First Grade Curriculum

Religion
  • Holy Trinity
  • The greatest Commandment
  • Church year – ordinary time
  • Lord’s Prayer
  • Feast days and Church seasons of Advent, Lent, and Easter
  • Holy Spirit
  • Bishops and the Pope
  • Sacraments – especially Baptism
  • Forgiveness
  • Jesus in the Eucharist
  • Learning about the Mass
  • Caring for life and all of God’s creation
  • Sharing our faith in our classroom, our homes, and the world
Language Arts-Reading
  • Phonemic Awareness
  • Consonant and short vowel sounds
  • Long vowels
  • Digraphs
  • Beginning and ending blends
  • Syllable division
  • Vowel teams
  • Blending words
  • Comprehension
  • Cause and effect
  • KWL strategy
  • Retelling, story mapping, readers theater
  • Making predictions
  • Identifying elements and part of a story
  • Identifying main ideas and supporting details for non-fiction
Writing
  • Capitalization and punctuation
  • Refining fine motor skills and handwriting skills
  • Introduction to grammar-nouns, verbs, and adjectives
  • Creative writing through journals and stories
  • Introduction to editing a piece of writing
Listening
  • Learning to be an attentive listener
  • Listening to stories on head-sets
  • Following directions
  • Effective communication and conflict resolution with peers and adults
  • Oral Presentation
  • Presenting projects to the class
  • Sharing time
  • Reading to the class and reading at Liturgies
Math
  • Identifying numbers and writing them correctly
  • Patterning and counting objects
  • Adding and subtracting using manipulatives, objects, number-lines/touch math
  • Memorizing addition and subtraction math facts
  • Adding three addends and double digit numbers without regrouping
  • Subtracting double digit numbers without regrouping
  • Counting by 1, 2, 5, and 10
  • Identifying greater than and less than
  • Utilizing and creating simple charts and graphs to solve problems
  • Telling time to the quarter hour
  • Identifying coin money and counting coins
  • Identifying 2D and 3D shapes
  • Writing and identifying basic fractions
Science
  • Classifying animals
  • Study of habitats and regions
  • Plants and life cycles
  • Weather – precipitation, seasons, temperature, clouds
  • Recycling
  • Rocks and minerals, sun and moon
  • States of matter
  • Introduction to simple machines
  • Five senses
  • Nutrition and dental health
Social Studies
  • Community and Government
  • Rules, rights, and responsibilities, Voting,
  • Map skills,
  • Holidays around the world, People around the world,
  • Historical figures and events,
  • Economics-needs vs. wants, Producers and consumers