1st Grade


Curriculum Overview


Points of Interest

  • Learning is enhanced through enriching field trips, Bible study, physical education, music, art and weekly chapel programs.
  • Reading is taught in small ability groups to ensure a challenging work environment that is optimal for each child’s success.
  • We provide an innovative and interactive math program with ongoing assessment to ensure mastery of first grade skills.
  • First grade grammar offers an in- depth understanding of identifying parts of speech, writing complete sentences, and composing expository paragraphs.
  • Small classes provide students with one-on-one attention that is directed toward their personal success with advanced curriculum and goals.
  • A variety of teaching strategies (including the use of music, projects, and interactive games), meet all learning styles.
  • A homework packet is sent home and assessed weekly to reinforce the skills taught in the classroom and to promote responsibility with a strong foundation of study skills.
Bible Biblical Choices
Reading Bob Jones
Phonics A Beka
Language       The Shurley Method
Handwriting Zaner-Bloser
Math Math in Focus
Science & Spelling Purposeful Design
Social Studies A Beka
 Student Handbook 2014-2015

Commonly Asked Questions

Question: Does my child need to know how to read when he/she comes to first grade?

Answer: Many students have a good reading foundation before they come to first grade. They should at least be able to read two, three, and four letter words with short and long vowels. Phonics sounds are practiced daily. Students should begin first grade with the ability to read at least 100 words per minute.

Question: Will my child be challenged?

Answer: We set high expectations for students, which is why we call the school “academically excellent.” Your child will be encouraged to do his/her best in all areas of curriculum.


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