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100 Linden Avenue
Irvington, N.J. 07111
973-373-3223
 
Mr. Theodore Boler
Principal

firstgrade

Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies

LANGUAGE ARTS
--continue to explore the use of oral communication
--use language to communicate for a variety of purposes
--practice using the standards of spoken English
--continue to practice good listening habits
--continue to develop phonemic awareness
--continue to expand sight vocabulary
--begin to write for a variety of purposes
--write from experiences, thoughts and feelings
--begin to read independently for a variety of purposes
--read with comprehension
--begin using strategies to aid comprehension
--continue to explore the use of visual information such as drawings, charts and symbols
--begin to make connections between listening, speaking, viewing, writing and reading

MATHEMATICS
--develop ability and skills to use problem-solving strategies to investigate, analyze, and solve problems in mathematics, science, social studies and other disciplines as well as those found in everyday experiences and career applications
--develop ability to communicate mathematically through the use of appropriate mathematical language, pictures, charts, graphs, diagrams and symbols
--develop skills to become independent problem-solvers by using the ability to think logically and clearly through a given problem situation
--develop ability to use mathematical tools such as calculators, computers and  manipulatives as a natural and routine part of the problem solving process

SCIENCE
--identify the difference between living and non-living things
--identify and show how animals use body parts to move
--describe various levels in the food chain
--recognize that animals care for themselves in the wild
--investigate living things and their environment
--develop ideas for conservation
--hear about scientists in a historical context
--explore careers in science from diverse backgrounds
--investigate materials that make up the earth
--observe objects in the day and night sky
--recognize that matter can exist as a solid, liquid or gas
--recognize that forces (gravity, wind) are invisible
--begin to understand conservation and environmental issues

SOCIAL STUDIES
--learn about the family
--understand that families have needs and discuss how they are met
--develop awareness of family life past and present
--understand the families and schools have rules
--develop awareness of people in the world
--examine and  read pictures about working groups and making decisions
--begin to describe human experiences in a diversity of cultures using visual references and literature
--listen to grade appropriate historical works of literature and view works of art
--draw a personal creation which communicates a human condition
--identify national symbols and understand the concept of patriotism
--practice making choices
--use classroom situations to identify cause, effect and consequences
--listen to others and express one’s own point of view