First Grade



Language Arts/Reading:

Students will begin to explore informational text.  Students will explore text structure and how it helps readers to understand informational text.  Students will also learn how to use text features to understand new concepts that they are reading about.  We will work on identifying the main idea and key details of informational text.  A variety of graphic organizers will be used to help understand the key concepts being taught. 


            We are focusing on learning to read blends.  Blends are sounds that can be separated, unlike digraphs.  We will also focus on r-controlled sounds (ar, or, er, ir, ur).  Please check your child’s folder for the helpful parent letters that go home at the beginning of each new unit.



 Students are continuing to practice their math fluency of addition and subtraction facts within twenty.   We will also be introducing telling time to the hour /half hour as well as identifying shape attributes.


Science/Social Studies:

         We are beginning to learn about what character traits make a good citizen.  Students will learn key words to identify a good citizen and symbols to identify those traits.  Students will integrate cubism to what they have learned about citizenship.   Students will also continue to learn about animal habitats and how their unique characteristics help them to survive.  

Rotella Interdistrict Magnet School
380 Pierpont Rd
Waterbury , CT 06705