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First Grade Curriculum


Language Arts Curriculum

  • Literature- based approach to reading with emphasis on advanced phonics and beginning comprehension/interpretation
  • Introduction to award-winning literature
  • Author and illustrator study
  • Creative writing/poetry
  • Journal writing 
  •  Manuscript writing
  • List and dictation spelling
  • Introduction to grammar and punctuation
  • Daily oral language
  • Leveled books
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Reader's Theatre

Mathematics Curriculum

  • Patterns, counting
  • Estimation
  • Addition, subtraction, place value 
  •  Measurement, time, and money
  • Problem solving
  • Geometry, fractions
  • Algebra concepts
  • Graphing
  • Spacial sense
  • Addition and subtraction fact mastery through 18 (memorization)
  • ST Math (JiJi) in the computer lab

Science Curriculum

            Life Science

  • Plants and animals all around
  • Living together

            Earth Science

  • Our Earth
  • Weather and the seasons

            Physical Science

  • Matter and energy
  • Energy and forces

            Science Labs


Social Studies Curriculum

  •  Going to school
  • Good citizens
  • Land around us
  • All about people
  • Jobs people do 
  •  Map and globe skills
  • Charts, graphs, and diagrams
  • Weekly Reader
  • Scholastic Reader

Enrichment Curriculum

            Foreign Language Curriculum (Spanish)

  • Development of essentials
  • Listening and speaking skills for everyday communication
  • Continual of cultural awareness
  • Enrichment activities including songs, games, dances, movies and puppets


  • Continuation of the care of tools, various media, design principals and art history
  • Use of clay, paintings, printmaking
  • Focus on multicultural unit involving a country's artifacts, sounds, tastes, and clothing ( textiles )
  • Introduction of: Drawing principals, body properties, and facial features


  • Continuation of music curriculum
  • Exploration of music concepts through singing, piano, and rhythm instruments 
  •  Introduction to the lives and music of great composers
  • Performance opportunities include Christmas pageant, Spring Programs derived from classroom unit curriculum, singing in chapel, and community service

            Physical Education Curriculum

  • Introduction to fitness development
  • Scooters
  • Skatetime 
  •  Ball Skills
  • Cross-curriculum games
  • Square Dance


  • Introduction to award-winning literature
  • Author and illustrator study



  • Curriculum Integration
  • Basic computer skills
  • Keyboarding
  • Internet Exploration
  • Developmentally appropriate software in various content areas