First Grade News & Eve
Life As a First Grader
• There is a strong emphasis on reading in First Grade, taught by a wide variety of means, including phonics, sight words, trade books and basal readers.
• There is a strong foundation laid in Math skills as well, with a focus on basic addition and subtraction facts which are practiced daily.
• Science and Social Studies are taught with an experiential emphasis, through labs, classroom experiences and field trips.
• The First Grade Religion curriculum uses a variety of Biblical stories to teach God’s love and how He showed that love through the gift of His Son, Jesus.