1st Grade



Christ Our Life: (God is Good)

  • God is our good Father
  • God sent his son as our savior
  • Jesus is good
  • Jesus’ great love
  • Apps: Seesaw & Nearpod

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Journeys ELA/Literacy program aligned to the Common Core ELA Standards

  • Print concepts
  • Phonological awareness
  • Phonics and word recognize
  • Fluency
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar: Parts of Speech: nouns, verbs, adjectives, pronouns, articles, & adverbs    
  • Accelerated Reader Program — Personalized goals for independent reading practice
  • Writing strategies to compose: Narrative, Informational, Opinion, Persuasive, Descriptive, & Poetry
  • Apps: Spelling City, Freckle, AR, Seesaw and Epic!
  • Additional Projects:
    • Trick-or-Treat Book Report
    • Black and White Report
    • Polar Express Unit

McGraw-Hill, My Math…aligned to Common Core Math Standards

  • addition concepts and subtraction concepts up to two-digits
  • place value
  • basic graphing
  • basic measurement and time
  • two and three dimensional shapes   
  • Apps: Freckle, SumDog, & Seesaw

Houghton Mifflin, History-Social Science, School and Family

Topics include:

    • Culture
    • Citizenship
    • Communities
    • Patriotism
    • Location on the map
    • Changes over time
  • Additional resources:
    • Studies Weekly
    • Scholastic Reader
  • Projects:
    • City Unit
    • City Report
  • Apps: Seesaw & Nearpod



Houghton Mifflin, Science

  • Weather and sky
  • Describing matter
  • Energy sources and motion
  • Life science:
    • Plants and animals
    • Pumpkin, apple, penguin, & butterfly units
    • Students raise their own butterflies
  • Hands-on Experiments and Use of Technology
  • Life science
  • NGSS Aligned Curriculum
  • Additional resources:
    • Scholastic Reader
  • Apps: Seesaw & Nearpod



  • St. Catherine of Siena Parish Retreat
  • Shipley Nature Center
  • Movement concepts
  • Social skills
  • Team building
  • Flexibility
  • Locomotor Movement
  • Manipulative skills
  • Fitness Concepts
  • Healthy choices
  • Dance
  • Describe and replicate repeated patterns in nature, in the environment and in works of art.
  • Mix secondary colors from primary colors and describe the process.
  • Create a representational sculpture based on people, animals, or buildings.
  • Sculpture: clay assemblage and mixed media
  • Projects include:
    • Clay – Coil Pots
    • Clay – Leaf Prints from real leaves
    • Pinch Pots turned into animals
    • Turkeys – radial design, nature patterns
    • Snowflake lesson on folding, cutting to create positive negative patterns
    • Printmaking – collagraph human form
    • Visual perception – in front of and behind painting
    • Butterfly Transfers – Bilateral symmetry
    • Easter crosses using pastel and Radial Design
    • Nativity using simple shapes/collage to make the Holy family.
    • Penguins – looking to find detail and meaning
    • Tulips – In front of and behind – Atmospheric perspective
  • Apply vocal and instrumental skills
  • Listen to, analyze, and describe music
  • Sing age-appropriate songs from memory
  • Sing and play simple singing games from various cultures
  • Read, write, and perform simple patterns of rhythm
  • School-wide participation in the Pacific Symphony’s Class Act program
  • Learn basic listening/speaking skills
  • Basic vocabulary concepts include: Greeting, stating your name, classroom objects, numbers 1-15, colors, days of the week, directions, animals, adjectives, body parts, clothing, family, community, food and feelings.
  • Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship — Online Safety, Cyberbullying, Copyright, Social Networking