Welcome to the 1st grade info page! Here you will find information on our curriculum as well as 1st grade specific information. You can also find information regarding 1st grade on our Classroom pages:
Identify: initial and final consonants, short and long vowels, consonant digraphs and blends
Use letter-sound relationships and common word patterns to recognize words
Read high frequency words
Read with fluency
Read and comprehend fiction and nonfiction text
Identify parts of a book
Make inferences and predictions
Understand reality and fantasy, cause and effect and main idea
Sequence and summarize events in a story (beginning, middle, end)
Retell a story stating characters, setting and important details
Introduce contractions, compound words, ABC order, nouns, verbs, adjectives, and sentence building
Use legible manuscript handwriting
Write sentences using correct punctuation
Express ideas through creative writing
Apply phonics skills to spell words
Assessment: Read My Book
Religion / Guidance
Practice formal and informal prayer
Introduce the church celebrations in relation to the liturgical seasons
Actively prepare and participate in the liturgy
Learn about the lives of saints
Discuss the holy family, creation, the holy spirit, the rosary, and the stations of the cross
Discuss the sacrament of baptism
Demonstrate positive actions to improve self-concept
Display caring actions toward others
Learn and practice Boystown Social Skills
Recognize and write numbers to 100
Understand the operations of addition and subtraction
Learn addition and subtraction facts; 0-18
Recognize and count coins (pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters)
Understand use of bar graphs and pictographs
Count by ones, two, fives and tens
Understand the concepts of greater than and less than
Introduce standard and metric systems of measurement
Explore strategies for estimation
Identify time to the hour and half hour
Identify and describe flat and plane figures and symmetry
Introduce fractions ½, 1/3, ¼ and probability
Apply problem solving skills to mathematical problems
Units of learning are Sun, Moon, and Earth; Water; Plants; Animals; Magnets; and Recycling.
Units of learning are Citizenship; History – Native Americans, Pilgrims, Presidents, and Civic Holidays; and Maps.
Assessment: Delightful Destination
Technology, Art, PE, Music, and Library
Grading for 1st grade is as follows:
M Most of the Time
P Part of the Time
N Not Yet
Homework for 1st grade consists of practicing spelling and vocabulary words daily and math homework once a week.
1st grade attends Mass on Wednesdays.
We send home papers in a Friday Folder and newsletters are sent home weekly to keep parents informed of what is happening in the classroom.
The 1st grade discipline system consists of color changes. Students start the day on green and are given a warning to stop an inappropriate behavior. If the behavior continues a student changes their color to a yellow and then to an orange. If it still continues it may need to be changed to a red. Daily information is provided to parents regarding their child’s behavior that day.
Birthday Treats and Party Invitations
Students may bring a treat to school for their classmates to enjoy on or close to their birthday. Please make sure the treats are peanut and tree nut free. Please provide napkins or necessary utensils for the treat to make it quick and easy to serve at school. Students are not allowed to pass out invitations in school.
St. Pius X / St. Leo School is a diverse community forming students
in the Catholic faith to excel in academics and service to others.
St. Pius X / St. Leo School is a diverse community forming students in the Catholic faith to excel in academics and service to others.