GRACE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

A school of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod

Preparing Students for Success in High School, College and Beyond

FIRST GRADE - Ms. Brown

Welcome to our first grade site. It was created to give students and their parents a peek into what goes on in our first grade room. I hope you enjoy your visit and get a feel for what a wonderful place first grade can be.

Enjoy!

Ms. Brown

Homework
Make Studying a Routine

Children don't have to have assignments to study. If your child has "nothing to do" during homework time, he or she can read, review or do a puzzle of some type. Study time should be quiet and require thinking.

Curriculum and Practice
Our Curriculum and Instruction

The following subjects are taught in 1st grade.

Religion - Christianity through literature and chapel services.

Reading - A balanced literacy approach through reading workshops including guided reading

Word Study/Spelling - Word work (word games /phonics and spelling connections

Writing - Writer's Workshop and Interactive writing

Math - Inquiry based instruction through investigations and applications

Science - Inquiry based instruction using non-fiction literature

Social Studies - Non- fiction Literature

8:30-8:45           School Announcements
9:00 - 9:30        Greetings
                           Class News/Calendar
                           Religion / Prayer
9:30- 10:00        Working with Words               (Word Wall / Phonics / Spelling)
10:00 - 10:25    Snack / Recess / Washroom Break
10:25 - 11:55    Read Together (Shared Reading)
                           Reading Workshop   (Reading Phonics / Working with Word / Fluency)
11:55 - 12:00    Washroom Break

12:00 - 12:30    Lunch

12:30-12:45      (Clean Up / Restroom)

12:45 - 1:15      Math (MWF)

1:15 - 1:45        Math (MF)             
                           Art  (W)

1:45 - 2:15        Writing Workshop  (MWF)   (Handwriting / Grammar / Writing)

2:15 - 2:45        Social Studies (MT)
                           Science (WR)
                           Scholastic News (F) 

2:45 - 3:05        Learning Center

3:05 - 3:15        Clean Up / Dismissal

1st Grade Class Schedule

First graders sing at Cultural Fair

Shepherds relax before the Christmas program.

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