Reading/Spelling/Language: The first graders grow in leaps and bounds as we explore the reading components of reading comprehension, fluency, reading strategies, and weekly spelling tests.
Math: Mastering addition and subtraction facts and exploring topics such as geometry, money and time, place value, and measurement.
Social Studies: Students learn about their families, their community, and their country by studying the present and the past.
Science: Four primary units of study (life, physical, Earth, human body). This is a year of learning how the scientific process works. They learn how to observe, hypothesize, collect data, and make conclusions by doing a variety of research projects and hands on experiments.
Religion: Students discover the stories of creation, Jesus’ birth, life, miracles, and death. They celebrate Christ’s Resurrection and the gift of how to be His servant. They do several small service projects to reach out to the lonely, poor, and sick.
Positive Action: The first graders spend time each day talking about how our actions affect the others around us.
Handwriting: Students continue to grow in strength as they practice Manuscript writing.
Health: First Graders become aware of the muscular and skeletal structures, as well as, vascular and nervous systems of the body. They become aware of their feelings and how important it is to share them. They also learn of a variety of ways to keep them healthy and safe.