First Grade

1st Grade Standards Quarter 1

General Curriculum

  • Apply letter sound knowledge to decode phonetically regular words quickly and accurately in isolation and in context
  • Recognize and correctly use regular and irregular plurals
  • Use self-correction when subsequent reading indicates an earlier misreading
  • Use new vocabulary that is introduced and taught directly
  • Relate new vocabulary to familiar words
  • Use context clues to determine meanings of unfamiliar words
  • Determine the author’s purpose in text
  • Prewrite by generating ideas from multiple sources (brainstorming, group discussion, webbing, etc.)
  • Prewrite to determine the purpose (inform, entertain, communicate)
  • Draft writing by maintaining focus on single idea and developing supporting details
  • Edit for correct use of capitalization
  • Identify story structure including setting, characters, plot, problem and solution
  • Effectively use table of contents, index, glossary, dictionary, and thesaurus
  • Use proper grammar rules
  • Demonstrate legible printing skills
  • Understand basic computer skills
  • Identify and name numbers through thousands in terms of place value, and apply to expanded notation
  • Compare and order multi-digit numbers through the thousands
  • Recall addition and subtraction facts
  • Estimate solutions to given word problems
  • Identify time to the minute

Art History

  • Distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate audience behavior
  • Identify similarities and differences in artworks across time and culture
  • Discuss how different works of art communicate information about a particular culture
  • Use various art media and real imaginary choices to create artwork
  • Use the art-making process to communicate personal interests and self-expression
  • Reflect on and discuss various possible meanings in works of art
  • Draw from observation, experience, or imagination
  • Understand that pictures tell a story
  • Exercise gross and fine motor control
  • Work with art tools and materials appropriately
  • Demonstrate knowledge of colors and color mixing
  • Describe choices made in self artwork
  • Understand art and why people have made art in the past
  • Identify original artworks
  • Follow classroom rules

Spanish

  • Recite alphabet by rote
  • Recognize A-Z
  • Distinguish letter sounds
  • Converse in Spanish
  • Recall sight words for spelling tests
  • Recall facts from weekly concepts
  • Use Spanish phrases and sentences to communicate and solve problems
  • Speaks clearly and uses proper pronunciation
  • Master the top 100 high frequency words in Spanish
  • Comprehend calendar concepts
  • Count 1-100 by rote
  • Count by 5s and 10s to 100
  • Identify numbers 1-100
  • Tell time to the hour, half hour, and minute
  • Comprehend and utilize number concepts through Spanish math games

Music & Drama

  • Identify significant information about specific composers and one or more of their musical works
  • Describe listening skills and how they support appreciation of musical works
  • Respond to a musical work in a variety of ways and compare individual interpretations
  • Identify families of orchestral and band instruments
  • Basic knowledge of the keyboard
  • Interpret notes and their values
  • Basic knowledge of music terminology and incorporate appropriate terms to music compositions
  • Sing simple melodic patterns and songs in a group
  • Read and dramatize stories
  • Discuss the purpose of a critique
  • Describe how an actor in a play, musical, or film creates a character
  • Exhibit the behavior necessary to establish audience etiquette, response, and constructive criticism
  • Compare, explain, and exhibit the differences between play-acting, pretending, and real life
  • Demonstrate the use of sign language
  • Follow classroom rules and instruction given by the teacher

Gymnastics

  • Cartwheel
  • Round Off
  • Back Bend
  • Balance Beam Coordination
  • Pose—one foot
  • Pull Ups (at least 5)
  • L hang on bar (for 3 second hold)
  • Push Ups (at least 10 with proper form)
  • Trampoline—running straight jump

Sports

  • Understand basic baseball rules and regulations including: pitch, hit, bunt, run bases, catch, positions, and teamwork
  • Understand basic football rules and regulations including: throw, catch, positions, kick, and teamwork
  • Understand basic Soccer rules and regulations including: kick, scoring goals, offense/defense, positions, teamwork

1st Grade Standards Quarter 2

All previous standards including:
General Curriculum

  • Identify high frequency phonetically irregular words in context
  • Identify base (root) words and common prefixes to determine meanings of prefixed words
  • Recognize common abbreviations
  • Identify antonyms, synonyms, and homophones
  • Summarize information text including connections between two texts
  • Identify cause and effect relationships in text
  • Identify the basic characteristics of a variety of literary forms (fables, folktales, legends, poetry)
  • Respond to various selections of text
  • Pre-write by making a plan for writing that includes the main idea and the purpose
  • Draft writing by organizing details into a logical sequence that has a clear beginning, middle and end
  • Edit for correct use of conventional spelling for high frequency words and common spelling patterns to determine how to spell new words
  • Write informational/expository paragraphs that contain a topic sentence, supporting details, and relevant information
  • Listen politely to oral presentations by classmates
  • Comprehend and implement informational
    text directions
  • Add and subtract double digit numbers with
    regrouping
  • Use standard units, including inches and centimeters to partition and measure lengths
  • Estimate, select appropriate tool, measure, and/or compute lengths to solve problems

