First/Second Grade

The early elementary years are filled with so much excitement; students deepen their knowledge and form close relationships. As students are on the road to becoming avid readers, a world of learning and imagination is suddenly at their fingertips. It is at this stage that our students also begin their study in Latin, strengthening their understanding of language through a fun and engaging music based program. Alongside strong academic preparation, Coastal Family School first and second graders will enjoy discovering the world through social studies, exploring life science and expressing themselves creatively through art and music.

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Curriculum

At Coastal Family School we pursue quality curriculums that balance instruction and discovery. We desire for our students to be full participants in their learning which requires their full interest and engagement. To that end, our teachers tailor our curriculum to meet the needs of individual students as well as their collective classroom group ensuring that our students remain active in the learning process. Students are immersed in high quality literature, being both read to by their teachers, engaging in phonics to sharpen their reading skills and learning grammar through stories and poems. The practice of reflecting on the stories they hear through expressive writing will deepen our student’s understanding of language as well as develop clear handwriting skills. Our early elementary students explore the world through a literature based program that immerses them in the sights, sounds, tastes and art of many of our world cultures. Tapping into the natural curiosity of our students, we explore life sciences from a Biblical worldview using the Apologia curriculum. Math skills are built in small group instruction with opportunity for both individual and group projects, giving our students hands-on learning opportunities. 

Schedule 

 

8:15-8:30

Student Arrival, Journal and Table Top Activities

8:30-9:00

Language arts

9:00-9:40

Small groups: Reading and writing

9:40-10:40

Snack and Outdoor play

10:40-11:00

Bible 

11:00-11:30

Small group: Math

11:30- 12:00

Science/Social Studies

12:00-12:30

Lunch

12:30-1:15

Outside Play

1:15-1:45

Quiet Reading Time

1:45-2:15

Latin

2:15-2:45

Art and Enrichment Activities