1ST GRADE

Maths

Number and Operations
• Count, write and understand numbers 0 to 100
• Count by twos, fives, tens and twenty-fives to 100
• Skip count by tens e.g. 17, 27, 37 …
• Connect numbers to the qualities they represent using various models and representations
• Understand place value of tens and ones
• Explore the concept of zero
• Compare numbers using symbols >, < and =
• Understand the meaning of addition and subtraction and relate to appropriate symbols
• Understand basic addition and subtraction fact families
• Develop a counting strategy for + and - facts to 20
• Memorize + with sums to 12 and related - facts
• Add and subtract 1- and 2-digit numbers, with no renaming
• Understand basic fractions e.g. halves, thirds and fourths
• Read number words to ten
• Understand and use a number line

Algebra
• Recognize and express expanding and repeating patterns
• Identify properties of patterns; create and describe using letters and symbols
• Use variables and open sentences to express relationships
• Use the commutative property and solve number sentences with numbers and symbols

Geometry
• Describe attributes/parts of 2- and 3-dimensional objects
• Describe shapes from different perspectives
• Apply ideas about direction and space
• Recognize and apply slides, flips and turns
• Recognize rectangles and spheres
• Recognize sides and corners of shapes
• Recognize geometric shapes, structures in environment
• Recognize and draw a line of symmetry in objects
• Copy figures and draw simple 2-D shapes from memory

Measurement
• Identify and recognize measureable attributes of an object
• Estimate and measure length, weight, volume and mass using nonstandard and standard units
• Compare objects in terms of length, area, capacity, weight
• Recognize and explain the need for measuring tools and fixed units
• Order sequence of events with respect to time, e.g. seasons; morning, afternoon, night; o’clock
• Know the number of minutes in an hour
• Tell time to the hour and half hour
• Identify pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, half-dollars and dollars
• Determine the value of a set of coins to $1.00
• Determine the equivalent value of coins to $1.00
• Know and name the twelve months of the year

Data Analysis and Probability
• Use whole number units to construct graphic representations
• Understand information represented in simple bar graphs, line graphs and pictographs
• Collect first-hand information by conducting surveys, measuring and performing simple experiments
• Collect and organize data into charts using tally marks

Bible

 

Belonging to His Family:
The Heavenly Family, Families of the Bible and the Church
• Understand that studying Bible leads to understanding God
• Begin to be familiar with the way the Bible is organized
• Identify the “three-in-one” members of the God family, and their individual ministry
• Understand that God is worthy of adoration and trust
• Know that God is the creator, and still loves and cares for individuals
• Understand that before the Fall, Adam and Eve lived in the perfect light of God’s presence
• Know that eternal death is the consequence of sin
• Identify spiritual gifts given to OT Bible characters
• Know the story of how the Adventist church began
• Understand the importance of being an active witness for Jesus
• Understand Jesus will reunite all families who love Him

Social Studies

History: Chronological Thinking, Historical Knowledge
• Sequence the order of school events
• Compare past and present family and daily life
• Identify celebrations and holidays
• Listen to and retell stories about people in the past

Civics and Government
• Give example of people who make and enforce rules
• Identify rules and laws and why they exist
• Recite and explain the Pledge of Allegiance
• Understand that voting is a way of making decisions
• Explain the national and patriotic symbols of your country
• Identify civic virtues that are needed to be a good citizen

Geography
• Describe differences between a map and a globe
• Understand how to read a simple map
• Locate your country on a globe
• Learn home address
• Describe effects of seasonal changes
• Identify types of weather
• List example of natural resources
• Tell how resources are gifts from God

Economics
• Identify the specialized work that people do
• Acquire knowledge, attitudes, and skills essential to meeting family responsibilities
• Understand that workers earn money for needs and wants
• Explain why wanting more than they can have requires that people make choices
• Describe the value of tithing and returning offerings

Individuals, Society, and Culture
• Understand the importance of developing a personal relationship with Christ
• Understand the importance of fairness and honesty
• Recognize that we are all God’s children
• Respect the similarities and differences in families
• Understand the celebration of holidays
• Participate in age appropriate outreach/service projects

Physical Education

 

Spiritual Emphasis
• Recognize that God’s ideal for quality living includes a healthy lifestyle
• Incorporate into one’s lifestyle the principles that promote health: nutrition, exercise, water, sunlight, temperance, air, rest, trust in God
• Avoid at-risk behaviors
• Apply Christian principles in recreation and sports
• Achieve a balance in work and leisure; balancing physical, mental, social and spiritual activities
• Recognize the interaction of physical, mental and spiritual health with emotional and social well-being

Movement and Motor Skills
• Demonstrate mature form - skip, hop, gallop, slide
• Demonstrate mature motor patterns in simple combinations, e.g. dribbling a ball while running
• Demonstrate smooth transitions in sequential motor skills
• Exhibit the ability to adapt and adjust movement skills
• Demonstrate control in traveling activities
• Identify the critical element/s of basic movement patterns
• Apply movement concepts to a variety of basic skills
• Use feedback to improve performance

