Religion

First grade lays the foundation for the children’s spiritual growth and development of their knowledge of the Catholic faith using Blest Are We textbook.

Students will:
  • Know we become Children of God through Baptism.
  • Know that God speaks to us in silence, the Bible, and through helpers.
  • Realize the great love God has for them.

Science

Students will:
  • Learn how the scientific method works and try it first hand using Lab Learner
  • Gain an understanding of living verses nonliving things
  • Learn through experiments how matter can be measured and observed
  • Gain a greater respect for the environment by learning all about natural resources and how to take care of them

Social Studies

Students will:
  • Explore concepts of community life.
  • Learn basic geography including continents, oceans, and neighboring countries to the United States.
  • Explore how people affect their communities and the world.

Reading/Phonics

Students will:
  • Learn phonemic awareness and phonics through the Saxon Phonics program.
  • Learn reading strategies with the use of reading anthologies.
  • Read from a variety of genres.
  • Respond to reading through discussion and writing
  • Choose, read, and take quizzes on age appropriate leveled books to meet their individual reading needs with the Accelerated Reading program.

Mathematics

Students will:
  • Learn to add and subtract numbers using different types of manipulatives.
  • Learn how to tell time at the hour and half hour level.
  • Experience different ways to get to one dollar using pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters.
  • Learn how to create a variety graphs and interpret the data on them.

Writing

Students will:
  • Write for a variety of purposes using the writing process.
  • Write using the six traits process.
  • Write a personal narrative.
  • Listen to a model about a book report and identify its parts.

Grammar

Students will be able to identify:
  • Types of sentences.
  • Types of nouns and pronouns.
  • Action verbs and adjectives in a sentence.
  • And apply capitalization and punctuation.