First Grade Curriculum
Reading/Spelling/Language Arts: Our school uses Ready Gen for our language arts curriculum. Students will learn concepts in reading, fluency, comprehension, spelling, phonics, vocabulary, grammar, and writing. Throughout the year, I will assess each student's reading level. This level will be used to work in small groups in order to read material that is appropriate for them.
Math: Our school uses Everyday Math. Our daily Homelinks correspond to the lesson students learn each day. First graders will learn addition, subtraction, fact families, measurement, place value, time, money, and geometry.
Social Studies: TCI is our district's newly adopted curriculum. TCI is based on proven teaching strategies and practices that bring learning alive. This curriculum has been curated to meet state standards, create engagement in lessons, and help students better understand the content through hands on and experiential exercises.
Science: We are addressing the NGSS (New Generation Science Standards). Some topics we cover throughout the year are Living and Nonliving Things, Engineering, Energy, and the Universe.
Writing: 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.
Handwriting: Students will use the Handwriting Without Tears printing book to learn proper placement and pencil skills. They will learn to form capital and lowercase letters and numbers correctly.