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Focus for our school year!
Read​ing

First grade is a critical year for acquiring reading skills. Students will make great leaps in phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension by:

  • saying the sounds in given words
  • reading unknown words
  • using context clues to define new vocabulary words
  • reading grade level text fluently and​ with expression
  • mastering the first 200 Fry sight words
  • understanding grade level fiction and nonfiction text
Writing

​First grade students will compose narrative, informative, and opinion writing pieces by:

  • using graphic organizers to plan their writing
  • using correct capitalization and punctuation to form complete sentences
  • applying grade level spelling words in their writing​​​
Math

 Students will focus on number sense, data analysis and geometry by:

  • reading, writing and counting numbers within 120
  • demonstrating fluency with math facts within 10
  • adding and subtracting numbers within 100
  • reading and understanding a variety of graphs and charts
  • identifying 2D and 3D shapes
  • measuring and comparing lengths
  • telling time within the half-hour using both​​ analog and digital clocks
Social Studies

This year we are studying history, geography, economics, and civics. Students will:

  • arrange historical events in chronological order
  • explain how maps and globes represent places
  • give examples of a variety of jobs and the services they provide
  • identify important people, places and holidays in America
Technology

Students practice mouse and keyboarding skills with the help of the following programs:

Spelling First grade students will compose narrative, informative, and opinion writing pieces by:
  • applying grade level spelling words in their writing

How can I support at home?

 

In order for your first g​​rader to have success this year, we recommend that they:

  • read 15 minutes nightly
  • practice sight words regularly
  • review weekly spelling words 
  • practice addition and subtraction flashcards
  • complete and return homework pages 
  
  
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