1st Grade Curriculum

 

 

 
 
Enduring Understandings
 
Essential Questions
 
Sample Instructional Activities/Assessments
 
Bible
 
 
 
Learn the plans God had for His people, the Israelites.
Understand that God has a plan for us today, too.
 
What plans did God have for the Israelites?
Why did He call them to be His special people?
What plans does he have for us?   Why does He call us?
 
Daily Bible lessons
Plays, discussions
Worksheets
Reading
 
 
Introduce literacy concepts and constructing meaning.
Understand the parts of a story.
 
What is literature?   How and why do we read it?
What are the parts of a story? 
 
Guided reading lessons
Read alouds, role plays, games
Worksheets
 
Grammar
 
Introduce basic grammar concepts.
Identify nouns, verbs, and sentences.
 
 
What is a sentence?
What are the parts of a sentence?
What is a noun?
 
Word wall
Sentence construction with word cards
Hunt nouns and verbs
 
Phonics
 
 
Know the sounds of letters and letter-groupings.
Apply the sounds to develop reading fluency and comprehension.
 
What is phonics?   Why do we learn it?
How do we use phonics to help us read and understand?
What is a syllable?
 
Word building
Manipulatives
Games
 
Writing
 
 
Learn several types of writing: description, narrative, letter, and fantasy.
 
Why do different types of writing have different characteristics?
How are they different?
 
Reading/writing workshop
Journals
 
 
Mathematics
 
 
 
Learn addition and subtraction.
Practice time and money.
 
What is addition and subtraction?   Why is it important?
How do we count money?
How do we tell time?
 
Worksheets
Manipulatives
Games
 
Science
 
 
 
Understand God’s physical world.
 
How did God create our bodies?
How do we care for God’s creation?
What is God’s creation all about?
 
Experiments
Projects
Tests
 
Social Studies
 
 
 
Deepen our study of peoples and places.
Learn about families and where different peoples live.
Examine what makes a good citizen.
 
What is a family?
What is our place in this world?
How do we care for our world and one another?
 
Timelines and projects
Role plays
Tests
 
Christian Conduct
Service
 
 
Practice good relationships.
Identify how we can be active participants and caretakers in God’s world.
 
 
Who made us?   Why?
How do we get along?
 
Classroom meetings
Clean up our classroom and hallway
Visit the Christian Rest Home

*In combination classes, Bible curriculum, Reading novels, Social Studies and Science units, and other activities that are not reflected on this Grade-Level Subject Summary Map may be replaced by or conjoined with that of an adjacent grade-level.