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First Grade Curriculum
English Language Arts
Students learn Spalding phonograms, spelling, grammar and handwriting.  Most students participate in grade level reading using HMH Journeys reading materials.  There is also a class for above level readers working a grade ahead in reading.
First grade students currently work in the Grade 2 Saxon Math program.  Special emphasis is given to adding and subtracting within 20, using manipulatives and standard algorithms to develop fluency, developing an understanding of base ten notation and describing and analyzing shapes. The goal of our math program in the elementary grades is to prepare the children to be algebra ready in grade 8,