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First Grade


Language Arts

  • Reading: learn to read and understand with a positive attitude 
  • Writing: learn to write everyday for a variety of authentic purposes using the 6 Traits of Writing Philosopy
  • Listening: listen, understand, and use oral messages
  • Speaking: express thoughts and ideas in an appropriate, meaningful manner
  • Convention/Structure: begin the use of language, particularly punctuation and capitalization 
  • Spelling: begin the use of developmentally appropriate spelling strategies


  • Number sense: Understand our number system by relating, counting, and grouping
  • Geometry: Describe, model, and classify shapes
  • Measurement: Explore measurement of length using a ruler; compare volumes and weights
  • Operations and computation: Model, explain, and develop reasonable proficiency with basic addition and subtraction facts; apply problem solving strategies
  • Patterns and relationships: Recognize, describe, extend, and create a wide variety of patterns
  • Probability and statistics: Collect, construct, and read information on a graph

Social Studies

  • Content: study families, neighborhoods, and our country's history
  • Skills: use maps and develop cultural awareness

Science & Health

  • Content: participate in hands-on activities in the following areas:
  • Astronomy: introduction to the solar system
  • Earth Science: rocks to soil
  • Health: anatomy
  • Life Science: senses
  • Physical Science: color and light
  • Skills:
    • predict
    • observe
    • collect and record data
    • interpret
    • classify
    • draw conclusions

Physical Education

  • Locomotor: Demonstrate run, gallop, hop, accent, horizontal jump, communication, slide, and skip.
  • Object Control: Demonstrate underhand roll, kick.
  • Physical Fitness: Develop flexibility.
  • Social Skills: Following directions, use and care for equipment, work as a team.
  • Body Management: Identify shapes, sizes, body planes, use of space, and general space. Demonstrate log roll and shoulder roll.


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