First Grade

First Grade

Welcome to first grade! Our classroom has a structured environment, emphasizing responsibility and independence. Our morning daily devotions set the tone for our day by reminding us to trust God for strength to listen and do our best, so that we may bring glory to God. Our teaching is for mastery of the concepts presented, using a variety of methods including songs, visuals, poems, movement, games and board work, as well as workbooks.

Meet the teachers

Kathleen Dunham
1st Grade Teacher
Amy Bishop
1st Grade Teacher

We have a number of special days throughout the year including:

  • November – Teddy Bear Picnic
  • December – Christmas Around the World
  • January – Winnie-the-Pooh Day
  • February – Cowboy Day
  • March – Dr. Seuss Week
  • April – First Grade Circus
  • May – Beach Day

What will my child learn?

  • Bible
  • English
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Spelling
  • Heritage Studies
  • Science
  • Visual Art

Bible

  • Creation
  • Original Sin
  • Patriarchs
  • Joash and Josiah
  • Samuel
  • Life of David
  • Life of Elijah
  • Life of Christ

English

  • Grammar - including nouns and verbs
  • Mechanics - capitalization, Punctuation
  • Language Study - sentences
    • Statement
    • Question
    • Exclamatory
  • Writing
    • Writing-types – Narrative
    • Planning and Editing
    • Types
      • How to
      • Opinion
      • Letter writing
  • Book Reviews and Reports

Math

  • Whole Numbers
  • Place Value
  • Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, & Division
  • Time, Money, & Measurement
  • Fractions
  • Geometry

Reading

  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension
  • Skill Development including
    • Phonics
    • Sight words
    • Oral Reading

Heritage Studies

  • Geography & Archeology
  • Christopher Columbus
  • Native Americans
  • Plymouth and Jamestown
  • American Cowboy
  • French and English Explorers
  • Communities
    • Family
    • Local
    • State
    • Country

Science

  • Human Body
    • Five Senses
    • Teeth
    • Sound
  • Animal Kingdom
    • Tame Animals
    • Wild Animals
    • Bears
  • Space
  • Matter

Visual Art

  • Click here to learn more about our visual art program