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1st Grade

The  1st grade curriculum integrates reading, language arts, spelling, math, social studies & science. The students are emerging from phonics into reading, as well as mastering their math facts and learning how to apply them to math problems. 1st grade science is a project-based curriculum including: paper plane design and flying while studying force and motion, completing a research project on family traits, and making pinhole cameras while learning about the properties of light. Many of the skills taught in first grade establish an educational foundation that is built upon throughout the elementary years. The students have many new experiences in first grade including switching teachers for certain subjects, eating lunch with the 2 nd & 3 rd grade classes and playing on the big playscapes like the pentaweb. They also participate in various special events for 1 st - 6 th graders, like the Square Dance Program.

Special Area classes include Music, Physical Education, Computers, Library, Emerging & Advanced Spanish and Nature Trail.

Special Events & Activities:

  • Book Fair
  • Halloween Carnival
  • Thanksgiving Program
  • Christmas Program
  • Polar Express Day
  • Wildlife Christmas Tree
  • Friendship Day
  • Square Dance Program
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Field Day