First Grade Physical Education

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Skills: Movement skills going under, around, to the side of objects; throwing, kicking and catching balls with a partner; participating in sustained large- group games to increase heart and lung functioning; using equipment properly. Concepts: Using feedback to improve performance; the purpose of rules in games; the role of activities in developing strength and endurance; […]

First Grade Music

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Concepts: Identifying beat and rhythm; singing; active listening; using  solfège syllables; playing Orff instruments, early music notation; music vocabulary: pitch, tempo, and staff. Skills: Singing, active listening; Dalcroze Eurythmics – reading rhythms and moving to those rhythms; learning and performing songs with choreographed movement; improvisation.

First Grade Art

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Support for classroom curriculum with integrated activities. CONCEPTS: understand the use of line and rhythm in a work of art, understanding function and form, show space, simple overlapping, and perspective, recognize texture and symmetry, understanding basic color theory. EXAMPLE PROJECTS: representational drawing and painting from still life, combines, printmaking, illustrating emotion, texture collages, slab, and […]

First Grade Social Studies

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Focus: Friendship; food; post office. Concepts: Community; interdependence. Skills: Understanding roles, routines and communication within a community; how we rely on others; exploring cultural customs and traditions; recognizing ways in which culture influences people’s habits and living patterns; identifying symbols, events and customs of various cultures. Highlight: Running a school post office.

First Grade Social Emotional Learning

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Focus: Friendship and building identity as a learner and as a member of a community. Skills: Building self-confidence; taking initiative and learning self-direction in the classroom; sustaining attention to work; developing personal interest in learning and flexibility in problem solving; building cooperative skills in whole class, small group and partner work; conflict resolution and negotiation […]

First Grade Language Arts

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Reading Focus & Skills: Concepts of print and parts of books; decoding strategies; context and picture cues; phonemic awareness; word study; sight words; just right books; fiction and nonfiction texts. Writing Focus & Skills: Writing notebooks, letters, lists and stories; rules of capitalization and punctuation; generating ideas, revising and editing in the writing process. Listening […]

First Grade Mathematics

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Concepts: Sorting and counting, number sense, basic geometry, measurement, place value, addition and subtraction Skills: Reading and writing numbers; identifying place value, skip counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s; using tally marks; solving addition and subtraction stories and equations; using mathematical symbols; reading and creating graphs. Highlight: Math Madness.

First Grade Science

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Focus: Rocky seashore; light and sound. Concepts: Using scientific knowledge to be helpful; biomes, habitats, and life cycles; light and sound sources and communication; investigable questions and experimentation. Skills: Using scientific practices to be helpful; vocabulary development; using tools and technology to gather information; scientific observation; recording data; design and construction. Highlight: Pillar Point tide […]