First Grade Ten Week Plan

Edison Regional Gifted Center
Long Term Goals

Target Expectations within the Instructional Program    School Year 2008-2009
Concepts, Topics, Projects by Content Area                                 First Grade

Report Card Period  First Quarter

Language Arts, Reading/Literature
Students will:
•    Read with fluency
•    Distinguish between fiction and non-fiction stories
•    Recognize elements of a story; characterization, mood, plot and
•    setting
•    Use comprehension skill; classifying, making prediction, sequencing and summarizing

Communication Skills
Writing, Listening, Speaking
Students will:
•    Alphabetize words to the third letter
•    Write sentences
•    Edit sentences for correct capitalization and ending punctuation
•    Define and locate nouns
•    Identify rhyming words
•    Identify synonyms and antonyms

Students will:
•    spell words that have short vowel sounds
•    spell words that have long vowel sounds
•    Spell high-frequency words

Students will:
•    Count, read, write, and order whole numbers to 999
•    Compare whole numbers to 100, using the words greater
•    than, less than, and equal to
•    Find sums to 20 or less
•    Solve word problems
•    Use graphs
•    Count by 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s

Students will:
•    Use science journals for observations
•    Follow safety procedures while in lab
•    Identify safety symbols
•    Use scientific method while observing and completing lab activities
•    Use and understand the metric system while completing measurements in lab
•    State Goal 11: Understand the processes of scientific inquiry and technological design to investigate questions, conduct experiments and solve problems.

Social Studies
Students will:
•    Identify elements of Law and Government – citizenship; rules and ethic
•    Identify elements of Sociology; culture, traditions   
Students will:
During the months of September, October, and November, the following activities including assessments will be performed:  question/answer; singing in French, knowing and telling verbally the numbers, the colors, and the geometrical shapes in French; acting out mimes.  Students will also be assessed on their classroom participation and the ability to follow simple directions in French.  The children will be encouraged to ask in French maintenance questions such as, “May I go the bathroom?”, etc.  In doing so, the following State Goals will be addressed:
28.A.1a  Recognize basic language patterns (e.g., forms of address, questions, case).
28.A.1b  Respond appropriately to simple commands in the target language.
28.B.1a   Respond to and ask simple questions with prompts.
28.B.1b  Imitate pronunciation, intonation and inflection including sounds unique to the
               target language.
29.A.1    Use common forms of courtesy, greetings and leave takings appropriate to the
               time of day and relationship (adult, peer, and parent)
•    Les formes geometriques (learn to say the geometrical figures in French)
•    Les different sports (knowing how to say in French various sports)
•    Les couleurs (colors)
•    Les chiffres (numbers 1-20)
•    Les parties du corps (body parts)
•    Salutations (greetings)
•    Chansons (songs, Frere Jacques and The Farmer Goes to his Field)
•    Visual:  presentation d’un film avec Moustache (Film with Moustache, a French cat)
•    Introduction d’une ville Francaise (Showing of a country town in France)
•    Cultural:  Les Française font la bise et serrent la main.  (People in France kiss and/or shake hands as a form of salutation).
•    Expressions de classe (French expressions for day to day interaction in the classroom such as: May I go to the bathroom, May I go and drink some water…).
•    Activites kinestethiques:  games with the children needing to guess/show and tell body parts such as head, arm, foot, nose, etc.
•    Activites de dessins:  Children need to recognize and read in French colors and then color the right parts of the drawings.  (Countryside setting, animals, etc).
•    Prononuciation de l’alphabet en Français.
•    Presentation de mimes:  Mimes presentation during which children need to guess the sport presented.
•    Writing exercise: the children write the numbers and colors in French

Fine Arts
Students will:
•    Create art projects using a wide variety of materials to reinforce their knowledge of the Elements of Art;
•    including color, line, shape, form, texture, space and value
•    Continue to develop their knowledge of drama and improv techniques through participation in theater games
•    Participate in dance and movement activities
•    Begin to study the genres of music and participate in music activities

Learning Resource Center
Computer/Library Skills
Students will:
    * demonstrate responsible care for library books
    * demonstrate appropriate behavior during LRC activities
    * explore a variety of computer learning activities

Physical Education
Students will:
•    Students will: Demonstrate 2 basic locomotor skills (e.g., walk, hop) and 2 basic non-locomotor skills (e.g., twist and bend).
•    Demonstrate personal safety (recognizing personal space)
•    Following safety rules
•    Demonstrate spatial awareness
•    Participate safely in the day’s physical activity.
•    Low organize games
•    Moves with balance and control
•    Fitness Testing
•    Knee push ups, sit ups

Students will:
•    Describe safety rules for home and school
•    Discuss families
•    Give examples of how they are special
•    Describe ways to exhibit responsible behavior

Special Assignments/ Reports/ Research Projects

Complete an “I’m Special” collage

Complete Simple Gook Reports

Harlan Wallach Wallach,
Sep 11, 2008, 12:30 PM