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

Open Court Grade 1 – Publisher SRA.

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
Beginning composition and grammar

Fourth Quarter
Phonemic awareness and decoding
Reading, vocabulary, spelling
Sight word memory 1-300 for mastery
Beginning composition and grammar
Fairy Tales and Folklore Literature unit

Areas to Be Evaluated

  • Weekly Evaluation of Spelling list, Vocabulary
  • Regular evaluation of phonemic awareness with dictation and lesson assessments
  • Monthly evaluation of AR level using STAR test (January – May)
  • Quarterly 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 value and grouping, linear measurement, and geometric shapes.

Textbooks

Arithmetic 1   (Abeka Books, publisher)

Time Allotment

60 minutes 4 days a week 30 minutes 1 day 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

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, money additional and subtraction, 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

  • Weekly tests on several key concepts – oral and written
  • Daily (4 days) 1 minute speed drills in addition, subtraction and combinations
  • Quarterly (or more) assessment of students’ ability to demonstrate concepts learned with manipulatives
  • Yearly ITBS testing of math concepts

Science

Course Description

Unit studies in Science concepts that show God’s amazing concepts.

Objective

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

Textbooks

Various unit studies (covering NC state standards and more)

Time Allotment

15-30 minutes per day for 5 days

Course Content

First Quarter
Units on: apples; seeds; plant importance and needs; farm animals and basic needs

Second Quarter
Units on:  basic animal classification, planets in the solar system; moon phases; 2 basic star constellations, camels in their habitat; soil types

Third Quarter
Polar habitats, animals and needs; habits, weather; temperature change; health unit; body systems

Fourth Quarter
Insects, butterfly unit, plants and needs unit, forces and motion unit

Areas to Be Evaluated

Oral knowledge of key unit components and project completion

Social Studies

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

  • Various (making sure Core NC essential standards are covered)
  • Literature, also Time for Kids

Time Allotment

15-30 minutes per day for 5 days (frequently integrated with Science)

Course Content

First Quarter
national holidays, change in neighborhoods / communities, rules / authority figures in communities, conflict resolution

Second Quarter
national holidays, geography / maps, various cultures and celebration of holidays

Third Quarter
national holidays, money / goods & services

Fourth Quarter
national holidays, folklore in communities, natural resources

Areas to Be Evaluated

Oral knowledge, demonstration of key units, and project completion

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.

Time Allotment

30 minutes a day; 5 days a week for 175 days

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