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First Grade

First Grade

growing your confidence

The foundation has been built and our First Grade students are ready to demonstrate their skills and knowledge in reading, writing and arithmetic. Risk taking begins at this young age as students dive headfirst into challenging texts, begin writing clever stories, conduct developmentally appropriate research, and practice public speaking. Whether giving a speech as a community helper or being a docent at the First Grade Biome Museum, over and over again, the words “I can do it!” can be heard and confidence can be seen growing in each child.

On Exhibit: 1st Grade Biome Museum

Houston is home to one of the largest museum districts in the nation and PS is located right in the heart of it. Our goal is to one day be featured as an official Museum of Learning in the Houston Museum District but until that happens, we will continue to create our own Presbyterian School Museums. Each year every grade in the School determines a focus, completes research, learns from local experts, and then designs, creates, and installs their own grade level museum on campus. Do you enjoy visiting a Natural History Museum? Then you won’t want to miss First Grade's interactive Biome Museum. 

First Grade is traveling the world for a months-long study of the Earth's biomes. Each student chooses a biome to research, makes use of iPads and apps, and learns how to differentiate between fact and fiction as they discover more about their chosen biome. The study culminates in individual creations of a biome and native animal to be put on exhibit. Students also write an informative speech that is recorded to accompany their project. Be sure to check out the Biome Museum - you’ll have an ecospheric good time!

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Research is hands-on
Sharing our research with others
Working together in project-based learning
Biome-ramas come in all shapes and sizes
Our Biome museum is out-of-this-world!
everyone learns from 1st grade research