First Grade Curriculum


Language Arts
Pre-reading activities
Develop sight vocabulary
Decoding: consonants, vowels, blends,
Comprehension: main idea of paragraph,
    literal details, cause and effect
Read at instructional level
Read easy books independently

Complete sentences
Pronunciation and usage
Role play, Christian drama and choral reading
Simple poems, memory verses
Personal experiences and Bible stories

Name and address
Simple words

Stories, poetry
Directions, instructions
Critical thinking

Name, address, phone number from memory
Correct upper and lower case manuscript
Capitalize 'I', names, first word in sentences,
    months, days
Simple stories
Periods and question marks

Literature and Media: Prose, Poetry and Television
Identify prose and poetry
Identify real and imaginative
Discrimination in television viewing

Science & Health
God's provision for humans and animals
Diet, growth and development
Habitats: i.e. desert, rainforest, etc.
God's natural laws: magnetism, inertia,
    friction, electricity, gravity
New Earth
Sun, earth, moon
Simple machines
Weather and seasons
Personal hygiene and safety


Use of mouse
Joystick, educational games
Ethics: time limits, take turns
Introduction to keyboard, space, cursor,
    escape, delete, home row, return
Handling disks
Choose program from menu
Drawing: face maker, buildings, free circles
    and boxes

Belonging to His family
Heavenly family: the trinity, angels
Earthly Family: Adam and Eve
Families of the Promise: Abraham, Isaac,
Families of the Exodus: Joseph, Moses
Families at the times of the Judges and Kings
Family of Jesus: Parents, Disciples, Friends
Early Church Family: disciples after Christ's
SDA Church family
Church Missionaries: Andrews through today's
    mission outreach
Reverence for God and His Word

Primary and secondary colors
Form: geometric and irregular
Lines: size and relationships
Textures: visual and tactile
Color value: light, medium and dark
Emphasis, accent, dominance
Tools: scissors, crayons, brush, tempera,
    chalk, yarn, finger paint, paper
Art experiences in drawing, painting,
Recognition of and appreciation for artists and
    their works, especially at holidays

Social Studies
Maps and globes
Families, school neighborhood and community
Social skills and responsibility
Multi-cultural families
Time lines
Holidays, traditions and customs
Neighborhood helpers



Physical Education
Motor skills: ball and jump rope activities,
tag games, movement exploration activities
Fitness: testing, running, jogging, balance
Concepts: safety, rules of health, fitness,
Positive attitudes: self-worth, self-control,
Interpersonal skills: cooperation

Skip and step patterns
Match voice, instrument pitch
Notes on staff
Pitch and rhythm instruments
Brass, woodwind, percussion
Steady beat
Motion songs
Verse and refrain of song
Whole, half, quarter notes, rests
High and low sounds
Identify musical instruments
Music and instruments of
Baroque period
Hymns of praise
Classroom singing

Counting and writing to 100
Counting by 2's, 5's, and 10's
Place Value: base 10
Addition and subtraction without regrouping
Identify fractions: 1, 2, 3
Measuring: standard and metric
Recognize time: clock and calendar
Recognize value of coins and paper money
Geometric patterns and shapes
Simple word problems
Basic charts and graphs
Simple properties of sets
Counting backwards from 10
Cardinal and ordinal numbers