It is our privilege to welcome your child to the first grade! As a first grader, your child is beginning their formal educational experience which is both exciting and challenging as well! It is a time of experiencing new learning opportunities, expanding social relationships, developing additional responsibilities, and meeting new expectations. First grade is the time to establish a solid foundation which will lead to a positive educational experience for years to come. At Holy Rosary School, we create an environment where all students can work and play together peacefully with awareness and respect for themselves and others.

Our Religion series, Blest Are We, teaches foundations of our Catholic faith while celebrating the uniqueness of individuals gifted by a gracious and loving God. Prayer, mass, and service are essential pillars of daily religion lessons.

Reading/Language Arts instruction includes Houghton Mifflin Journeys Program, the Spalding Method, and Heggerty Bridge to Reading. Components of grade one are phonemic awareness, phonics, decoding, fluency, comprehension as well as handwriting, spelling, and grammar skills.

Math instruction is guided by McGraw-Hill Mathematics which is conceptually oriented and activity-based which facilitates thinking and reasoning abilities. Domains include Operations and Algebraic Thinking, Number and Operations in Base Ten, Measurement and Data, and Geometry.

Science provides us with units on Life, Physical, and Earth Sciences as well as STEM projects.

Social Studies Themes explore the diversity of cultures through a variety of resources.

Enrichment opportunities by our specialists include instruction in Art, Physical Education, Library, Music, Technology, and Spanish.