Our Lady Star of the Sea School

PO Box 560 / 90 Alexander Lane, Solomons, Maryland 20688  

Phone (410) 326-3171  Email: olssschool@comcast.net  Fax (410) 326-9478

1st Grade Schedule

1st Grade Academic Standards & Curriculum

Archdiocese of Washington Academic Standards define what students in Catholic Schools should know and be able to do at each grade level.


MATH: Series used: Saxon Math

1) Number Sense: Students understand symbols, objects, and pictures used to represent numbers up to 100, and show an understanding of fractions. They identify even and odd numbers.

2) Computation: Students demonstrate the meaning of addition and subtraction and use these operations to solve problems. They learn the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction facts.

3) Algebra & Functions: Students use number sentences with the symbols +, -, and = to solve problems. They learn to create and extend number patterns.

4) Geometry: Students identify common geometric shapes, classify them by common attributes, and describe their relative position or location.

5) Measurement: Students learn how to measure length, and how to compare, order, and describe other kinds of measurements, including length, capacity, weight, temperature, time, and money.

6) Problem Solving: Students make decisions about how to set up and solve problems, and how to explain their reasoning. They create, compare, and interpret data using graphs.


LANGUAGE ARTS: Series used: McGraw-Hill Treasures

READING:

1) Word Recognition, Fluency, & Vocabulary Development: Students understand the basic features of words. They see letter patterns and know how to translate them into spoken language by using phonics, syllables, vocabulary,and word parts. They apply this knowledge to achieve fluent oral and silent reading.

2) Reading and Comprehension: Students read and understand grade-level material. They build comprehension strategies including understanding various types of texts, self-correcting, reading ahead, rereading, reading aloud, making & confirming predictions, sequencing events, summarizing, creating mental images, and making inferences. Students read a variety of narrative and expository texts, such as classic and contemporary literature, nursery rhymes, alphabet books, and online information.

3) Literacy Response & Analysis: Students read and respond to a wide variety of literature. They identify and discuss the character theme, plot, and setting in stories.  

WRITING & SPELLING:

4) Writing Process: Students discuss ideas for group stories and other writing, and write clear sentences and paragraphs that develop a central idea. They progress through the stages of the writing process, including prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing.

5) Writing Applications: Students begin to write compositions that describe and explain familiar objects, events, and experiences. They use their understanding of word sounds to write simple rhymes. They start to use descriptive words when writing.

6) Written English Language Conventions: Students write using conventions of Standard English through handwriting, sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling. Spelling focuses on three- and four-letter words and sight words.    

LISTENING AND SPEAKING:

7) Skills, Strategies, & Applications: Students listen and respond to oral communication. They speak in a manner that conveys ideas by using proper phrasing, pitch, and modulation. They deliver oral presentations on a stated topic.


SOCIAL STUDIES: Series used: Harcourt Social Studies

1) History: Students compare past and present times, and explore the differences and similarities in the lives of people long ago, and in the present. They measure time using clocks and calendars, and order events on a timeline. They learn the origins and significance of American songs, symbols, people, and events associated with holidays.

2) Civics & Government: Students learn about citizenship and the meaning of government, and identify rights and responsibilities of citizens.

3) Geography: Students learn to identify and map human and physical features, understand the use of cardinal directions, and identify continents, oceans, cities, and roads on maps and globes.

4) Human & Physical Systems and Seasonal Changes: Students compare similarities and differences in communities, and learn about natural resources and how they used. They observe and record daily and seasonal weather changes.

5) Economics: Students identify and compare goods, services, and jobs, and understand how and why they’re exchanged.


SCIENCE: Series used: Harcourt Science

1) The Nature of Science: Students are actively engaged in exploring how the world works through scientific inquiry. They explore, observe, count, collect, measure, compare, and ask questions.

2) Scientific Thinking: Students find answers to their questions by using measurements, estimations, and observation. They communicate through numbers, words, and drawings.

3) Physical Settings: Students investigate, describe, and discuss natural surroundings, and learn why things move and change, such as the transition from liquid to solid.

4) The Living Environment: Students learn about a variety of living things and events that can be observed. They learn about plant and animal interactions.

