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1st grade at Ogagna Academy School

Paperi Omot Obang, a 1st-grade teacher

1st grade at Ogagna Academy School is open-door year around and parents are welcome to be participating 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 among 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 the instruction
  • Learning the vocabulary of movement such as hop, jump, run, and so forth
  • Understanding the importance of being active