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First Grade Goals

At the end of first grade, a student will be able to:
  • Identify parts of a book and their purposes, including author, illustrator, title page, table of contents, and chapter headings.
  • Use letter-sound associations, word parts, and context to identify new words.
  • Connect words and ideas in books to prior knowledge.
  • Use strategies (rereading, predicting, questioning, contextualizing) when comprehension breaks down.
  • Identify key story elements, such as, characters, setting, and the main idea.
  • Sequence events in retelling stories.
  • Ask questions in response to text. 
  • Identify numbers 0-120.
  • Fluently add and subtract within 10.
  • Use addition strategies, such as, counting up, doubles facts, doubles +1, and doubles -1 to quickly figure out the answer.
  • Use subtraction strategies, such as, counting down, counting up, and backwards doubles facts to quickly figure out the answer.
  • Add and subtract 10 to any number up to 120.
  • Identify 2D and 3D shapes and can explain the features of the shapes (vertices, curved/straight sides).
  • Read an analog and digital clock to the half hour. 
  • Write all uppercase and lowercase letters neatly.
  • Use capital letters at the beginning of sentences, and correct punctuation on the end of sentences.
  • Write topic sentences, three detail sentences on the same topic, and a concluding sentence for narrative, opinion, and informational writing. 
  • Write with conjunctions and adjectives.
  • Revise and edit their own sentences.
  • Recite the following prayers from memory: The Sign of the Cross, Glory Be, Guardian Angel, Hail Mary, and The Lord's Prayer (Our Father). 
  • Identify who is in the Holy Family.
  • Understand the importance of the Holy Trinity. 
  • Know the history of the Church, and understand Jesus's role in creating it. 
  • Name and describe the seven sacraments.
Social Studies
We have a year long focus of understanding families and communities.
  • Practice the scientific method and understand why it's important.
  • Identify science tools and describe how they can be used.
  • Identify objects in the night and day sky.
  • Describe characteristics of living and nonliving things. 
  • Identify plant parts and plant needs.
  • Understand basic animal needs.