Christ the King's first grade program divides students into small classes where each child can receive individual attention from the Catechist while also participating in group activities. The first grade classes will begin teaching basic doctrines of the Faith as well as lessons on key Bible stories such as Adam and Eve and the life of Jesus.
The first graders will also memorize prayers such as the Our Father and Prayer to St. Michael. They will learn how to make the Sign of the Cross and genuflect with reverence. Of course, lessons will be reinforced by projects and activities that engage their minds and bodies. During the course of the year, the first grade class will take trips to visit the Blessed Sacrament, have processions and learn how Holy Water is made.
The text we are using this year is the Faith and Life Series for Grade 1: Our Heavenly Father. Each child has a book to keep at home and read with their parents. Every week, the first grade catechists will send out an E-mail to all the parents of first graders with a recap of what we did in class and what (if anything) they need to do to prepare for the next class.