First Grade program brings new and different experiences to your child.
When children are enthusiastic about what is being taught, they learn
and become involved. Learning is most meaningful when it is relevant to a
child’s life experiences. Therefore we use an integrated theme based
approach to teach content and skills.
Although themes may vary from class to class and year to year
according to the interests and abilities of the students, particular
skills and content remain consistent. Themes allow children to explore
skills in reading, writing, listening, speaking, literature, math
science, music and art, social studies, health, and technology within a
fun meaningful context.
Baldwin Storytelling Program
students in kindergarten and first grade participate in storytelling
theater where the students are the actors. Storytelling is a powerful
medium that helps develop visual imagery skills and is an effective
bridge to emergent literacy. Each classroom has their own “stage” where
students take turns creating stories and acting them out together.
Storytelling builds children’s self-control, fosters cultural
appreciation, develops working memory, inspires imagination and
encourages children to take risks.