First Grade

First Grade
Teacher: Melanie Tackett 

The First Grade program consists of Bible, phonics, math, reading, spelling, science, social studies taught from a Biblical worldview.
• In Bible students study Creation highlighting some Old Testament characters, and delve into the life and ministry of Jesus with application to their lives.
• In Language Arts there is an emphasis on phonics, word attack skills, comprehension strategies, and developing writing skills.
•  In math  First Grade students concentrate on fact families, word problems, double-digit addition, money, time, fractions and measurement.
• In Science students view creation through the lense of God as our Creator and develop an appreciation for our beautiful environment.   Both Life and Physical Science topics are explored.  They will include mammals, fish, birds, insects, seasons, plants, gardening, and weather.  Students will conduct science experiments in collaborative groups with hands-on activities.
• In Social Studies students will focus on their community, California, the United States, and the world.  During our time, they will discover famous Americans who were instrumental in forming the United States of America and those who courageously fought for our freedom today.

  • Enhancement classes: Music, P.E., Art, Computer, Library, and Spanish. Each week PVCS has a weekly chapel.

The Lord is My Shepherd, I shall not want.  Psalm 23:1