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1st Grade Curriculum

Religion- (We Believe, Sadlier)

We belong to the Church; Mass; God’s word teaches us; praising God; God our loving Father; Baptism; Jesus is God’s son; the gift of Eucharist; forgiveness; the Holy Spirit; Pentecost; Lent; Holy Songs, Sacraments, Jesus is the Light of the World

Math (McGraw Hill, My Math)

Addition and Subtraction concepts; Addition and subtraction strategies to 20; place value; two-digit addition and subtraction; organize and use graphs; measurement and time; two dimensional shapes and equal shares; and Three dimensional shapes

Reading- (McGraw Hill, Wonders)

Students are taught various skills under the topics of:  concepts about print/print awareness; phonological awareness; phonemic awareness; phonics and decoding with word recognition; structural analysis/word analysis; fluency. Reading Literature skills are:  comprehension strategies and skills; literary elements; write about/ literary response discussions; writing traits and applications; speaking and listening.

Language/Spelling- (McGraw Hill, Wonders)

Students are taught language skills:  vocabulary acquisition and use; knowledge of language; conventions of standard English/Grammar, Mechanics and Usage; Spelling; study skills, research process and technology

Handwriting- (The Concerned Group, A Reason for Handwriting)

Upper and lower case; line letters; circle letters; curve forward letters; slant letters; numbers; paper and pencil position; spacing

Social Studies (Scott Foresman, All Together)

Time for School; In My Community; Work! Work! Work!; Our Earth, Our Resources; This is Our Country; Our Country, Our World

Science (Harcourt, Science)

Living and Nonliving Things; All About Plants; All About Animals; Plants and Animals Need One Another; A Place to Live, Earth’s Land, Our Natural Resources; Measuring Weather; The Sky and the Seasons; Investigate Matter; Making Sound; Pushes and Pulls; Magnets


  • Advent
  • Lent   
  • Computer Lab
  • Mass
  • Christmas Pageant
  • Field Trips
  • Library
  • Physical Education
  • Art
  • Music Appreciation

Special Events

  • Dress Down Days
  • Catholic Schools Week
  • Grandparents Day
  • Birthdays
  • Red Ribbon Week
  • Spirit Day/Pep Rallies
  • Prayer Service/Mass
  • Walking Rosary
  • Pumpkin Patch
  • Bike/Trike-a-thon