First Grade

Section 1:

*  Introduce materials such as pattern blocks, coins and manipulatives 

*  Develop counting skills through activities and games

*  Build familiarity with numbers from 0-9

*  Introduce sorting by attributes

*  Introduce patterning

*  Introduce graphing

*  Explore measurement

*  Introduce volume through sand and water play

*  Establish ongoing routines


Section 2:

*  Explore 2-D shapes

*  Reinforce spatial relations, vocabulary and concepts

*  Introduce symmetry

*  Develop understanding of teen numbers

*  Develop counting and numeral recognition skills

*  Lay groundwork for number writing

*  Introduce estimation

*  Introduce number stories

*  Continue patterning, graphing and measurement activities


Section 3:

*  Introduce the concepts of addition and subtraction

*  Introduce number writing

*  Reinforce and extend counting, number recognition and number comparison skills

*  Introduce skip counting by tens

*  Introduce the pan balance

*  Introduce non standard measurement tools and units for measuring length

*  Introduce the basic language of probability

*  Continue shape recognition, patterning and graphing activities

*  Continuing estimation and number story activities


Section 4:

*  Introduce addition and subtraction symbols

*  Introduce calculators

*  Introduce attribute blocks

*  Introduce "What's My Rule?"

*  Continuing patterning activities

*  Continue to explore 2-D shapes and symmetry

*  Reinforce and extend counting, number recognition and number writing skills

*  Reinforce number sequencing and number comparison skills

*  Continue graphing, measuring, estimation and probability activities


Section 5:

*  Introduce the need for standard measurement tools

*  Reinforce the use of multiple attributes to identify, describe and sort objects

*  Reinforce the meanings of addition and subtraction and the use of symbols to write number models for number stories

*  Develop awareness for equivalent names for numbers

*  Introduce the concept of making exchanges

*  Introduce the class number grid

*  Introduce skip counting by 5's and tally marks

*  Reinforce and extend counting, estimation, and other numerations skills

*  Continue patterning and graphing activities


Section 6: 

*  Introduce pennies, nickels, dimes and coin exchanges

*  Introduce 3-D shapes and review 2-D shapes and symmetry

*  Explore ways to measure and compare time

*  Extend graphing and patterning skills

*  Introduce skip counting by 2's

*  Introduce the concept of half

*  Develop strategies for solving simple addition and subtraction problems

*  Continue measurement


Section 7:

*  Introduce the concept of tens and ones and place value

*  Introduce name collections

*  Introduce quarters and reinforce the names and values of other coins

*  Reinforce addition and subtraction skills and the use of number sentences

*  Extend data collection and graphing skills

*  continue activities with 2-D and 3-D shapes

*  Continue to explore "What's My Rule" activities

*  Reinforce and extend counting, estimation, and other numeration skills


Section 8:

*  Introduce the use of the hour hand to estimate time

*  Introduce the concept of hours and minutes

*  Introduce Function Machines and function rules

*  Continue to explore place value and equivalent names for numbers

*  Introduce the $1 and $10 dollar bills and reinforce coin names, values and exchanges

*  Introduce missing number problems and reinforce addition and subtraction number models

*  Continue activities with 2 and 3-D shapes 

*  Continue graphing and measurement activities

*  Reinforce and extend counting, estimation and other numeration activities