1st Grade Curriculum | Trinity Christian School

1st Grade Curriculum

Language

Course Description

Basic alphabet sounds and blending resulting in reading fluency.

Objective

The learner will demonstrate a proficiency in phonemic awareness resulting in decoding/reading fluency, and will have an expanded vocabulary.

Textbooks

Imagine it! – Publisher SRA, Shurley Grammar – Shurley Instructional Materials, Inc., Wordly Wise – EPS, Explode the Code – EPS

Time Allotment:

1 hour a day, 5 days a week

Course Content

First Quarter
Phonemic awareness and decoding
Beginning reading, vocabulary, spelling
Sight word memory 1-100

Second Quarter
Phonemic awareness and decoding
Beginning reading, vocabulary, spelling
Sight word memory 101-200

Third Quarter
Phonemic awareness and decoding
Reading, vocabulary, spelling
Sight word memory 201-300

Star Testing for AR, Explode the Code, Wordly Wise, Shurley Grammar

Fourth Quarter
Phonemic awareness and decoding
Reading, vocabulary, spelling
Sight word memory review 1-300
AR, Explode the Code, Wordly Wise

Areas to Be Evaluated

  • Formative assessments daily – question and answer/boys vs girls/think-pair-share
  • Summative assessments with weekly spelling tests, end of week unit tests, monthly evaluation of AR level
  • Weekly testing of sight word memory
  • Yearly ITBS testing of Language concepts

Math

Course Description

Basic introduction of addition / subtraction / number concepts.

Objective

The learner will demonstrate mathematical ability in number order and formation, addition and subtraction, place and grouping, linear measurement, and geometric shapes.

Textbooks

Arithmetic 1   (Abeka Books, publisher)

Time Allotment

45 minutes per day;  5 days a week

Course Content

First Quarter
calendar, counting and writing to 100, place values 1’s and 10’s, addition and subtraction 1-6 math facts, solving word problems, counting 1  and 10, beginning geometry, graphs, counting by 5’s, 1, 5 and 10 cents

Second Quarter
calendar, counting and writing to 200, place value- 1’s, 10’s, 100’s, addition and subtraction 1-9 math facts, solving word problems, counting money 1¢, 5¢, 10¢, 25¢, beginning geometry, graphs, linear measurement, clocks, fractions

Third Quarter
calendar, counting to 1,000, additional and subtraction 1-12 math facts, solving word problems, counting money 1¢, 5¢, 10¢, 25¢, 50¢, and $1, beginning geometry, graphs, linear measurement, clocks, fractions, temperature

Fourth Quarter
calendar, counting Roman #’s and tally marks, < and >, random number order, solving word problems with missing numbers, counting random coins, beginning geometry, graphs, comparing fractions, beginning multiplication

Areas to Be Evaluated

  • Formative assessments daily – question and answer/boys vs girls/think-pair-share
  • Summative assessments with weekly test on key concepts – oral and written

  • Daily (4 days) 1 minute speed drills in addition and subtraction and combinations
  • Yearly ITBS testing of math concepts

Science

Course Description

Unit studies cover various scientific topics from physical science, earth science, and life science

Objective

The learner will demonstrate a knowledge of main elements of each unit through oral recitation and project completion.

Textbooks

Discovering God’s World – ABeka, Science – BJU;  Covering NC state standards – Studies Weekly – Studies Weekly, Inc.

Time Allotment

30 minutes each for 2 days a week

Course Content

First Quarter

Apples, seasons, plants, importance and needs, farm animals and basic needs, spiders and characteristics

Second Quarter

Fall leaves, Planets in the Solar System, constellations, moon phases, God’s creation of the earth and our universe, camels in the habitats and soil types

Third Quarter

Polar habitats – focus on penguins and their needs, weather and temperature, health and body systmes, safety, and stranger danger

Fourth Quarter

Insects and butterflies, earth materials, forces in motion, and review of all skills earned

Areas to Be Evaluated

Formative assessments daily – question and answer/boys vs girls/think-pair-share.

Summative assessments – apple booklet, Charlotte’s web diorama, planet position chart, heart chart, butterfly poster, participation in science experiments.

Formative assessments – oral evaluations, think-pair-share, and Q&A.

Social Studies/History

Course Description

Unit studies following seasons and holidays during the school year.

Objective

The learner will demonstrate knowledge of main elements of each unit through oral recitation and project completion.

Textbooks

  • Open Court Grade 1- SRA, Heritage Studies – BJU, Mystery of History – Bright Ideas;  Various literature

Time Allotment

15-30 minutes per day (frequently integrated with Science)

Course Content

First Quarter
national holidays, change in neighborhoods / communities, rules / authority figures in communities, history of Europe and two main cultures from India and Central America A.D. 33 to 476

Second Quarter

National holidays, geography / maps, various cultures and celebration of holidays, history of the Dark Ages in Europe, the Medievil Period, great scholars of the Roman Empire, Byzantine Empire and the Japanese Civilization; spread of Christianity, Muslims, and Buddhism.

Third Quarter

National holidays, money / goods & services, history from 874 to 1192, covering continued spread of Christianity, Crusades, dedicated believers and persecution, remote areas of the world such as Greenland, Iceland, New Zealand, different cultures and legendary names like Robin Hood and Macbeth.

Fourth Quarter

National holidays, Fairy Tales and Folklore, history from 1210 to 1456, from Saints to reformers of the early church, philosophers and scientists, poets of the middle ages, wonders of China, fall of the Byzantine Empire and the close of the Middle Ages.

Areas to Be Evaluated

Formative assessments daily – question and answer/boys vs girls/think-pair-share

Summative assessments with end of unit test on key concepts – oral and written on SS and US history only

History project completion of card books

Physical Education

Objective

Students will develop competent motor skills, behavioral strategies to demonstrate responsibility, respect of self and others, and understand the importance of achieving and maintaining a health-enhancing level of physical fitness. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 admonishes us to remember that our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit.

Textbooks:

Physical Education for K-2, Horizons 2007

Time Allotment

30 minutes a day; 5 days a week

Course Content

3 Weeks: Personal / Social Responsibility
Use behavioral strategies that are responsible and enhance respect of self and others and value activity.

11 Weeks: Motor Skills
Apply competent motor skills and movement patterns as needed to perform a variety of physical activities.

11 Weeks: Movement Concepts
Understands concepts, principles, strategies and tactics that apply to the learning and performance of movement.

11 Weeks: Health Related Fitness
Understand the importance of achieving and maintaining a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.

Areas to Be Evaluated

  • Participation as an individual and in a group
  • Teacher observation
  • Role-playing
  • Checklists / FitnessGram / Assessments
  • Quizzes