First Grade

Mrs. Donde, Mrs. DeMaio
and Mrs. Scott

We have an exciting year planned in first grade! 

Reading: Units of Study    

Unit 1: Building Good Reading Habits

Unit 2:  Word Detectives Use All They Know to Solve Words

Unit 3:  Learning About the World:  Reading Nonfiction

Unit 4: Readers Get to Know Character

Unit 5: Readers Have Big Jobs to do

Unit 6: Meeting Characters and Learning Lessons: A Study of Story Elements

Unit 7: Reading Nonfiction Cover to Cover: Nonfiction Book Clubs

Students will have access to Raz-Kids, which is an additional reading resource.


WRITING: Units of Study 

Unit 1: Small Moments:  Writing with Focus, Detail, and Dialogue

Unit 2: Nonfiction Chapter Books

Unit 3: Writing Reviews

Unit 4: From Scenes to Series: Writing Fiction


Operations and Algebraic Thinking:

  • Addition and Subtraction Concepts
  • Addition and Subtraction Strategies
  • Addition and Subtraction Relationships
  • Chapters 1-5

    Number and Operations in Base Ten

  • Count and Model Numbers
  • Compare Numbers
  • Two-Digit Addition and Subtraction
  • Chapters 6-8
  • Measurement and Data

  • Measurement
  • Represent Data
  • Chapters 9-10


  • Two-Dimensional Geometry
  • Three-Dimensional Geometry
  • Chapters 11-12

Website:  This can be used for additional support and activities. 



Engineering Design: Engineering, Technology, and Applications of Science

Physical Science: Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer

Earth Science: Earth’s Place in the Universe

Life Science: Heredity: Inheritance and Variations of Traits

                         From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes


                    Social Studies:

                                      Unit 1: People Everywhere
          Unit 2: Where We Live
          Unit 3: World of Work
          Unit 4: Everything Changes
          Unit 5: Good Citizens


1st grade supplies

  • Plastic rectangular pencil box
  • 6 packs of Post-its
  • Headphones: Please put them in a Ziplock bag, labeled with your child’s name
  • 1 folder (with two-pockets)
  • Please do not send in pencils, glue, pens, or pencil sharpeners.  These will be provided to the students.  


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