Welcome to 1st Grade!
Home Is Where The Heart Is:
A Yearlong Study of Our Local Habitats & Habitats Around the World
Being a Good Community Member
Many Kinds of Characters
Plants and Animals Grow and Change
Stories Have a Narrator
Technology at Work
Stories Teach Many Lessons
Past, Present and Future
Observing the Sky
We Use Good and Services
Exploring Sound and Light
Envision Math Common Core Program
Grade 1 Domains:
- Operations & Algebraic Thinking
- Number and Operations in Base Ten
- Measurement and Data
Benchmark Advance Common Core ELA Program
Grade 1 units of Study:
- Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print
- Recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence (e.g., first word, capitalization, ending punctuation).
Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
Distinguish long from short vowel sounds in spoken single-syllable words.
Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds (phonemes), including consonant blends.
Isolate and pronounce initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in spoken single-syllable words.
Segment spoken single-syllable words into their complete sequence of individual sounds (phonemes).
Phonics and Word Recognition
- Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
- Know the spelling-sound correspondences for common consonant digraphs.
- Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.
- Know final -e and common vowel team conventions for representing long vowel sounds.
- Use knowledge that every syllable must have a vowel sound to determine the number of syllables in a printed word.
- Decode two-syllable words following basic patterns by breaking the words into syllables.
- Read words with inflectional endings.
- Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.
- Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
- Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.
- Read grade-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
- Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.
• Individual role and responsibility in the classroom, community, and the world
• U.S. symbols, traditions, holidays, songs
• Geographic concepts (Maps and globes)
1. Air and Weather
2. Light and Sound
3. Plants and Animals
Visual and Performing Arts
· Art in Action
· Music for Minors
· First Grade Spring Play
Study Trips and Special Activities
· Community Speakers (School Principal, SM Librarian, SMPD, SMFD etc.)
· Palo Alto Children's Theatre Musical
· Hidden Villa
· Playing with Science (Theatre works Company)
· San Jose Discovery Museum
4 Parties - Will include seasonal arts, crafts and games revolving around 1st grade literature:
- Halloween (Oct.)
- Friendship Gathering (Nov.)
- Holiday (Dec.)
- Valentine's (Feb.)