1st Grade Curriculum

Bible

Holy Bible- International Children’s Bible, Tommy Nelson Publishing
Building on the Rock; Wisdom for Grade 1, Summit Ministries Currriculum
Building on the Rock; God’s Good Plan for Grade 1, Summit Ministries Curriculum
  • Teacher directed Bible study with multi-sensory follow-up activities
  • Praise and worship music
  • Corporate prayer time
  • Weekly chapel
  • Weekly Scripture Memory

Language Arts

Texas Treasures, MacMillan/McGraw-Hill
Accelerated Reading Program
Daily Oral Language, Carson-Dellosa Publishing Company, Inc.
Handwriting Without Tears Manuscript Program
  • Intense, systematic phonics program that teaches beginning readers the phonetic (or spoken) value of letters, letter combinations and syllables
  • Presents phonetic information incrementally and reviews daily
  • New learning gradually builds upon old learning, and regular practice reinforces both
  • The stories are correlated with the phonics sounds that are presented in class
  • Christian virtues and character traits are incorporated in the stories
  • The series increases reading fluency and comprehension with a variety of reading materials while incrementally increasing the reading level
  • Effective instruction in English founded upon an understanding of how the eight parts of speech work together in a sentence
  • Consistent repetition and daily practice of all skills taught
  • Constant training in how to plan, organize, and write
  • Teaches, reinforces and accesses students oral and written language skills, and proof reading skills
  • Prepares students to write and edit their own work
  • Writing projects that emphasis the writing process of planning, organizing, and publishing a creative and mechanically correct product

Math

Go Math, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The Wright Room smartboard calendar math, spiral review
  • Students participate in a wide variety of mathematics activities
  • Learning is reinforced through hands-on experience, discussion, and exploration and continued review of skills.
  • Concepts and skills include: computation, problem solving strategies, measurement, geometry, money, time, identifying patterns, fractions, graphs and charts

Social Studies

My America, My World, ABeka Book
Daily Geography Practice, Evan-Moor Publishing Company
  • Lays the foundation for patriotism by stimulating the students’ interest in their country through a study of important symbols, history, and places of interest in the United States
  • Children will realize how important the freedom to worship God and obey the truths of the Bible was to the Pilgrims and later to our countries leaders.
  • Encourages students to grow in their respect to God and His Word
  • Supplemental skills program that helps children become more aware of the world around them
  • Incorporates basic skills of geography and map use on a daily basis

Science

Purposeful Design
FOSS (Full Option Science System)
  • Concepts taught include: the five senses, health, animals, insects, matter, simple machines, weather, the seasons, and much more.
  • Supplemental multi-sensory program that encourages active learning relating to the science program
Typical Multi-sensory Activities:
  • Fields Trips/Picnics
  • Campus Walks
  • Class Visits from Community Experts
  • Classroom Science Center activities
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Research
Co-Curricular Classes
  • Music
  • Spanish
  • PE
  • Library
  • Art
  • Technology