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FIRST GRADE

READING/LANGUAGE ARTS, PHONICS, SPELLING

Students will learn:

  • All vowel and consonants sounds, digraphs, blends and apply  them to their reading and writing
  • How to orally blend words and sentences, know how many syllables they hear in a word, and rhyming
  • To use decoding skills to read text on their reading level and read many types of genre
  • To recognize, read and write sight word list for first grade 
  • To use inventive spelling to begin writing and then transition to proper spelling of words
  • To write various types of writing such as autobiography, personal narrative, how to, informative, invitations, thank you notes, and   friendly letters
  • To use reading response journals and journal writing to enhance and understand the relationship of reading to writing 
  • How to read proficiently with a fluency rate of at least 60+ words per minute
  • By reading a variety of poetry, fiction, non fiction, and religious stories
  • To use a variety of reading strategies for comprehension: Main Idea & Details, Compare/Contrast, Summarizing, Categorizing, Drawing Conclusions, Asking Questions, Inferencing, Fact/Opinion, Cause & Effect 
  • How to participate, set goals, and reach their goals using Accelerated Reading Program

Resouces: McGraw Hill Wonders

RELIGION
 
Students will learn:

  • To pray and recite The Sign of the Cross, Blessing Before Meals, Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be, Prayer of St. Francis, The Guardian Angel Prayer, and participate and pray The Rosary
  • Attend mass weekly and to be reverent and respectful 
  • Plan, participate , and be in charge of a class Mass and an All First Grade Mass
  • The various Feast Days and celebrate the various church celebrations within the Church calendar listen and learn lessons from  the Old and New Testament stories in the Bible
  • To use the Bible stories to learn how to be a follower of Jesus
  • The stories of the Saints
  • About the sacraments of the Catholic Church focusing on their Baptism as they complete a Baptism Project during October
  • About service by articipating in projects such as weekly food  offering at weekly Mass for the Food Pantry, visiting and singing at the Our Lady of Victory Retirement Home for Nuns, Thanksgiving food boxes , and other service projects as needed for those in need

Resource: Blest Are We, RCL Benziger 

MATH
 
Students will learn:

  • To understand Addition
  • To understand Subtraction
  • Five and Ten Relationships
  • Addition and Subtraction Facts to 20
  • Counting and Number Patterns to 100
  • Tens and Ones
  • Numbers to 120
  • How to compare and order Numbers to 120
  • About money
  • Geometry
  • Fraction of Shapes
  • Measurement
  • Data
  • Personal Financial Literacy

Resource: Pearson Envision Math

SCIENCE
 
Students will learn about:

  • Classifying Matter
  • Changes from Heat
  • Forms of Energy
  • Magnets
  • Patterns of Movement
  • Rocks, Soil, and Water
  • Bodies of Water
  • Weather and Air
  • Objects in the Sky
  • Seasons and Day and Night
  • Living and NonLiving 
  • Interdependency 
  • Animal Characteristics
  • Plant Parts

Resource: STEMScopes

SOCIAL STUDIES

Students will learn about:

  • My School, My Community ( Citizenship, Rights and Responsibilities, Rules and Laws,  Leaders and Government, Symbols of My Country
  • Work in My Community (Goods/Services,  Making Choices, Buying and Selling, Spending and Saving, Jobs People Do)
  • Looking at Our World ( Mapping Skills, Land and Water, Continents and Oceans, Our Environment)  Transportation)
  • Traditions (Different Cultures,  Likes and Differences, Sharing Our Culture, Celebrations)
  • Our Past, Our Present ( Measuring Time, Talking about Time, Learning about History, American Heroes, Inventors, Life Then and Now, Technology Then and Now)

Resource:  Pearson My World Social Studies

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