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(copies of the brochures will be given out at Curriculum Night on SEPTEMBER 14, 2006 at 6:30PM)


The student will be able to:


  • read and comprehend material designed for First Grade
  • read common words
  • use a variety of strategies to learn new words (picture clues, rhyming words)
  • apply phonics skills to decode unfamiliar words
  • retell beginning, middle, and end of story
  • read and follow directions
  • recognize story elements (characters, problems, settings)


  • write words in sentences
  • write several sentences about a single topic
  • use spaces between words
  • use capitalization for beginning of sentences and pronoun  " I "
  • use end punctuation marks (period, question mark, exclamation mark)


  • listen attentively
  • understand and retell information presented orally
  • answer questions based on information presented orally
  • express an opinion based on information presented orally
  • follow oral directions


  • speak in complete sentences
  • show courtesy towards others
  • contribute to discussions
  • speak for a variety of purposes (give messages, persuade, retell stories, ask relevant questions, express feelings)


The student will be able to:


  • use numbers in daily living (address, phone/cell numbers, dates including birthday by month, day, and year)
  • count, read and write numbers 0 to 100
  • count backward from 20
  • make a set of objects to match a number up to 100
  • read number words zero to ten
  •  identify numbers which come before, after, or between given numbers to 100
  • compare numbers using terms "greater than", "less than" and "equal to"
  • use a number line and a hundred chart
  • use the ordinal terms "first" through "twentieth", as well as "middle" and "last"
  • represent ones and tens with objects and pictures
  • write numbers in expanded notation   EXAMPLE: 42 = 4 tens and 2 ones = 40 + 2
  • skip count by 10's to 100, by 5's to 50, and by 2's to 20


  • determine and discuss patterns in arithmetic  (what comes next in a repeating pattern using numbers or objects)


  • know addition as joining two sets of objects
  • know addition facts for sums to 10
  • "count on" to find a sum to 12
  • use doubles to learn addition facts (0+0 through 9+9)
  • add three numbers
  • add two numbers using ones and tens without regrouping  (24 + 13 = 37)
  • know the concept of subtracting as "minus" or "take away"  EXAMPLE: John had 5 cookies. He ate two. How many are left?
  • know subtraction as finding the difference between to numbers  EXAMPLE: Mary is 9 years old. Anita is 5 years old. How much older is Mary?
  • know subtraction facts from 10
  • use "counting on" to find how many more in one group than another
  • subtract numbers using ones and tens without regrouping (53 - 12 = 41)
  • know "Fact Families" as related addition and subtraction facts  EXAMPLE: Fact Family = 2,3,5   then 2+3=5, 3+2=5, 5-2=3, 5-3=2
  • show addition and subtraction on a number line
  • write number sentences to solve a story problem (addition or subtraction)
  • make equal sets of objects in readiness for multiplication
  • discuss sharing items equally in readiness for division
  • estimate quantities up to 50


  • sort objects into different categories
  • show information on a graph by stacking blocks or coloring bars
  • make tally marks to show how many and read tally marks
  • collect and sort data using bar graphs, pictographs and Venn diagrams
  • interpret data using words: most, least, greater than. less than, equal to
  • discuss conclusions and make predictions in terms of the words "likely" and "unlikely"


  • sequence daily events
  • understand the use of clocks and calendars
  • tell time to the hour using analog and digital clocks
  • name the present month and day
  • name the days of the week and the months of the year in sequence
  • understand the use of money
  • identify penny, nickel, dime and quarter
  • count combinations of coins to 25 cents
  • measure objects in terms of non-standard units (How many paper clips long is a given object?)
  • understand length can be measured (introduce "inch")
  • identify squares, circles, spheres, cylinders, rectangular prisms and pyramids
  • observe geometric shapes in the environment  EXAMPLE: What shape is a  standard tissue box? - rectangular prism ...What shape is an orange? - sphere
  • describe likenesses and differences of shapes
  • form patterns by colors and/or shapes
  • explore symmetry and congruency


The student will be able to:

  • locate and identify letters, numbers and punctuation keys on the keyboard
  • demonstrate the proper use and care of hardware and software
  • locate, identify and demonstrate the uses of the shift, enter and control keys
  • locate, identify and demonstrate the use of the space bar
  • locate, identify and demonstrate the use of the mouse


The student will be able to:

  • understand that science and mathematics are closely related by constructing  tables, charts and graphs
  • understand and apply scientific ideas pertaining to the physical environment (ie: land, water, air,  solid, liquid, gas, the four seasons)
  • apply the knowledge and thinking skills of science and mathematics to address real-life problems and make informed decisions (ie: ways to protect the land, water, air, endangered animals, etc.)


The student will be able to:


  • understand that families are different and exist in all communities and societies
  • understand that families have different beliefs, customs and traditions
  • understand that families have roots and responsibilities
  • understand that families are interdependent


  • identify monuments and important places located in their neighborhood
  • understand that directions can be used to locate places and physical features
  • understand that symbols represent places and can be used to locate geographic features and characteristics
  • understand that people depend on and modify their physical environment to meet their basic needs


  • understand that citizenship includes knowledge about and respect for the flag of the United States
  • understand rights, responsibilities and roles of citizenship
  • understand that students, teachers and staff are all citizens of a school community and that each has rights and responsibilities


  • understand that people form governments in order to develop rules and laws to govern and protect themselves
  • understand key terms related to the study of government: democracy, power, citizenship, nation-state, justice
  • understand that people plan, organize and make decisions for the common good
  • participate in problem solving, decision making and conflict resolution


  • understand and practice respect and self-control
  • demonstrate tolerance, kindness and compassion
  • understand and demonstrate responsibility and self-discipline
  • develop self-esteem, cooperation and team-work


  • explore possible future careers through literature, field trips, music, guest speakers, role play and discussions


Wingdale Elementary School   6413 Route 55   Wingdale, NY 12594   Phone: (845) 877-5720   Fax: (845) 877-5729

The Dover Union Free School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.  
The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Donna Basting, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Staff Development, and Technology
2368 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY  12522
845-877-5700 x1233 

Genie Angelis, High School Principal
2368 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY  12522
845-877-5700 x1143

For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

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