Blue Ribbon School - Mrs. Perkins' Dolch Words

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					        Social Studies                      Curriculum Connections
           (The learner will…)                                                                The
                                            We believe children learn best as they

   Describe the qualities of good
                                            experience the world around them. Your
    citizenship in the home, school, and
                                            first grader will have the opportunity to
                                            attend many culturally diverse field trips

   Interpret and use simple maps
                                            and participate in a variety of activities
   Explain the purpose of government
                                            within our own community. Children will
   Demonstrate the concepts of: goods
                                            participate in activities such as the
    and services; producers and
    consumers; wants and needs
   Distinguish between past, present,
                                               Nutcracker Ballet
    and future
                                               French/German/Spanish lessons with
   Explore diverse cultures
                                                High School students
                                               Wick’s Apple House
                                               Fernwood Nature Center visiting our
                                               Fernwood Nature Center “on

                                                Planting seeds with High School
                                                                                          First Grade
              Science                       
                                                Young Authors with High School
                                                                                         Skill Expectations
           (The learner will…)                  partners
                                               Local Public Library
   Classify groups of living/nonliving
                                               Various community guest speakers           The Primary School
                                               Curious Kids Museum Trip
   Show awareness of the five senses
                                               South Bend Chocolate Company Trip                   is a
   Investigate weather patterns
   Explore the earth’s surface: land and
                                               High School mentoring                      Reading Renaissance
    water                                                                                      Model School
   Begin to use the scientific method
                                                    Skills are aligned with
                                                                                                   and a
   Identify the parts of a plant and an
    insect                                      Michigan Curriculum Framework               Blue Ribbon School
   Develop an awareness of the water
   Use scientific knowledge to ask               First Grade Teaching Staff
                                                                                             Mrs. Jill Perkins
    questions and make observations                        (revised July 2001)
                                                                                              First Grade
Reading/Language Arts                               Writing Skills                             Mathematics
           (The learner will…)                  (We will assist our learners in…)         (We will assist our learners in…)
   Use long and short vowels                  Printing first and last name             Classifying numbers: greater/lesser,
   Identify parts of a book                   Printing daily work legibly               even/odd
   Note details in a story                    Using descriptive language               Problem solving
   Choose the best title                      Beginning journaling; expressing         Reproducing repeating patterns
   Alphabetize to the first letter             thoughts in written form                 Identifying money: penny, nickel,
   Identify before/after                      Understanding plurals                     dime, quarter, half-dollar, dollar
   Listen and follow directions               Beginning to write complete              Adding and subtracting facts to ten
   Compare and contrast stories                sentences                                Rote counting to 100
   Identify rhyming words/sounds              Beginning to use appropriate             Identifying and writing numbers to
   Identify story elements                     punctuation (. , ? ! “)                   100
   Comprehend reading material at             Recognizing action and naming words      Telling time to the hour and half
    grade level                                Developing characters                     hour
   Express ideas orally                       Recognizing story patterns               Understanding place value of: ones,
   Demonstrate good listening behavior        Becoming aware of multi-cultural          tens, and hundreds
   Identify and read basic sight words         literature and language                  Estimating and measuring in inches
    and vocabulary words                                                                  and centimeters
   Demonstrate mastery of letters                                                       Counting in multiples of 2, 5, and 10
   Use sound/symbol relationships                                                        to 100
   Retell, dramatize, or dictate a story                                                Beginning to use simple fractions
   Demonstrate an awareness of                                                          Identifying days of the week,
    classroom reference materials                                                         months of the year, number words,
   Explain the difference between                                                        and color words
    fiction and non-fiction stories                                                      Comparing, sorting, and classifying
                                                                                          geometric shapes
                                                                                         Making and reading a simple graph
                                                                                         Organizing data using tally marks

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