1st & 2nd Grade
1st & 2nd Grade

Faith Focus

The Christ Light curriculum cultivates a love for God’s Word. Our focus is on the life of Christ in the New Testament, His magnificent love and great work of providing salvation for us. In our Old Testament studies we learn about the creation of all things, and follow the Lord’s plan and guidance of the Children of Israel. The students attend chapel every Wednesday with the rest of the school. Second grade students receive their own Bibles from Salem Lutheran Church and master memory work two times each week. Student faith matures as they embrace Jesus as their Savior, and they learn to love discipleship as a child of God.

“Technology can be overwhelming for children and I feel they need to learn to provide for themselves with and without the internet. Having Christian instructors guide my child on the internet gives me a sense of security.”

Salem parent

Academic Focus

Our Language Arts curriculum threads throughout reading units and is comprehensive: grammar, phonics, and spelling. We emphasize becoming strong readers and writers. The first grade year provides students with exposure to many basic mathematical concepts that are the foundation for all their years of school. Second graders complete weekly journal assignments in which the “6+1 Traits” of writing are emphasized. Social Studies explores major historical events, U.S. landmarks, maps, select world regions, and cultural holidays. Science consists of thematic units including physical, life, and earth science. Students also study Spanish and Music, and have fun with Art and Physical Education. All subjects are taught in the light of God’s Word.

Educational Highlights

  • Chapel
  • Singing in Church
  • Christmas Program
  • Spring Play
  • Art Adventure
  • Educational Experience Nights
  • Field Trips