Mrs. Nash’s Classroom (1st & 2nd Grade)

Curriculum: 

Religion — One in Christ – The children hear the word of God and learn the Bible stories.Memory — Each week we focus on memorizing and learning a Bible verse and a song that pertains to the verse.

Language Arts – English of Christian Schools by Bob Jones University Press
First Grade: Phonemic awareness is emphasized as students identify beginning, middle, and ending sounds and develop strong letter-sound associations using real words. Decoding words is simplified by focusing on patterns.Second Grade: Students develop the correct use of English grammar in written and oral communication. They also learn to develop study and reference skills.

MathSaxon Math

First and Second Grade: The students learn to understand math so that they can become problem solvers.  They learn addition and subtraction, money, time and calendar, simple fractions, measurement, geometry, multiplication and division.

Reading – Bob Jones University Press
Our goal is to have the children experience joy and the benefit of reading.  Students read a variety of genre with an emphasis placed on building comprehension skills.  The stories build on the skills taught in their language arts lesson.

SpellingSpelling and Vocabulary by Houghton Mifflin
We do various phonics and language arts activities as we learn the spelling and meanings of new words.

ScienceEnjoying God’s Worldby A Beka Book
We enjoy discovering God’s world through science.  We cover the following topics: the animal and plant world, our earth and sky, our environment, and energy.

Social StudiesMy America and My World by Beka Book & Heritage Studies by Bob Jones University Press
A combination of the two curriculums is used.  Students learn about their community, their country, and their world.  Cardinal directions and map skills are taught. A special section is dedicated to learning about the Native Americans and their culture.

Technology – Three times per week the students have computer class where they learn keyboarding skills.

Physical Education – Students participate in a wide variety of activities that involve the different motor skills.  Our program consists of stretching, exercises, running, walking, and games/activities.  The students are also involved in a walking program during their physical education class.

Music – Students participate in a variety of musical experiences including performances during chapel services, a Christmas program and spring musical.  Music is also used as part of their memory lesson.

Art – Many of the activities selected correlate with lessons learned in other subjects.  This cross curriculum allows the students to reinforce prior knowledge and/or learns skills in another dimension.

HandwritingA Reason for Handwriting by The Concerned Group
Each day students practice their manuscript handwriting skills. When the students have successfully completed their weekly lessons, they design a project page. The page includes a Bible verse for them to share with friends and family.