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1st Grade Goals

1st Grade Goals

1st Grade Goals -  What will we be learning this year? 

ELA

Story Elements:

setting

chraracters

problem and solution

main idea- what was the story mostly aboutfiction (fake) / nonfiction (not fake)

retelling the story- what happend in the beginning, middle and end

Reading

We are learning to use our reading strategies when we come to a difficult word while reading.

Writing

First graders will practice and learn three kinds of writing: opinion, informative, and narrative.

In an opinion piece, your child introduces the book or topic he or she is writing about, state their opinion, gives a reason or two to support their opinion (e.g. Ramona was wrong because she hurt Susan when she pulled her curls.), and then offers some sort of conclusion to complete their writing.

In an informative piece, your child names what they are writing about and gives some information, facts, or details about it (e.g. Dinosaurs lived on Earth a long time ago. Some dinosaurs were bigger than people are today…), and, as in an opinion piece, offers some sense of conclusion.

Writing a narrative is like writing a story, and your child’s story may be inspired by books, experiences, or imagination. Your first grader’s story should describe two or more events, include some details about what happened, and use sentence order, verb tense, and words to put the events in order (e.g. Then Goldilocks tries the second bowl of porridge. Next she eats the third bowl of porridge.) and give some sense of the story coming to an end — not only by writing “The End,” although that’s a good start.

Math

In Math, we focus on 4 important areas:

Operations and Algebraic Thinking

Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction.

Understand and apply properties of operations and the relationship between addition and subtraction.

Add and subtract within 20.

Work with addition and subtraction equations and word problems

Number and Operations in Base Ten

Extend the counting sequence.

Understand place value.

Use place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract.

Measurement and Data

Measure lengths indirectly and by iterating length units.

Tell and write time.

Represent and interpret data.

Geometry

Reason with shapes and their attributes.