Saturday, July 30, 2011

learning goals for 1st grade

I finally finished our learning goals for 1st grade! I ALWAYS feel overwhelmed when I start thinking about all we need to do and learn. And, I ALWAYS feel better when I make a list of learning goals for the year.

distinguish between short and long vowel words
silent e
compound words
simple contractions
r-controlled vowels
reads 60 words correct per minute
self corrects
reads with inflection
retells stories
distinguishes fact from fiction in a text
identifies the main idea and supporting details of informational text read or heard
recognizes cause-and-effect relationships in text
identifies words that are opposites (antonyms) or have similar meanings (synonyms)
language arts
nouns (singular and plural)
response to literature
correct letter formation
word spacing
use commas in a series of items
count and model up to 100; divide into equal parts
identify, make fair trades with pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters up to one dollar
identify bills and make fair trades ($1, $5, $10, $20)
place value notation for the numbers 1 to 99 (ones and tens)
add and subtract numbers less than 100
inverse relationship between addition and subtraction
skip-count by 2s, 5s, and 10s
apply addition and subtraction to 2 digit numbers without regrouping
solve and create word problems involving addition and subtraction to 100 without regrouping
identify, label, and relate fractions (halves, fourths) as equal parts of a collection of objects or a whole using pictures and models
compare and/or order the length, height, weight, or capacity of two or more objects
tell time to the nearest hour and half hour
know number of days in a week and months in a year
build, draw, name, and describe triangles, rectangles, pentagons, and hexagons
build, represent, name, and describe cylinders, cones, and rectangular prisms
read and use tally marks, picture graphs, and bar graphs
pose questions, collect, sort, organize and record data using objects, pictures, tally marks, picture graphs, and bar graphs
earth science
weather patterns
physical science
life science
characteristics of living things
basic needs of living things
identify basic parts of a plant
Social Studies
Benjamin Franklin (inventor/author/ statesman)
Thomas Jefferson (Declaration of Independence),
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark with Sacagawea (exploration)
Harriet Tubman (Underground Railroad)
Theodore Roosevelt (National Parks and the environment)
George Washington Carver (science
folk tales
John Henry, Johnny Appleseed, Davy Crockett, Paul Bunyan, and Annie Oakley
identify and locate city, county, state, nation, and continent on a simple map or a globe
locate all continents: North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, Antarctica, and Australia
locate the major oceans: Arctic, Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian
identify and describe landforms (mountains, deserts, valleys, plains, plateaus, and coasts)

Here are last years' learning goals for Kindergarten!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

summer break

So... I unintentionally took a summer break from school and blogging. I had planned to school through the summer, but it just never happened! Instead we enjoyed lots of swimming, reading chapter books together, blueberry pickin' and eatin', summer youth camp, vbs and a nice long vacation!

I have been slightly addicted to Pinterest though! I guess that is how I've been fulfilling my techie time this summer! That and Words with Friends :)

I have started planning and ordering our curriculum for this upcoming year. Check back tomorrow and I will post our Learning Goals for 1st Grade.

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