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An Elementary School education is considered the first real contact any child has with the formal education system. It forms the basis of primary education for children between the ages of 4 which is vital to a child’s overall development since these are the formative years during which they are 11, and typically includes grades from Kindergarten through to Grade 5. Elementary school is extremely educational foundation for a child’s success. The elementary school curriculum adopted by schools for primary education includes subjects that are focused on basic academic learning and the development of fundamental social skills. During this time, students are taught the fundamentals of subjects like Math, Science, English, Social Studies, Physical Development, Fine Arts and Reading.
Grade 1 Elementary School Course Outline
The first grade is the first school year in Elementary school after Kindergarten. Children who are usually 6 to 7 years old are enrolled for this grade. During their time in the first grade, children are taught the basic fundamentals of Math. Basic geometry along with graphing may also be introduced. Additionally, first graders are taught basic reading skills with the focus on reading and writing simple statements.
Following the Common Core Standards for 1st grade English, this class builds on the reading, writing, speaking, and listing skills for students. Students will practice retelling stories, answering questions about stories, and describing the major events within a story. Students will develop skills to identify words that suggest feelings, explain the differences between books that tell stories and those that give information, and identify who is telling a story at different times in a book. The students will demonstrate an understanding of words that are spoke, syllables within a word, and sounds. Through the application of appropriate phonics and the analysis of words, students will be able to read grade-level material well enough to understand the meaning. By the end of the course students should be able to write opinion, informative, or narrative works. They should also feel comfortable conducting collaborative writing projects that involve some research.
This course is aligned with the Common Core Standards for 1st grade mathematics. The course focuses on 4 critical areas. First, the students will work to understand addition and subtraction, and be able to perform addition and subtraction within 20. They will work with addition and subtraction equations and understand the relationship between addition and subtraction. Second, the students will begin to understand how numbers relate to each other, including grouping in tens and ones. Third, the students will develop an understanding of linear measurements and length units. They will also learn how to tell and write time. Fourth, the students will begin to understand the attributes of shapes and how to create them. They will understand how to put some shapes together to create a new shape, or how to recognize shapes at different orientations.
The students a provided an overview of many different types and aspect of science, including scientific inquiry, biology, physical science, and geology. The students will practice using their five senses to make observations of the world around, the basis of science. The students learn the difference between living and nonliving things based off of their properties. Plants are discussed, including different types of plants, their parts, and how they develop. Next, the students learn about animals, what they eat, where they live, and how they are different from plants. The students study the functions of the organs in their body, including the brain, heart, lungs, skeleton, skin, and stomach. Students explore the Earth, from the inside out, and study how the Earth changes through weathering, erosion, and earthquakes. Students will learn why day and night occur, and will learn about constellations in the night sky. The students will learn about what is matter, how to describe its properties, and the three states of matter.
It continues to build on the big ideas taught in kindergarten social studies, and brings new ideas forward as well, most in the context of a family. First, the students learn more about families, how they can be similar and how they can be different. The students also learn about how families interact and the rules families follow. The students then hear about how learning happens, both at school and at home. Next the students learn about how both children and parents work, where they work, and how money is used in our culture. The differences between a want and a need is explained, along with how people get what they want and how needs and wants have changed over time. The class then focuses on choices that are made by people, how to make good choices, and important choices made in history. The students will then learn how to read maps and will discuss the different places that families can live in the USA and in other countries. The students will learn about our natural resources and how we must take care of our resources in order to keep them around. The first American families are discussed, particularly Native American families and their stories. Finally the students learn about the holidays we celebrate and remember.