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Grade 1

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Mrs. Lindsay Steffen – lindsay.steffen@orlctosa.org


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Religion / Memory

The learner will…
• Explore Bible truths in Old and New Testament stories
• Participate in weekly chapel services with Chapel Buddies
• Participate in quarterly department (grades 1 & 2) chapel
• Memorize Bible verses weekly
• Practice all-school monthly Bible verses and hymn verses
• Develop Christian friendships (CPH)


The learner will…
• Compare and order numbers
• Identify ordinal position to twelfth
• Use comparison symbols
• Identify a.m. and p.m.
• Read a thermometer to the nearest 2 degrees Fahrenheit
• Master all basic addition and subtraction facts
• Multiply by 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, and 100
• Identify horizontal, vertical, oblique parallel, intersecting, and perpendicular lines
• Add and subtract up to three-digit numbers with and without regrouping
• Identify the associative property of addition
• Picture and name fractions and mixed numbers
• Measure to the nearest half-inch, centimeter, and foot
• Compare volume
• Identify place value to hundreds
• Identify the median of a set of numbers
• Write numbers in expanded form
• Round to the nearest ten
• Find perimeter
• Tell time to the minute
• Count pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters
• Identify right angles
• Make, label, and write number sentences for arrays
• Work with graphs, pictographs, bar graphs, Venn diagrams, and line graphs (Saxon Math 2)


Introduction to the language and culture. Students will have class with
Mrs. Maldonado once a week.

Language Arts

Reading – The learner will…
• Recognize and produce rhyming words and beginning sounds
• Understand that print conveys meaning
• Understand how print is organized and read
• Recognize use of capital letters and end punctuation
• Understand and apply the alphabetic principle
• Recognize and read high-frequency words
• Utilize different comprehension skills while reading (compare/contrast, fantasy/realism, categorize/classify, noting details, predicting outcomes, story structure, cause and effect)
• Practice decoding skills by use of strategies (Houghton Mifflin)

Writing – The learner will…
• Use correct punctuation and capitalization
• Write complete sentences and identify types of sentences
• Identify nouns, plurals, verbs and adjectives
• Engage in modeled, shared and interactive writing
• Develop independent writing skills
• Learn and utilize The Writing Process
• Practice a variety of writing styles and formats through Writers Workshop
• Identify the traits of writing (ideas, organization, word choice and presentation)
• Listen for comprehension and participate in classroom discussion (Houghton Mifflin)

Social Studies

The learner will…
• Describe the qualities of good citizenship in the home, school and community
• Interpret and use simple maps
• Explore patriotic symbols, pledges, customs, celebrations and traditions
• Understand the purpose of the government
• Identify needs and wants
• Understand the idea of belonging to groups (family, community)
• Identify physical features such as landforms, bodies of water and vegetation (Pearson Scott Foresman)


The learner will…
• Understand the importance of good health and nutrition habits for a healthy lifestyle
• Classify living and non-living things by a variety of characteristics
• Explore the properties of magnets
• Work with force and motion
• Investigate weather patterns and seasonal weather changes
• Explore the Earth’s land and water by learning about rocks and soil, land and water forms, and recycling (MacMillan Science)

Special Events

The following field trips are tentative:

Glacier Rock Farms – October
Falls Patio Players Play – December
Recycling – April