1st Grade

Updated for the 2021-2022 Co-op year!

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, etc.) 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: This year, we will study Earth Science, which includes an overview of the beautiful world that God created for us and takes a closer look at what the earth is made of, the seasons and weather that affect it, and the wonderful things that can be found in it. This course has several fun lap books, videos, and interactive activities.
Art: Joining together with the K-3rd classes, Art will cover things like patterns, landscapes, textures, positive/negative space, artists from history, and more.
P.E. First graders will join together with the K-3rd grades for PE. 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: Students will discover key moments and interesting traditions of 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.
Students stay with same teacher for most of the day. They will join the K-3rd grade classes for Art & PE.