The first grade curriculum is built upon the four “pillars” of the Catholic faith: Believe, Worship, Live, and Pray. Students and teachers work together to strengthen their faith and love for Jesus. Curriculum themes include Our Church Community, Our Loving God, God’s Son Jesus, The Holy Spirit, and Jesus’ Church of Followers.
The "Progress in Mathematics" program builds upon key math content taught in the early elementary years. Critical areas for grade one include Number Sense, Addition and Subtraction Strategies, Measurement, Geometry, and introducing Critical Thinking Skills. Through various methods of learning the program builds a strong math foundation. "Progress in Mathematics" is published by Sadlier.
In science students become Entomologists, Physiologists, and Developmental Scientists and more through the exciting Nancy Larson Science Program. They discover, read, and reflect through hands on learning. Students also begin to learn about taking notes using science journals.
Language Arts & Literature
The first grade curriculum is supported by The SUPERKIDS phonics based program. This systematic program provides children with a strong foundation in spelling, reading, and writing skills. Teachers strive to both challenge and support our students with literature and creative writing activities to foster a love of reading and writing.
First graders learn about our world and nation through the Nystrom Geography program. Through the use of maps, atlases, and globes the children are engaged in hands-on learning. Students enjoy sharing Scholastic News which is an excellent introduction to content area learning, using age appropriate nonfiction material.