Lifestyle and Fitness
• Experience and express pleasure from participation in physical activity
• Identify at least one activity associated with each component of health-related physical activity
• Engage in sustained physical activity that causes an increased heart rate and heavy breathing
• Recognize the physiological indicators that accompany moderate to vigorous physical activity
• Know how to measure heart rate
• Identify the components of health-related physical fitness
• Gain competence which will provide increased enjoyment in movement
• Try new activities
• Express feelings about and during physical activity
• Enjoy interaction with friends through physical activity
• Sportsmanship and Appropriate Behaviors
• Apply rules, procedures and safe practices
• Follow directions
• Work cooperatively with others to complete an assigned task
• Play and cooperate with other regardless of personal differences, e.g. gender, ethnicity, disability
• Treat others with respect during play
• Resolve conflicts in socially acceptable ways
• Practice Christ-like principles in interactions with others

Science

Life: Living Things
• Describe the life cycle of animals
• Describe characteristics of amphibians, reptiles, birds and fish
• Describe traits common to all animals

Health: Mental, Emotional, and Family Health
• Identify important personal values
• Understand the importance of making appropriate decisions based on personal values
• Understand that God’s love is unconditional
• Identify emotions and share feelings in appropriate ways
• Use habits and practices that affect family health
• Explain God’s plan for family units

Physical: Heat, Energy/Waves, Sound, Light
• Define heat and how it affects matter
• Define conduction and convection
• Define energy and a wave
• Describe the features of waves
• Explain how sound is produced
• Analyze how sound travels
• Identify the speed of light
• Explain how light absorption affects the color of objects
• Explain how a laser works
• Describe how a sound wave is difference from a light wave

Earth: Meteorology (Weather Elements, Climate, Seasons, Atmosphere, Water Cycle)
• Define meteorology, basic weather symbols, instruments
• Identify elements of water
• Explain how land forms and bodies of water affect climate
• Explain the change of seasons
• Describe the water cycle including precipitation, condensation, and cloud formation
• Show examples of the earth’s atmosphere
• Understand God as the Creator, Sustainer of the Universe

Scientific Inquiry: May be included in each unit of study
• Make observations
• Ask questions based on these observations
• Plan a simple investigation
• Collect data from the investigation
• Use the data collected to explain the results
• Safely use and store tools and equipment

Service/Career Options
• Explore ways to use Life, Health, Physical, and/or Earth Science to serve the community
• Identify careers in areas of Science

Fine Arts

Art
• Use different media, techniques and processes to communicate ideas, experiences and stories
• Know the differences among visual characteristics and purposes of art in order to convey ideas
• Select and use subject matter, symbols and ideas
• Know that the visual arts have both history and specific relationships to various cultures
• Identify specific works of art as belonging to particular cultures, times and places
• Describe how people’s experiences influence the development of specific artworks
• Identify connections between the visual arts and other disciplines in the curriculum

Music
• Maintain a steady beat
• Understand the value of half and quarter notes
• Write note heads around a line and in a space
• Identify/play pitched and un-pitched classroom instruments
• Singsongs with simple accompaniment patterns
• Recognize the AB pattern
• Recognize differences in tones of human voices
• Identify band instruments by family (brass, woodwind, percussion) and their sounds
• Learn hymns of praise

Language Arts

Extended Reading and Writing
• Meet set goals for reading and writing
• Understand the concept of print including left to right
• Recognize and read grade appropriate sight words
• Read silently for pleasure
• Recognize and write first and last names
• Correctly form numbers 0-9
• Write legibly in manuscript with proper form and size

Comprehending, Studying, and Evaluating Ideas
• Sequence events
• Generate titles for writing
• Write stories based on predictable text
• Retell or take notes using story structure
• Analyze and compare characters and issues
• Write paragraphs with main ideas and details

Reference Skills
• Alphabetize words by first letter

Word Study
• Recognize rhyming words
• Write upper and lower case letters
• Recognize alphabet sequence
• Hear, read, write words with initial sounds and diagraphs
• Recognize sound-letter associations
• Recognize and read CVC words
• Read and spell short vowel words and words with silent e
• Read, spell, and understand base words with endings
• Read and write plurals: -s, -es
• Divide words into syllables

Sentence Skills
• Edit for ending: periods, question marks
• Edit for capitalization: beginning of sentences, names, I
• Edit for subject-verb agreement
• Edit for possessives

Technology

 

• Demonstrate proper use and care of computers
• Begin learning basic keyboarding and computer terms
• Use computers to express ideas with drawing and word processing software
• Learn about the role of technology in business and home
• Learn about technology related occupations
• Practice courtesy and sharing of computer time

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