First Grade

First Grade Curriculum


At Corvian, while we teach isolated skills, we strive to continuously give students meaningful and purposeful opportunities to use those newly learned skills. All students at all grade levels are always participating in multi-disciplinary, integrated units of study that allow the students to participate in meaningful, purposeful, and relevant studies. Rather than memorizing isolated facts, students will ponder and reflect upon big ideas that truly matter in the larger picture of life. For every unit, there are one or two of the core commonalities studied as threads that tie our learning together. We adhere to the brain research that supports helping students find connections across all learning.

Theme: Relationships

We explore our relationships with other individuals and groups as we focus on harmony, respect, appreciation and resolving conflict.

Integrated Thematic Studies

Community Helpers

  • New friends and New responsibilities

  • Building Classroom Community- Routines and Procedures

Famous American Heroes

  • Neil Armstrong, Eleanor Roosevelt, Martin Luther King, Jr., Helen Keller, and The Wright Brothers

Sports-Balance, Motion and Weight

  • Track and Field, Football, Basketball, Baseball, and Golf

The Artist in Me

  • Picasso, Matisse, Degas, Pollock, and Seurat

The Author in Me

  • Kevin Henkes, Helen Lester, Ezra Jack Keats, and Leo Lionni

Rainforest Biome

  • Conservation, Interdependence of living things, and Needs of living things

Field Trips

  • Children’s Theater Plays, Reedy Creek Nature Preserve, Dan Nicholas Park, Service Learning


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