Grade 1 Curriculum

Grade 1 Curriculum Overview

Religion

We learn scripture, worship, and morality throughout the curriculum. We also focus on how we can use our faith in action and in everyday life.

Religion themes include:

  • our Church community
  • our Loving God
  • God’s son Jesus
  • The Holy Spirit
  • Feast Days/Holy Days
  • Church Calendar

Family Life is a supplement and incorporated into our religion class.

The 1st grade also participates in community service projects, such as making cards for the Take and Eat program. We also attend liturgical and prayer services.

Language Arts

Phonics

  • consonant blends
  • diagraphs
  • short and long vowel words
  • contractions
  • words with endings (-ed, -er, -ing, -est)

Comprehension

  • main Idea
  • cause and effect
  • sequencing
  • author’s purpose
  • predicting

Grammar

  • types of sentences
  • nouns
  • verbs
  • adjectives
  • capitalization
  • punctuation
  • subjects and predicates
  • correct letter case within sentences

Writing is incorporated in all subjects.

Math

  • numbers through 100
  • single digit addition and subtraction
  • fact families
  • graphs
  • place value
  • geometry
  • identifying money
  • measurement

Science

  • living and nonliving things
  • plants
  • animals
  • habitats

Social Studies

  • community
  • maps
  • globes
  • U.S. symbols
  • Holidays
  • Canada