First Grade curricula

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Judaics

  • Parshat ha-Shavuah
  • Chagim
  • Ivrit - Ability to express oneself in writing and speech
  • Tefilah

 Resource: Tal Am

 

*Participants in the Middot program; Receipt of first Siddur

 

Language Arts

Reading: Identify words in stories that suggest feelings; explain major differences between texts; ask and answer questions about key details; retell stories; use leveled readers to differentiate; basic understanding of book reports 

 

Writing: Basic understanding of the writing process and how it works; write opinion, informative, and narrative works; sense of time order words; basic grammar

Resources: McGraw-Hill Wonders; Handwriting Without Tears; Teacher made materials

 

Mathematics

Students begin to form an understanding of numbers and number sense with a goal of counting to 120. Using a variety of manipulatives and text, students understand place value, add and subtract one to two digit numbers, learn about shapes and their attributes, solve word problems, number sentences, and a basic understanding of fractions. The students are encouraged to use the interactive text to bring learning to life and foster interactions with mathematical concepts in a variety of ways.

Resources: McGraw-Hill My Math; Teacher made materials

 

Science

In our hands-on science lab and outdoor garden area, students explore and observe the following topics:

  • Earth
  • Insects
  • Habitats
  • Life cycles and plants
  • Electricity

 

Social Studies

  • Seasons
  • World Around You
  • Community Helpers
  • Holidays
  • Government
  • Family

Resources: McGraw- Hill Wonders connection; Teacher made materials 

 

*Participants in Student Government 

 

Additional Co-Curricular:  Art, Technology, Music, Physical Education