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First Grade

Class Verse: "...let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;" James 1:19b (ESV)

Class Motto:  Anything less than your best is not good enough for God.

Academic Focus:  First grade is a time of growing spiritually, physically, emotionally and academically.  By integrating biblical principles into our academics, we learn about the importance of having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and applying these principles to daily living.  Students develop thinking and problem solving strategies for life.   

Bible: Character Traits, Bible Memorization, Vocabulary, Lessons about God’s Gifts: The World, Special Promises, Worship, A Savior, Children, Friends and Special Blessings

Language Arts: Phonics, Syllables, Oral Reading, Comprehension, Spelling, Sentence Writing

Math:  Numbers, Number Words and Ordinals, Addition and Subtraction Strategies, Graphs, Place Value, Geometry, Money and Time, Measurement, Two-digit Addition and Subtraction

Science: Senses; Sun, Moon, and Stars; Plants; Matter; Animals; Heat; Teeth; Air; Sound; Weather; Plant and Life Cycle

History: American Symbols, Patriotism and Freedoms, Famous Americans, Christmas Around the World   

Handwriting: Pre-cursive Letter Formation, Pencil Hold, Spacing, Neatness