1st Grade

1st Grade Overview

Teacher Demographics

  • 100% Degreed in Elementary Education
  • 14 years total tenure, 4 years with The Sloan School


  • Phonics-based, highly regarded A Beka curriculum

Student Teacher Ratio

  • 1:20 or 2:26


  • Monday through Friday
    8:00 am – 2:50 p.m.
  • Before and After School Care available


  • Lunch: Nutritious lunch provided each day
  • Snacks: Snack at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

1st Grade Curriculum

Language Arts

Phonics and Reading
  • Review of vowels, consonant, blends, one and two-vowel words, consonant blends
  • Recognition and use of all phonics special sounds in reading
  • Special rules: doubling consonants, dropping silent ‘e’, changing ‘y’ to ‘i’
  • Oral reading
Cursive Writing
  • Review of letter formation
  • Daily seatwork practice in all academic areas
Spelling and Poetry
  • Weekly phonics-based word list
  • Reinforcement activities
  • Weekly test with phonics
  • Eight poems committed to memory
  • Capitalization of first word in a sentence, proper names, days of the week, and months of the year
  • Correct punctuation at the ends of sentences
  • Creative writing
  • Alphabetizing of words
  • Writing complete sentences and short stories
  • Words using suffixes, prefixes, syllables, compound words, rhyming words, opposite words, same meaning words, and contractions

History & Geography

This is My America:
  • My America’s Flag
  • My America’s Freedoms
  • Symbols of My America
  • Great People of America
  • My America Grows
  • My America Talks
  • My America Travels
  • My America is Beautiful
  • My America Sings
This is My World:
  • Mexico, Peru, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Bahamas, England, The Netherlands, Norway, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Israel, Egypt, India, China, Australia, Guam, American Samoa


  • God’s plan for seeds
  • God’s plan for animals
  • God’s plan for the seashore
Health and Human Biology
  • God’s plan for me
Earth and Space
  • God’s plan for weather
  • God’s plan for seasons

Health, Safety and Manners

  • Nutritious food – Exercising – Rest – Posture – Care of body, clothes, and home
  • At home and away from home – On streets, playgrounds, water
  • At home, school, church, public


  • Number recognition and counting 1-1,000
  • Greatest and least
  • Counting and writing by twos, threes, fives and tens
  • Number sequences
  • Ordinal Numbers
  • Addition facts through 13 and three-digit addition with carrying
  • Subtraction facts through 13 and two-digit subtraction
  • Story problems
  • Reading a thermometer
  • Multiple combinations
  • Calendars
  • Developing listening skills
  • Numbers before and after by ones, twos, tens
  • Between numbers
  • Counting and combining coins
  • Telling time to the nearest five minutes
  • Recognizing odd and even numbers
  • English and some metric measures
  • Place value in ones, tens, and hundreds
  • Unit fractions
  • Using a ruler
  • Concept of multiplication
  • Reading pictographs and bar graphs
  • Roman numerals


  • Hymns/choruses
  • Memory verses
  • Bible Doctrine
  • Bible Doctrine
  • Lessons such as Salvation series, Genesis, Life of Christ


  • Chapel
  • Spanish
  • Art
  • Music
  • Gymnastics
  • Field Trips

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Over 5,500 children have attended The Sloan School since 1996.