5) The Mathematical World: Students apply mathematics in scientific contexts. They begin to use numbers for computing, estimating, naming, measuring, and communication information. They make picture graphs and recognize patterns.

6) Patterns in Science: Students begin to understand how things are similar and different.  Using the concepts of constancy and change, they look for what changes and what does not change, and make comparisons.  


RELIGION:

Sadlier Religion’s “We Believe” series is comprised of four units: “Jesus Teaches Us About God’s Love”, “We Are Followers of Jesus”, “We Belong to the Church”, and “We Celebrate and Live Our Faith”. Students learn about the life of Jesus, God as our Father, the Church year, and the seasons of the Church.  Students strive to live like Jesus, and treat others the way we would want to be treated.


PHYSICAL EDUCATION:

1) Movement Forms: Students demonstrate competency in many movement forms and proficiency in other forms. They use locomotor and non-locomotor skills and move to rhythm, demonstrate balance, and have the ability to jump, climb, and roll. They manipulate objects using variations in force/effort.

2) Motor (Movement) Skills: Students learn to distinguish differences in tempo, force, and direction during movement. They identify major body parts.

3) Physical Activity: Students learn how physical activity contributes to health, and the changes that physical activity makes in their bodies, such as increased heart rate and rate of respiration.

4) Responsible Behavior: Students learn and apply behaviors that demonstrate an understanding of rules, regulations, directions, safety practices, and working cooperatively with others.

5) Understanding & Respect: Students begin to grow from an egocentric perspective to one in which relationships become more central.  Participation in activities enhances the importance of positive interpersonal relations such as sharing, cooperation, and courtesy.   


SPANISH:

Students engage in written and spoken conversations on topics such as greetings, days of the week, extended family members, and animals. They gain a working knowledge of numbers up to 30. They learn to recognize letters, sounds, and special characters of the Spanish language. They examine and experience the relationships among the practices, products, and perspectives of another culture and their own. They recognize words shared between English and Spanish, and the similarities and differences in the structural patterns of language. 


MUSIC:

Students learn how to perform music by singing and playing instruments alone and with others, using appropriate tone quality and steady tempo. Students learn how to create music by improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments, and composing and arranging music using voice, body percussion, and instruments. Students learn to respond to music by reading, notating, and interpreting music. They listen to, analyze, and describe music. They begin to learn the relationship between music and the other arts, and music in relation to history and culture.  


ART:

Students learn about the significance of art in relations to historical, social, political, and spiritual issues. They describe, research, and interpret works of art and their significance. Students observe, select, and utilize a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas in their work. They understand and apply elements (shape, line, color, texture) and principles (repetition) in their work. A variety of art media is explored, including drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, and mixed media. Students learn about art-related professions, and about the integrative nature of art forms including dance, theater, music, visual art, and media art.  

Welcome to

TIME
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
  7:45 - 8:00
Arrival
Arrival
Arrival
Arrival
Arrival
  8:00 - 8:10
Morning Prayer
Morning Prayer
Morning Prayer
Morning Prayer
Morning Prayer
  8:15-10:00
Language Arts
Language Arts
Language Arts
Language Arts
Language arts
10:00-10:25
Snack / Morning Recess
Snack / Morning Recess
Snack / Morning Recess
Snack / Morning Recess
Snack / Morning Recess
10:30-11:00

Math

MathReading,Writing,Grammar
MathMath
11:00-11:45
Science/Social StudiesComputerMathReligion
Religion
11:45-12:25
Lunch, RecessLunch, RecessLunch, RecessLunch, RecessLunch, Recess
12:25-12:40
Independent Reading
Independent ReadingIndependent Reading
Spanish
Story Time
12:40 - 1:15
ReligionReligionMathReligion
  1:15 - 2:00
LibraryMusicScience/Social StudiesPhysical Education
Art
  2:00 - 2:45
Science/Social StudiesScience/Social Studies
Science / Social Studies
ReligionLiturgy
  2:45 - 3:00
Clean up, dismissalClean up, dismissalClean up, dismissalClean up, dismissalClean up, dismissal