In First Grade students will acquire the following skills:


  • Decode multi syllable words
  • Use reading comprehension strategies to elaborate on what they are reading
    • Identify main idea
    • Draw conclusions
    • Cause and effect
    • Compare and contrast
  • Read at least 60 words per minute orally with good comprehension, expression and fluency
  • Discuss literary elements of a story
    • Character
    • Plot
    • Setting
    • Theme


  • spell short and long vowel words with the following patterns
    • Vowel/Consonant (VC)
    • CVC
    • CVCC
    • CVCCe
    • Vowel teams
  • Add -s and -es to the ends of words
  • Spell words with digraphs sh and th
  • Spell words with ng and nk
  • Spell words with r-controlled vowels
  • Add -er and -est to the end of words
  • Spell compound words
  • Add suffixes to words (-ly and -ful)
  • Spell words with the vowel sound in “how”
  • Spell words with the vowel sound in “out”
  • Spell words with the vowel sound in “book” and “moon”
  • Spell words with the vowel sound in “boy”
  • Spell words with the vowel sound in “saw”
  • Add prefixes (un- and re-)

Writing and Grammar:

  • Use conventional spelling to create piece of writing that others can read
  • use appropriate punctuation marks at the end of a sentence
    • periods, question marks, exclamation points
  • Identify nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs
  • Create continuous strokes to write letters, words, and numbers legibly in print
  • Use the writing process to publish a book
  • Construct a topic sentence
  • Add detail to their writing
  • Construct a closing sentence at the end of their writing piece


  • Use models and different strategies to solve addition and subtraction problems
  • Understand the Additive Identity Property for Addition and the Commutative Property of Addition
  • Demonstrate fluency in addition and subtraction facts within 20
  • Use a variety of strategies to find sums within 20 (ex. count on or doubles facts)
  • Solve addition and subtraction problems using the s
  • Count, read, and write numerals to represent a number of 100-120 objects
  • Identify place value of numbers to the hundreds place
  • Order objects by length
  • Measure objects using nonstandard units of measurements
  • Tell times and write times to the hour and half hour
  • Read and interpret picture graphs, bar graphs, and tally charts
  • Recognize different attributes of two and three-dimensional shapes
  • Identify two-dimensional shapes on three-dimensional shapes
  • Identify equal and unequal parts in two-dimensional shapes
  • Partition circles and rectangles into two or four equal shares


  • Identify concepts of light and sound
  • Identify different parts of the life cycle of plants
  • Identify different types of plants

Social Studies:

  • Identify the purpose and traditions of major American holidays
  • Classify and connect families and their role in the community
  • Identify different types of pets and their needs
  • Name major presidents and understand the role of the president in the United States
  • Explore map skills highlighting the cardinal directions, continents, and oceans
Bornblum Jewish Community School.

Bornblum Jewish Community School.