Grade 1 Curriculum – Common Core Standards

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ― Nelson Mandela

Goal of curriculum is to ensure that all children and young people develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to grow in life. To enable each child or young person to be a successful student, a confident individual and a responsible citizen.

Activities covering core curriculum –

  • Reading
    • Follow directions
    • Building vocabulary with visual cues
    • Color words
    • Opposites
    • Classifying
    • Alphabetical order
    • Sequencing
    • Phonics
    • Phonics – short vowels
    • Phonics – long vowels
    • Phonics – initial/ending consonant blends
    • Vocabulary using visual cues
    • Negative sentences
    • Compound words
    • Understanding sentences
    • Riddles
    • Understanding what is read
    • Remembering details
  • English
    • Capital letters
    • Lowercase letters
    • Word order
    • Words that describe
    • Synonyms
    • Antonyms
    • Homonyms
    • Compound words
    • Beginning consonants
    • Ending consonants
    • Special words
    • Periods and question marks
  • Math
    • Number recognition
    • Sequencing numbers
    • Counting
    • Number words
    • Shapes
    • Addition 1 to 10
    • Subtraction 1 to 10
    • Place value: ones, tens, and hundreds
    • Ordinal number
    • Fractions: whole, half, thirds, and fourths
    • Addition 10 to 20
    • Subtraction 10 to 20
    • Time: hour, half-hour
    • Money: Dollar, Penny, Dime and Nickel
  • Spelling & Writing
    • Spelling names of pets, household and family
    • Spelling – missing letters
    • Spelling – same sounding words
    • Spelling – finish sentences
    • Spelling – people words
    • Spelling – doing words
    • Spelling – correct spelling
    • Writing – names of pets, household and family
    • Writing – write full sentence
    • Writing – complete sentence
    • Writing – join two sentences into one
    • Writing – ask questions
    • Writing – write feelings
  • Comprehension
    • Following directions
    • Same/different
    • Classify
    • Sequencing
  • Thinking Skills
    • Following directions
    • Same/different
    • Shape classification
    • Predicting outcomes
    • Making inferences
    • Duplicating
    • Finding patterns
    • Tracking
    • Finding similarities
    • Following opposites
    • Sequencing
    • Picture words classification
  • Citizenship
    • World
    • Country flag
    • Declaration of Independence
    • White House
    • Important Days
    • Statue of Liberty
  • Environmental Science
    • Our environment
    • Water
    • Recycling
    • Energy
    • Forest conservation
    • Pollution
    • Transport