General Curriculum - First Grade

Bible & Spiritural Life

    • Memorize Scripture weekly
    • Study people and events of the Bible daily
    • Apply spiritual and practical truths from God’s Word
    • Discover the joy of worship & prayer in the classroom and at school-wide chapel service

Language Arts

    • Learn and practice reading strategies to become proficient readers
    • Develop thinking skills by predicting, reflecting on and evaluating literature
    • Implement the writing process, focusing on ideas and organization
    • Use capital letters and end punctuation in writing

Math

    • Add to and subtract from 20 using number sense strategies
    • Understand place value and numbers through 120
    • Solve word problems using learned concepts
    • Explore graphing, time, money, geometry, fractions, and probability concepts

Science

    • Investigate concepts in physical, life, chemical, and earth science with hands-on activities
    • Predict, observe and record using scientific method
    • Participate in environmental learning in NHCA butterfly garden and local nature center
    • Integrate Christian worldview

Social Studies

    • Understand how people and events shape history
    • Discover how location affects how people live, while learning map skills
    • Learn how economics affects choices and basic economic concepts
    • Identify symbols of our country and good citizenship habits

Special Projects/Trips

    • History Then and Now Project
    • Christmas Tradition Sharing
    • Reading Buddies with the fourth graders
    • Class Readers Theater
    • First Grade Authors
    • Monthly school-wide TEAM events