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Spencer Pointe
Elementary School
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Mrs. Giannetta
1st Grade - Spencer Pointe

1st Grade Curriculum

Reading/Spelling/Language Arts

Reading - Each week students will practice a new reading story from our StoryTown Series.  Students will learn about decoding, comprehension, fluency, study skills, literature, vocabulary, and language skills. Students will also be reading "Good Fit" books during their Daily 5 reading time in both individual and group settings.

Phonics/Spelling - Students will learn about specific consonant and vowel patterns.  Spelling words will be included in our Friday Newsletters and Homework packets and students will be tested on these words on the following Friday.  During the week, we will do many in-class activities practicing how to spell these words.

Writing - Students will work on writing a compete sentence using nouns, adjectives and verbs along with using proper capitalization and punctuation.  As the year progresses, we will work on paragraph development and learn the difference between narrative, expository, and persuasive writing.


Our Math program is called EveryDay Math.  Students will be studying number sense, addition, and subtraction strategies to help master facts through 20, place value, measurement, time, interpreting data, and 2D and 3D shapes.  Throughout the year, you will receive family letters to keep you informed of the mathematical content that you child will be studying in each unit.  Each letter includes a math vocabulary list, suggested Do-Anytime Activities for you and your child to reinforce skills, and an answer key to selected Home Link (homework) pages. Home Links will come home at the end of every lesson.  They are a great way to review with your child what was taught that day in class.  All Home Links also have a family note explaining any new math concept taught.  Home Links should be returned completed back to class the following day. 

Social Studies

Our Social Studies series is by Pearson.  We study maps, directions, the community, our country, and our world.  The series places emphasis on geography, citizenship, and history.


Our Science series is derived from the NGSS (New Generation Science Standards).  Some topics we cover are Living and NonLiving Things, Life Cycles, Food Chains, Weather, Energy, and Engineering.