First Grade

Highlights

Life Sciences

Muscles and Bones ● Plants and Animals

Physical Science

Solids ● Liquids ● Gases ● Changing Matter ● Good Nutrition and How Our Bodies Use Nutrition

Earth Science

Weather ● Seasons

Social Studies

Citizenship ● Famous Americans & Symbols ● U.S. Presidents ● Holidays ● Community Workers ● Black History Month ● Goods and Services ● Maps ● Direction

Activities
  • Fifth Grade Reading/Writing/Physical Education Buddies
  • Chapel and Bible Presentations
  • Apple Week
  • Molly Pilgrim
  • Flat Stanley Project
  • Daily Journal Writing
  • Christmas program for seniors at an Assissted Living Facility

Teachers

Bethany LeLaurin

Bethany LeLaurin

Biography:

Mrs. Bethany LeLaurin comes to CCS from Chicago, IL where she attended Moody Bible Institute. She has a major in Elementary Education, a minor in Biblical studies and additional studies focusing on both exceptional children and children with learning difficulties. She has attended ACSI’s annual conference as well as a first grade literacy conference in reading development. By the end of 2018, she will also hold a Masters in Education with an emphasis on reading and math. She is passionate about getting students excited about the Bible and showing students how to love one another well. She strives to meet the academic needs of her students through strong relationships and differentiation.

Evonne Litfin

Evonne Litfin

Biography:

Mrs. Evonne Litfin graduated with a BA in Liberal Studies from CSU Stanislaus in Turlock, California. She also holds an MS in Education specializing in Curriculum and Literacy Development. She has 25 years of experience teaching Kindergarten, 2nd, 3rd and 5th grades and has also held administrative roles at Los Altos Christian Schools. She is passionate about teaching kids about who God is and how much He loves them. Teaching reading is a favorite for Mrs. Litfin. Hearing student's say "I can read this myself! Can I read it to you?" brings her joy. In her personal time, she spends time with her husband, who designs hearing aids for a living and her son who is a recent college graduate. As a family, they enjoy travel and sci-fi.