Learner Objectives for First Grade

In the following academic areas, successful first-grade students will be able to:

Religion

  • Bible Stories
  • Puppets
  • Crafts
  • Memorization of Bible verses
  • Songs

Math

  • Addition and subtraction facts to 20
  • Addition and subtraction of 2-digit numbers
  • Numbers to 100
  • Ones and tens place value
  • Measurement, time, fractions, and money
  • Word problems
  • Geometric Shapes
  • Calculator functions

Language Arts

  • Listening and speaking skills
  • Reading literature stories
  • Main ideas and details of stories
  • Writing statement and question sentences
  • Capitalization skills
  • Nouns, verbs, adjectives, pronouns, contractions, subjects, and predicates
  • Creative writing
  • Punctuation skills
  • Spelling words
  • Vocabulary words

Phonics

  • Identifying beginning, middle, and end sounds
  • Short and long vowel sounds
  • Consonant blends
  • Rhyming words

Physical Education

  • Movement skills
  • Balance
  • Flexibility
  • Following directions
  • Sportsmanship
  • Ball skills
  • Avoiding obstacles

Social Studies

  • Families
  • School
  • Neighborhoods
  • Our Country
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Shelters
  • Workers

Music

  • Development of the voice as the student’s primary instrument
  • Development of rhythm through age appropriate activities
  • Exposure to both sacred and secular songs
  • Music theory, history, and appreciation instruction
  • Recorder instruction

Science

  • Five Senses
  • Plants
  • Animals
  • Seasons
  • Magnets
  • Rocks
  • Soil
  • Food Groups
  • Dental Health
  • Fitness

Fine Arts

  • Begin to understand art history
  • Use creative thinking and imagination
  • Hand, eye coordination
  • Using shape, color, and texture
  • Create two and three dimensional works of art
  • Learn about line, shape, color, texture and pattern. Use these elements in a variety of art forms (painting, drawing, weaving, printing)
  • Become familiar with major artists and their works
  • Continue to develop small motor skills and hand-eye coordination

How can I help my child succeed in school?

  • Pray with and for your child on a daily basis
  • Attend worship services regularly
  • Encourage your child to attend school every day
  • Show real interest in your child’s assignments and homework
  • Be available to assist your child with homework
  • Be positive and realistic about your child’s ability level
  • When your child is absent, be sure to inform the school and check to obtain missed work
  • Talk with your child about his/her learning experiences in school
  • Encourage your child to ask questions
  • Challenge your child in his/her areas of strength and provide support in areas of weakness
  • Communicate often with your child’s teacher — ask how you can help at home
  • Encourage your child to value education and learning by stressing the importance of quality education
  • Help your child be prepared each day to do his/her very best
  • Become actively involved in your child’s education by attending school functions, open houses and parent teacher conference

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