First Grade

First grade students continue with a curriculum infused with an on-going theme they can relate to--fairy tales. With this genre as their guide, students work through math and literacy themes. The study of phonics, letter formation, and various forms of story writing, punctuation and capitalization take place. Math concepts are introduced and active opportunities to work with the four processes of arithmetic are plentiful. In addition, students practice skip counting as well as simple forms of graphing and problem solving. Science themes include insects, butterflies, plants, the solar system, liquids, and dinosaurs. Other main lesson themes related to social studies actively engage the child's imagination as they "travel" to Alaska, the Rain Forest, and the Kingdom of Numeria. Play is still a primary element of learning and learning is integrated within the play.