from destruction, delivers them from their enemies, and provides them with all they need for life, both physically and spiritually.
  • Students will study some of those whom God chose to lead His people and learn that God also equips us to be leaders.
  • Classes learn about the prophets of the Bible and learn that God chose not only the prophets, but also enables us to share His word with others.
  • The Savior: The student will learn that Jesus is the Savior for all people who died for the forgiveness of our sins.
  • Jesus’ Miracles: The student will learn the definition of ‘miracle’ and discover the purpose of miracles.
  • Jesus’ Life, Ministry, and Resurrection: The student will study the life of Christ and recognize that Jesus is the Son of God, who alone can save us from sin, death, and the devil.
  • Bible Knowledge: The student will become familiar with the layout of the Bible, understand that the Bible is God’s true word, and memorize verses weekly.
  • Students will participate in prayer, devotion, Bible study, chapel and church services.

Language Arts

  • Print Awareness and Phonemic Awareness
  • Prereading Strategies: The student will apply a variety of prereading strategies to preview, use prior knowledge, formulate questions, and predict and establish purposes for reading.
  • Fluency, Comprehension, and Response to Text: The student will read regularly in independent and instructional level texts, develop self-monitoring and correction strategies to comprehend grade-level fiction and non-fiction selections, and respond to text through a variety of activities.
  • Information and Research: The student will identify the informational parts of a book, understand usage for different types of books, and use various text features to locate information in a text.
  • Writing Skills / Conventions of Print: The student will demonstrate appropriate practices in writing by applying Standard English conventions to the revising and editing stages of writing.

Mathematics

  • Number and Operation: The student will read, write, and model numbers and number relationships, including the concepts of addition, subtraction, fractions, and money.
  • Patterns, Algebra, and Functions: The student will identify patterns, compare numbers, and create and solve number sentences.
  • Geometry: The student will identify geometric properties and relationships, arrange and describe objects using positional words, and identify and sort concrete objects by attributes.
  • Measurement: The student will use measurement skills and tools to identify time, temperature, weight, length, and capacity.
  • Data Analysis and Statistics, and Probability: The student will sort data, analyze a variety of graph styles, and predict outcomes of an event.
  • Graphing: The student will create and interpret various types of graphs.
  • Problem Solving: The student will develop skills and strategies to solve a variety of written and oral problems.

Science

  • Life Science: The student will classify things as living or nonliving, differentiate between plant and animal, describe characteristics of habitats, and observe codependency of plants and animals.
  • Earth Science: The student will identify and describe landforms and bodies of water, describe ways the earth’s surface changes, define natural resources, observe and record weather, and identify characteristics of the seasons.
  • Physical Science: The student will identify, measure, and observe the properties and changes of matter, investigate light, sound, and energy, and describe and classify how objects move.
  • Experimentation and Inquiry: The student will investigate and experiment with objects to discover information.

Social Studies

  •  Students will analyze characteristics of communities and citizenship
  • Economics: The student will understand basic economic elements found in communities.
  • American Icons: The student will learn about our country through its symbols, heroes, and holidays.
  • Innovations: The student will recognize the changes in daily life brought by innovations, inventions, and new technologies.
  • Geography: The student will demonstrate knowledge of basic geographic concepts.
  • Resources: The student will demonstrate knowledge of natural resources and how people use them.

Additional areas of educational, physical, and personal growth.

  • Music
  • Physical Development (PE)
  • Visual Art
  • Spanish
  • Technology
  • Social/Personal Skills
  • Cognitive skills