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C. First Grade

St. Egbert Catholic School

1st Grade Curriculum Overview

Third Nine Weeks


  • Count to 150
  • Understand that the two digits of a two-digit number represent amounts of tens and ones.
  • Compare two two-digit numbers based on the value of the tens and ones digits, recording the results of comparison.
  • Read and write numerals; represent a number of objects with a written numeral, to 20.
  • Organize, represent, and interpret data with up to three categories.
  • Order three objects by length; compare the lengths of two objects indirectly by using a third object.
  • Measure lengths with nonstandard units. -Represent and solve addition and subtraction word problems, within 20, with unknowns, by using objects and drawings.
  • Apply the commutative and associative properties as strategies for solving addition problems.
  • Add and subtract within 20.
  • Apply understanding of the equal sign to determine if equations involving addition and subtraction are true.
  • Demonstrate fluency with addition and subtraction within 10.
  • Determine the unknown whole number in an addition or subtraction equation involving three whole numbers.
  • Represent and solve word problems that call for addition of three whole numbers whose sum is less than or equal to 20.
  • Solve an unknown-addend problem, within 20, by using addition strategies and/ or changing it to a subtraction problem. -Count within 100; skip count by 2s, 5s, IOS
  • Within 100; given a two-digit number, mentally find 10 more or 10 less than the number, without having to count; explain the reasoning used.
  • Subtract multiples of 10 in the range 10-100 from multiples of 10 in the range 10-100, explaining the reasoning.
  • Order three objects by length; compare the lengths of two objects indirectly by using a third object.
  • Tell and write time in hours and half-hours using analog and digital clocks.
  • Distinguish between defining and non-defining attributes and create shapes-triangles, rectangles, squares, trapezoids, hexagons, circles, pentagons

Language Arts

   Reading for Literature

  • Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
  • Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
  • Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using details. -Explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information, drawing on a wide reading of a range of text types.
  • Identify who is telling the story at various points in a text.
  • Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events. -Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.
  • With prompting and support, read prose and poetry of appropriate complexity. -Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.

   Reading for Informational Text

  • Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
  • Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
  • Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
  • Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.
  • Know and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text.
  • Distinguish between information provided by pictures or other illustrations and information provided by the words in a text.
  • Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe key ideas.
  • Identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.
  • With prompting and support read informational texts appropriately complex.
  • Identify basic similarities in and the differences between two texts on the same topic.

    Foundational Skills

  • Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print. Recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence (e.g., first word, capitalization, ending punctuation).
  • Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
  • Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words. -Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.


  • Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.
  • Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
  • Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.
  • With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed. -Demonstrate knowledge of correct letter and sentence formation.

Speaking and Listening

  • Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
  • Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
  • Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather additional information or clarify something that is not understood.
  • Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly.
  • Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.
  • Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation.

Physical Science

  • Understand how forces (pushes or pulls) affect the motion of an object.
  • Understand the physical properties of Earth materials that make them useful in different way.

Social Studies

  • Identify the role of a variety of careers.
  • Understand the value of community service.
  • Understand basic economic concepts
  • Understand that history tells a story of how people and events changed society over time.
  • Identify and exhibit qualities of good citizenship in the classroom, school, and other social environments.
  • Understand the importance of rules.
  • Recognize the importance of family life: cultural, social, and spiritual. -Understand the diversity of people in the local community.
Lauren attended St. Egbert school for Kindergarten through 5th grade.  After going to college at UNCW, she taught for one year in Wilmington.  Upon returning home, she taught Kindergarten, First, Second, and Third Grades at Newport Elementary School.  Lauren is excited to have returned to St. Egbert School as the First Grade teacher! If you visit Mrs. Baxley's Classroom, you will surely hear her talking about her new son, Graham.  Lauren and Wil Baxley enjoy time with Graham and are looking forward to building many new memories at SES!