First Grade

First Grade Curriculum

  • Individual Reading- M-W-F every week with an emphasis on fluency and comprehension

  • Math Instruction/Math Groups- based on diagnostic testing, levels 1st-3rd and beyond as needed

  • Literature Study- with a focus on vocabulary and comprehension/ elements of a story

  • Vocabulary- incorporated in daily speaking and writing

  • Spelling- phonetic as well as meaning and grammatical structure controlled spelling

  • Writing-paragraph structure, writing process, various forms of writing

  • Science- structured textbook units with assessments/ hands-on labs

  • Social Studies- interactions of a community, using a textbook

  • Phonics/Language Arts- parts of speech, rules and dictation 


  • Responsibility for learning

  • Independence/ self-discipline

  • Foster own sense of organization

  • Higher level learning

  • Time management and independent working

  • Self-monitor and self-check

  • Social skills and life skills

  • Develop a love of learning 


  • Morning Care

  • Chess

  • Math Magicians

  • Mandarin

  • Discovery Aftercare

  • Jump Bunch

  • Show Choir

  • Robotics/Coding 


  • Conversational Spanish

  • Vocal Music

  • Art Masterpiece

  • Computers

  • Science Lab

  • Recess

  • Lunch Period

  • Developmental P.E. (2 times per week)

Classroom Teachers 


For Classroom Supply Lists, please click on your child's teacher. Our supply lists have been updated for the 2020 - 21 School Year!

1st Grade

Ashlee Moyzes / Brynna Hochhaus

Cindy Walsh / Leslie Hindall

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Co-Directors: Carol Elias and Kristi Roher


Phone: 480.963.2313 · Fax: 480.812.9207

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