First Grade Overview and Highlights

1st Grade Curriculum Highlights


Religion:

  • Weekly Bible verses to memorize
  • Weekly chapel services
  • Daily Prayer
  • Growing in God’s Word through studies of Old and new Testament

 

Reading

Our lessons are divided into 4 segments each day.


Working with words: (Phonemic Awareness)

  • Making Words Activities
  • Word Patterns
  • Word Segments
  • Classroom Word Wall
  • Short & Long Vowel Recognition
  • Consonant Blends Recognition
  • Vowel Blends Recognition


Guided Reading:  (Phonics & Comprehension Skills)

  • Thematic Stories
  • Story Elements
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Main Idea
  • Cause and Effect
  • Summarizing
  • Fantasy and Reality


Self-Selected Reading:

  • Daily silent reading
  • Identifying individual book levels
  • Accelerated Reader program
  • Utilizing school library and public library as resources


Spelling: 

  • Weekly lists coincide with Reading Program
  • Words with Spelling Patterns
  • High-Frequency Words
  • Words with Irregular Spellings


Writing:

  • Using complete sentences
  • Implementing steps of the writing process for paragraph writing
  • Incorporating themes from Guided Reading as writing topics
  • Current spelling words and word wall words are incorporated into writing assignments
  • Identify purposes for writing


Language Arts:

  • Identifying parts of speech (nouns, verbs, adjectives, pronouns)
  • Capitalization and Punctuation
  • Grammar lessons are based on stories from reading program


Science:

  • Living things vs. Non-living things
  • Magnets
  • Weather and Seasons
  • Earth, Land, and Water
  • Thematic units and Hands-on Experiments
  • Basic Health Concepts


Math:

  • Comparing & Ordering Numbers to 100
  • Addition & Subtraction facts through 18
  • Adding & Subtracting 2-digit numbers
  • Word Problems
  • Place Value
  • Time
  • Money
  • Fractions
  • Geometry
  • Calendar
  • Measurement
  • Data and Graphs


Social Studies:

  • Map Skills
  • Communities
  • Americans Long Ago
  • The World Around Us


Specials:

  • Music & Choir
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Art
  • Library