First grade is an exciting time of developing reading skills which opens up a world of knowledge in living books. Students learn how to code words using phonics and transfer that skill to fluency in reading. The first graders study Ancient Egypt in history, and the first few books of the Bible so they have an integrated knowledge of the ancient world. First graders conquer the building blocks of math working on addition and subtraction drills.
It is a joy to watch the first-graders grow in confidence and ability. Visit our class sometime to see learning in action!
Math: Think! Mathematics 1
History: Ancient Egypt
Phonics: Learn phonics rules, practices reading skills
Spelling: Learning and applying spelling rules
Geography: United States
Composition: Writing with Ease: Narration, Copywork and Dictation
Handwriting: Zaner-Bloser: Manuscript
Art: Elements of Art; 1 time per week
Music: Elements of Music; 2 times per week
P.E.: Building large motor skills, game structure, and physical fitness
Bible: Genesis – Ruth; Bible Memory
Artist Study: Renoir, Van Gogh, Cassatt
Composer Study: Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Copland
Poetry: Robert Louis Stevenson, A.A. Milne, Aileen Fisher
Literature: List includes historically-based literature, read alouds,
grade appropriate literature and biographies.
Click here for the literature list.