First Grade

Science

  • Use the scientific method
  • Use the 5 senses
  • Identify living and nonliving things
  • Name parts of a plant
  • Recall how plants grow and change
  • Identify mammals and other animal groups
  • Understand how animals grow and change
  • List where animals live and get food
  • Explain ways animals stay safe
  • Identify the sun and the planets
  • Describe how weather and the seasons affect life
  • Classify rocks and minerals
  • Identify natural resources
  • Explain how and why we care for Earth's resources
  • Identify the properties of matter
  • Measure movement and identify the different ways things move
  • Understand light passes through some objects and not others
  • Identify magnetic objects

Social Studies

  • Explain how rules and school and in the community keep people safe
  • Identify school workers
  • Compare and contrast schools long ago and today
  • Identify the leaders of our country
  • Recognize symbols that stand for the United States of America
  • Explain characteristics of a good citizen
  • Develop map skills
  • Explain how we conserve resources
  • Learn how people of other cultures work together
  • Read a timeline
  • Understand why people work
  • Identify people as buyers and sellers
  • Celebrate people and events crucial to America's history

Religion

  • Recognize God is our Father
  • Understand that we believe in the Blessed Trinity
  • Name the members of the Holy Family
  • Recognize that Jesus worked among the people
  • Understand Jesus teaches us about love
  • Recall that Jesus had many followers
  • Understand that Jesus died and rose to new life
  • Understand that the Holy Spirit helps the Church to grow
  • Identify our pope, bishop, pastor, and parish by name
  • Name the seven sacraments
  • Participate in the liturgy
  • Identify some saints of the Church
  • Understand how we can care for creation

Language Arts

  • Identify, spell, and decode words with
    • Short vowel sounds
    • Long vowel sounds
    • Blends
    • Diagraphs
    • Initial consonant sounds
    • Ending consonant sounds
  • Recognize high frequency words in decodable text
  • Read for pleasure and content
  • Read with fluency and understanding
  • Predict outcomes when reading a story
  • Identify the author's purpose for writing
  • Use context clues
  • Sequence events from a story
  • Identify plot and setting of a story
  • Identify the main idea of a story
  • Listen for comprehension
  • Recognize parts of speech
    • Nouns
    • Verbs
    • Adjectives
    • Adverbs
  • Recognize and write telling, asking, and question sentences
  • End sentences with correct punctuation
  • Write words with inflected endings
  • Place words in alphabetical order
  • Build compound words

Math

  • Identify and extend patterns
  • Add and subtract one and two digit umbers
  • Identify geometric solids and plane shapes
  • Recognize congruent figures
  • Perform a flip, side and turn of an object
  • Recognize fractions ½, 1/3, ¼, whole
  • Tell time to the hour and half hour
  • Order events
  • List months of the year and days of the week
  • Count by 1s, 5s, 10s to 100
  • Use a hundreds chart
  • Estimate
  • Distinguish odd and even numbers
  • Recognize ordinal numbers through twentieth
  • Find numbers before, after, and between
  • Identify tens and ones
  • Write in expanded form
  • Compare and order numbers
  • Mark bar graphs
  • Use tally marks
  • Identify and count penny, nickel, dime, quarter, half dollar and dollar coins
  • Estimate and measure in inches, feet and centimeters
  • Identify and measure cups, pints, quarts, and liters
  • Measure in pounds, grams, and kilograms
  • Measure temperature