The first grade reading curriculum
focuses on literacy and math. Literacy includes guided reading groups,
independent reading, phonemic awareness and phonics instruction, and writing.
Instruction is delivered in individual, small group and whole group settings to
meet you child's needs. Because of this, your child may receive reading
instruction from any of the first grade teachers. Materials will be consistent
throughout all classrooms. All children will use a reading envelope that
contains a reading log, spelling list/word sort, a guided reading book and, on
occasion, a follow-up activity to do at home. Please practice reading the book
and the spelling words for a few minutes each night and sign the reading log.
During daily writing workshops we
will focus on:
*The writing process
*The craft of writing
The math curriculum includes
concepts such as numeration, addition and subtraction facts to 18, double digit
addition and subtraction with regrouping, place value, time, fractions,
geometry and problem solving. In addition to the math curriculum, Rocket Math
is a timed program that we use to help the children master math facts. It is a
leveled program and the children progress at their own individual pace. In
order to meet the individual needs of the students, your child may receive math
instruction from any of the first grade teachers.
Content areas include science
topics such as: animals, plants, health, human body, and magnets. Social
Studies topics include: communities, economics, citizenship, map skills, Native
Americans, and Pilgrims.