Curriculum

Please take a look at the first grade curriculum.  We are excited for all of the things our students will be learning this school year! 

First Grade Curriculum

Wonder what M-Class is and what it is used for???

M-Class Presentation for parents

Standard Course of Study

  • North Carolina‚Äôs Standard Course of Study defines the appropriate content standards for each grade level and each high school course to provide a uniform set of learning standards for every public school in North Carolina. These standards define what students know and should be able to do. You can access the Standard Course of Study online at http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/curriculum/

Essential Standards-Science

  • Forces and motion 
  • Earth in the universe 
  • Earth Systems, structures and process 
  • Ecosystems 
  • Molecular biology 
  • Science may be explicitly taught, preformed through S.T.E.M. Challenges, or integrated into ELA curriculum through informational texts.

Essential Standards-Social Studies

  • History
  • Geography and environmental literacy 
  • Economics and financial literacy
  • Civics and governance 
  • Culture 

Writing

  • Students will integrate writing across the curriculum.
  • There are four types of writing taught this year:
  1. Argument/Opinion-based
  2. Informative/Explanatory
  3. Narratives
  4. Short research projects

Math Common Core

  • Operations and Algebraic Thinking 

-Addition and subtraction

  • Number and Operations in Base Ten 

-Using place value to understand how to add and subtract

  • Measurement and Data

-Present & Interpret Data

-Geometric measurement 

  • Geometry 

-Shapes and their attributes

Reading Common Core

  • Reading for Literature 

-Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding referring

directly to the text for answers

-Determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it

is conveyed through key details in the text

-Determine meaning of words or phrases as they are used in a text

-Distinguish point of view

  • Reading for Informational Text 

-Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding referring

directly to the text for answers

-Determine Main Idea

-Describe relationships between texts

-Use information from text features to demonstrate understanding

  • Language

-Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English

grammar and usage when writing or speaking

-Determine meaning of words or phrases as they are used in a text

Strategies to Help Your Child at Home

  • Make sure that your child is reading nightly!
  • Have your child explain to you how they know an answer is correct.
  • Encourage them to use evidence from the text as proof.
  • Build vocabulary by encouraging your child to use context clues from the sentence.
  • Encourage students to look for clues when they encounter unfamiliar words in text.
  • Work with your child to ensure that they are fluent in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
  • Encourage your child to always show his/her work on math problems.
  • Students should underline/circle key numbers and words in mathematical problems and reading passages.