1st Grade Curriculum

Teacher Objectives:

  • To give my students the academic tools needed to progress to 2nd grade
  • To provide a supportive learning environment
  • To have fun while we learn
  • To make new friends and discover new interests

The students will be able to:

In Religion:

  • Understand that we are Children of God
  • Understand that God’s love makes each of us special
  • Learn to love as Jesus teaches us to love

In Reading:

  • Learn phonics skills for decoding new words
  • Develop comprehension skills
  • Read independently
  • Develop enjoyment in reading

In Math:

  • Learn basic math skills
  • Master addition and subtraction facts to 20
  • Understand place value tens and ones
  • Develop problem solving skills

In English:

  • Write a complete sentence
  • Identify nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs
  • Write short stories

In Spelling:

  • Develop spelling skills
  • Master simple spelling words

In Handwriting:

  • Master correct letter formation and spacing

In Science:

  • Explore the characteristics of organisms, their life cycle and their environments
  • Explore the properties of objects and materials
  • Explore the properties of earth materials, objects in the sky and changes in the earth and sky
  • Understand personal health needs

In Social Studies:

  • Discover our community, community helpers and leaders
  • Discover the different jobs and services within our community
  • Discover our world by using maps and globes
  • Discover our country, its symbols, holidays and leaders

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