Art History

  • Identify the physical features or characteristics of artworks displayed in the community
  • Describe the use of art to promote events within the school or community
  • Reflect on and interpret works of art, using observation skills, prior knowledge, and experience
  • Experiment with tools and techniques as part of art-making process
  • Explore art from different time periods and cultures as sources of inspiration
  • Explore everyday objects that have been designed and created by artists
  • Describe visual imagery used to complete artwork
  • Know that works of art express an idea
  • Recognize similarities and differences in works of art from a variety of sources
  • Use a variety of art products and tools
  • Experience art that has been created for specific purposes
  • Identify artworks in a variety of styles
  • Identify art belonging to specific artists, places, and cultures
  • Follow directions for safety procedures and explain the importance in the art room

Spanish

  • Identify detailed facts from stories read
  • Follow classroom rules without frequent reminders
  • Follow 3-4 step directions
  • Read on-level books with fluency
  • Begin journal writing in Spanish
  • Demonstrate proper sentence structure when writing
  • Act out stories and skits in Spanish
  • Understand concepts related to time to the minute and second

Music & Drama

  • Identify musical characteristics and elements within a piece of music when discussing the value of the work
  • Enhance the meaning of a story or poem by creating a musical interpretation using voices, instruments, and movement
  • Describe opportunities for personal music-making
  • Describe how tempo and dynamics can change the mood or emotion of a piece of music
  • Identify patterns in songs to aid the development of sequencing and memorization skills
  • Perform songs, musical games, dances, and simple instrumental accompaniments from a variety of genres
    and cultures
  • Discuss how music is used for celebrations in America and other cultures
  • Show visual representation of simple melodic patterns performed by the teacher or peers
  • Respond to a variety of music through singing, movement, and expression
  • Respond to music to demonstrate how it makes one feel
  • Move to various musical and rhythmic accompaniments, responding to changes in tempo and dynamics
  • Participate in conversational vocabulary in sign language

Gymnastics

  • Cartwheel
  • Round Off
  • Back Bend
  • Balance Beam Coordination
  • Pose—one foot
  • Pull Ups (>5)
  • L hang on bar (for 3 second hold)
  • Push Ups (>10 with proper form)
  • Trampoline—running straight jump

Sports

  • Introduction to Winter Sports rules and regulations including: skiing, hockey, skating, bobsledding
  • Understand basic kickball rules and regulations including, kick, run bases, pitch, catch, positions, and teamwork
  • Understand basic dodge ball rules and regulations including: throw, catch, dodge, positions and teamwork

 

1st Grade Standards Quarter 3

All previous standards including:
General Curriculum

  • Compare and contrast characters and settings in text
  • Write a book report identifying characters, setting, and sequence of events
  • Revise by creating interest by incorporating descriptive words and supporting details, such as sensory language
  • Produce, illustrate, and share a variety of compositions
  • Write narratives based on real or imagined events
  • Write communications, including friendly letters and thank you notes
  • Analyze and select appropriate facts and communicate information in a simple report
  • Describe and apply equality to solve problems such as balancing situations
  • Represent, compute, estimate, and solve problems using numbers through hundred thousands
  • Solve problems by making a chart, table, or list searching for patterns
  • Construct and analyze frequency tables, bar graphs, pictographs, and line plots from data

Art History

  • Assess personal artworks for completeness and success in meeting intended objectives
  • Compare techniques used by peers and established artists as a basis for improving one’s own work
  • Describe the differences between using one’s own ideas, using someone else’s ideas as one’s own, and drawing from inspiration from the works of others
  • Gather clues to help interpret and reflect on works of art
  • Describe where ideas or products can be found in stores
  • Identify the connections between visual art and other content areas
  • Create works that express feelings, moods, emotions, and personality
  • Demonstrate use of patterns and textures
  • Demonstrate use of horizon line, foreground, and background
  • Use specific elements of art and principles of design to communicate an idea
  • Know that art subject matter can be imaginary or real
  • Work alone and demonstrate self-responsibility

