First Grade Curriculum
At PSCS, 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.
We explore our relationships with other individuals and groups as we focus on harmony, respect, appreciation and resolving conflict.
Units of Study
- Family Relationships and Friendship
- Fairy Tales – Elements of Fairy Tales, comparisons
- Sports (Balance, Motion and Weight)
- Famous American Heroes
- The Artist in Me
- The Author in Me
- Rainforest Biome
For detailed NC Standard Course of Study information, please visit www.ncpublicschools.org/curriculum/