FIRST GRADE CURRICULUM First grade curriculum. Reading Writing Spelling Math Social Studies Science
READING Students will read individual guided reading books that are selected at each child’s instructional level. Children will also have one focus strategy to work on at a time to help them move forward as readers. Students are expected to read at home nightly in for at least ten minutes.
DAILY FIVE During the reading block students will be engaged in the "Daily 5", which is comprised of Read to self Work on writing Read to someone Listen to reading Word Work
FREQUENCY WORDS First graders have a list of 100 common words that they are responsible for being able to recognize “on sight”. Each week we will add several of these words to our classroom word wall. Students must learn to read these words instantly.
WRITING Daily Five—Work on Writing (free writing) Mini-Lessons Writers’ Workshop Science Journals Class Books Story Publishing CORE Menu
CORE WRITING MENU During writing in first grade we use the CORE writing menu which is comprised of Content and development I know what I write about Organization My writing has a plan Revision My draft follows my plan and I meet my goal Editing and conventions I check my writing
MATH AND NUMBER CORNER Integrated Units Include: Number Sense Problem Solving Geometry Measurement Data Analysis Financial Literacy
MATH AND NUMBER CORNER Some of the targeted skills include: Addition and Subtraction to 20 Identification of 2 and 3D figures Counting by ones, twos, fives and tens Coin identification and value Time to hour and half hour Comparing temperatures Patterns Symmetry and Area
SCIENCE – UNITS OF STUDY AND “BIG IDEAS” Matter and Energy- Objects can be sorted by their patterns and their properties Properties can be changed by energy such as heat Force and Motion- We use force and motion in our everyday lives. Objects can change location due to motion.
SCIENCE – UNITS OF STUDY AND “BIG IDEAS” Earth and Space- There are observable cycles, patterns and systems in the natural world. The natural world consists of materials that we use in everyday life. The natural world includes rocks, solids and water that can be observed. Organisms and Environments Plants have characteristics that allow their basic needs to be met. Animals have structures and processes that allow them to survive within their environment. Animals and plants depend on each other for their survival.
SOCIAL STUDIES – UNITS OF STUDY AND “BIG IDEAS” Me and My School Me on the Map Me and My Family Me and My Community Me and My Traditions Me and Changes Over Time Me and My Country Me and My Historical America Me and My State Me and My Environment Me and My Story
PARENT COMMUNICATION Folders back and forth every day Email firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Phone- 826-8021 ext. 1261 Website
BIRTHDAYS We do celebrate birthdays in first grade! If you would like to send a special treat: After lunch Store bought 19 students (no cakes or drinks please!)