1st Grade

First grade at Pineview Elementary School is filled with quality learning opportunities in the areas of reading, writing, math, science, and social studies. Language and literacy development are integrated throughout the day in all content areas.

We use the Houghton-Mifflin 1st Grade Reading Series as the foundation of our reading curriculum, along with including a variety of reading based activities from two research-based reading programs, The Daily Five and the CAFE. These programs all help to foster literacy independence, and allow all students to be actively engaged in daily literacy assessment and instruction.

Everyday Math Series guides us through our 1st grade math skills. This curriculum, along with a variety of hands-on opportunities with math manipulatives and games, helps to prepare our students to use math in their daily lives.

Our 1st grade handwriting program is Zaner-Bloser. This program allows for daily practice in proper letter and numeral formation. We use the "Six Traits of Writing" to help our first grade students to begin their journey to becoming successful writers. The six traits are: Ideas, Organization, Voice, Sentence Fluency, Word Choice, and Conventions.

The first grade Social Studies and Health curriculum are theme-based around the standards and benchmarks that are established for first grade students. We use the Foss curriculum in the content area of Science. This curriculum is inquiry based, and allows for plenty of exploration, experimentation, and observation.

The first grade program is one that meets the needs of all learners. Instruction and activities are planned that enable students to construct knowledge through real life connections, peer interactions, meaningful experiences, and active engagement in the learning environment.