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1st Grade

First Grade Curriculum


Reading/Language Arts

The A Beka Book curriculum is used to guide classroom reading instruction. Throughout the school year, there is a focus on building the student’s knowledge of phonics and their understanding of the sounds used to build words. This helps to build “word attack” and spelling skills in our students. The goal is to foster readers that are confident and have a love of the written word.


Math is focused on discovering the intelligent design and purpose with which God has created our world. We learn and practice new math skills by examining patterns, using hands-on manipulatives, and connecting math concepts to real-world experiences. Concepts covered throughout the year are addition and subtraction facts for numbers one through twelve, telling time to the nearest five minute mark, place value for zero through one hundred, measurement, and basic fractions; also included is counting by two’s, three’s, five’s, and ten’s. The A Beka Book curriculum is used to guide math instruction.


Science places an emphasis on discovering God’s hand in creation. Students learn about the human body, healthy habits, matter (liquids, solids, gases), construction, space, and animal habitats.

Creative Writing

This is taught by using the “6+1 Traits” model. Students work through the writing process, learning to develop ideas for writing topics and to expand those ideas into published works.

Social Studies

Units focus on building community and culture awareness. Students discover the characteristics found in their families, school, nation, and the world.

Special Events & Field Trips

This includes P.E and Library. 

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