Manheim Christian Day School

Educating Minds. Nurturing Hearts.

First Grade

Curriculum
  1. Reading – Reading Street 2008 Pearson Education, Inc.
    1. Emphasis on Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency and Expanding Vocabulary
    2. Includes: Spelling, Phonics, Language, Writing Workshop and Handwriting
    3. Daily 5 Program: Read to Self, Read to Someone, Word Work Centers, Work onWriting and Listen to Reading
  2. Math – My Math 2014 McGraw Hill Companies, Inc.
    1. Emphasis on Addition fluency to sums of 20.
    2. Includes daily math stations to reinforce: addition and subtraction strategies, problem solving, number sense to 120, introduction to money, time, measurement, fractions and 2-D, 3-D shapes
  3. Science –A Closer Look 2011 McGraw Hill Companies, Inc
    1. Emphasis on Life, Earth and Physical Sciences
    2. Includes: Plant life, Animal groups, Weather and Sky, Landforms, Caring for Resources, Matter, Simple Machines and Energy
  4. Social Studies –All Together 2011 Pearson Education, Inc.
    1. Emphasis on Our Community, Our Country and Our World
    2. Includes: Community Helpers, Star Citizens, Where do I live?
  5. Bible –In the Family of God- Journey’s with God
    1. Emphasis on The Beginning: Creation and The Founding Family (Abraham – Moses)
      Jesus: Birth, Miracles, Parables, Resurrection and Great Commision
    2. Includes: Advent Activities, Peacemaking skills, and Christians Around the World Unit
    3. Bible Memory with practical application – My ABC Bible Verses: Hiding God’s Word in Little Hearts by Susan Hunt
2000px-GullBraceLeft.svgSpecial Projects and Activities2000px-GullBraceLeft.svg
  1. Reading Buddies weekly with both 4th graders and Pre-Kindergarteners
  2. Operation Christmas Child Mission’s Project with 4th grade buddies- raise money, shop for gifts and pack boxes for Operation Christmas Child.
  3. Johnny Appleseed Week, Grandparents Day, 100 Day Festivities, Bear Hibernation Day
  4. Poetry Festival – each 1st and 2nd grade student memorizes and recites a poem for parent audience
2000px-GullBraceLeft.svgTypical Field Trips2000px-GullBraceLeft.svg
  1. Flinchbaugh’s Farm and Orchard
  2. The North Museum and Planetarium
  3. That Fish Place and The Dutch Apple Children’s Dinner Theatre