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First Grade Curriculum

Oak Meadow’s lively and engaging First Grade curriculum will help you guide your child toward solid reading and math skills while encouraging an active, inquisitive mind.

First Grade Curriculum Books

Literacy skills are developed through a language-rich curriculum that focuses on stories, poems, and songs. Students progress through learning how to print upper- and lowercase letters to a study of word families and consonant blends. The imagination is sparked through fairy tales, nature stories, and traditional verses as your child develops the necessary skills and confidence to read independently.

In Social Studies, students begin to develop a sense of time and place as they encounter classic tales, make their own calendars, and draw maps of their neighborhoods. Multicultural awareness is explored through community connections and a developing sense of good citizenship.

In the Math curriculum, stories are integrated into the study of numbers, and objects from nature collected on a walk become part of learning the four mathematical processes. Students also explore sequences, patterns, counting money, and geometric shapes.

Science, Arts & Crafts, Music, and Health round out the First Grade experience. Each week students engage in observations of the natural world, express themselves through painting and crafts, develop their recorder playing skills, and conduct inquiries into topics related to their healthy development.

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First Grade Overview

Projects, Crafts, & Activities

  • Make a book of stories with summaries and illustrations
  • Create your own store and marketplace
  • Make a Native American teepee
  • Make a weather vane
  • Identify animal tracks
  • Learn to knit
  • Build a birdhouse

First Grade Curriculum Materials

First Grade Syllabus
Heart of Learning
Home Teacher’s Process Manual

Supplementary Materials
Beginning Recorder
Songbook
Music CD
Fairy Tales
Word Family Reader
Little Bear
Little Bear’s Visit
A Kiss for Little Bear
Frog & Toad Are Friends
Frog & Toad Together
Mouse Soup
Mouse Tales
Growing, Growing Strong
Craft Kit

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