McKinley Primary Center                    2016-17 / Quarter  4 / 1st Grade: Teaching & Learning Plan





Physical Education


Week 3

I can

Verbalize what an artist does from personal contact with visiting artists or artists from the community.

Visit local museums and exhibits, and experience visiting artists in the schools.

Sing short memorized songs from various cultures.

Read simple pitch patterns from a staff using solfŹge and hand signs and demonstrate pitch placement with body movement.

Perform fundamental rhythmic skills alone, with a partner, or in a group.

Identify major body parts, muscles and bones used to move and support the body.

Week 9


I can

Understand the meaning of the equal sign, and determine if equations involving addition and subtraction are true or false.           Solve real-world problems involving addition and subtraction within 20 in situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all parts of the addition or subtraction problem.          Create a real-world problem to represent a given equation involving addition and subtraction within 20.

Find mentally 10 more or 10 less than a given two-digit number without having to count, and explain the thinking process used to get the answer.          Add within 100, including adding a two-digit number and a one-digit number, and adding a two-digit number and a multiple of 10, using models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; describe the strategy and explain the reasoning used. Understand that in adding two-digit numbers, one adds tens and tens, ones and ones, and that sometimes it is necessary to compose a ten.          Demonstrate fluency with addition facts and the corresponding subtraction facts within 20. Use strategies such as counting on; making ten; decomposing a number leading to a ten; using the relationship between addition and subtraction; and creating equivalent but easier or known sums. Understand the role of 0 in addition and subtraction.          Count to at least 120 by ones, fives, and tens from any given number. In this range, read and write numerals and represent a number of objects with a written numeral.          Organize and interpret data with up to three choices; ask and answer questions about the total number of data points, how many in each choice, and how many more or less in one choice compared to another.          Create, extend, and give an appropriate rule for number patterns using addition within 100.

Week 6

I can


Recognize that art from one artist has a similar look or style.

Identify representational and nonobjective works of art.

Identify artwork made from the philosophy that art is at its best when it shows us the real world (imitationalism).

Identify and demonstrate appropriate listening behavior during a classroom or outside performance.

Describe the importance of activities such as listening, reading, and moving that occur in music class and other curricular areas.

Demonstrate stretches that will improve flexibility.

Participate in an active physical education class to maintain age appropriate intensity and duration for improved physical fitness.


Week 3

I can

Plan and conduct investigations to provide evidence that vibrating materials can make sound and that sound can make materials vibrate.


Week 9

I can


Create a work of art using subject matter, concepts, or sign systems, such as words or numbers, of another discipline.

Identify and use a balance of two-dimensional and three-dimensional media and processes to express ideas, experiences, and stories.

Distinguish between two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of art.

Identify various uses of music in the community and examples of music used for special occasions.

Experience music from various historical eras and cultures through singing, listening, or moving.

Identify some known musicians in the community or media.

Demonstrate respect and compassion for children with individual differences.

Express enthusiasm for participating in physical activity.

Week 6

I can

Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate and investigate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve an identified problem.


Week 9

I can

Analyze data from the investigation of two objects constructed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.

Social Studies

Week 3

I can

Identify and order events that take place in a sequence.

Explain that calendars are used to represent the days of the week and months of the year


Week 6

I can

Describe and give examples of seasonal weather changes and illustrate how weather affects people and the environment.


Week 9

I can

Identify and explain that the President of the United States is the leader of our country and that the American flag is a symbol of the United States.

Give examples of classroom and school rules and explain the importance of following these rules to ensure order and safety.




Note: Each column uses different text styles (Regular, Italic, Bold, Underlined) to differentiate concepts.     Language Arts & Reading

1st Grade – Reading Wonders, Unit 6              Big Idea:             Together We Can!                                                                  How does teamwork help us?                                  


Weekly Concept &

Essential Questions


Concepts of Print,

Text Features

Comprehension: Skills, Strategies & Fluency

Phonics: Awareness, Spelling Skill, Structural Analysis

Vocabulary: Academic, High-Frequency, Oral, & Domain

Writing:  Trait, Product, About Reading


Skill & Mechanics

Research & Inquiry


Taking Action


How can we work together to make our lives better?

Fable, Fantasy, Nonfiction








Identity/ Segmentation/ Substitution, Rhyme, Syllable Deletion

variant vowel spellings with digraphs: oo, u, u_e, ew, ue, ui, ou

suffixes -ful and –less

demand, emergency

collaborate, disagreement, length, reasonable

answer, brought, busy, door, enough, eyes

fair, conflict, shift, risk, argument

rights, protest, improve          Synonyms

Sentence Fluency: Varying Sentence Length


Analyze Theme

Pronouns I, you, he, she, it, we, they

Capitalize I

How can people work together to make things better?


My Team


Who helps you?

Folktale, Nonfiction, Poetry



Author’s Purpose



Categorization/ Reversal/Blending/
Segmentation/ Substitution

variant vowel spellings with digraphs: a, aw, au, augh, al

vowel-team syllables

accept, often

admire, interview, intonation

brother, father, friend, love, mother, picture

inspire, respect, distance, swiftly, decision

poem          Antonyms

Voice: Use Your Own Voice

Thank-You Note

Analyze Author's Purpose

Possessive Pronouns

Capitalize Days, Months, and Holidays

What are the different parts of a newspaper?


Weather Together


How can weather affect us?

Folktale, Realistic Fiction, Nonfiction





Plot: Cause and Effect



Phoneme Categorization/ Segmentation/ Substitution

silent letters wr, kn, gn

compound words


country, gathers, affect, closing, tornado

been, children, month, question, their, year

predict, cycle, creative, frigid, scorching

storm, damage, predict          Similes

Voice: Use Your Own Voice


Analyze Plot: Cause and Effect

Special Pronouns
(anyone, everyone, anything, everything, nothing)

Commas in Dates and Letters

What can we learn about tornadoes?


Sharing Traditions


What traditions do you know about?

Nonfiction, Realistic Fiction, How-to







Appropriate Phrasing

Syllable Addition, Phoneme Segmentation/ Blending/ Substitution

three-letter blends scr, spl, spr, str, thr, shr

inflectional endings -ed, -ing

difficult, nobody

celebrate, greeting, signature

before, front, heard, push, tomorrow, your

tradition, effort, ancient, movement, drama

origami, decorations, holiday

Compound Words

Sentence Fluency: Varying Sentence Types


Analyze Theme

I and Me

Commas in Dates and Letters

Why are traditions important?


Celebrate America!


Why do we celebrate holidays?






Author’s Purpose


Appropriate Phrasing

Phoneme Reversal/ Blending/ Deletion/Addition, Syllable Deletion/Addition

r-controlled vowels air, are, ear

r-controlled vowel syllables

nation, unite

holiday, origins, phrasing

favorite, few, gone, surprise, wonder, young

pride, display, design, purpose, represent


Ideas: Main Idea and Details


Analyze Author's Purpose

Adverbs That Tell How


Name Titles (capitals and periods with Mr., Mrs., Ms., Dr.)

What can we learn about national holidays in other countries?


Unit Level:          Research Skill: Using Key Words          Unit Project: Self-select and develop from weekly research projects.

McKinley Primary Center                    2016-17 / Quarter  4 / 1st Grade: Teaching & Learning Plan