First Grade

List of 11 items.

  • Reading & Literature

    • Strengthen decoding and comprehension through guided reading
    • Study phonics: short and long vowels, blends, and digraphs
    • Build class word wall: sight words, spelling patterns, and word families
    • Read independently for sustained periods
    • Discuss books shared through read alouds
    • Build stamina with daily independent silent reading
    • Use evidence to support responses to literature
  • Writing & Language Arts

    • Produce personal narrative, informational, and persuasive writing
    • Use Writer's Workshop: introduction to the writing process
    • Read and write poetry
    • Practice print letter formation: upper and lower case letters
    • Learn writing conventions: sentences and punctuation
    • Study spelling patterns and frequently used words
    • Read and discuss own written work with peers
  • Social Studies

    • Community building: self, family, and community
    • People Power Skills
    • Conflict resolution and friendship
    • Multicultural studies: language, celebrations, literature, holidays, and food
    • Maps
    • Neighborhoods
  • Mathematics

    • Number formation and number sense to 100
    • Identify odd and even numbers
    • Addition and subtraction to 20
    • Measurement: non-standard and standard
    • Estimation and prediction
    • Money: identifying and counting coins
    • Telling time to the hour and half hour
    • Identifying 2D and 3D shapes
    • Problem solving
  • Science

    • Human body
    • Insects: life cycles, habitats, and pollination
    • Magnetism
    • Buddy projects with seventh grade: the five senses and terrariums
  • Spanish

    • Vocabulary: colors, numbers, alphabet, shapes, classroom objects
    • Conversation: using phrases, formulaic language, learned words, and greetings
    • Guided conversations between peers
    • Enumerate, identify, and describe pictured objects and scenes
    • Use music, art, and games to organically acquire new language
  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math)

    • Symmetry and design: insect anatomy
    • Spectrometer and the visible light spectrum
    • Pollination: combining art and science
    • Material and structure through textiles
    • Printmaking and food nutrition
    • iPad use - unique passwords/passkeys and intellectual property
  • Fine Arts

    • Line, shape, texture, and color
    • Watercolor and Tempera painting
    • Decoupage
    • Papier-mâché
    • Oil pastels
    • Weaving
    • Collage
    • Drawing
    • Cross-curricular projects
  • Music

    • Kindergarten, first, and second grade chorus
    • Rhythm work with hand percussion and movement games
    • Introduction to world folk music
    • Performing arts program, including dance and drama
  • Physical Education

    • Traveling and changing direction quickly
    • Engaging in sustained physical activity to increase heart and breathing rates
    • Swimming: exploration and confidence
  • Service Learning

    • Pollinator Posse: grow habitat and care for monarch caterpillars and butterflies with fifth grade buddies
St. Paul's Episcopal School
116 Montecito Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610