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1st Grade curriculum

28 Apr

1st grade Curriculum








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Reading-Language Arts

Reading and Writing Skills
• build a reading vocabulary of 150 or more high frequency words
• independently read grade appropriate material
• use increasing semantic, phonetic, and structural skills to become an effective reader
• have command of letter names and sounds: initial, medial, and final
• identify main characters and the beginning, middle, and end of story
• write independently with some fluency; begin to demonstrate sentence sense and reflect logical flow of words and ideas
• begin to use conventions in spelling, punctuation, and grammar
• print legibly
• apply spelling patterns
• put spaces between words
Speaking and Listening Skills
• focus on speaker and listen with appropriate attention span
• listen and recall some facts and main ideas
• follow simple two-step directions
• share and participate in class discussions
• express ideas in complete sentences and stays with topic
• participate in singing, story-telling, drama, and poetry activities
• use age-appropriate vocabulary and speech understood by others


Number Sense and Operations
• counts by ones past 100, by twos, fives and tens to 100
• reads and writes numbers up to 100
• understands and uses numbers up to 100
• represents equivalent forms of the same number (to 20) (e.g., 8 may be represented as 4+4, 5+3, 2+2+2+2, 10-2)
• counts and groups objects in ones and tens
• identifies and knows the value of coins and shows different combinations of coins that equal the same value (e.g. 25¢ may be represented as 3 nickels + 1 dime, 25 pennies, 5 nickels)
• demonstrates fluency with basic number combinations for addition facts (sums to 10)
• demonstrates fluency with basic number combinations for subtraction facts (up to 10)
• recognizes and makes reasonable estimates when comparing larger and smaller quantities
Algebra and Functions
• creates and solves story problems and justifies answers using pictures, diagrams, words, and/or number sentences
• recognizes, describes, and extends repeating patterns (e.g. abac, aabc)
Measurement and Geometry
• compares the length of two or more objects by using direct comparison or a nonstandard unit
• tells time to the nearest half hour and relates time to events (e.g, lunch is around 12 o’clock noon)
• classifies and describes 2D and 3D objects by their attributes
Data Analysis and Probability
• collects, organizes and represents data
• interprets and draws conclusions from data
• sorts and classifies objects by common attributes, describes the categories and organizes the information
Problem Solving and Mathematical Reasoning
• collects, organizes and represents data
• interprets and draws conclusions from data
• sorts and classifies objects by common attributes, describes the categories and organizes the information

Scientific Process Skills
• use scientific tools such as the hand lens, ruler, and balance scale
• sort and classify objects based on their attributes
Encounter the big ideas of Life, Physical, and Earth Sciences through participation in units of study: Organisms, Pebbles, Sand, and Silt, and Balls and Ramps
• know, through care of plants and animals in class, that all living things have basic needs, grow, reproduce, and die
• understand that humans are similar to other organisms with similar needs
• care for and develop sensitivity to the needs of living things
• list ways organisms depend on and interact with their environment
• investigate and observe how forces of gravity, inertia, momentum, and friction work with balls and ramps
• describe different ways things move. Show that giving a push or a pull will change how something moves
• investigate how pebbles, sand, and silt are formed through processes of erosion
• construct an example which shows that, in moving water, earth materials settle out according to size. They are defined by their particle size

Social Studies

• understand traditions that express American ideals and the diversity of cultures that form our nation
• locate on a large map, globe or large community map, familiar community places, states, the United States, the seven continents, and the four oceans
• construct and use a simple, fictional neighborhood map with cardinal directions and a key
• construct simple timelines that show students’ birthdays, classroom events, and school events
• demonstrate knowledge of self and others, such as Native Americans and immigrants who have helped define American culture

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