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1st Grade



This year's curriculum includes. . .


  • Decode and recognize first grade sight words and high-frequency words
  • Fluency and expression
  • Check for understanding of the story/text to build comprehension
  • Read a variety of text
  • Express ideas with others


  • Write for a variety of purposes
  • Apply knowledge of structures and conventions 
  • Write and revise independently
  • Form letters to make writing readable (Handwriting Without Tears)

Word Work

  • Letter sounds, vowel sounds, patterns
  • Conventions: capitalization and punctuation
  • Inflectional endings (-s, -ed, -ing)
  • Structure of a sentence


  • Add and subtract within 20
  • Develop an understanding of place value within 120
  • Understand the relationship of addition and subtraction

Social Studies

  • Citizenship
  • Geography
  • U.S. Symbols, icons, and traditions
  • Life long ago and today
  • Cultures: similarities and differences
  • Goods and services


  • Plants & Animals
  • Air & Weather
  • Sound & Light