Reading Goals
Reading Benchmarks

Reading – “Dramatizing Characters and Deepening Comprehension in reading Clubs”

Readers have deeper ideas about the characters in the books they read.

• Readers read and reread, using smooth storytelling voices to bring out characters’ thoughts and feelings. How can I make my voice smooth and sound more like I’m talking so the characters come to life?

• Readers-like actors and directors-zoom in on important parts. How can I read, think, and write about my characters so I have better conversations with my partner?

• Readers perform, talk, and think about books inside of clubs. How can I become a better club member- one who comes ready to talk about books, to act out the characters, and to give tips to others?

• Standards RL 1.2, 1.3, 1.10, RF 1.4, SL 1.1


Writing Workshop – “From Scenes to Series: Writing Fiction”

• Writers use pretending skills to invent characters and small moment adventures

• Writers use what they know about story writing to create a series of books about a character who faces lots of challenges and adventures

• Writers use mentor texts and narrative writing skills to write even better realistic fiction stories • Writers can revise and edit their series books to prepare for publication

• Standards W 1.3, 1.5


• Identify and describe three-dimensional shapes according to defining attributes

• Combine and identify three-dimensional shapes to make new shapes using the strategy act it out

• Identify two-dimensional shapes on three-dimensional shapes

• Use defining attributes to sort and describe two-dimensional shapes

• Use objects to compose and combine new two-dimensional shapes using the strategy act it out

• Decompose combined shapes into shapes


Curriculum Conference

Mrs. Bernstein, Ms. DeLeon, Ms. Eisenberg, Mrs. Ickowics, Mrs. Sonnenberg

The following is a basic overview of our first grade curriculum. Each area will involve children working individually and in groups. Many exciting projects and class trips are being planned. We will be working with Performance Tasks and following the Common Core State Standards in Literacy and Math.

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The aim of the first grade is to learn reading skills and vocabulary, and build a background for comprehension, thinking, analyzing, and predicting..

Reading Workshops/Writing Workshops – individual conferencing

  • Grammar and Writing Mechanics
  • Phonics/Word Attack Skills
  • Library lessons
  • Poetry appreciation
  • Book sharing/Read alouds/Guided Reading
  • Writers’ Workshop
  • Listening and speaking skills
  • Leveled “Just-Right” Books


Go Math!

  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Addition and Subtraction relationships
  • Count and model numbers
  • Compare numbers
  • Two-digit addition and subtraction
  • Measurement
  • Represent data
  • Three-dimensional geometry
  • Two-dimensional geometry


  • Thematic/seasonal project
  • Connect to literature


Trips are in the planning process. You will receive further notification.


Health and Safety

  • Good nutrition/health
  • Bus safety
  • Fire prevention
  • Safety in school, home and community
  • Snack time – healthy snacks

Social Studies

  • Current Events
  • Map and globe skills
  • Cultural backgrounds and diversity
  • Communities around the world
  • People of the world- economic, social and political aspects of families, neighborhoods, and nations
  • American government and history
  • American government and history
  • Families


  • Animals
  • Environments for living things
  • Solids, liquids, and gas
  • Heat, light, and sound
  • Weather
  • Seasons
  • Objects in the sky


  • Math Enrichment - Ms. Mammes
  • Computers - Mr. Bebenroth
  • Enrichment – Mrs. Hammer
  • Gym - Mr. Niccolich
  • Library - Ms. Gruber
  • Music- Ms. Desvigne
  • Art- Ms. Cooper


Trips are in the planning process. You will receive further notification.