Manheim Christian Day School

Educating Minds. Nurturing Hearts.


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  1. Reading- Reading Street (Scott Foresman); Project Read; Primary Phonics
    • Emphasis on early literacy skills, including reading beginning level books
    • Includes: phonics, sight word recognition, vocabulary, phonemic awareness
    • Sing, Sign,and Read: learn to sign the letters of the alphabet and corresponding words through song
  2. Writing – Kid Writing
    • Emphasis on hearing sounds in words
    • Learn beginner writing skills
    • Students participate in different forms of writing: informational, opinion, and personal narratives
  3. Math – Math Expressions (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
    • Emphasis on number sense
    • Includes: addition, subtraction, greater than/less than, numeral recognition, geometric shapes, problem solving
  4. Bible – A Time of Wonder (Journeys With God)
    • Emphasizes biblical stories as a whole and applies biblical truths to their personal lives
  5. Science and Social Studies as it integrates into weekly themes
Special Projects and Events
  • Reading Buddies – once a week reading time with Second Grade
  • Pumpkin Exploration Day
  • Gingerbread Houses
  • Seuss Days – two week theme with a special day of celebration
  • Themed STEM activities
Typical Field Trips
  • Cherry Crest Adventure Farm – explore the farm and take a wagon ride
  • Hershey Gardens – guided tour through the Children’s Garden and time to explore the full gardens