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1st Grade Curriculum Highlights
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Reads one syllable words, vowel patterns, and word families

Read first grade, high frequency word list

Identify rhyming words

Use a variety of strategies to read words independently

Alphabetize a set of words

Read grade level text fluently

Predict what the story is about based on prior knowledge, picture clues, title and storyline

Use a variety of strategies to comprehend text

Describe the main characters and setting of a story

Sequence the main events of a story

Make comparisons between stories

Differentiate between fiction and nonfiction


Use developmental spelling in daily writing

Learn assigned spelling words

Apply spelling skills in written work

Write complete sentences

Uses capital letters appropriately

Correctly use punctuation at the end of sentences

Identify different types of sentences

Write a paragraph with a topic sentence and supporting details

Write opinion, formative, and narrative pieces

Form simple stories with a beginning, middle, and end


Identify forms of transportation

Distinguish between community, state, and country

Locate objects on a map using a map key

Name landforms and bodies of water on a map

Identify natural resources

Understand what makes a good citizen

Identify relevant figures in U.S. history that shaped our country

Recognize the symbols of our country

Identify historical holidays celebrated in our country

Understand different occupations

Identify between wants and needs

Identify characteristics of students and schools


Add and subtract whole numbers through 10

Read and write 2-digit numbers

Read and write numbers up to 120

Understand place value of ones, tens, and hundreds

Write equivalent names for numbers

Count by 1’s, 2’s, 5’s and 10’s

Identify odd and even numbers

Compare numbers using the <, > and = symbols

Read and construct charts and graphs

Identify and complete number patterns

Identify 2D and 3D geometric shapes

Measure length and weight using non-standard units

Identify coins and their values

Define 1/2s, 1/4s, 1/3s, wholes, and equal parts

Tell time to the nearest half hour and hour using both  analog and digital clocks

Solve simple number stories and write number models

Use writing to explain math concepts and the problem solving process


Use the five senses to investigate science concepts

Investigate various life cycles

Explore a meadow habitat

Identify what living things need to stay alive

Identify characteristics of mammals, birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles, and insects

Understand the concept of a food chain

Describe how animals adapt to their environment

Understand the principles of motion

Understand the seasons and changes in weather

Understand properties of matter

Identify plant parts and their functions

Understand the importance of fire safety

Recognize the importance of routine dental care



Participate in activities that develop motor and object  control skills

Recognize terms that are associated with the development of a variety of movement skills

Participate in activities that improve basic fitness levels


Recognize a variety of art terms using the word wall.

Recognize Seurat, Homer, Monet, Goya, Matisse, and their works

Recognize art from the Realism and Impressionism movements and the Mexican and Cave Art cultures

Use a variety of media to express ideas to develop 2-D and 3-D artwork.



Identify feelings and what affects them, along with their effect on others

Understand the importance of talking about feelings and problems

Demonstrate healthy ways to express needs, wants, and feelings

List reasons of why it is important to learn to share

Demonstrate appropriate social skills in getting along with others

Demonstrate good decision making skills

Describe how people cooperate with one another to reach goals in their classroom, at home, and in the community

Demonstrate conflict resolution skills

Discuss how drugs affect feelings and behavior

List the roles and responsibilities of various jobs


Demonstrate basic computer skills and use grade appropriate software.

Identify the basic dos and don’ts of using a computer

Understand the relative position of keys on a keyboard

Properly use the shift, space bar, return/enter, delete/backspace and punctuation keys

Use informal keyboarding skills to type words and sentences


Work toward singing on pitch

Introduce students to solfege, a system for singing notes

Demonstrate a steady beat

Distinguish between beat/no beat

Distinguish between high/low, fast/slow, loud/soft, up/down, long/short

Distinguish between melody/no melody

Become familiar with basic instruments

Become aware of environmental sounds around us

Recognize repeating, upward, and downward patterns in music

Introduction to patriotic songs

Introduction to call-and-response singing


Recognize important text features

Determine the difference between fiction/non-fiction

Begin to learn story elements

Recognize similarities and differences in similar stories

Complete a guided research project