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Grade 1

The language arts curriculum includes reading, writing, spelling, listening and speaking. The district-wide core reading program builds upon skills learned in kindergarten. Literature is integrated throughout the day in all subject areas.

The use of manipulatives is an important part of the math program, which includes addition and subtraction to 18, measurement, patterning, graphing, money, time, problem-solving and place value.

Science and social studies topics include energy, weather, and organisms.

Social skills are developed through the Responsive Classroom approach. Assisting children in developing independent work habits, encouraging their innate curiosity about the world, and developing positive self-esteem is the basis for a positive first-grade experience.