The joy of our First Grade curriculum is watching your child develop into an independent reader and writer. Through activities that develop a full range of phonemic awareness, phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency skills, you will help your child build on the printing skills learned in Kindergarten and begin to use our distinctive Calvert script, preparing him or her to express ideas in his or her own words. Our formal spelling program overlaps with the phonics instruction in the reading course.
In math, your child will begin to add and subtract two-digit numbers and begin to explain math ideas and processes.
In the technology courses, your child will learn word processing, computer navigation, graphics skills, and visual mapping basics. The science program includes the study of living things, our earth, weather, matter, motion, and energy.
Your child’s first social studies classes explore original read-aloud narratives that include biographies of well-known explorers, political figures, inventors, and leaders in American life.