First Grade Curriculum


The student will:

1.      use correct capitalization and punctuation in sentences

2.      use correct word order to write complete sentences

3.      identify and write sentences that are statements, questions, and exclamations

4.      use correct capitalization for proper nouns

5.      identify and use proper, plural, and irregular nouns in sentences

6.      define verbs as words that show actions

7.      identify and use present and past tense verbs in sentences

8.      use commas correctly in a letter

9.      identify and form contractions with “not” and use them in writing

10.  define an adjective as a word that describes a person, place, or thing and uses                        adjectives in sentences

11.  identify a synonym and use in sentences

12.  identify antonyms and use in sentences 

13.  write a story with six sentences

14.  implement use of technology to assist with writing

15.  implement the use of internet websites to assist with skills listed above
The student will
    1. read and write number words up to 100.
    2. apply addition strategies to solve addition facts to 20 in horizontal and vertical form.
    3. apply subtraction strategies to subtract from 20 or less in horizontal and vertical form.
    4. apply addition and subtraction strategies to solve two-digit addition and subtraction problems without regrouping.
    5. interpret tally, bar, and picture graphs.
    6. identify how many tens and ones are in a number.
    7. compare and order numbers up to 100.
    8. identify and name solid figures listed below and their attributes.
    9. identify and name the plane figures listed below and their attributes.
    10. count with pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters to find the value of a group of coins.
    11. tell and write time to the half hour and hour.
    12. solve word problems.




The student will:

    1. produce rhyming words.
    2. segment words into phonemes
    3. combine sounds in words
    4. replace beginning, ending, and medial sounds to form new words
    5. apply phonics skills to decode grade level text
    6. decode words with CVC, CVCE, and CVVC patterns
    7. decode, read, and spell long and short vowel sounds, r-controlled vowel, blends, and consonant diagraphs
    8. read high-frequency words in isolation and in context
    9. read grade-level text with appropriate phrasing and expression
    10. develop with assistance, pre-reading, reading, and post-reading strategies
    11. identify text as fiction and nonfiction
    12. state the main idea of a story and the supporting details
    13. use context and picture clues to identify unfamiliar words
    14. recognize and define grade level appropriate vocabulary words
    15. practice phonics skills using websites
    16. demonstrate fluency after listening to stories on CD



The student will:

1.      describe and identify the Blessed Trinity as three Persons in one God

2.      identify Jesus as our brother and friend

3.      name and identify the relationships in the Holy Family

4.      compare/contrast your family to the Holy Family

5.      show respect and care for God’s creation

6.      identify God the Father as the creator

7.      identify the Holy Spirit as our helper

8.      identity and define the Great Commandment

9.      define Baptism as the time the Church welcomes new members

10.   participate in traditional and spontaneous prayer

11.   identify prayer as talking and listening to God

12.   describe the Church’s celebration of the Church year

13.  identify the seven sacraments

The student will:
    1. identify the basic needs of plants and animals
    2. identify different parts of plants: root, stem, and leaves
    3. describe how a seed grows into a plant
    4. compare and contrast animals according to how they move, where they live and other characteristics
    5. identify living and nonliving things
    6. identify things that are solids, liquids, or gases
    7. demonstrate and describe various ways objects move: push, pull
    8. explain what clouds are made of and what falls from clouds
    9. describe how weather and temperature changes from season to season
    10. identify light sources: sun, stars, and lamps
    11. name the five sense and describe how we use them
    12. use the interactive board to explore science topics



The student will

  1. explain the importance of making and following laws and rules in our family, classroom, and community
  2. identify one’s role in a family, classroom, and community
  3. identify community helpers and explain how they help a community
  4. state examples of goods and services
  5. explain the difference between a need and a want
  6. identify why it is important to save money
  7. locate Missouri, continents, and oceans by pointing them out on a map
  8. list the rights and responsibilities of citizens
  9. identify the symbols of our country: American flag, the Statue of Liberty, the bald eagle, and the White House
  10. compare and contrast one’s family/school life to the life of families long ago (Native American and early American Settlers)
  11. use internet maps to identify land and water