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
• Read with fluency
• Distinguish between fiction and non-fiction stories
• Recognize elements of a story; characterization, mood, plot and
• Use comprehension skill; classifying, making prediction, sequencing and summarizing
Writing, Listening, Speaking
• 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
• spell words that have short vowel sounds
• spell words that have long vowel sounds
• Spell high-frequency words
• 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
• 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.
• Identify elements of Law and Government – citizenship; rules and ethic
• Identify elements of Sociology; culture, traditions
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
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
• 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
* demonstrate responsible care for library books
* demonstrate appropriate behavior during LRC activities
* explore a variety of computer learning activities
• 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
• 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
ERGC Ten Week Plans >