Language / Literacy: In Grade 1 we focus on reading and writing readiness, for which they have prepared throughout PreK and Kindergarten. As the child develops, skills in composition are added and students begin to read and comprehend complex literary or informational texts. They can copy sentences in cursive and in script. We stress phonetic awareness and the understanding of structure in writing. Creative projects, drama, poems, texts, are some of the activities that complete our students’ ability to understand literature.
Math: Math is taught using both French and American materials and programs, combining the best of both worlds. Using strategies inspired by Singapore Math, students will learn the numbers up to 100 and beyond, addition in columns with carrying, linear subtraction and multiplication tables up to 2×2. In geometry, they will practice measurement using standard units of measurement: length, mass, capacity, and temperature, use a ruler to draw segments and compare lengths. They will learn to describe and label 2D and 3D shapes, and to organize and represent data.