1st Grade

language arts
  • Begin to read independently
  • Phonemic awareness, decoding and word recognition, and reading decodable books
  • Learn sight words
  • Retell a story
  • Read familiar material aloud with accuracy
  • Develop comprehension skills and strategies
  • Identify character, setting, plot and problem of story
  • Share many genres of literature: fiction, nonfiction, and poetry
  • Respond to literature
  • Writing - write group stories
  • Write stories which contain beginning, middle and end, including all story elements
  • Write weekly journal entries
  • Use specific nouns, verbs and adjectives
  • Spell frequently used words correctly
  • Use basic capitalization and punctuation correctly
  • Print numbers and letters correctly
  • Speaking and listening - listen and respond to a variety of text
  • Respond using prediction
  • Relate text to similar experience
  • Retell stories in sequence
  • Participate in group discussions
  • Write a personal narrative
  • Write an opinion piece
  • Write informative/explanatory texts

  • Number Sense

Fluency in counting

Adding and subtracting to 20, place value to 100



  • Addition/Subtraction strategies
  • Number and operations in base 10
  • Geometry

Geometric shapes in terms of their properties

  • Simple algebra
  • Mathematical vocabulary
  • Measurement

Standard and metric units, time, money, temperature

  • Represent Data

Data organization, simple graphs/charts, probability

  • Problem solving skills and strategies
  • Read and use a calendar
  • Recognize, order, compare and write whole numbers to 100 including skip counting
  • Two-digit addition and subtraction


Social Studies
  • Community
  • Citizenship: Everyday life in different times and places in the United States, Americans’ varied backgrounds, and basic economics
  • American symbols, landmarks, national holidays and traditions
  • Simple Map Skills: continents and oceans
  • Native American study
  • Areas of study integrated with reading program


  • Understand the scientific processes and develop language concepts and vocabulary related to science
  • Solids and Liquids: Heighten awareness of physical world, introduce states of matter, recognize, observe, and describe the differences between solids and liquids
  • Air and Weather: Develop an interest in air and weather, observe the force of air pressure, become familiar with meteorological instruments, and compare monthly and seasonal weather conditions
  • Plants: Heighten awareness of diversity of life in the plant kingdom, discover needs of plants, observe growth and development, observe structures of flowering plants
  • Review letters
  • Develop reading skills
  • Vocabulary based on home, school and classroom environments
  • Cursive Hebrew
  • Hebrew language stories exploring caring for others


  • Parashat Hashavuah (weekly Torah portion)


  • Modeh Ani with Reishit Chachma
  • Torah Torah
  • Ma Tovu
  • Adon Olam
  • Shema with first paragraph
  • Ein K’Eloheinu
  • Birchot Hashachar


  • Being a good friend
  • Not embarrassing others


  • Shabbat: Preparation, blessings, Kabbalat Shabbat, traditions, havdalah
  • Rosh Hashanah: Symbols
  • Yom Kippur: Reasons for fasting, machzor (special prayer book), wearing white
  • Sukkot: The Sukkah, ushpizin (special guests), four species, blessings for netilat lulav
  • Simchat Torah: Concluding the Torah cycle
  • Chanukah: The story, chanukiah and blessings for lighting, dreidel
  • TuB’Shvat: Seven species , trees
  • Purim: Megillat Esther and mitzvot
  • Pesach: Story and characters, slavery, chametz, seder table and order, counting the Omer
  • LagBaOmer: Counting the omer and Rabbi Akiva
  • Shavuot: Getting ready for Shavuot, Z’man Matan
  • Torateinu