We have blended our 1st and 2nd grades at Awakening Seed School into a combined class that is designed to help children expand their academic skills through direct experiences. The children learn through hands-on activities as they begin to research topics of special interest, using available technology to facilitate the process.
Our 1st and 2nd graders explore the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) curriculum through investigations, special projects, and items of interest brought into the classroom. Books are selected for their high-quality stories, illustrations, and interest level. These books are readily available and children learn to read and write as part of an integrated language and literacy program throughout the curriculum.
The 1st and 2nd grade math program is designed to help children practice and improve skills by exploring, discovering, and learning math in the context of daily living. Large and small group activities empower each child to think, plan, talk, and be engaged. Gardening is a part of the outdoor curriculum and allows our students to learn more about earth sciences through practical experience.
Our 1st and 2nd graders enjoy weekly reading time with preschool buddies and students receive weekly instruction in Spanish, music, and P. E. The 1st and 2nd grade class is a full five-day per week course and students are required to attend full time.