Welcome to First Grade!

In first grade, students become strong, fluent, and independent readers. Their comprehension skills are growing along with the content knowledge in Science, History, and Bible. Throughout the year, their number skills develop in the areas of addition, subtraction, and geometry. As first graders, they learn that we are part of a community that works together, helps one another, tries new things, and listens to one another. They learn how to put their ideas into sentences and paragraphs to communicate their thoughts and ideas.

First grade is full of adventures! We get to go on two field trips in first grade. First, we adventure to Peltzer Farms in the fall, where students learn about farm life and how to grow a garden. Then, the class visits the Birch Aquarium, where we learn about all of God’s many creations in the ocean. Students also participate in weekly chapels where we worship together and enjoy presenting our own original chapel to our friends and family. First grade is full of learning, fun, creativity, adventures, new friends, and memories that last a lifetime.

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Classroom Curriculum

Bible – BJU Press

Phonics – BJU Press

Reading – BJU Press

English – BJU Press

Math – BJU Press

History – BJU Press

Science – ACSI Purposeful Design

Spelling – BJU Press

Handwriting – BJU Press

Mrs. Williams

Mrs. Janelle Williams, a CMCS alumni, has been a part of the Calvary staff since 2001 and is an exceptional teacher. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Ashford University and has taught junior kindergarten, first grade, and third grade. Mrs. Williams has a gift for teaching students to read and provides a consistent management style and stimulating lessons to keep her students engaged.