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First Grade

Concord Christian School endeavors to give a completely God-centered orientation of life to each student. We strive to help produce the mind of Christ in our students and establish a well-grounded biblical world view.
Academic concepts taught in First Grade include:

Bible

  • Salvation
  • Creation
  • Old Testament Bible stories; Adam, Cain, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, etc…
  • The first Christmas; the birth of Jesus
  • Boyhood and Early ministries of Jesus
  • Crucifixion and Resurrection
  • New Testament Bible stories
  • Missions Focus Areas
    • Local – Elderly; field trip to local assisted living facilities
    • International - Spain

Language Arts

  • Penmanship
  • Recognition and usage of basic punctuation
  • Write simple, complete sentences
  • Use descriptive words in writing
  • Write three to five-sentence paragraphs about a given topic
  • Write stories with a beginning, middle, and end
  • Write and revise drafts of stories
  • Sequencing of events in writing

Phonics

  • Letter-sound correspondence
  • Vowels and Consonants
  • Identify long and short vowels
  • Identify consonant blends and consonant diagraphs
  • Rhyming words
  • Identify syllables
  • Recognize spelling patterns to decode words
  • Alphabetize lists of words
  • Identify prefixes, suffixes, root words

Reading

  • Engage in oral reading activities
  • Use punctuation cues when reading orally
  • Identify characters, setting, and plot
  • Use expression when reading
  • Improve fluency during oral reading
  • Make predictions about context
  • Answer who, what, where, when, and why when reading text

Math

  • Addition and subtraction basic facts
  • Geometric shapes; angles, number of sides, congruency
  • Reading and producing graphs
  • Measuring line segments using inches, centimeters, and feet
  • Counting money
  • Time; numbering clock face, hour and half-hour time
  • Recognition of even and odd numbers
  • Adding 2-digit numbers with and without regrouping
  • Identifying simple fractions

History

  • Family units
  • Christopher Columbus
  • Use of maps and globes to identify places and routes
  • American symbols and freedoms
  • First Americans – Pilgrims and Native Americans
  • Identify north, south, east and west
  • Countries of the World
  • Famous Americans
  • Community and Neighborhood
  • Field Trip to a local pumpkin patch and Mayfield Dairy

Science

  • Senses
  • Weather and Seasons
  • Health and Safety
  • Tame and Wild Animals; habitats
  • Matter
  • Sound
  • The Sun, Moon, and Stars
  • Plants
  • Forces
First-grade students participate in weekly enrichment classes including art, music, computer, Spanish, P.E., and library.
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