P-2 (FIRST & SECOND GRADE)

Our goal is for the students to fall in love with learning, and it is our belief that children learn best by doing.

Skill Building & Confidence

Children build skills and confidence through active learning individually, in small groups and through shared activities.

Independent Thinkers

Students become independent thinkers while expanding basic skills acquired in previous grades.

Developing an Atmosphere

The classes work together to build an atmosphere that allows for a friendly and safe place to learn.

Math

First graders learn best by working with physical objects as they begin working with concepts like time and money and start to do simple addition and subtraction. Second graders work with numbers in more complex ways, including simple multiplication and division.

Reading & Writing

Developing reading fluency is an important step toward reading for comprehension. Invented spelling, journaling and creative writing are some of the ways students develop their understanding of written language. Children are becoming better storytellers and are more focused on correct spelling and punctuation.

Science

First and second grade science is about observing and asking lots of questions and beginning to discover patterns in the natural world. Second graders use patterns to make predictions as they learn more about the Earth, its natural resources and how people use those resources.

Social Studies

First grade social studies is framed by the familiar: family, school and neighborhood. In second grade the scope broadens as they begin to study their broader communities and compare them to other communities and regions.