Progress Report Information: Grade 1

Information for Parents and Guardians

Grade 1 Information for Parents and Guardians

The information below helps you understand how the curriculum your child is learning aligns to the progress report standards. The items listed under each standard outline the content students learn over the course of the year. Not all standards will be taught each quarter. Content not taught in a particular classroom or school (e.g., band, strings, World Languages) will be marked as “nt” (not taught) on the progress report.

Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies content for the 2020-2021 school year.


Acquires, interprets, and understands health concepts

  • Identifies major body structures and describes how body systems work together
  • Identify behaviors that promote health and wellness
  • Describe behaviors that promote personal safety
  • Identify medicines as helpful or harmful
  • Describe positive and negative emotions
  • Identify cooperative behaviors
  • Identify items that can be reduced, recycled, or reused

Identifies valid and accurate health information, products, and services to make healthy decisions

  • Describe the importance of having a healthy heart, brain, and lungs, and identify behavior that keep them healthy
  • Identify and practice good posture and hygiene
  • Identify fun physical activities
  • Explain how healthy and unhealthy decisions affects the body
  • Identify ways to stay safe
  • Identify ways to affect behaviors and friendships
  • Explain the benefits of reduce, recycle, and reuse

Demonstrates appropriate health practices and behaviors to promote a safe and healthy community

  • Identify safety rules at home, at school, and in the community
  • Identify emergency and preventive procedures
  • Identify who keeps people safe and how to report dangerous situation
  • Identify appropriate ways to express feelings
  • Demonstrate cooperation and responsible behaviors
  • Create strategies to keep the environment healthy


Engages in the creative process to develop artworks and express meaning

  • Develops ideas for artwork before beginning
  • Reflects on art and art making by describing and explaining own artwork
  • Expresses personally relevant ideas in artwork

Applies art media and techniques appropriately to produce artworks

  • Uses a variety of art materials to produce artwork
  • Follows appropriate steps in art making
  • Uses art materials safely and appropriately
  • Demonstrates control and craftsmanship with art materials

Demonstrates an understanding of art by engaging with art history, culture, criticism, and aesthetics

  • Engages in discussions about artworks from different places and time to inform art making
  • Responds to own and other’s artwork
  • Uses art vocabulary appropriately to identify and describe artwork
  • Uses and applies knowledge from other subject areas when creating artwork


Develops and Demonstrates competency in motor skills

  • Demonstrate critical elements in locomotor, nonlocomotor, and manipulative skills
  • Demonstrate educational gymnastic skills
  • Demonstrate moving to a beat or rhythmic pattern and moving in various directions, levels, pathways, and speeds
  • Demonstrate jump rope skill with a self turn and long rope

Applies basic anatomy and physiology and movement concepts and principles, to improve motor skills

  • Identify where the brain is located
  • Explain that muscles attach to bones to help the body move
  • Describe how the heart and lungs work together
  • Explain that the heart is a muscle that grows stronger with movement
  • Demonstrate appropriate use of personal and general space

Applies knowledge of fitness and active lifestyles to evaluate and plan for personal fitness

  • Identify activities to do at home to help the body move and grow
  • Identify activities to increase heart and breathing rates
  • Describe and demonstrate activities at various intensity levels

Demonstrates skills and behaviors leading to personal and group success in physical activity, both in and out of school

  • Demonstrate cooperation
  • Demonstrate safety rules, safe use of space, and classroom rules

Demonstrates knowledge of the basic nutrition and fitness concepts of energy balance

  • Identify the USDA food groups and name one food per food group
  • Explain that the body needs water
  • Identify that physical activity uses energy from foods


Develops and demonstrates skills in singing

  • Demonstrate correct use of head voice in speech and song
  • Sing with increased pitch accuracy
  • Sing with expression, using dynamics and tempo
  • Improvise vocally

Develops and demonstrates skills in playing instruments

  • Play pitched and nonpitched classroom instruments, imitating appropriate technique
  • Perform and improvise rhythmic patterns, melodies and accompaniments

Responds to music with movement

  • Demonstrate the steady beat 
  • Participate in action songs
  • Perform and improvise movement to a variety of music

Develops and demonstrates music literacy skills

  • Identify, read and notate simple rhythmic and melodic patterns 
  • Compose simple rhythmic and melodic patterns
  • Identify attributes of music 

Recognizes and describes music from various cultures and time periods    

  • Listen for and recognize expressive qualities of music 
  • Identify selected compositions and instrument sounds        
  • Describe music and music performances 
  • Describe the role of music and musicians in cultures around the world    


Communicates in the target language

  • Repeats words, phrases or simple sentences and begins to name objects
  • Copies letters/characters, single words, or phrases
  • Uses memorized language in familiar situations

Gains knowledge and understanding of other cultures

  • Observes and imitates items and customs used by people in the countries studied

Connects to other disciplines and acquires content information in the target language

  • Extends and reinforces material studied in other content areas


Communicates in the target language

  • Uses words, phrases and patterned simple sentences
  • Copies or writes single words, phrases and/or sentences
  • Uses memorized language in familiar situation

Gains knowledge and understanding of other cultures

  • Observes and imitates items and customs used by people in the countries studied

Connects to other disciplines and acquires content information in the target language

  • Demonstrates acquisition and use of grade level specific math and science vocabulary to complete content area tasks