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OAS's classroom consists of the 1-4 grades

1st grade at Ogagna Academy School is open-door year around and parents are welcome to have participated in classroom and any school activities at the campus. There are 6 subject areas within 1st grade at OAS's classroom. These 6 subjects themes guide the classroom into topics that cover the general knowledge in the areas by introducing the universal educational perspective such as:

  • Literacy
  • Writing
  • Math
  • Science
  • Music
  • Physical Education

OAS’s 1st-grade Curriculum

Literacy

  • Language is used to reflect, communicate information and ideas in a variety of contexts.
  • Practice and secure rhyming skills by exploring rhyming patterns and generating rhyming groups.
  • Practice and secure ability to hear initial and final phonemes in consonant and vowel words to recognition letters.
  • Introduction of language through songs and action rhymes.
  • Simple greetings and phrases.
  • Vocabulary introduction and development.
  • Spell words with 's' at the end for a plural.
  • Learn new words from shared and individual reading experiences.
  • Learn the meaning of 'vowel' and 'consonant'.

Writing

  • Use a comfortable and efficient pencil grip.
  • Pre-writing, pre-reading skills, and inventive spelling.
  • Write on the line and letters using the correct sequence of movements.
  • Letter formation and writing own name.
  • Drawing the pictures to tell stories and record events.

Mathematics

  • Counting through concrete use of numbers to recognition and formation.
  • Begin to use math to recognize symbols (-+).
  • Use appropriate math vocabulary, including number words.
  • Name, count, recognize and compare whole numbers up to 100.
  • Understand our numeration system by relating, counting, grouping and place value concepts.
  • Develop various approaches to work with numbers.
  • Explore and understand the relationship between operations.
  • Know when to use addition, multiplication, division, and subtraction.
  • Understand the language of numbers.

SCIENCE

  • Promote observational skills using simple scientific paraphernalia.
  • drawing and communicate ideas using scientific language by looking at cause and effects.
  • Investigate aspects of light and shadows.
  • Understand the requirements of nonliving and living things.
  • Understand the changes of the environment through the seasons.

Music

  • Enjoying listen to a variety of music and understand the meaning.
  • Explore vocal and non-vocal sounds and create sound effects.
  • Use instruments to develop a sense of rhythm.

Physical Education

  • Spatial awareness and develop gross motor skills to coordination, control, and balance.
  • Participation in simple games and follow an instruction.
  • Learning the vocabulary of movement such as hop, jump, run, and so forth.
  • Understanding the importance of being active.