First Grade


RCL Benziger, Blest Are We Pflaum Gospel Weekly Publications Committee For Children, Talking About Touching
  • Catholic faith, worship, life, prayer 
  • Holy days 
  • Prayers 
  • Bible stories 
  • Catholic Social Teaching 
  • Service learning projects


Scott Foresman, Reading Series with 6 anthologies and additional readers Learning A-Z, Raz-Kids Interactive ebooks Modern Curriculum Press Workbooks Slingerland Vowel Chart Handwriting: Slingerland Multisensory Approach
  • Textual understanding 
  • Pre-, during, and post-reading strategies 
  • Independent reading 
  • Phonics 
  • Spelling words: phonics, vocabulary, and high frequency 
  • Master 150 spelling words 
  • Use context clues, dictionaries, environment clues 
  • Written responses 
  • Writer’s Workshop 
  • Six Trait Writing 
  • Daily Oral Language 
  • Correct formation of letters 
  • Spacing between letters and words 
  • Proper pencil grip and posture


Studies Weekly, Science Weekly
  • Washington State Standards 
  • Units: whole and parts, animal and plant adaptations and classifications, force and motion, solids and liquids, the earth, the moon, and habitats 
  • Scientific observation 
  • Laboratory exploration


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, GO! Math IXL Learning, IXL Online
  • Common Core Math Standards 
  • Numbers to 120 
  • Subtraction to 20 
  • Problem solving 
  • Geometry 
  • Graphs 
  • Introduction to time, money, and measurement skills 
  • Mental math 
  • MAD math minute facts 
  • Catholic Identity integration

Social Studies

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Social Studies Scholastic, Scholastic News
  • Units: civics (in the classroom and school), economics, history, social studies, and geography 
  • Catholic Social Teaching


  • Create, perform, and respond to music 
  • Pitched and non-pitched instruments 
  • Pitch, dynamics, beat, and rhythms 
  • Melody, tempo, and sound sources 
  • Traditional children’s songs and nursery rhymes 
  • Folk, classical, and world music 
  • Singing and playing skills and techniques 
  • Elements of music

Physical Education & Health

Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company, Dynamic Physical Education
  • Loco motor and non-loco motor
  • Rhythm 
  • Games and sports 
  • Stunts and tumbling 
  • Large and hand apparatus 
  • Fitness activities 
  • Nutrition


  • Variety of media
  • Elements of art
  • Styles of two master artists


Calico Spanish Level One, fourth edition

  • Units: calendar, numbers, alphabet, colors, animals, verbs, opposites, money
  • Read 
  • Sing 
  • Converse


  • Integrated lessons
  • IXL Online
  • Raz-Kids Interactive ebooks
  • Digital citizenship
  • Technology systems and operations