First Grade Course of Study

Language Arts

  • Reviews phonics and blending skills
  • Students read a compilation of various literary pieces

Math

  • Completing patterns
  • Number lines
  • Measuring
  • Addition & subtraction
  • Geometric figures
  • Comparing amounts
  • Functions
  • Fractions
  • Inequalities

English

  • Examining the writing process
  • Sentences
  • Capital letters & punctuation
  • Proofreading
  • Action words
  • Descriptive words

Handwriting

  • Students review and practice the basic strokes in writing letters, numerals and words

Phonics

  • Initial, medial and final consonants
  • Compound words
  • Contractions, endings, suffixes
  • Vowel pairs, vowel digraphs, diphthongs
  • Prefixes, synonyms, antonyms, homonyms

Social Studies

  • Students work to understand living things, families and the communities around us

Science

  • Students study a series of four modules dealing with topics like animal classification, astronomy, dinosaurs, plants and the senses

Spelling

  • A compilation of spelling lists

Physical Education

  • Continued development of hand-eye coordination, small and gross motor skills, social skills and team play

Art

  • Proper use of medias
  • Small muscle coordination

Music

  • Exposure to different instruments
  • Musical notes
  • Rhythm & Harmony
  • Musical Beats

Spanish

  • Introduction to basic Spanish vocabulary

Library Skills

  • Dewey decimal system
  • Using the dictionary
  • Story time

Computers

  • Mouse dexterity
  • Computer care
  • Acclimation to computer and keyboard

Physical Education

  • Continued development of hand-eye coordination, small and gross motor skills, social skills and team play

Manners

  • Secular ethics and violence reduction program
  • Classroom manners, respecting elders, eating manners, the golden rule, honesty, appropriate language, temper control, sportsmanship

 

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