First grade has 5 reading units based on different themes. We plan fun activities with each theme such as bringing your favorite stuffed animal to school, acting out plays, dressing as community helpers and cowboys/cowgirls, and even enjoying foods that accent a story or theme. Guest speakers are often invited to the classroom to share their life lessons. Art and writing activities are completed throughout the year with each story.
Throughout the year math is celebrated in various ways. Two of our favorite celebrations are 50 and 100 days of school. Students dress in 50s attire and create their own shirt with 100 items at home.
Our science and social studies are incorporated within reading and math. A few examples are planting seeds, watching butterflies grow and holidays around the world.