Grade:  1

Subject: Reading and English

Goals:

  1. The students will identify vocabulary and sight words and develop phonological awareness to blend and decode unknown or unfamiliar words.
  2. The students will discuss and recall details of stories read in class to demonstrate comprehension of literature from all genres.
  3. The students will question, summarize, make predictions, and clarify text from various pieces of literature.
  4. The students will read aloud with fluency and expression from grade appropriate text as independent readers.
  5. The students will acquire comprehension skills through listening skills.

Subject:  Math

Goals:

  1. Students will add and subtract to 18
  2. Students will add and subtract using strategies taught to recall facts
  3. Students will use data and graphs to solve problems
  4. Students will demonstrate counting money to the dollar, telling time to the hour and half hour
  5. Students will use logical reasoning to solve word problems using a variety of strategies

Subject:  Religion

Goals:

  1. Students will grow in understanding  of key faith concepts such as God’s love, the life and teachings of Jesus and belonging to the Church
  2. Students will be introduced to the Law of Love and ways to live it
  3. Students will demonstrate knowledge of basic prayers
  4. Students will become more familiar with the lives of some of the saints
  5. Students will grow in understanding of the Liturgical seasons of Advent and Lent
  6. Students will become more familiar with Scripture and Bible stories
  7. Students will increase participation in the Mass

Subject: Music

Goals:

  1. Student will differentiate “beat” from “rhythm of the words”.
  2. Student will learn written notation for quarter note, 2- eighth notes, and quarter rest.
  3. Student will sing accurately songs using so-mi, la-so-mi, and mi-re-do.
  4. Student will understand loud vs. soft, high vs. low, fast vs. slow.
  5. Student will learn to identify and play unpitched percussion instruments.
  6. Student will appreciate music from other cultures.
  7. Student will learn songs for Mass. (service music and hymns).

Subject:  Science

Goals:

  1. The students will be introduced to life, earth, and physical sciences.
  2. The students will compare living to non-living things.
  3. The students will discuss topics of the environment and personal health.
  4. The students will visualize science concepts through photographs, charts, graphs, and experiments to further increase the appreciation for God’s wonderful world.

Subject:  Social Studies

Goals:

  1. Students will develop  citizenship and national identity
  2. Students will develop respect and understanding of culture
  3. Students will develop visual learning skills, using maps, charts and diagrams
  4. Students will develop map and globe skills
  5. Students will develop knowledge of history, geography, environment and current events
  6. Students will grow in knowledge and appreciation of the contributions of famous Americans