First and Second Grades
First and second grades continue to build on the skills the students previously gained in Kindergarten. There is a strong emphasis on reading and mathematics.
Reading is based on a phonetics reading program where there are many guided reading opportunities along with independent reading activities. Students become much more fluent with their reading and writing skills.
In math, students focus on addition and subtraction skills using many manipulatives to help understand place value. They will grow in their ability to count money and telling time.
Other areas of focus are religion memory, handwriting, science, social studies, writing, and art. Through all of these activities students are learning leadership, developing social skills, and building relationships.
First and Second grade take field trips to the grocery store, pumpkin patch, and to see plays.