Share Life With Our Shepherd

1st Grade

First Grade at Our Shepherd!

Our 1st-grade class focuses on core subjects including language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.  Spanish, art, and music are introduced this year too!  Your child is encouraged to express their unique gifts and talents while being nurtured so that they are able to develop positive and productive work habits which will last a lifetime.  

Children in 1st grade are greeted by Mrs. Lisa Dubke.

Lisa Dubke

Mrs. Lisa Dubke has been in education for 12 years and is a graduate of Concordia University Chicago with degrees in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education.  She also has her Masters degree in Education from the University of Texas.  By incorporating music and truths from God's Word within the curriculum, she provides a unique learning environment for her students.      


Visit our staff page to find out more about Mrs. Dubke and the other Our Shepherd teachers.

1st Grade Curriculum highlights:

Language Arts

  • Phonics, Spelling, Grammar, and Writing are connected to weekly reading stories.
  • Daily small group reading instruction
  • Zaner-Bloser Handwriting


  • Emphasize on addition, subtraction, and fluency of facts
  • Place value
  • Measurement
  • Telling time
  • Money
  • Shapes


       What do scientists do and how do they study the world

  • Life Science:  Living things and how they interact
  • Physical Science: States of matter
  • Earth Science: How soil is formed and how does it vary

Social Studies

  • Study of people and how they live
  • Map skills
  • Awareness of past, present, and future
  • Economic principles
  • Cultures around the world
  • Landforms and bodies of water


  • Learn about God's truth as families, leaders, and prophets
  • Jesus' life
  • Parables
  • Miracles
  • Our opportunity to "go and tell"

1st graders will also participate in:

  • Physical Education
  • Music
  • Art
  • Spanish
  • Computer

Our 1st graders celebrate "Special Day's" in school like Johnny Appleseed Day, Veteran's Day, Dr. Seuss Week, 100th Day of School, and the Mini-Indy.  

Your child will bring home many stories from President Harrison's Home, the Library, the Children's Museum, and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  

Additional Resources

Schedule a tour

Application for Enrollment

2021-2022 Tuition and Fees

2021-2022 School Calendar

1st Grade Supply List