1st & 2nd Grade
Reading takes center stage, as students go deeper into the study of phonics. Students begin to read regularly in class, pairing up with reading buddies from the upper grades, and they are also encouraged to read at home with their families. As students graduate to more complex reading material, the curriculum actively engages the readers in thoughtful reflection about literature. Spelling becomes a regular part of the weekly assignment.
For math, the curriculum takes on a hands-on approach, using a variety of tools to cement core concepts. Students aim to master basic addition and subtraction by the end of the year, along with proficiency in solving word problems.
As for the fun side of class, there are plenty of field trips to the library, plays, and farms. Students are engaged in hands-on learning adventures and many activities that help them to learn ways to work together with classmates in core learning activities.