First Grade Curriculum
Our school uses Storytown for our language art curriculum. Each week, students begin a new reading story. We learn a new set of spelling words, a new phonics skill, new vocabulary words, and practice grammar, writing, and reading skills. Throughout the year, I assess each student’s individual reading level. This level is used to create Guided Reading groups in which I meet with students in a small group in order to read material that is appropriate for them.
Our school uses Everyday Math for our math curriculum. Our daily Homelinks correspond to the lesson students learn each day. First grade students learn addition and subtraction strategies, fact families, measurement, place value, time, money, and geometry.
Our social studies program publisher is Pearson. The My World social studies program addresses the Common Core standards for English Language Arts. Some topics we cover are Community and Country, Traditions and Culture, Rules and Law, and the Working World.
We are addressing the NGSS (New Generation Science Standards). Some Topics we cover are Living and Nonliving Things, Engineering, Energy, and the Universe.
Students will work on using complete sentences in writing, forming paragraphs, and using correct capitalization and punctuation. As the year progresses, we will work on paragraph development and learn the difference between narrative, expository, and informative writing.