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					         1ST GRADE LEARNER BEHAVIORS AND SKILLS                                           Count and reads whole numbers to 100                                    Knows that learning can come from careful                                Describe qualities and distinctive traits of various
                                                                                          Use a variety of strategies to find differences and                      observations and simple experiments                                       ethnic groups, as shown through stories about
A. Reading                                                                                 sums to 12, including pictoral representation and                       Knows that in science it is helpful to work with a                        famous Americans
Concepts of Print                                                                          manipulatives                                                            team and share findings with others                                      Explain that ancestors of Americans come from
       Demonstrate directionality and return sweep                                       Model equivalent quantities, including                        Earth and Space Science                                                             places such as Europe, Asia, and Africa
       Identifies beginning sentence capitalization and end                               composing/decomposing large quantities                                  Knows that the sun provides sun and heat to the                          Explain that Americans have a variety of different
        punctuation                                                                       Identify equivalent representations of 2 digit                           earth and other planets                                                   religions, community and family celebrations and
Phonological Awareness                                                                     numbers.                                                                Knows weather patterns change over the seasons                            customs held by members of the class and their
       Identify consonant blends with reading/language arts,                             Identify equivalent representations of two digit                         which vary depending on the location in our world                         families, as exhibited through class members'
        speech                                                                             numbers                                                       Life Science                                                                        religions, family celebrations, and customs.
       Identify digraphs sh, th, ch                                                      Define the “estimate”                                                   Knows that related plants and animals closely                            Know that language, customs and different forms
       Identify short and long vowels                                                    Show basic whole number relationships using                              resemble each other                                                       of shelter are components of culture
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Discuss why people celebrate holidays
        Orally and physically blend and segment onset and rime.                            tens and ones                                                           Knows that plants and animals have features that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Define Independence Day, Columbus Day,
        Alphabetize words by first letter                                                 Compare numbers by identifying 10 more and 10                            help them live in different environments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Thanksgiving Day, President’s Day, and MLK Day
       Segment and count syllables in multiple syllabic words                             less                                                                    Knows that plants require air, water, nutrients,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              as holidays
       Translate letter patterns into spoken language by using                           Estimate numbers in a group                                              and light
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Explore the concepts of: area that is now US was
        phonics, syllabification and word parts                                           Check estimations by counting                                           Knows that distinct environments support the life                         first populated by N. Americans; pilgrim
                                                                                          Recognize the fraction ½                                                 of different types of plants and animals                                  settlement; US settled by immigrants from east to
Decoding                                                                                  Explain that “half” means one part of two equal                         Knows that body parts work together to perform                            west
       Use a variety of strategies to identify unknown words:                             parts                                                                    many functions                                                           Identify North Americans as the 1st Americans
        reread, beginning/ending word sounds, word parts, picture                         Represent one half of a given shape                           Physical Science                                                                   Know who early settlers were and that
        clues, oral language patterns, context clues, and word                 Algebra                                                                            Knows that all matter takes up space in the form
        family knowledge                                                                                                                                                                                                                      pilgrims were settlers who came to North
                                                                                        Recognize and label patterns: AABB, AAB, and                               of solid, liquid or gas
       Identify grade-level high frequency words                                                                                                                  Knows solids, liquids and gases have different
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              America
                                                                                         ABC
       Self-correct by using clues from language, print, and context                   Continue patterns AABB, AAB, and ABC                                       properties                                                               Begin to conceptualize that both people and
       Read orally 21 wpm in fall, 48 wpm in spring                                    Produce linear patterns AABB, AAB, and ABC              L. Social Sciences                                                                           countries have a past
       Read aloud fluently and with appropriate expression                             Explore simple classification using multiple                    Behavioral Sciences                                                                Compare and contrast the lives of families
                                                                                         attributes                                                                Practice methods of problem solving, cooperation,                         that lived in 18th, 19th, 20th, & 21st
Vocabulary                                                                              Use terminology associated classification: sort,                           and listening                                                             centuries
       Identifies opposites, synonyms, plurals, homonyms,                               compare, classify                                                         Demonstrate accountability and responsibility for                        Read dates on a calendar
        possessives, and multiple meaning words                                         Solve for missing addends using the commutative                            ones actions and choices                                                 Place events in their own life in
       Acquire deep conceptual understanding of new vocabulary                          property                                                                  Recognize problems people face in getting along
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              chronological order
        to use in personal communication                                                Write number sentences to represent equal                                 Make good choices about relationships and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Identify temporal sequences such as days,
       Develop a passion for learning new words and meanings                            quantities                                                                 behaviors
                                                                                                                                                                   Evaluate choices as good or bad                                           weeks, months, years, and seasons
                                                                               Geometry and Measurement
Comprehension of Fiction                                                                                                                                           Respect authority, personal and public property                          Use correct terminology and phrases that
                                                                                        Identify cone, cube, sphere, cylinder, rectangle,
      Summarize text (e.g., beginning, middle, and end)                                                                                                           Define neighborhoods a key places in a                                    relate to time and recognizes the existences
                                                                                         prism, pyramid
      Identify story elements such as character, setting, problem,                     Recognize equal parts
                                                                                                                                                                    community                                                                 of changing historical periods
       plot, and solution                                                                                                                                          Explain that community members help others and                 Political Science/Civic Literacy
                                                                                        Compose and decompose plane shapes
      Sequence events                                                                  Describe relationships between plane shapes
                                                                                                                                                                    make a difference in their lives                                    Identify current United States president
