​First Grade Curriculum

Students will:
  • Explore the world in order to learn about and respect God's creation

  • 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 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 and Catechesis for Religious Education) vocabulary


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

Student will:
  • Participate in Lesson 3: Boundaries
  • Participate in 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, and 5s, and 10s and 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​​

MUSIC - Students will:
  • Recognize and produce melody and rhythm
  • Move to different styles of music
  • Appreciate multicultural music and songs
  • Perform music skills appropriately

ART - Students will:
  • 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


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 use the keyboard and mouse to initiate menu commands (new, save, open, print, etc.)
  • Utilize basic functions (font, size, bold, etc
  • Care for technology equipment properly
  • Learn Internet safety regulations
  • Use programs to support learning


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.


9135 Banyan St. Alta Loma Ca 91737


​St. Peter & St. Paul 

Catholic School

  To be Saints is not a privilege for the few, but a vocation for EVERYONE.
  --Pope Francis