First Grade




Beginning Readers & Writers

First grade readers focus on fluency, accuracy and comprehension. They are phonics experts and typically progress from reading short, predictable texts to beginning chapter books. They practice responding to literature through questions, connections, predictions and sequencing, and summarizing ideas. First graders express ideas in complete sentences with details, capitalization, and punctuation. Students move from “Best Guess Spelling” to learning high frequency words and spelling patterns.



In First Grade there are four key math topics: (1) developing understanding of addition, subtraction, and strategies for addition and subtraction within 20; (2) developing understanding of whole number relationships and place value, including grouping in tens and ones; (3) developing understanding of linear measurement and measuring lengths as iterating length units; and (4) reasoning about attributes of, and composing and decomposing geometric shapes.



Life Science: Bats & Snails: From Molecules to Organisms, Adaptations and Survival

Earth Science: Patterns and Cycles: Weather/Meteorology, Sun, Moon and Seasons

Physical Science: Water Study—Sink or Float, States of Matter

Sustainability & Stewardship: Snail Garden, Bat Habitats and Weather Tracking


Social Studies

Me and My Family

Books & Story Telling

Parks, People and Play!

Mapping: Understanding Maps