First Grade

First Grade Virtual School Materials

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What Your Child Will Learn in First Grade

Reading

  • Building a foundation for reading using the decoding process
  • Emphasizing word analysis techniques
  • Long vowels
  • Digraphs
  • Consonant clusters
  • Vowel pairs
  • Blends
  • R-controlled vowels
  • Compound words
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Base words
  • Prefixes, suffixes, syllables, possessives, abbreviations, and contractions
  • Developing comprehension skills through consistent, controlled vocabulary used in appealing anthologies and phonics library book of stories, verbs, nouns, pronouns

Writing/Composition

  • Learning cursive handwriting, using Calvert Script (Calvert’s distinctive, easy-to-learn method of handwriting)
  • Emphasizing simple lines and legibility
  • Strengthening fine motor skills and attention to detail
  • Forming letters, words, and simple sentences
  • Simple punctuation

Mathematics

  • Comparing and ordering sets of objects and numbers less than 100
  • Creating number bonds and fact families
  • Measuring length, area, weigh, and capacity with nonstandard units
  • Identifying multiplication and division as operations involving equal groups

Science

  • Scientific method
  • The sun, moon, and stars
  • Shadows
  • Seasons and weather
  • Properties of matter, solids, liquids, and gases
  • Forces and movement
  • Living and non-living things
  • Growth and change
  • Human systems
  • Energy
  • Land and water habitats
  • Earth’s surface and resources

Social Studies

  • Exploring original read-aloud narratives that include biographies of well-known explorers
  • Political figures, inventors, and leaders in American life
  • Accounts of famous events (first Thanksgiving; Civil Rights movement)
  • Investigating the five themes of geography, compass direction, maps, symbols, globes, and physical features
  • Developing the foundation of American civics and government (rules, authority, elections, voting)
  • Examining the basic economic concepts of needs and wants, work, production, markets and money; activities included

Technology

Lessons, activities, and online interactive learning tools integrated with curriculum:

  • Beginning keyboarding
  • Creating and formatting word processing documents
  • Computer parts and navigation
  • Developing graphics skills
  • Visual mapping basics
  • Internet activities integrated with Reading and Science texts

Poetry

Memorizing and appreciating

Games & Activities

Developing creativity and motor skills

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