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An atmosphere of faith and love.

Grade 1

SES nurtures the development of each student to achieve their spiritual, intellectual, physical and social potential. Catholic values matter!

Curriculum that exceeds all standards.

Language Arts

Journeys Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Structure and Method: Daily lessons are practiced in the student’s work throughout the curriculum. We work on these skills using groups, individual work, reading groups, and technology.

Phonics: First grade students practice Consonants, Short Vowels, Long Vowels, Consonant Blends, Y as a Vowel, Endings, Diagraphs, and Contractions throughout the year.

Language: First grade students practice Poetry, Colors, Shapes, Left and Right, First, Next, and Last, Following Directions, ABC Order, Writing Sentences, Parts of a Sentence, Telling Sentences, Asking Sentences, Writing Workshop: Prewriting, Drafting, Revising, Proofreading, Publishing, Nouns for People, Places, Animals and Things, Plural Nouns, Action Verbs, The Verbs Am, Is, and Are, Past Tense Verbs, The Verbs Was and Were, Adjectives for Color, Size, Shape, Taste, Smell, Sound, and Feel, Describing Words for Numbers, Describing Words that Compare Special Names, Names of Days, Months, and Holidays, Using I and Me, Using He, She, It, and They, Punctuation, Capitalization, Homophones, Antonyms, and Synonyms.


Journeys Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Structure and Method: Daily lessons by using small groups, individual help if needed, technology, and reading workbooks that go with their daily readings.

First grade students will work in small groups daily and learn about Animal Fantasy, Rhyme Realistic, Fiction, Patterned Text, Poetry, Expository, Nonfiction, Folk Tale, Narrative, Fiction, Tall Tales, Main Idea, Drawing Conclusions, Context Clues, Cause and Effect, Predicting, Setting, Author’s Purpose, Classifying, Character, Realism/Fantasy, Theme, Plot, Beginning/Middle/Ending, Sequence of Events, and comprehension.

Structure & method that enhances critical thinking.

Social Studies

All Together Macmillan/McGraw Hill
Structure and Method: Students will be introduced to and become familiar with the types of global communities through predicting, comparing and contrasting, visual aids, technology, Weekly Reader, and cross reference activities.

First grade students will learn about Where We Live, Communities, Neighborhoods, Addresses, Map Keys, States, Countries, Earth/Globe, Families, Rules/Laws, Citizens, Jobs, Goods/Services, Wants/Needs, Economics, Volunteers, Shelters, Transportation, Money, Plains/Hills/Mountains/Lakes/Rivers/Oceans, Directions: N-S-E-W, Weather, Seasons, Continents, Natural Resources, History/Time Line, Native Americans, Christopher Columbus, Settlers/Settlement, Pilgrims, Slavery, Martin Luther King Jr., President’s Day, Holidays,
Calendar, Symbols for the United States. Understanding of primary source, how to use media/other sources to find answers to questions about a historical topic, tells the story of people and events of other times/places, compare life now with life in the past, identify celebrations and national holidays.


Life Science Earth Science Scott Foresman
Structure and Method: Weekly text lessons are supplemented with multi-media technology, various concept maps, and participating in small hands-on experiences and small experiments. Cross-curriculum activities keep students aware of how science is a real world subject.

First grade students will learn the following topics: Kinds of Living Things, Weather and Seasons, Magnets, Land and Water, Keeping Fit and Healthy, Dental Hygiene, How Plants and Animals Live, Life Cycles, Food Chains, Movement and Sound.


GoMath! Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Structure and Method: The students will learn Math through practice of concepts taught in daily lessons, the use of manipulatives, technology, and homework.

The first grade students will become proficient in Number concepts through 20, Addition concepts, Subtraction concepts, Data and Graphing, Addition strategies through 10, Subtraction strategies through 10, Plane and Solid Shapes, Spatial Sense and Patterns, Fractions and Probability, Place Value to 100, Order and Compare Numbers, Number Patterns, Time and Calendar, Using Money, Addition Facts through 12, Subtraction Facts through 12, Length and Weight, Capacity and Temperature, Addition Facts through 20, Subtraction Facts through 20, Adding Two-Digit Numbers, Subtracting Two-Digit Numbers


Blest are We RCL Benziger
Structure and Method: Children will learn about the Catholic faith, morals, and practices. These are taught through text discussions, small group work, and prayer formation.

The first grade students will learn about The Church Community, Baptism, The Holy Spirit, Jesus’ Followers, The Feasts of the Church Calendar, Saints.