Holy Family Catholic School recognizes that each child is an unique creation of God. In cooperation with the parents who are the primary educators, teachers work to discover and develop the potential God has given each child.
1st grade explores our Catholic faith by providing opportunities for prayer, scripture, liturgy, and service. Units on Advent, Lent, the Rosary, and the saints enhance the program. 1st graders also attend weekly Mass. In addition, students learn about Catholic values and safety.
The language arts program integrates reading, phonics, handwriting, grammar, writing, and spelling. The five step writing process is introduced to enable students to become better writers. The Accelerated Reading Program offers challenges to students to improve comprehension. Learning is differentiated to meet the needs of all students.
Adding, subtracting, numeration, graphing, money, time, geometry, measurement, and fractions are included in the 1st grade Math program. Learning is differentiated to meet the needs of all students. A supplemental text, Simple Solutions, provide an ongoing review of Math concepts to aid retention of skills and to improve computation.
Students learn investigative skills and how to use Science tools. Units about matter, plants, animals, weather, and energy are included. STEM lessons are incorporated through in class science experiments. Literature and art activities pertaining to Science topics are included throughout the year.
Students learn about their place in the world through units such as rules and laws, neighborhoods and communities, national symbols, and traditions of the United States. Students learn basic economic principles, natural resources, and ecology. Map and graphing skills are introduced as well.
The Pumpkin Patch
Discovery Science Center
Heart of Jesus Retreat
Halloween Parade and Penny Carnival
Activities with 7th grade buddies
Special Person’s Day
End of the year picnic
*These are the Field Trips and Special Events that First Graders at HFCS would normally participate in.