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1st Grade

Teacher, Becky Mellen


Mrs. Mellen grew up in Montgomery and attended Montgomery ISD from K-12th Grades.  After graduating from Sam Houston State University, she moved to Magnolia to begin her teaching career.  Mrs. Mellen worked in Magnolia ISD for 29 years were she taught Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, and 4th Grades.  

Mrs. Mellen is married to her husband, Joel, who is also an educator.  They have three children ages 23, 21, and 19. She and her husband enjoy family time, traveling, camping, and riding their electric bikes. 

Mrs. Mellen felt a calling to Christian education and took a step of faith and retired from public education.  She feels blessed to be at Montgomery Christian Academy where she can help children grow both academically and spiritually.


Bob Jones University Press - Grade 1 Math, Science, Heritage Studies

Math 1 uses manupulatives and real-life experiences to teach place value, addition, subtraction, geometry, time, money, measurement, and fractions—all with engaging themes and characters. Writing equations, reading graphs, and other concepts are introduced as part of problem-solving skills.

Science 1 starts students on the path of scientific inquiry with an introduction to the senses, heat, sound, animals, and heavenly bodies--presenting God as the Creator of all things.

Heritage Studies 1 follows the events in the New World from pre-1000 to 1682. Your students will learn about the Vikings, Columbus, Plymouth Plantation, trading, Native Americans, and early homes and schools.

Shurley English

The Shurley English curriculum has assembled a unique combination of features and strategies to provide for student success in grammar, skills, writing, and reading. These features are logically, sequentially, and systematically woven into the curriculum to provide a solid foundation for lifetime literacy.

Positive Action Bible - 1st Grade

Enjoying God's Gifts - First graders will learn about the many gifts given to us by God, including the ultimate gift of His Son, Jesus Christ. This study highlights Creation, our families, our friends, the work of Christ, and many other examples of God’s care.

Handwriting Without Tears 
Keyboarding Without Tears