First Grade

The joy of reading and writing

Calvert’s 1st Grade curriculum harnesses the joy parents feel watching their child develop into individual critical thinkers. Engaging and challenging activities are designed to nurture a full range of phonemic awareness, phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, spelling, and fluency skills. Your child will discover and explore social studies for the first time in the curriculum. With read-aloud narratives, your child can hear the biographies of well-known explorers, political figures, inventors, and leaders in American life.


Students work with two- and three-digit numbers, skip-counting, measurements, addition and subtraction, telling time, and graphs.

Language Arts

Through activities that develop phonemic awareness, phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency skills, students build on printing skills and begin to use the distinctive Calvert script. The formal spelling program overlaps with phonics instruction in reading. Students learn to compose sentences on a given topic, lines of poetry, and thank-you notes.


An exploration of living things, Earth, weather, matter, motion, and energy excites the imagination.

Social Studies

Students are inspired by biographies of famous explorers, political figures, inventors, and American leaders. They explore the five themes of geography and learn basic map skills.


Computer studies include word processing, computer navigation, graphics skills, and visual mapping basics.

Course content subject to change.

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