Kissel Hill Elementary

First Grade Curriculum

The first grade reading curriculum focuses on literacy and phonics instruction.  Literacy includes: guided reading groups, independent reading, phonemic awareness and phonics instruction and writing.  Instruction is delivered in individual, small group and whole group settings to meet your child's needs.  All students will receive a reading envelope that contains a reading log, spelling list/word sort, a guided reading book, and (on occasion) a follow-up activity to complete at home.  Please practice the guided reading book and spelling words for a few minutes each night and sign the reading log.  

During daily writing workshop we will focus on the following:



*The writing process

*The craft of writing

The math curriculum include concepts such as numeration, addition and subtraction facts to 18, double-digit addition and subtraction with regrouping, place value, time, fractions, geometry and problem solving.  In addition to the math curriculum, Xtra Math is a timed math fact app that we use to help children master their math facts.  It is a leveled program and the children progress at their own individual pace.  

Content areas include science topics such as: animals, plants, health, human body, forces and matter.  
Social Studies topics include: communities, economics, citizenship, map skills, Native Americans and Pilgrims