ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
The first grade reading/language arts program reflects the integrated nature of a balanced literacy program implementing the McGraw-Hill Reading Wonders reading program which gives the students the scaffolding they need to meet today’s challenges. Instruction is provided in the components of reading: Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Vocabulary, Fluency, and Comprehension; and engagement in independent reading. The program involves opportunities to respond to literature in ways that demonstrate comprehension, interpretation, and appreciation
The first grade math program focuses on achievement of mathematical proficiency through mastery of mathematical skills, concepts, and processes by employing the McGraw-Hill My Math. Students learn mathematics by direct instruction, hands-on experiences, step-by-step models that build conceptual understanding, and practice that requires the use of problem solving skills and strategies.
The first grade science program provides students with opportunities to think and act like scientists. The Macmillan/McGraw-Hill’s science program, Science: A Closer Look is implemented focusing on life sciences, physical and earth sciences. Students acquire science knowledge, practice science process skills, and apply science concepts through reading and observing, as well as conducting investigations that have real-world applications.
The first grade social study program focuses on the student and their role in the surrounding community and the world as a whole. The curriculum utilizes the For a Better World series based in Jordan. The program is organized into units including: All About Me, Learn About Maps, Around the World, Rules to Follow, People and Places, and Living Together.