First Grade

First Grade Curriculum


At Corvian, while we certainly 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 give the students an opportunity 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
Family Relationships and Friendship
  • New friends and New responsibilities
Fairy Tales – Elements of Fairy Tales, comparisons
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Rapunzel
  • Rumpelstiltskin
  • Jack and the Beanstalk
Sports (Balance, Motion and Weight)
  • Track and Field, Football, Basketball, Baseball, and Golf
Famous American Heroes
  • Neil Armstrong, Eleanor Roosevelt, Martin Luther King, Jr., Helen Keller, and The Wright Brothers
The Artist in Me
  • Picasso, Renoir, 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, Dan Nicholas Park Gem Mining, Reedy Creek Nature Preserve, Classic Productions Plays, and Service Learning

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