Spanish

  • Write stories and skits in Spanish
  • Proof read for mistakes and make corrections
  • Use resources for writing (dictionary, word wall, books)
  • Use appropriate spelling/ punctuation
  • Locate Spanish speaking countries on maps and globe
  • Develop an understanding of conjugating verbs orally

Music & Drama

  • Collaborate with others to create a musical presentation and acknowledge individual contributions as an integral part of the whole
  • Discuss how music in America was influenced by people and events in its history
  • Identify, using correct music vocabulary, the elements in a musical work
  • Notate simple rhythmic and melodic patterns using traditional notation
  • Create a musical performance that brings a story or poem to life
  • Collaborate with others in a music presentation and discuss what was successful and what could be improved
  • Apply knowledge of sign language through musical performance
  • Describe characters and plot development discovered during dramatic play
  • Demonstrate how the parts of the story go together by acting out a story with a beginning, middle, and end
  • Explain the difference between the stage, backstage, and audience areas
  • Communicate with others the concept of dramatic conflict and resolution in stories using dramatic play
  • Create dialogue for characters from a story
  • Understand theatrical terms and stage etiquette

Gymnastics

  • Far arm one handed cartwheel
  • Round off with rebound and backward roll
  • Introduce back bend with kick over
  • Balance beam coordination
  • Pull Ups (>10)
  • L hang on bar (8 second hold)
  • Push ups (>20 with proper form)
  • Trampoline—running straddle jump

Sports

  • Understand the Summer Olympic Games, History, events, ceremonies, and traditions: introduce students to all 26 sports, understand the ceremonial procedures (opening and closing)
  • Introduction to Track & Field events, rules and regulations including: running relays, long jump, high jump, marathon mile
  • Introduction to Basketball rules and regulations including: dribble, shoot, bounce pass, teamwork, positions

1st Grade Standards Quarter 4

All previous standards including: General Curriculum

  • Identify and explain an author’s use of descriptive and figurative language (similes, metaphors, personification, symbolism)
  • Revise writing by evaluating the composition with the assistance of a peer, teacher, rubric, or checklist
  • Generate research questions by brainstorming, identify key words, group related ideas and select appropriate resources (atlas, nonfiction books, dictionaries, web)
  • Select and use a variety of appropriate reference materials to gather information and locate information using alphabetical order
  • Recognize and state rules for functions that use addition and subtraction
  • Use geometric models to demonstrate the relationships between wholes and their parts as a fraction
  • Describe how the fractional part is related to the number of equal sized pieces in the whole
  • Use models to represent equivalent fractions
  • Distinguish shapes based on acute, obtuse, and right angles

Art History

  • Use time effectively while focused on art production
  • Use constructive criticism to improve artwork
  • Describe the steps used in art production
  • Understand basic components and draw basic human figures
  • Compare artworks from different cultures, created over time, to identify differences in style and media
  • Identify places in which artworks may be viewed by others
  • Recognize and demonstrate relief print
  • Create balanced compositions
  • Identify examples in which artists have created works based on cultural or life experiences

Spanish

  • Write and act out original plays and skits in Spanish
  • Develop an understanding of conjugating verbs in writing
  • Understand climate and physical features of various Spanish speaking countries
  • Identify art, holidays, and culture of various countries

Music & Drama

  • Identify musicians in the school, community, and media
  • Create an alternate ending to a familiar song
  • Sing rounds and canons in appropriate range
  • Sing and play songs, which may include changes in dynamics, lyrics, and form, from memory
  • Identify various sounds and instruments in a piece of music
  • Demonstrate appropriate manners and teamwork necessary for success in a music classroom
  • Create stage space to communicate character and action in specific locales
  • Identify the jobs people can have in a theatre
  • Identify what was successful about a collaborative theatre activity
  • Discuss what worked well and what didn’t work well after acting out a story

Gymnastics

  • Cartwheel—Near Arm One Handed Cartwheel— Far Arm One Handed Cartwheel
  • Round Off with Rebound and Backward Roll— Straddle Jump
  • Back Bend with Kick Over
  • Balance Beam Coordination—Handstand
  • Pull Ups (>12)
  • L hang on bar (for 10 second hold)
  • Push Ups (>20 with proper form)
  • Trampoline—running jump with toe touch

Sports

  • Summer Olympic Games (Continue)
  • Introduction to Volleyball rules and regulations including: serve, set, block, spike, teamwork, positions
  • Introduction to Cycling rules and regulations including: safety, as it pertains to the Olympic Games