1st Grade

Items in bold exceed 1st Grade State Common Core Standards.

Language Arts

Overall goals for the Open Court Language Arts program.

  • Identify and manipulate the sounds of language
  • Learn to decode words accurately and fluently
  • Use decoding and comprehension strategies to make sense of text
  • Raise questions for exploration and investigation
  • Become independent readers
  • Develop writing skills

Visual Arts

  • Awareness of art as a means of communication as in early drawings and paintings, i.e. cave paintings, line drawings, and color to illustrate ideas
  • Introduction to past history of artists and their technique and style

Second Grade Mathematics

Overall goals of Saxon Math Grade 2.

  • Basic addition and subtraction
  • Place Value
  • Money and Time
  • Measurement
  • Introduction to fractions and graphing
  • Introduction to multiplication
  • Use correct methods to identify and explain patterns and sets
  • Become familiar with the concept of probability
  • Identify shapes and their features

Science

Students will learn about the following through reading, experiments and hands-on activities:

  • Scientific inquiry
  • Life Cycle
  • The Food Chain
  • Animals and their habitats
  • Earth Resources and Recycling
  • Force and motion
  • Matter and Mass
  • Simple machines
  • Technology changes how we live

Religion

The goal for first grade students is to grow in the knowledge of:

  • God as Our Father
  • The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
  • The Church
  • The Mystery of the Trinity
  • Creation
  • Jesus as God and Man
  • Heaven as Our Goal
  • The Holy Spirit
  • The Blessed Mother and the Saints
  • The Sacraments
  • God’s Life in us
  • Sense of Right and Wrong
  • Heaven as Our Goal

History and Geography

  • Map skills
  • World and US Geography
  • Ancient Civilizations
  • Early American History

Choir/Music Appreciation

  • Develop vocal skills and techniques
  • Develop melodic and rhythmic skills
  • Describe music by reading, listening, and demonstrating comprehension of music
  • Perform a repertoire of Judeo-Christian and traditional songs
  • Understand music theory, music symbols and music vocabulary

Physical Education

  • Develop gross motor skills and fitness
  • Practice sportsmanship, teamwork, and leadership

Spanish

  • Exchanging information, greetings
  • Contrasting persons in the use of possessives
  • Expressing wants, needs and desires
  • Action and infinitive verbs
  • Review colors and numbers to 20
  • Singular and plural
  • The family
  • Writing in Spanish
  • Hispanic holidays
  • Learn key aspects of the culture of Mexico and Central America