In Kindergarten your child learned how to read and much more! In 1st grade it is our joint responsibility to ensure each student comprehends what he or she reads and apply that skill to all subjects. Together we will continue to build your child’s foundation of knowledge in Religion and all other subject matters.
Students will learn new vocabulary and read stories along with answering comprehension questions about the text. The major milestones in first grade for reading are knowing the names and sounds of all the consonants and vowels (long and short), consonant blends, reading, and summarizing simple stories. For language arts, we focus on parts of speech such as verbs, nouns, and adjectives. The first graders also will be able to write a five-sentence paragraph by the end of the year.
First grade is also a year of exploration and discovery of the numbers in the world around us. Major milestones for 1st grade in math include skip counting (2’s, 3’s, 5’s and 10’s), knowing their addition and subtraction math facts, adding and subtracting small numbers, understanding the value of money, and knowing the units for measurement, and time. It is our goal to inspire your child, create an environment that embraces all learning styles, and evoke an excitement for knowledge while deepening their love for God!