First Grade Curriculum
- Guided Reading groups, big books, small decodable readers,
leveled stories, reading centers, vocabulary words (word wall words
included), main idea, details of a story, sequencing, making
predictions, cause/effect, realism/fantasy, exploration of poetry and
folk tale, following directi ons and listening skills. Phonics:
decoding beginning and ending consonant sounds, short and long vowels,
word families, blends, digraphs, contractions, compound words and
ons and listening skills. Phonics: decoding beginning and ending consonant sounds, short and long vowels, word families, blends, digraphs, contractions, compound words and synonyms/antonyms.
This is the website that allows each child to read at their reading level, listen to books read to them, take quizzes, and record their reading. http://www.raz-kids.com/
to Log In:
to the Robert Crown Website http://www.cusd118.lake.k12.il.us/crown
Library resources at the top of the page.
Go to First
Grade Resources at the left side of the page.
Click on Raz-Kids (It is in Yellow).
When you get to the Raz-Kids website go to the Log In at the top of the page.
The log in is: jheld1
Handwriting - Printing: Upper and
lower case letters formation, using appropriate spaces,
letter/line relationships, left to right progression, number
program is a developmentally driven instructional approach to teach
phonics, vocabulary and spelling which we hope will improve literacy
skills. Words Their Way
provides the students with the opportunity to work with
developmentally appropriate words everyday during class with various
word study activities.
Writing - Capitalization, punctuation, handwriting, spelling
and creative story writing (including journal entries)
Math- Use of manipulatives to develop concepts in solving addition and subtraction number sentences, basic facts, basic and skip counting, telling time, coin value and combinations, measurement, basic
- Plants and Animals are Living Things, The Sky and Weather,
Caring for the Earth, Force and Motion, Magnets and Sound and Dental
Studies - Home and School, Communities and Neighborhoods, Map Skills,
Needs and Wants, Our Earth and its Resources, Our Country and World,
Social Skills, Current Events and Personal Safety
The most important homework your child can do this year is read. Your child should try to read for twenty minutes every night, practice spelling words and practice math facts between 10-15 minutes. A weekly homework assignment (handwriting practice, math facts, writing, etc.) will be on the back of your child’s spelling list. This homework assignment should be completed and returned to school on the following Monday. Occasionally, I will send other homework home either as a follow-up activity (review) to what was done in class or something your child should individually practice.
Each field trip we take during the year pertains to our curriculum focus at that specific time of the year. Our first field trip will be to Royal Oak Apple Orchard on October 20th. We will also have a spring field trip in April.
I am interested in
utilizing parents in the classroom, small groups, reading and math
centers or being a mystery reader.
If you are interested in volunteering somehow in the classroom,
please fill out the volunteer sheet.
I will contact the parents that are interested to begin a
I send home weekly
newsletters summarizing activities and skills the first graders are
learning. Also, I will add
extra information regarding any special events, dates and reminders.
Please make sure you take a few minutes to read through it.
I also provide suggestions on ways to help your child practice
at home. Please make sure
I have your email address so you can receive it via email.
We follow The Bulldog B's! The Bulldog B's are BE Responsible, BE Respectful and BE Safe! To keep you informed on your child’s weekly behavior and progress, I send home a “Weekly Report” every Friday. This should be read over and signed by a parent/guardian. Please return them back to school on Monday.
are contagious. If at
anytime our first grade class receives a complement outside of our
classroom (lunchroom, playground, specials or the hallway) by any
other staff member on how we are following the Bulldog B’s, our
class will receive a penny in our complement jar.
Once our jar is filled up we will earn a special surprise.
We are always working on positive reinforcement in first grade. I always like the first graders to feel confident about making first class choices and to be proud of themselves. Therefore, when a first grader is caught following our three Bulldog B’s, making a good choice or acting appropriately he/she may earn a Bulldog B ticket. He/she will then put his/her ticket in our ticket jar. At the end of the week, three or four names will be pulled and as a “well done”, those students whose tickets are pulled will get to choose a prize from the prize jar. These tickets will also be used in our Friday whole school drawings and used in our school store.
Questions? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Updated on September 23, 2011