Grade One

What Your Child Will Learn in Oak Meadow's First Grade Course

 

Reading

  • Building a foundation for reading using the decoding process

  • Emphasizing word analysis techniques

  • Long vowels

  • Digraphs

  • Consonant clusters

  • Vowel pairs

  • Blends

  • R-controlled vowels

  • Compound words

  • Synonyms and Antonyms

  • Base words

  • Prefixes, suffixes, syllables, possessives, abbreviations, and contractions

  • Developing comprehension skills through consistent, controlled vocabulary used in appealing anthologies and phonics library book of stories, verbs, nouns, pronouns


Writing/Composition

  • Learning cursive handwriting, using Script (the distinctive, easy-to-learn method of handwriting used in our Day School);

  • Emphasizing simple lines and legibility

  • Strengthening fine motor skills and attention to detail

  • Forming letters, words, and simple sentences

  • Simple punctuation


Mathematics

  • Using numbers to 100

  • Simple fractions

  • Solid and plane shapes

  • Money

  • Equivalent amounts

  • Fact Families

  • Measuring

  • Adding and Subtracting 2-digit numbers

  • Place value

  • Problem Solving

  • Telling Time

 

Science

  • Scientific method

  • The Sun, Moon, and stars

  • Shadows

  • Seasons and weather

  • Properties of matter, solids, liquids, and gases

  • Forces and movement

  • Living and non-living things

  • Growth and change

  • Human systems

  • Energy

  • Land and water habitats

  • Earth’s surface and resources

 

Social Studies

  • Exploring original read-aloud narratives that include biographies of well-known explorers

  • Political figures, inventors, and leaders in American life

  • Accounts of famous events (first Thanksgiving; Civil Rights movement)

  • Investigating the five themes of geography, compass direction, maps, symbols, globes, and physical features

  • Developing the foundation of American civics and government (rules, authority, elections, voting)

  • Examining the basic economic concepts of needs and wants, work, production, markets and money; activities included

 

 

Technology

Application lessons, activities, and online interactive learning tools integrated with curriculum:

  • Beginning keyboarding

  • Creating and formatting word processing documents

  • Computer parts and navigation

  • Developing graphics skills

  • Visual mapping basics

  • Internet activities integrated with Reading and Science texts


Poetry

  • Memorizing and appreciating

 

Games & Activities

  • Developing creativity and motor skills

 

 

Thai & Chinese, Art, Music, PE, etc

© 2027 by Oak Meadow School. Proudly created with Wix.com

  • w-facebook