      Make and evaluate logical predictions                                                                                                                       Recognize that people live in different kinds of                    Describe what presidents do
                                                                                        Sort 3D shapes using attributes: corners, edges,                           communities
      Ask and answer questions                                                          and sides                                                                                                                                      Explain that presidential authority comes from a vote
                                                                                                                                                                   Model and identify examples of citizenship,
      Connect to prior knowledge: text to text, text to self                           Demonstrate: in, out, over, under, above, below,                                                                                                by the people
                                                                                                                                                                    politeness, achievement, courage, honesty, and                  
      Identify main idea                                                                between, next to, behind, in front of                                                                                                           Recognize symbols that stand for the United States
                                                                                                                                                                    reliability
      Draw conclusions and make inferences                                             Explore locating items on a coordinate grid                          Economics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         including Pledge of Allegiance, flag, colors (red, white,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         blue), bald eagle, White House, Statue of Liberty
                                                                                        Recognize line symmetry as a result of slides,                            Recognizes that individuals and groups make
Comprehension of Non-Fiction                                                             flips, and turns                                                                                                                               Explain the meaning of rules and laws, who makes and
                                                                                                                                                                    economic choices among alternatives
      Be aware of features (structure/formatting/text size and                         Explore connections between attributes of shapes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         enforces them, and that they are made for our safety
       arrangement) of a non-fiction text                                                and solutions to spatial problems                                       Explain how certain inventors have positively
      Compare and contrast fiction and non-fiction                                     Read the calendar                                                        impacted society by creating inventions that make
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          M. Personal Health
      Ask and answer questions                                                                                                                                                                                                       Demonstrate ways to express wants, needs, and
                                                                                        Tell time to the half hour                                               life safer and easier.
      Make and evaluate logical predictions                                                                                                                                                                                           feelings
                                                                                        Explore 15 minute intervals                                             Distinguish the difference between needs and
      Ask and answer questions                                                                                                                                                                                                       Model ways to be healthy: rest, hygiene, diet, exercise
                                                                                        Read a thermometer to the nearest 1/10                                   wants
      Connect to prior knowledge: text to text, text to self                                                                                                                                                                        Prevent illness and injury
                                                                                        Select a measurement tool appropriate to a given                      Geography
      Identify main idea                                                                                                                                        Analyze parts of an address                                         Identify trusted adults who can help
                                                                                         task (volume, length, weight)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Identify/avoid negative health practices
       Draw conclusions and make inferences                                             Use terms of measurement: inches, length, ruler,                         Identify parts of an address
      Uses newspapers, magazines, pictures, dictionaries,                                                                                                       Verbalize that maps are drawings                        N. Work Habits
                                                                                         cups, heavier, lighter, scale,
                                                                                                                                                                 Use map key and cardinal directions to locate                       Communicate and work productively with others to
       websites, posters, sign, graphs, audio and video to gain                         Explore weight in pounds
       information                                                                                                                                                things on maps                                                       complete a task
                                                                               Data Analysis
                                                                                                                                                                 Orally, verbally, or visually explain that the United               Recognize the different roles and responsibilities
                                                                                        Demonstrate data representation with
Exposure to a Variety of Genres                                                                                                                                   States and other countries are part of the Earth.                   Open to change
                                                                                         pictographs, tally charts, and bar graphs using 1
        Identify and choose poetry, fairy tales, fiction, and non-                                                                                              Recognize distinctive land and water features on                    Learn and demonstrate leadership skills, integrity,
                                                                                         to 1 correspondence
         fiction                                                                                                                                                  a map                                                                ethical behavior, and social responsibility
                                                                                        Discuss events related to student’s experiences
        Connect common themes across genres                                             as likely or unlikely
                                                                                                                                                                 Explore the concept of natural resources                          Demonstrate initiative and self-direction in
        Experience a variety of widely-known literature that                                                                                                    Develop a concept of heritage and ancestry                         activities
                                                                                        Interpret bar graphs and pictographs by
                                                                                                                                                                 Develop a concept of ongoing immigration and
         represents the cultural norms of past and current societies                     generating questions and making predictions                                                                                                Work productively: on task, organized,
Determining Purpose                                                                                                                                               emigration
                                                                                   Financial Literacy                                                           Recognizes that people can work together to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     industrious, appropriate talking
        Discuss purpose of a text after reading                                        Recognize the value of coins of differing values                         make difference in the environment                                Demonstrate self-confidence
B. Writing                                                                               and various combinations                                        History                                                         O. Technological Literacy
        Process                                                                        Count quarters, half-dollars, and combinations of
        Conventions                                                                                                                                             Read folktales, legends and stories from around         P. Home Skills
                                                                                         coins of various values                                                  the world
        Applications                                                   K. Science                                                                               Describe the main folktale/legend/story characters      AA.       Music
                                                                               Science as Inquiry                                                                and their distinctive cultural traits.
