Language Arts- Reading

Students are introduced to more complex words and longer stories. Emphasis is on new phonemes, comprehension skills, and memory words.

Language Arts-English

First Grade students will learn about the writing process and the mechanics of good writing. Students will continue to work on the conventions of standard grammar and usage when speaking and writing. They begin to learn about the writing process as a class and create individual writing assignments.

Math

First grade students participate in a wide variety of mathematics activities each day and your child will learn through hands-on experiences, discussion, and exploration. First graders study number and numeration, operation and computation, data and probability, measurement, geometry and algebraic thinking. Number and operations in base 10 will teach students by extending their counting sequence. Students will learn place value by working with two-digit numbers and use place value and properties of operation for addition and subtraction. Measurement skills will be used to teach students to tell time.

Religion

First grade students will utilize hands on learning approach with Religion. They will study the Seasons of the Church (the Liturgical Calendar), the Altar, The Holy Family, Church Prayers and Church History. First grade students will learn how to recite the Rosary. All students will participate and make their own personal Rosaries. Students attend weekly school community Mass.

Handwriting

First grade students will continue to practice and perfect printing all upper and lowercase letters.

Science

First grade students begin to study Earth Science and learn to recognize the features of the earth, sun, and the moon. They explore Life Science by looking at the characteristics, environments, and behaviors of humans, animals, and plants.

Social Studies

First graders learn about the world in which they live. They study about families, communities, citizenship, geography, patriotism, and cultures.