First grade is a time of tremendous growth, curiosity, and wonder. Throughout the year, students practice phonics, language structure, meaning clues, story elements, vocabulary, recalling personal knowledge/experience, retelling fiction and non-fiction, and following oral directions. They write in response to reading, story sequencing, and applying knowledge of letter-sound relationships. In math, they count, estimate, practice number recognition, place value, addition and subtraction, fractions, money, telling time, calendar, shapes and solids, symmetry, temperature, weight, and measurement.
Students learn about the world around them by hypothesizing, predicting, observing, and recording. They investigate force and motion, how things interact with water, plants, and animals, the relationship between the Earth and the Sun, seasonal changes, and ecology.
Students study people, their contributions, national holidays, geography, map skills, and economics.
They learn about personal health, safety, nutrition, mental health, and substance abuse awareness. We utilize technology, critical and creative thinking skills, and collaborative groups daily.