First Grade

What is My First Grader Learning during the 1st NINE WEEKS?
STEM Focus: Water Everywhere: Designing Water Filters
ESSENTIAL QUESTION: Who needs water and why should we worry about filtering the water?
Target 1. Identify types of weather and the characteristics of
each type.
Target 2. Observe, measure, record and communicate weather data
to see patterns in weather and climate as it relates to
weather in a journal or on a calendar daily and seasonal.
Target 3. Demonstrate the use of weather instruments by
recording weather data (thermometer, wind vane
and rain gauge)
Target 4. Correlate weather data to seasonal changes.
(temperature, precipitation, sky conditions and
weather events)
Target 5. Recognize changes in weather when it freezes (ice) and
when it melts (water).
Target 6. Identify forms of precipitation such as rain, snow,
sleet and hailstones as a solid or liquid based on
Target 7. Determine that the weight of water before freezing,
after freezing and after melting stays the same.
Target 8. Determine that water in an open container disappears
into the air overtime, but water in a closed container
does not.
Target 1. Describe and understand how historical figures and
patriotic words in songs display positive character
*Historical Figures- Johnny Appleseed, Ben Franklin,
Thomas Jefferson, Lewis and Clark, Sacagawea,
Tubman, Theodore Roosevelt and George
* Traits- Fairness, respect, conservation, courage,
equality, tolerance, perseverance and commitment
*Songs-America and America the Beautiful
Target 2. Read, listen and explain American Folktales and how
they characterize our national heritage.
*Folk Tales- John Henry, Davy Crockett, Paul Bunyan
and Annie Oakley.
Target 3. Identify and locate city, county, state and nation on a
map or globe.
Target 1. Count to 120, starting at any number less than 120. In
this range, read and write numerals to represent a
number of objects with a written numeral.
Target 1. Students will retell and read stories by asking and
answering questions about key details, characters,
settings, and major events, central message while
emphasizing meaning of words and phrases.
Target 2. Organize, represent, and interpret data with up to three
categories; ask and answer questions about the total
number of data points, how many in each category, and
how many more or less are in one category than in
Target 3. Distinguish between defining and non-defining
attributes and compose 2 & 3 dimensional shapes and
create composite shapes.
Target 4. Partition circles and rectangles into two and four equal
shares, describe the shares using the words halves,
fourths, and quarters, and use the phrases half of,
fourth of, and quarter of. Describe the whole as two of,
or four of the shares. Understand for these examples
that decomposing into more equal shares creates
smaller shares.
Target 5. Understand that 2 digit numbers represent amounts of
tens and ones using manipulatives such as dimes and
pennies and mentally find 10 more/less than a number.
Target 6. Add & subtract within 20 to solve word problems with
unknowns in all positions and understand the relationship
between addition & subtraction.
Target 2. Students will demonstrate understanding of word
relationship and word meanings, using one or more key
attributes and real-life connections between words and
their use.
Target 3. Students will be able to use conjunctions to signify simple
relationships in conversations, writing, and
Target 4. Students will read grade-level prose and poetry of
appropriate grade level.
Target 5. Students will apply grade level phonics and word analysis
skills while demonstrating spoken words, syllables, and
Target 6. Students will understand basic features of print using
conventions of standard English grammar and usage
when writing and speaking.
Target 7. Students will read informational text appropriate for first
grade fluency.
Target 8. Students will Identify who is telling the story at any point
in a text.
Target 9. Students will write on a topic recounting two or more
appropriately sequenced events, responding to questions,
including details, ordering of events, and providing sense
of closure.