Private First Grade

Our Programs

Our first graders are developing more student focused learning skills. This will help them become more active learners, problem solvers, critical thinkers, and well-rounded inquisitive students. Our goal is for each of our students to leave A Step Ahead as lifelong learners who are confident in themselves.

McGraw-Hill Treasures / Wonders Reading / Language Arts

McGraw-Hill Treasures Reading program is a comprehensive reading language arts program that promotes mastery of phonological awareness, oral language, comprehension, vocabulary, fluency and writing. High quality fiction and non-fiction literature coupled with explicit and systematic instruction ensures that students grow into life-long readers and writers. It includes strategies designed to reach every student at every level and supports whole-group and small-group instruction. Plain and simple, The Treasures Reading Curriculum incorporates phonics, vocabulary expansion, reading comprehension, and reading fluency. There are 5 levels of reading literature books; Grammar and Spelling are included with Grammar workbooks as well as Spelling and Practice Workbooks for Approaching Learners, On Level Learners, and Beyond Learners.

Harcourt Math

Harcourt Math is a research-based instructional plan that includes daily intervention strategies for skills and for problem solving that diagnose students\' difficulties with math while providing intervention resources that will ensure success in mathematics. Harcourt Math provides a wide variety of strategies and activities to differentiate instruction so that the needs of all learners are met. The foundation for success in formal algebra at the middle school level begins with integrated lessons in kindergarten and builds to complete chapters that develop algebraic concepts.