First Grade Overview

First grade offers a variety of reading instruction. Big Books, poems, and songs will be powerful motivation for learning. Shared book experiences will be used to model the reading process for beginning readers and encourage critical thinking skills through lively discussion. Phonics is a natural part of the shared book experience. Big Books provide a natural way to branch into other curriculum areas. First graders will have whole group instruction once a week in the areas of fluency, flexibility, elaboration, originality, and problem solving.

Math concepts will include:

  • recognize numbers 0-100 (begin place value)
  • count objects
  • write and sequence numbers
  • add and subtract numbers to 12
  • tell time to the hour, half hour
  • oral counting of objects to 100
  • group numbers by 2, 5, 10
  • understand value and count coins (penny, nickel, dime, quarter)

Language concepts will include:

  • capital letters, punctuation
  • write a complete sentence
  • abbreviations
  • penmanship (form letters, hold pencil)
  • journals, creative writing, letter writing
  • appropriate language

Units will include:

  • color review
  • senses
  • nutrition
  • dental heath
  • community helpers
  • Earth
  • Thanksgiving / Christmas in Mexico
  • calendar & seasonal changes
  • zoo
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