Welcome to 1st grade

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 Jenna Ford 

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Shawnee Weslow



The first grade curriculum is divided into 4 major themes, and within each theme there are units of study. Each day begins with an exploration question. Students are given multiple opportunities throughout the school day to revisit that question through:

  • Morning Mission Launch

  • Interactive Read Aloud

  • Shared Reading

  • Math

  • Science/Social Studies: The daily science/social studies lessons revolve around the exploration question. Students are given further opportunities to explore the question, which involve critical thinking about the world around them.

Language Arts


At the end of first grade, students will be able to do the following:

  • Read and comprehend both fiction and nonfiction texts

  • Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.

  • Describe story elements: setting, character, problem/solution, and major events.

  • Ask and answer questions about key details in text

  • Explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information, drawing on a wide range of text types.

  • Retell stories including key details.

  • Identify who is telling the story at various points in a text.

  • Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.

  • Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.

  • Know and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text.

  • Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.



At the end of first grade, students will be able to do the following:

  • Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.

  • Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.

  • Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

Math Topics of Study

  • Numbers to 120
  • Comparing and Ordering Numbers 1o 120
  • Understanding Addition
  • Understanding Subtraction
  • Addition/Subtraction Facts to 20
  • Adding/Subtracting with Tens and Ones
  • Add Within 100
  • Organize Data and Graphs
  • Geometry
  • Patterns
  • Measurement
  • Fractional Parts
  • Time