First Grade

The First Grade team is committed to educating the whole child and to providing opportunities for each child to grow and develop intellectually, emotionally, and socially.

Reading Curriculum: Houghton Mifflin Houghton Mifflin is divided up into 10 Themes. As student explore the themes will develop and practice reading skills and strategies in all 5 areas of reading (phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension) throughout the school year. Students will develop these skills through a variety of activities each day. Learning to read is an essential goal to First Grade.

Language Arts Curriculum: McGraw Hill McGraw Hill is a curriculum dedicated to creating effective communicators. Through a careful balance of grammar and writing, students obtain the skills instrumental to personal expression.

Math Curriculum: Everyday Math Everyday Math is a hands-on interactive curriculum that engages students. This curriculum covers the following content strands, skills and concepts: Numeration, Operations and Computation, Data and Chance, Geometry, Measurement and Reference Frames, and Patterns, Functions, and Algebra.

Science Curriculum: Scott Foresman Exploring Science is fun as students learn about their world and animals and plants they share it with. In Science our students explore Life Science, Physical Science, Earth Science, and Space and Technology. The curriculum also incorporates fun interactive science experiments and technology. The research based curriculum ensures that each child leaves with a strong foundation in science.

Writing Curriculum: Write From the Beginning Write From the Beginning is a developmental writing program for students. The focus of the program is on early training in those criteria that are necessary for successful writing achievement beyond the primary years.

Social Studies Curriculum: Scott Foresman Our Social Studies curriculum allows children to explore the world around them and teaches them how to become good citizens of their community, country, and our world. Students learn about a variety of historical characters which have influenced their world. We study many holidays and how they are influenced by culture, customs and traditions. Students learn map skills and how to recognize our state, country, and continents of the world.

It is the goal of the First grade teachers to give each student the skills necessary to become independent, lifelong learners who can be successful in First Grade and in life.