1st Grade

1st Grade (must be at least 6 years old by August 1st)

First grade will be structured to help transition our sweet 6 year olds from kindergarten to the more involved FTK schedule of 2nd grade. (i.e. switching classrooms and teachers, fuller class hours…) This class will have no required homework but, for most subjects covered in the classroom, there will be homework ideas that parents can implement every week.  The goal of this class is to learn while still having fun in a relaxed yet structured environment.
Science: We will be studying Botany starting with plant classifications and then covering each class in more depth.  This course has several fun lap books, videos, and interactive activities.
Art:  American Art will cover things like patterns, landscapes, textures, positive/negative space, artists from that time period and more.
P.E./Health: Stretching, fire safety, the food pyramid, road safety, and fun exercise activities are all part of this class that will not only get students moving but thinking about their health too.
History: Last year we covered American history from Columbus to the Civil War. This year we will continue the story of America from the Civil War to the Industrial Revolution. Students will discover key moments and interesting traditions of America’s history. This will be paired with biographies of people of the time and projects related to what is being learned.
Book Club:  We will be reading and discussing books that can be tied in with our History and Science as well as other books.
Choir: Choir will be a balanced course of singing melody and harmony with expression.  It will include reading music, rhythm, form, vocal skills, innovation, historical and cultural context, terminology, analyzing and describing music. There will be two performance opportunities- a Christmas program and graduation.
Students stay with same teacher all day other than Choir.