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Curriculum Guide for Grade 1

Math_Advanced

Mathematics

  • Counting and writing to 100
  • Counting by 2's to 40
  • Simple number patterns
  • Beginning ordinal numbers
  • Using 10 as a basic unit
  • Simple properties of zero
  • Simple properties of sets
  • Beginning addition and subtraction facts
  • Number-line use
  • Place value and numeration
  • Concepts of quantity and size
  • Concepts of equality and inequality
  • Concepts of ordinal and cardinal numbers


  • Estimation
  • Geometric patterns and figures
  • Basic customary and metric measurement
  • Recognizing time: clock and calendar
  • Value of penny, nickel, dime, quarter
  • Solving simple word problems
  • Basic probability and chance
  • Basic chart and graph concepts
  • Using 1/2 and 1/4 appropriately
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Social Studies

  • Holidays, traditions, and customs
  • Our American Heritage
  • Different cultures at different times
  • Family, school, neighborhood, community
  • Farm and zoo
  • Neighborhood helpers
  • Jobs and careers
  • Social skills and responsibilities
  • Basic geography terms
  • Making and reading a simple neighborhood map     



Language Arts

Language Arts

  • Reading
    • Phonetic analysis
    • Structural analysis
    • Establishing sight vocabulary
  • Reading informally: names, labels, signs
  • Simple pantomimes and dramatic play
  • Creating stories and poems
  • Telling favorite stories
  • Organizing ideas and impressions
  • Enunciation and pronunciation
  • Presenting information orally, in sequence and with clarity
  • Book reports and critiques
  • Discussion skills: taking part in group discussion
  • Beginning dictionary skills: alphabetizing
  • Beginning spelling
  • Beginning grammar: nouns, verbs, adjectives
  • Introduction to punctuation and capitalization
  • Manuscript handwriting
  • Handling books
  • Using table of contents
  • Development of a class newspaper
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Science

  • Grouping and classification
  • Living and nonliving things
  • Animals
  • Pets
  • Farm animals
  • Zoo and circus animals
  • Woodland animals
  • Common birds
  • Plant and animal habitats
  • Seeds, bulbs, plants, flowers
  • Weather and seasons
  • Day and night
  • Solids, liquids, gases
  • Air and water
  • Magnets
  • Fire and temperature
  • Sun, moon, stars, planets
  • Simple machines
  • Beginning experimentation
  • Scientific method and scientific inquiry
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Health and Safety

  • Personal hygiene
  • Dental health
  • Good eating habits
  • Exercise and rest
  • Diseases
  • Common cold
  • Dressing for weather and activity
  • Safety rules to and from school