At The Apple Tree School in Houston, children will continue seamlessly from our top-rated Kindergarten program. We continue to focus on character development, such as teaching the basic virtues of honesty, diligence, fairness, and integrity, while maintaining obedience and respect. We also teach children how to behave in society, such as the importance of being on time, telling the truth, completing assignments, and accepting the consequences of their actions. As the top-rated early childhood Christian school in Houston, we offer a first grade curriculum designed to not only challenge your student academically, but also morally and spiritually.
OUR FIRST GRADE CURRICULUM
Math is fundamental to the success of your child and teaching overarching mathematical concepts at this level can help your student later on when the mathematical concept is presented in full. Hence, not only will your student here at The Apple Tree in Houston focus on addition and subtraction, but we will also explore geometrical shapes, measurements, and conversions. The fundamental skills of counting, sorting, and comparing is introduced, using money and time as one medium. We utilize a variety of media in all of our teachings in order to ensure all types of learners are reached.
Some mathematical problem solving skills taught include:
- Place value
- More and less
- Comparing values with <, >, and =
- Simple fractions, such as ½, ⅓, etc
- Exploring picture graphs
- Elementary geometry
For our language curriculum, we believe in the power of using classic, well-written literature to teach children the basics of how a sentence is formed, the parts of speech, and the like. We use classic literature and Bible stories to lift your child both intellectually and spiritually. By reading, studying, and spelling from classic literature and the Bible, each child’s vocabulary will expand.
Geography and world events are not left out as your child will learn the seven continents, including climate, population, economy, and culture, the US states and capitals, the US presidents, world leaders, and inventors.
The Apple Tree believes students in the First Grade should be exposed to as much information as possible in this classic stage known as the Grammar stage. Our mission is to create happier, healthier, and smarter children by encouraging them to reach for their highest potential, cultivate a sense of self, and have an inner compass that will have them choosing the right path for life. With individualized attention, The Apple Tree in Houston aims to teach your child not only to aim for the stars, but to reach them. Contact us today to learn more!