First Grade Curriculum Guide (partial listing)Religion: The student will learn God as our Father and our Creator, Jesus is the Son of God, the Holy Spirit is our Helper, the Bible is God’s word, to share our faith with our Catholic community in prayer, at Mass, and through service, and to make choices using Jesus as an example.
Math: The student will learn to: extend and create patterns, rote count by 1’s, 2’s, 5’s and 10’s, write numbers to 100, recognize odd and even numbers, identify the ordinal position of objects through tenth, read and interpret data in a bar graphs, compute addition facts, add and subtract 2 digit numbers, recognize and associate value with coins, identify time to the hour and half hour, and use the correct operation (-,+) for solving problems
Reading: The student will learn to recognize letters and their sounds, use phonetic skills when reading, recognize high frequency words, read orally with clarity and expression, use context clues to determine reading, recall details, identify correct sequence of events, retell a story from beginning to end including characters and setting, and identify parts of a book
Writing: The student will learn and practice identifying various sentence types and their structure, proper word order and usage, understanding and demonstrating proper use of capitalization and punctuation and journal writing.
Spelling: The student will learn letter-sound relationships – blends - consonant , long and short vowel recognition-diagraphs, spell high frequency words correctly, spell correctly in weekly tests.
Social Studies: General areas of study are maps and globes (identify symbols, land, and water,), holidays, patriotic symbols and citizenship, and our community.
Science: The student will: Use the process of scientific inquiry to develop understanding and gain information on solids and liquids, weather, and comparing and measuring
Computer Technology: The students will use technology in there areas: the Accelerated Reader program, STAR Reading Assessment program, supplemental reading programs, and other various educational programs.
Health: The student will learn about: personal hygiene and the spread of germs, nutrition and fitness, and safety emergency response.
P.E.: Students receive 30 minutes of P.E. two times a week in which the focus is on gross and fine motor skills, learning new games, participation and respect for others.
Music: Students receive 30 minutes of music one time a week. They will continue to learn a large variety of folk songs, learn to listen to their singing and determine how to improve it. They will focus on learning and using basic music concepts – Beat, Rhythm, Melody, Harmony, etc.
Art: Art projects are integrated into the classroom curriculum through 30 minutes of instruction each week with our school’s art teacher. The student will create art involving: crayon drawing, tempera and watercolor painting, finger painting, collages, and proper use and care of art materials