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Austin {1st Grade} ~ Learning Goals

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BIBLE
  • Memorize Bible Verses {Level 1}
  • Weekly Bible Story Lessons {New Testament, Old Testament, Character Quality, Holiday, Other}
    • Lesson
    • Bible Verse
    • Activities
    • Craft
    • Songs
 

PHONICS
  • {Review} Vowels & consonants, blends, 1 & 2 vowel words and consonant blends
  • Recognize and use all special sounds {Consonant and Vowel Phonics Patterns}
  • Spelling Rules: Doubling consonants, Dropping silent e, changing y to i
  • Recognize 250 Sight Words
 
LANGUAGE
  • Capitalize first word in a sentence, proper names, days of the week, months of the year
  • Use correct punctuation at the end of a sentence {period, question mark, exclamation point}
  • Recognize complete sentences
  • Alphabetize words {through second letter}
  • Suffixes, Prefixes, Syllables, Compound Words, Rhyming Words, Opposite Words, Same Meaning Words. Contractions
  • Parts of speech: Action words, Describing words

SPELLING
  • Weekly phonics based lists
  • Reinforcement activities
  • Words will be placed on individual “word wall” (along with sight words) for continued review
 
HANDWRITING
  • Review manuscript letter formation
  • Copy work
 
WRITING
  • Writing journal
  • Copy work and Dictation
  • Write in complete sentences
  • Introduce the 5 Steps in the writing process {Prewriting, Writing, Edit, Proofreading, Publishing}
 
READING
  • Comprehension {Sequencing, Cause and Effect, Draw Conclusions, Develop Opinions, Predict Outcomes, True or Fast statements, Sentence sense}
  • Interpret pictures, setting, character motives, character traits
 
LITERATURE UNITS
  • 30 Books read by end of the year
  • Each will include vocabulary words, comprehension questions and additional activities (as available)
 
MATH
  • Number Recognition, Counting and Writing 1 – 1,000
  • Recognize number words: zero to thirty
  • Greatest and Least
  • Counting and writing by 2’s, 3’s, 4’s, 5’s, 10’s, 100’s
  • Number Sequence
  • Ordinal Numbers {first – twentieth}
  • Addition facts through 13; 3 digit addition with carrying
  • Subtraction facts through 13; 2 digit subtraction
  • Problem Solving {Word Problems, Probability, Money}
  • Numbers before and after by 1’s, 2’s, 10’s
  • Rounding to the nearest 10
  • First, next, last, before, after, between
  • More or less
  • Capacity {Holds more, holds less; Cup, Quart, Gallon, Liter}
  • Counting and combining coins {penny, nickel, dime, quarter}
  • Telling time to the nearest five minutes
  • Recognizing odd and even numbers
  • English Measuring
  • Using a ruler
  • Multiple combinations
  • Place value to hundreds
  • Beginning fractions {equal parts; halves; thirds; fourths}
  • Reading a thermometer {Fahrenheit}
  • Time Lines
  • Concept of multiplication
  • Reading pictographs and bar graphs
  • Roman numerals
  • Making Predictions
  • Collecting Data
  • Tallying
  • 3D Shapes
  • Calendar {Days, Weeks, Months, Year}
  • Area
  • Perimeter
 
 
*** COMBINING THE FOLLOWING WITH ALEXIS (2nd GRADE) ***
 
GEOGRAPHY
  • Map Skills {Using a map; Basic Geography; Continents and Oceans}
  • Introduction to the 7 continents and a few countries within each continent
    • This study will not be completed during this school year {GOAL: complete within 3 years}
  • State study: Illinois
 
HISTORY
UNITED STATES HISTORY
  • Colonial America
  • American Revolution
  • A New Nation
  • The War of 1812
  • A Nation Divided
FAMOUS PEOPLE
  • Christopher Columbus (explorer)
  • Lewis and Clark (explorers)
  • George Washington (include in: Introduction to Presidents)
  • Thomas Edison (inventor)
  • Abe Lincoln (include in: IL State Study)
  • Benjamin Franklin (inventor)
  • Neal Armstrong (include in: Science Space Unit)
  • Alexander Graham Bell (inventor)
  • The Wright Brothers (inventors)
  • Henry Ford (inventor)
 
SCIENCE
  • Following topics will be taught {include learning objective, activities, experiment}
    • Animal Studies
      • Specific animals
      • Classifying Animals
      • Food Chain
      • Extinct & Rare Animals
      • Animals in winter
      • How do animal babies stay safe
      • Nocturnal Animals
    • Human Body
    • Exercise and Nutrition
    • Weather
    • Seasons
    • Natural Disasters
    • Space
    • Taking care of Earth
    • Forces
    • Energy
    • Motion
    • Friction
    • Magnets
    • Electricity
    • Solids, Liquids, Gases
    • Water Cycle
    • Shadows
    • Plants {life cycle, parts}
    • Seeds
 
MUSIC
  • Singing
    • Hi, Low; Fast, Slow; Pitch
    • Learn Classical Hymns
  • Music Notation, Note Values, Note Names
  • Rhythm
  • Instruments of the orchestra (violin, bass violin, flute, bassoon, trumpet, tube, tympani)
  • Classical Listening
COMPOSER STUDIES
  • Ludwig Van Beethoven
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Peter Tchaikovsky
  • John Philip Sousa
 
POETRY
  • Memorize 8 poems
  • Introduction to writing poetry
  • Write different types of poems:
    • Couplet
POET STUDIES
  • Robert Frost
  • Walt Whitman
  • Carl Sandburg
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
 
ART
  • ARTistic Pursuits
  • Draw! Write! Now!
ARTIST STUDIES
  • Picasso
  • Da Vinci
  • Homer
  • Van Gogh
  • Monet
 
TYPING
  • Introduction to typing
  • Correct hand placement
 
CRITICAL THINKING
  • Logic puzzles and games
 
SIGN LANGUAGE
  • Perform and read 250 Signs (including all 26 letters)
 
PE
  • Review basic skills; introduce new skills & games
  • Studies on various sports {based around kids interests}

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