First Grade

Year at a Glance

Portrait of a Graduate

Collaborator Communicator Creative Critical Thinker Global Citizen Goal Directed Resilient Thinker

A goal of FCPS is to provide opportunities for students to demonstrate learning in authentic ways and support students in the development of skills that employers are seeking for the workforce. Teachers in FCPS are enhancing learning opportunities to include the Portrait of a Graduate attributes:

  • Communicator
  • Collaborator
  • Ethical and Global Citizen
  • Creative and Critical Thinker
  • Goal-Directed and Resilient Individual

To develop these skills, FCPS strives for all students to:

  • Develop knowledge and skills that can be applied across subject areas and in real life settings.
  • Utilize and grow critical thinking skills that require them to go beyond the facts.
  • Engage in learning that fosters curiosity.
  • Confront and make contributions to solving real-world problems.
  • Demonstrate learning and skills in a variety of ways, such as projects and portfolios.
  • Set goals and reflect on their progress.

Topics listed here reflect the essential standards identified for the 2020-21 school year for both face-to-face (synchronous) and virtual (asynchronous) instruction. Review of foundational skills from spring 2020 is incorporated whenever necessary.

Writing

  • Developing a Writing Process
  • Focusing on Revision: Making Writing Clear
  • Writing Personal Narratives
  • Informational Writing
  • Writing Realistic Fiction
  • Research-Writing Cycle

Oral Communication

  • Active Listening
  • Collaborative Discussions
  • Conversation Skills

Reading

  • Character Development
  • Learning About Print:
    • Conventions
    • Spelling
    • Monitoring Understanding
  • Vocabulary Development
  • Author’s Messages
  • Nonfiction
  • Exploring Perspectives
  • Reading and Writing Poetry
  • Research Skills within Science and Social Studies Content

 

Mathematics

  • Counting
  • Magnitude
  • Two-Digit Place Value
  • Comparing and Ordering Numbers
  • Patterns
  • Estimation
  • Addition and Subtraction with Numbers through 20
  • Equality
  • Fraction Number Sense
  • Counting Coins*
  • Two-Dimensional Shapes*
  • Measuring Length, Weight, and Volume*
  • Time and Calendar*
  • Tables, Picture Graphs, and Object Graphs*

Science

  • Scientific Investigation
  • Characteristics of Animals
  • Basic Needs of Plants and Animals
  • Parts of a Plant
  • Weather
  • Daily and Seasonal Changes
  • Motion
  • Sound
  • Sun
  • Natural Resources
  • Air and Water Quality
  • Conservation

Social Studies

  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Citizenship
  • Being a Virginian and Being an American
  • State and Local Government
  • Making Contributions
  • Economics
    • Goods
    • Services
    • Producers
    • Consumers
  • Geography
  • Map Skills
  • The First Virginians
  • Influential Virginians

* Students will engage with these Math topics through various asynchronous activities but will not be assessed during the 2020-21 school year.