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    Welcome to First Grade!

    This the place to find information on curriculum and programming in Grade one.

    Language Arts: Reading Street (published by Pearson/Scott Foresman)

           Children learn to read by using good literature as a basis for daily lessons. Continuous practice builds decoding and sight word recognition skills which improve fluency. In first grade, children will participate in an integrated approach to learning reading and writing. Our program builds on a strong base of phonics, while using a variety of rich literature to teach literacy skills. 


    Mathematics: Everyday Math (published by Chicago Math)

    Throughout the year, your first grader will learn addition and subtraction facts through 10.  Math concepts introduced include time, measurement, money, fractions, probability and graphing. Problem solving strategies are emphasized throughout all the math concepts introduced. Manipulatives such as bears, blocks, coins, shapes, clocks and/or number lines are used daily.  



    Science and Social Studies: MA Curriculum Frameworks: site address http://www.doe.mass.edu/omste/ca.html

            We follow the frameworks that have been set by the state to see that children make adequate progress in Science.  This is done by integrating thematic science units throughout the year such as, seasons, outer space, ocean life, animal habitats and plants.  Our science instruction is primarily hands-on and interactive.




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