Class Curriculum

Religion

  • Describe ways that God is our loving Father
  • List signs of God’s love in the world
  • Define “create” and acknowledge God as our creator
  • Describe how Jesus came to live among us
  • Define Savior and explain that Jesus is our Savior
  • Name and explain Baptismal signs and ceremony
  • Define sacrament as a sign of God’s love to us
  • Identify Baptism, Reconciliation, and Eucharist as sacraments
  • Define grace as God’s life within us
  • Distinguish between good and bad choices
  • Recognize all choices have consequences
  • Name and tell about the important Saints, and how we celebrate their lives
  • Describe how we are gifts from God to our family
  • Give examples of ways we show love and respect for ourselves and others
  • Know that there are two parts to the Bible
  • Learn the Glory Be prayer
  • Learn the Our Father prayer

Mathematics

  • Count, read, and write numbers to 100
  • Count orally to 100 by 2s, 5s, and 10s
  • Identify even and odd numbers
  • Understand addition as putting together
  • Understand subtraction as a whole minus a part
  • Recognize and extend simple number patterns
  • Know addition facts (sums to 18) and corresponding subtraction facts (to 12)
  • Recognize relationships between addition and subtraction fact families
  • Solve addition and subtraction problems with one and two digit numbers without regrouping
  • Find sum of three one-digit numbers
  • Order and compare numbers to 100 using the greater than(>), less than(<), or equal to(=) symbols
  • Tell time on the hour and half hour
  • Solve simple word problems using various strategies (e.g., skip count, draw a picture)
  • Describe, identify, and create patterns and pattern rules
  • Identify that the total of equivalent fractional parts makes a whole (e.g., two halves = 1 whole)
  • Identify the value of penny, nickel, dime and quarter and show different combinations of coins that equal the same value to $1.00
  • Compare appropriate units of measure for length, weight, volume, and temperature
  • Form, read, interpret, and compare simple graphs and charts

Science

  • Use simple graphs, pictures, written statements, and numbers to observe, describe, and record data
  • Use tools to identify characteristics of objects: thermometer, magnifying glass, scales, and magnets
  • Use information gathered through scientific investigation to identify patterns
  • Distinguish between living and nonliving things
  • Understand that different organisms have different life cycles (i.e. seed/plant, tadpole/frog)
  • Understand different ways in which living things can be classified: plants/animals, consumer/producer
  • Know that plants produce oxygen and food for animals
  • Identify the parts of a plant (roots, stem, leaves, and flower) and state the function of each
  • Understand the importance of good personal hygiene (e.g. teeth, hands)
  • Identify meaning of warning labels and signs on hazardous substances
  • Extend and refine knowledge that the surface of the earth is composed of different types of solid material
  • Know and differentiate objects seen in the day and night skies: clouds, sun, stars, moon
  • Identify ways for energy conservation
  • Recognize that matter can be grouped according to their physical characteristics: shape, color, texture

Language Arts

  • Recognize grade-level basic sight vocabulary and common and irregular sight words (e.g., the, have, said, come, give, of)
  • Identify initial, medial, and final sounds in single-syllable words
  • Use basic elements of phonemic analysis to identify long-and-short vowel sound in orally stated single-syllable words (e.g., bit/bite)
  • State a series of rhyming words, including consonant blends
  • Blend two to four phonemes into recognizable words (e.g., /c/ a/ t/ = cat; /f/ l/ a/ t/ = flat)
  • Identify single-syllable words into their components (e.g., /c /a/ t/ =cat; /s/ p/ l/ a/ t/ = splat; /r/ i/ ch / = rich)
  • Read compound words and contractions
  • Use sound/symbol, beginning letters, patterns and structural clues for decoding words
  • Identify nouns in sentences
  • Alphabetize words according to the initial letter
  • Respond to who, what, when, where, and how questions
  • Read and understand simple instructions
  • Use context to resolve uncertainty about word and sentence meanings
  • Write legibly using manuscript form
  • Write brief narratives (e.g., fictional, autobiographical) describing an experience
  • Distinguish between declarative, exclamatory and interrogative sentences
  • Use a period, exclamation point, and question mark at the end of sentences
  • Demonstrate the ability to answer comprehension questions after reading a story
  • Read and critique simple stories (e.g., favorite part and why) both silently and aloud
  • Identify rhymes, rhythm, and pattern structures in children’s text (e.g., poetry)
  • Retell the central ideas of simple expository or narrative passages
  • Select a focus when writing (i.e., brainstorm ideas before)
  • Use descriptive words when writing
  • Edit work using simple editing tools
  • Use and comprehend simple nonverbal cues in speaking and listening
  • Spell words dictated by teacher
  • Develop vocabulary by listening to and discussing both familiar and conceptually challenging selections
  • Confirm predictions in a text by identifying key words
  • Demonstrate use of a variety of strategies to comprehend text (e.g., retelling stories in correct sequence, recalling details and retelling)
  • Learn basic literary terms and identify main idea or theme, characters, setting, simple plot and supporting details of a simple story or informational selection
  • Relate characters and simple events in a story or biography to his/her own life

Social Studies

  • Understands that history tells the story of people, customs, cultures, and events of other times and places
  • Describe some national patriotic customs that people observe
  • Name holidays and customs that families and communities observe
  • Explain ways people in different cultures live, work, play, move about, and communicate
  • Compare past and present modes of communication and transportation and how those changes affects the daily lives of people
  • Understand that globes and maps are models of the earth, continent, state, etc. and are sources of information
  • Interpret and create simple pictographs, charts, and grade-appropriate map
  • introduces the seven continents and the five oceans
  • Apply the four cardinal directions (e.g., North, South, East, West)
  • Explain why natural resources must and can be conserved (integrate with science objective)
  • Explain reasons for establishing laws and rules in the family, school, and community
  • Differentiate between rules and responsibilities at home and at school
  • Identify positive traits and characteristics (e. g., honesty, kindness, etc.)
  • Identify jobs that produce goods and services

Supply List

First Grade Supply List

  • 1 pencil box, labeled
  • 24 #2 pencils (Ticonderoga or Dixon)
  • 1 16 count Crayola crayons
  • 2 jumbo glue sticks
  • 2 packs BLACK dry erase markers
  • 1 pack COLORED dry erase markers
  • 4 large pink erasers
  • 4 PLASTIC 2-pocket folders, no clasps
  • 3 wipes (1 Clorox, 1 wet ones, 1 baby wipes)
  • 2 rolls of paper towels
  • 2 boxes of tissues
  • 1 package of colored construction paper
  • 1 package of band aids (Last names A-K)
  • 1 box of ziplock baggies (Last names L-Z)