First Grade Curriculum
The policy of St. Athanasius School regarding minimum admission standards for first grade is as follows:
- The proposed student shall be (6) six years of age on or before October 1 of the school year for which he/she is seeking admission, and shall have successfully completed a certified Kindergarten program.
- The proposed student shall demonstrate school readiness through a developmental placement test approved by the Administration.
A proposed student not meeting the above criteria shall not be eligible for first grade admission to St. Athanasius School.
- Language Art
- Printing Zaner-Bloser Method
- Social Studies/Science
Family, Fire Safety, Drug Awareness, Pilgrims, 5 Senses, Animals, Weather, Magnets, My Body, Saints, God’s Love For Us, Prayer, and the Bible.
- Weekly Mass
- Big Brother/Sister Program
- Birthday Treats
- Field Trips
Based on daily work, chapter tests, phonetic skills, comprehension, oral reading, participation, projects.
Positive behavior is always encouraged. The teachers incorporate many positive means of encouraging good behavior such as small rewards when the class accumulates compliments for good behavior. A Differentiated Discipline Plan is used. This is a whole-student approach to continuous improvement of behavior and academic success.