About First Grade

First Grade
Oak Grove Elementary School

Philosophy:

We believe that learning is a lifelong adventure. 

We believe in facing each day with minds open to knowledge and hearts open to love.

We believe in the freedom to wonder, to ask, to explore, to imagine, and to create.

We believe that success means doing our best, and feeling proud of our effort.

We believe that every one of us has special talents, and that each of us helps all of us.

We believe in ourselves and in each other in first grade.

 What we do each day:

 Language Arts

*Phonemic awareness/phonics  (WIN)

*Guided reading groups with leveled texts (Small Group instruction)

*Shared Reading (Whole group instruction)

*Emphasis on a balanced literacy program including fiction and

  non-fiction text

*Writer’s workshop

*Thinking maps

Math

*Everyday Math Program – Number Sense, Operations and Computation, Data

  and Graphing, Measurement, Time, Money, Geometry, Algebraic thinking, 

  Simple Fractions

*Manipulatives and Games

* Rocket Math (fact practice)

* Problem solving

Science

Integrated throughout Literacy and Math students learn:

*Physical Science – solids, liquids, and gas

*Life Science - living organisms, life cycles, food chains,   

*Earth Science - properties of Earth’s materials 

Social Studies

Integrated throughout Literacy and Math students learn:

* History - Cultural and family traditions in the US, patterns and order of

                 events in recent past

* Geography - Maps and globes, landforms, interacting with environment

* Economics - Jobs, income, goods and services, short term financial goals

* Civics - Leaders and team members, famous people, places, holidays

               patriotic symbols

* Second Steps – Social and Listening Skills


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