Program
Academics

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 - self, family, community
    • Conflict Resolution and friendships
    • RAD Women A-Z
    • People Power Skills
  • 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

    • Earth Sciences - Spinning Earth
    • Insects: symmetry and design, habitats and life cycle
    • Pollination: combining art and science
    • Maker Space
    • Botany
  • Spanish

    The K-2 Spanish program engages students through active and fun lessons that include: songs for vocabulary development, pronunciation practice, speaking, and comprehension practice.

    Spanish class aims to spark student’s desire to become multilingual and learn about cultures in our increasingly transnational society.
  • STEAM/Technology

    • Symmetry and design: insect anatomy
    • iPad use - unique passwords/passkeys and intellectual property
  • Visual Arts

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

    • Group singing and pitch recognition
    • Continued solfege singing
    • Rhythm work with percussion
    • Movement and drama games
  • Physical Education

    • Traveling and changing direction quickly
    • Engaging in sustained physical activity to increase heart and breathing rates
    • Modeling good sportsmanship
    • Playing cooperative games
  • Community Engaged Learning

    • Pollinator Posse: native pollinating plants project
    • Local RAD women connection
St. Paul's Episcopal School
116 Montecito Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610
510.285.9600