Private Elementary School – First Grade
Our program provides a valuable First Grade experience for your child and the following benefits:
Academics – We have a comprehensive curriculum, A BEKA, that builds both strong character and academic excellence. As you follow your child’s progress through the year, you will be thrilled to see your child learn the basics in reading, writing, and numbers. We also teach patriotism and the true meaning of holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter.
Class Size – Our class size is limited so your child will receive more one-on-one attention.
Extended Care – We offer the convenience of quality care from 6:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m., so that your child remains cared for in a safe, nurturing environment when the academic day is completed.
Computers – Each elementary classroom is equipped with two computers. In addition, the Springfield Academy has a twelve station computer lab to help children develop skills in technology and to enhance their education.
Dedicated Teachers – All of our elementary teachers are certified teachers. They have Master’s or Bachelor’s degrees in Elementary Education or Early Childhood Education.
First Grade Curriculum
Phonics & Reading
Review of Vowels, Consonants, Blends, One- and Two-Vowel Words
Recognition and Use of all Phonics Special Sounds in Reading
Spelling Rules Oral Reading
Review of Letter Formation Daily Seatwork
Spelling and Poetry
Weekly Phonics Weekly Tests
Reinforcement Activities Seven Poems Committed to Memory
Recognize Complete Sentences Alphabetizing Words
Writing Complete Sentences Creative Writing
Number Recognition 1-1000 Writing & Counting 1-1000
Greatest & Least Number Sequences
Addition Facts through 13 Three Digit Addition
Subtraction Facts through 13 Two Digit Subtraction
Story Problems Numbers Before & After
Counting & Combining Coins Telling Time to Nearest 5 Minutes
Recognize Odd & Even Numbers Measures
Place Value in 1’s, 10’s, 100’s Unit Fractions
Reading a Thermometer Concept of Multiplication
Multiple Combinations Calendars
Reading a Graphs Developing Listening Skills
Counting & Writing by 2’s, 3’s, 5’s, 10’s
This is My America
My America’s Flag
My America’s Freedom Symbols of My America
Great People of America My America Grows
My America Talks My America Travels
My America is Beautiful My America Sings
Health & Human Body Energy
HEALTH, SAFETY, MANNERS:
Eating Good Foods
Care of Body, Clothes, Home
Safety at Home and Away
On Streets, Playgrounds, and Water
Manners at Home, School, Church, and Public
Lessons: Creation, Noah, Samuel, Daniel, Baby Jesus, etc,..