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1st Grade curriculum

28 Apr

1st grade Curriculum








For seasons : http://www.kidsastronomy.com/earth.htm
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


Kindergarten – 1st grade science experiment

24 Apr


Colored Celery




All these are from headoftheclass.com

Learn Basic English Grammar For Free

24 Apr

The below links will take you through the basics of English grammar, giving you a foundation for further learning. Writing and grammar skills are essential in any line of work, at any age, and for any reason. Words, thought, spoken, and written, help focus and define activity, clearing away the noise of the day.

Use these English grammar lessons for self study or to consolidate your lessons.





Supplement material for K to 5th grade for free

24 Apr


http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/ (very good site, I love it, many free lessons directly from teachers)

http://www.confessionsofahomeschooler.com/ ( useful blog for lessons and ideas)


http://www.tlsbooks.com/ For Free worksheets

http://www.k12reader.com/ Free worksheets

http://www.education.com/ (my favorite site to get worksheets)


https://www.xtramath.org/ ( for Math)


http://www.readingbear.org/ (Cute online reading program)





http://www.booksshouldbefree.com/genre/Children Free audio books

http://www.mrsperkins.com/ (I love this site, for words and phrases)






http://www.besthistorysites.net/index.php/ For History

http://www.animalearn.org/links.php#.UZboxaAo7IU For science







Music for Beginners – Piano

22 Apr

I found good sites to teach our kids to learn basic piano and music reading.







Trust me: you spend daily 30 minutes with these resource. 6 months your kid will be ready with basic piano and music reading.
Now hire professional for private lesson which cost $20-$30 per lesson. You will be saving $100’s od dollars.
Good Luck! Happy playing! please write comments and write about your kid success.

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