St. Symphorosa's First Grade Class

Language Arts

Our reading

curriculum Adventures of the Superkids helps students strengthen key first grade skills including: letter- sound recognition, blending, phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, handwriting, spelling, grammar, and expressive writing.


Unit Topics Include:

  • Addition and Subtraction concepts and strategies

  • Counting, modeling and comparing numbers

  • Measurement

  • Representing data

  • Two and three dimensional geometry


  • Sadlier's We Believe series includes lessons on:

  • Jesus Teaches Us About God's Love

  • We Are Followers Of Jesus

  • We Belong To The Church

  • We Celebrate And Live Our Faith-Church Calendar

Science & Social Studies

First Grade uses Scholastic's Science Weekly magazines as our science curriculum.

At St. Symphorosa...

First-graders at St. Symphorosa are immersed in a rich curriculum that challenges students to work rigorously to meet learning goals.  Our reading program, Adventures of the Superkids, is a fun-filled way to teach reading, writing, and phonics skills to students using interactive games and songs. We also have our annual Christmas play, in which the first-graders act out and retell the Nativity story. Go Math is our newly adopted curriculum which engages students using hands-on activities and games. It is also aligned with the Common Core Standards. As part of our religion curriculum, students go to Church each Friday to deepen their Catholic faith .