Children in first grade begin to develop independence as readers and writers. Our balanced literacy approach provides a solid framework of integration between all language arts skills. Reading other books at home is encouraged. Teaching comprehension and vocabulary are top priorities. Supplemental core stories also provide opportunities to integrate biblical principles, science, social studies, health, art, and other subjects. Technology is integrated to assist learning. Specialists teach your child Mandarin, visual arts, performing arts, physical education, and library media skills. Each has a key part in your child’s week.