1ST GRADE

CURRICULUM AND PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

LANGUAGE ARTS

  • Count number of syllables in words
  • Identify base/ root words, compound words, and possessive nouns, prefixes and suffixes
  • Identify and associate pronouns to nouns
  • Initial blends, final blends, and digraphs
  • Listen purposefully and follow directions accurately
  • Identify synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms
  • Identify parts of speech; nouns, verbs, adjective, adverbs and pronouns
  • Memorize and recite poetry
  • Hard and soft c and g
  • Distinguish between reality and fantasy
  • Monthly book reports
  • Follow written instruction
  • Use table of contents
  • Use question mark, and period, and comma in date correctly
  • Print letters correctly
  • Write with fluency to at least three sentences on a topic

MATHEMATICS

  • Understand adding across and down
  • Recognize > < and is not equal symbols
  • Know addition and subtraction facts 0 to 20
  • Recognize even and odd numbers
  • Write and solve number sentences from word problems using + and -.
  • Understand place value to 10’s, time and measurement
  • Understand time and money concepts
  • Recognize and write fractions
  • Use inches and centimeters to take measurements
  • Add and subtract two and three digit numbers
  • Begin multiplication and division
  • Interpret graphs
  • Identify basic geometric shapes

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Recognize similarities and differences between own family and others
  • Demonstrate understanding of feelings and friendship
  • Recognize country, symbols, and holidays
  • Understand the compass four directions and map symbols
  • Develop an awareness of current events
  • Make and read neighborhood map
  • Identify geographic features
  • Distinguish between wants and needs and goods and services
  • Identify natural resources

SCIENCE/HEALTH

  • Observe matter, air, water, and plants, and weather
  • Learn about a variety of subjects, such as: solar system, insects, rocks and minerals, dinosaurs, ocean creatures, etc.
  • Learn about anatomy
  • Discover living things; plant, animal, virus or bacterium
  • Learn about nutrition
  • Learn about the spread of germs
  • Interact with the weekly hands on science experiments
  • Invention Unit –Prepare a display to present at school wide event
  • Recognize tools and procedures used in science

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

  • Ball skills through games, relays, and obstacle course activities
  • Upper body strength through jungle gym and playground games
  • Practice positional concepts for games
  • Learn to care for self, materials, space, and playground environment
  • Rules of games and sportsmanship

COMPUTERS

  • Identify various parts of the computer
  • Recognize and use return key, space bar, shift key, backspace, arrow keys, and function keys
  • Upper case and lower case
  • Know the difference between 0 and o
  • Use proper fingers on proper keys
  • Knowledge of computer menu and use of cursor
  • Utilize software programs at teacher direction

SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS

  • Field trips
  • Accelerated Reading (rewards program)
  • Invention Convention
  • French
  • Individual and group performances for students and parents
  • Spectra Art (art appreciation curriculum)
  • Junior Achievement (economics and capitalism)
  • EPGY Stanford distance computer learning for talented students in mathematics
  • Brain Ware (cognitive development on computers)
  • Monthly book reports
  • Journals and writing procedures
  • Handwriting carefully supervised
  • Friendship classes
  • Daily hot lunch
  • Skiing, martial arts, chess, tennis available
  • Music for musical presentations
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