Illinois Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

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Grade 1
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BIBLE*

Belonging to His Family
Heavenly family: the trinity, angels
Earthly Family: Adam and Eve
Families of the Promise: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob
Families of the Exodus: Joseph, Moses

Families at the times of the Judges and Kings
Family of Jesus:
Parents, Disciples, Friends
Early Church Family: disciples after Christ's resurrection

SDA church family
Church Missionaries: Andrews through today's mission outreach
Reverence for God and His Word

 

ART

Primary and secondary colors
Form: geometric and irregular
Lines, size, relationships
Textures: visual and tactile
Color value: light, medium, dark

Emphasis, accent, dominance
Tools: scissors, crayons, brush, tempera, chalk, yarn, finger-paint, paper

Art experiences in drawing, painting, sculpture
Recognition of and appreciation for artists and their works, especially at holidays

 

COMPUTERS

Use of mouse
Joy stick, educational games
Ethics
Time limits, take turns

Introduction to keyboard, space, cursor, escape, delete, home row, return

Handling disc drives
Choose program from menu
Drawing: face maker, buildings, free circles and boxes

 

LANGUAGE ARTS

Reading
Pre-reading activities
Develop sight vocabulary
Decoding: consonants, vowels, blends, digraphs
Comprehension: main idea of paragraph, literal details, cause and effect
Read at instructional level
Read easy books independently
Speaking
Complete sentences
Pronunciation and usage
Role play, Christian drama, and choral reading

Simple poems, memory verses
Personal experiences and Bible Stories
Spelling
Name and address
Simple words
Listening
Stories, poetry
Directions, instructions
Critical thinking
Writing
Name, address, and phone number from memory
Correct upper and lower case manuscript letters

Capitalize "I", names, first word in sentence, months, days
Simple stories
Periods and question marks
Literature and Media
Prose, Poetry,
Television
Identify prose and poetry
Identify real and imaginative
Discrimination in television viewing

 

MATHEMATICS

Counting and writing to 100
Counting by 2's, 5's, and 10's
Place value: base 10
Addition and subtraction without regrouping
Identify fractions: 1/2, 1/3, 1/4

Estimation
Measuring: standard and metric
Recognize time: clock and calendar
Recognize value of coins and paper money

Geometric patterns and shapes
Simple word problems
Basic charts and graphs
Simple properties of sets
Counting backwards from 10
Cardinal and ordinal numbers

 

MUSIC

Skip and step patterns
Match voice, instrument pitch
Notes on staff
Pitch and rhythm instruments
Brass, woodwind, percussion

Steady beat
Motion songs
Verse and refrain of song
Whole, half, quarter notes, rests
High and low sounds

 Identify musical instruments
 Music and instruments of Baroque period
 Hymns of praise
 Classroom singing

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Motor skills: ball and jump rope activities, tag games, movement exploration activities

Fitness: testing, running, jogging, balance
Concepts: safety, rules of health, fitness, games

Positive attitudes: self-worth, self-control, responsibility
Interpersonal skills: cooperation

 

SCIENCE & HEALTH+

God's provision for humans and animals
Diet, growth and development
Habitats: i.e., desert

God's natural laws: magnetism, inertia, friction, electricity, gravity
New Earth

Sun, earth, moon
Simple machines
Weather and seasons
Personal hygiene and safety

 

SOCIAL STUDIES+

Maps and globes
Families, school neighborhood, and community

Social skills and responsibility
Multicultural families

Time lines
Holidays, traditions, and customs
Neighborhood helpers

 

* Bible series may be rotated through grades 1-4. Materials for each series are adapted to the appropriate grade level.

+ Subjects may alternate for grades 1 and 2 and for grades 3 and 4. Materials are adapted to the appropriate grade level.