C.        Mathematics                                                                   Asks meaningful questions that extend                                                                                                     Singing
                                                                                                                                                                 Read stories about famous Americans
         Number Operations                                                              investigations
             Sings on pitch in rhythm (maintaining a steady            Uses a variety of non-loco-motor skills:
              tempo) with appropriate tone, color, and posture           bending, twisting, stretching, turning, and
             Sings expressively with appropriate dynamics,              lifting                                                                    Fairfield Community School District
              phrasing, and interpretation                              Demonstrates control in traveling activities                                        Grade 1 Report Card
             Sings in groups matching dynamic levels,                   without falling: changes speed, direction;
              responding to cues of a conductor                          jumps, lands, balances-one foot, one hand,
             Sings from memory a varied repertoire of songs             hands and knees
              representing genres and styles from diverse               Understands vocabulary of basic movement
              cultures                                                  Understands positional terms
         Performance                                                   Demonstrates concepts of spatial
             Performs in rhythm and maintains a steady beat             awareness and movement control
              with appropriate dynamics, tone, and color                 throughout basic skills
             Performs accurately and independently (on                 Accepts feedback to improve performance
              appropriate classroom instruments) easy                   Introduced to gymnastics, tumbling, and
              rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic patterns                   improvisational movement
             Echoes short rhythms and melodic patterns                 Follows rules and procedures
         Music Reading                                                 Uses equipment and space safely and
             Reads whole, half, quarter, and eighth; rest in            properly
              meter signatures of 2/4, 4/4,and ¾                        Works cooperatively with another to
             Uses system to read simple pitch notation in the           complete a task regardless of differences
                                                                                                                                                                     Pupil Progress Descriptors
              treble clef in major keys                                 Uses proper warm-up and cool-down
                                                                                                                        This numbering system represents proficiency levels for your grade 1 student. Students who do not meet all of
             Identifies symbols and traditional terms referring         techniques
              to dynamics, tempo, and articulation                                                                      the criteria for a (5) or for a (3) might have their proficiency level described as a (4) or a (2).
         Music Interpretation
             Responds to selective, prominent music
              characteristics or specific music events through
              purposeful movement                                                                                       Exceeds Grade Level Expectations this Quarter-Proficiency Level 5
AB.       Art
         Art Processes                                                                                                        Consistently demonstrates mastery beyond grade level
             Uses media/tools appropriately and safely
                                                                                                                               Needs advanced assistance, instruction, and guidance to further learning, including at-home help
             Demonstrates good craftsmanship
         Art Functions                                                                                                        Engages to complete learning tasks thoroughly and accurately
             Describes own art, ideas, and creative processes                                                                 Exhibits consistent deep conceptual understanding of concepts and skills
             Describes art in terms of art elements                                                                           Independently makes connections to other concepts, skills, and experiences
         Art Connections                                                                                                      Rapidly acquires new knowledge and skill sets
             Creates products that demonstrate
              understanding of art history, culture, and/or
              concept
             Identifies significant works of art by name and/or
              artist’s name
                                                                                                                       Meets Grade Level Expectations this Quarter-Proficiency Level 3
AC.       Physical Education
             Team Play                                                                                                        Demonstrates steady grade level proficiency
                  Uses a variety of basic control skills: throws,                                                             Needs developmentally appropriate assistance, instruction, and guidance, including at-home help
                   catches, dribbles, kicks                                                                                    Engages to complete learning tasks thoroughly and accurately
                  Demonstrates spatial awareness and                                                                          Exhibits acceptable understanding of concepts and skills
                   movement control while interacting with                                                                     Makes connections to other concepts, skills, and experiences with assistance
                   others
                  Follows rules and procedures
                                                                                                                               Successfully acquires new knowledge and skill sets
                  Uses equipment and space safely and
                   properly
                  Demonstrates understanding of purpose of
                   rules in games
                  Socially contributes during physical activities                                                      Needs Reinforcement this Quarter-Proficiency Level 1
             Physical Fitness
                  Uses a variety of loco-motor movements:
                   running, skipping, hopping, galloping, sliding
                  Finds pleasure in participation in physical                                                                 Demonstrates minimal growth towards grade level proficiency
                   activities                                                                                                  Needs significant additional assistance, instruction and guidance, including at-home help
                  Understands health benefits of physical                                                                     Needs additional attention to engage in completing learning tasks thoroughly and accurately
                   activity                                                                                                    Exhibits repeated misunderstanding
                  Identifies physiological indicators of exertion                                                             Makes little to no connections to other concepts and skills
                  Engages in activities that develop muscular                                                                 Struggles to acquire new knowledge and skill sets
                   strength and endurance
                  Uses proper warm-up and cool-down
                   techniques
             PEP Grant

				
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