Even now, says the Lord, return to me with your whole heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning...for God is slow to anger and rich in kindness. Joel 2:13 Español

Sacred Heart Academy

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1st Grade

1st Grade is taught by Ms. Leslie Mitchum and Ms. Brandie Morrison, Instructional Aide.
Mrs. Maria Downey teaches Spanish.  Mr. John Fouch teaches Physical Education.  Mr. Bradley Turner teaches Music.
Students will:
• Explore the world in order to learn about and respect God’s creation. We are all people of God
• Retell Scripture in their own words, through art and creative expression
• Participate in Liturgical/Sacramental celebrations and Catholic traditions
• Pray formally and informally alone and with others
• Contribute to service/justice projects locally and globally
• Demonstrate knowledge of simple liturgical gestures
• Experience the faith community of the classroom, school, parish and neighborhood
• Learn doctrine through the understanding of grade level ACRE (Assessment of Catechesis in Religious Education) vocabulary
• Understand God as loving Father and Trinity as central mystery
Students will:
• Recognize that all people are unconditionally loved by God
• Relate that God cares for everything He created and we must also care for it
• Tell how family members help and show their love for one another
• Identify special gifts given by God in each family member
• Show how trust is part of friendship
Students will:
• Participate in Lesson 3: Touching Safety
• Participate in Lesson 4: Virtus: Lesson 4 Telling Someone You Trust
• Participate in Lesson 7: Internet Safety
• Participate in Lesson 8: Creating and following family rules
Students will:
• Think clearly and solve problems in math (classify, compare, etc.)
• Talk and write clearly about math (present, explain, etc.)
• Make careful plans and use them (brainstorm, organize, etc.)
• Use math to solve daily life problems (observe, collect data, etc. )
• Sort objects by simple attributes
• Recognize and extend patterns
• Use data to create tables, picture and bar graphs, etc.
• Compare and measure length, weight and volume with standard tools
• Use manipulatives (clocks, coins, shapes, etc.) or drawings to model problems
• Read, write and compare numbers to 100
• Count to 100 by 1s, 2s, 5s and 10sand make reasonable estimates
• Understand the place value of ones, tens and hundreds
• Add and subtract combinations to 20 using various strategies
• Add and subtract two digit numbers without regrouping
• Add a series of 3 single digit numbers
• Write a number sentence to solve a word problem
• Identify and describe common plane and solid geometric objects
Students will:
• Decode letter patterns and know how to translate them into spoken language by using phonics, syllabication, and word parts
• Apply the basic features of written language to achieve fluent oral and silent reading
• Read and understand grade-level-appropriate material by drawing upon a variety of strategies: answering questions, making predictions, drawing conclusions, comparing information, etc.
• Read and respond to a wide variety of significant works of children’s literature
• Read independently and share personal reading choices with others
• Write clear and coherent sentences and paragraphs that develop a central idea while considering their audience and purpose
• Pre -write, draft, revise and edit
• Write compositions that describe and explain familiar objects, events, and experiences
• Write and speak with a command of standard English using proper sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling.
• Listen critically and respond appropriately to oral communication
• Speak in a manner that guides the listener to important ideas by using correct phrasing, pitch, and modulation
• Deliver brief recitations and oral presentations on familiar experiences or interests.
Students will:
• Think and talk about science
• Make plans and use them
• Answer questions using the scientific method
• Use science equipment safely and effectively
• Identify the five senses and use them to learn about science
• Draw and label the human body
• Classify living and non-living things
• Describe animal and plant life
• Distinguish the three states of matter (solid, liquid, gas)
• Recognize simple forms of energy (sound, light, heat)
• Identify the four seasons and note the effects on our daily lives
• Predict the consequences of weather changes
• Observe changes in the land, sky, and water
• Preserve the earth by reducing, reusing and recycling
Students will:
• Understand how families are similar and different
• Compare and contrast everyday life in different times and places around the world
• Describe and recognize simple land forms and bodies of water
• Find the location of continents and oceans on a map and globe
• Know and understand the symbols, icons, and traditions of the United States
• Describe the rights and individual responsibilities of citizenship
• Discover the cultural heritage of American citizens
• Identify the differences between goods and services
• Understand basic economic concepts and individual choice
Students will:
• Recognize and produce melody and rhythm
• Move to different styles of music
• Appreciate multicultural music and songs
• Perform music skills appropriately
• Recognize and use the basic elements of art
• Find patterns in the environment
• Use a wide variety of art media safely and appropriately
• Develop an appreciation and respect for multicultural art
Students will:
• Participate in activities that promote physical fitness, good sportsmanship, and the development of motor skills
• Learn about healthy nutrition
• Participate and learn the fundamentals of organized games
• Use a variety of sports objects and equipment.