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By the end of Grade 1, students will:
  • explore the Sunday worship experience
  • understand that Jesus is God's greatest gift to us
  • identify the church we belong to as the Catholic Church
  • understand that the Church is the center of action for those who are dedicated to living the Gospel
  • participate in prayer celebrations to enhance understanding of Church's teachings
  • actively participate in school service projects
Language Arts
By the end of Grade 1, students will:
In Pre-reading/Reading/Literature:
  • distinguish various sounds through phonetic sight and whole language strategies
  • use picture and context clues to develop comprehension skills
  • practice reading strategies for understanding
  • develop listening skills
In Writing:
  • apply basic skills for writing simple sentences
In Spelling:
  • hear, name, print, and spell words appropriate for grade level and ability
In Vocabulary:
  • read a variety of materials for enjoyment
  • practice vocabulary development in reading, writing, and speaking for understanding
In Penmanship:
  • learn, practice, and apply printing skills
By the end of Grade 1, students will:
  • learn addition and subtraction facts 1 through 10
  • develop concept of time and money through use of manipulatives
  • recognize and demonstrate different forms of patterning
  • recognize and reproduce different shapes
  • read and solve math word problems
By the end of Grade 1, students will:
  • investigate plant life and cycles
  • observe and describe animals' settings, characteristics, habitats
  • explore elements of sound and light
  • investigate properties of the earth, weather, sky, stars, etc.
  • observe and demonstrate knowledge of the senses and health
  • discuss the human body in light of changing, growing, and health
  • address areas of Physical Science: magnetism, electricity, static electricity, motion and pressure, space, and aerodynamics
Social Studies
By the end of Grade 1, students will:
  • develop an understanding of the basic strands of Social Studies, History, Economics, Geography, Culture, Citizenship, Government and National Symbols
  • understand how these strands evolve around units of school, community, work, earth, resources, coutry, and world (all of which is presented at a first grade level)
Computer Technology
By the end of Grade 1, students will:
  • identify uses for the computer at home and at school
  • discuss ownership of computer-created work
  • identify and discuss basic computer terms
  • identify basic word processing terms
  • key letters and words using basic word processing skills
  • experiment with age- and grade-appropriate software
By the end of Grade 1, students will:
  • understand that musical notation can represent melodic direction and duration
  • create by singing, clapping or unpitched percussion instruments, simple rhythm patterns
  • listen with concentrated attention to longer selections of a variety of music
Progressively from Kindergarten through Grade 2 students will:
  • use a variety of materials and media (e.g. crayons, chalk, paint, clay) and various kinds of papers, textures, and yarns and understand how to use them to produce different visual effects
  • create artwork in a variety of two-dimensional and three-dimensional media
  • learn to take care of materials and tools and use them safely
  • learn the elements and principles of design and be able to demonstrate knowledge of the following skills:
    • for color: explore and experiment with the use of color in dry and wet media, identify primary and secondary colors
    • for line: explore the use of line in 2-D and 3-D works
    • for texture: identify variety of textures in the environment and artwork
    • for pattern and symmetry: explore the use of patterns and symmetrical shapes in 2-D and 3-D works
    • create 2-D from direct observation
    • create 2-D and 3-D from memory or imagination in order to tell a story or embody a fantasy or idea
    • learn ways of discussing and viewing art
    • classify artwork into general categories such as painting, collage, photography, sculpture, and pottery
    • select a work or works created during the year and discuss them by explaining how the work was made and why it was chosen
Physical Education
By the end of Grade 1, students will:
  • perform a variety of manipulative (throwing, catching, striking), locomotor (walking, running, skipping, hopping, galloping), and non-locomotor (twisting, balancing, extending) skills
  • accept the feelings resulting from challenges, successes, and failures in physical activity
  • promote fair play and safe conduct in a positive sportsmanlike manner
  • recognize that physical education is a component of healthy living
  • perform activities with a partner, small groups, whole classes, and individually that promote all levels of sport skills, lifetime games, and recreation
By the end of Grade 1, students will:
  • understand/explain the arrangement of Easy books
  • identify the parts of a book:  cover, spine, spine label, title page
  • understand the concept of call number as book's library address
  • explain the call number for Easy books
  • distinguish between storybooks and information books
  • understand the concept of character