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First grade is a year of great academic and social growth. As students learn to complete more of their day independently, they take on new responsibilities and leadership within the classroom. Through small group instruction, students build on their foundational literacy skills to become fluent readers and writers. In math, students tackle more complex topics and firm up their number sense and computational abilities. Students explore a variety of engaging and hands-on topics in Science and Social Studies including a study of Ancient Egypt.


List of 6 items.

  • Math

    •Computation: Use learned strategies to solve addition and subtraction problems within 100.
    •Operations: Understand place value and use place value to add and subtract.
    •Measurement: Understand the basics of measurement using nonstandard units to measure lengths. Tell time to the hour and half hour. Count coins using pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters.
    •Data: Interpret basic data sets using pictographs and bar graphs.
    •Problem Solving: Solve word problems with multiple steps.
  • Phonics

    •Phonological Awareness: Blend spoken sounds together. Isolate the beginning, middle, and final sounds of a spoken word. Segment a spoken word into its individual sounds.
    •Phonics and Word Recognition: Know and use the sound-spelling correspondence for consonants, short vowels, digraphs (ex. th), common vowel teams, final –e words, and inflectional endings.
  • Reading

    •Key Ideas and Details: Ask and answer questions about a text. retell stories, describe characters, and explain major events in a story. Identify the main topic of text and retell key details. Describe connections between the text and oneself, another text, or to a global concept or topic.
    •Craft and Structure: Explain the difference between books that tell stories and books that provide information.
    •Integration of Knowledge and Ideas: Use illustrations, diagrams, and photographs to describe key ideas from the text.
    •Fluency: Read a text with purpose, understanding, appropriate pacing, phrasing, and expression. Self-correct when a word recognition error is made.
  • Science

    Topics of study: Science Cycles, Light and Sound, The Human Body, Animals, Oceans, Rocks and Minerals, Dinosaurs, Earth’s Moon, States of Matter, Electricity
  • Social Studies

    Topics of study: Geography, Friendship, Communities, History Around the World, Early US History, and Holidays Around the World
  • Writing

    Text Types and Purposes: Write opinion pieces to share an opinion on a topic and reason for the option. Write an informational text to introduce a topic and provide some facts about the topic. Write a narrative text in which they retell two or more evens of the story.
    Language: Print all capital and lower-case letters. Capitalize dates and names of people. Use end punctuation for sentences. Use conventional spelling for commonly used words.
    Production and Distribution of Writing: With guidance, work through the writing process to edit, revise, and publish a piece of writing.
Indian Creek school is a co-educational, college preparatory independent school, located in Crownsville, Maryland.  Students in Pre-K3 through grade 12 receive a vibrant educational experience based on excellent academics steeped in strong student-teacher connections.