WELCOME TO FIRST GRADE

 

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Denise Castorina

dcastorina@cornerstonechristian.net
925 . 779 . 2010 ext 3529

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
- Philippians 4:13

Erin McEuen

emceuen@cornerstonechristian.net
925 . 779 . 2010 ext 3514

Erin McEuen has been at Cornerstone for 19 years. She is passionate about teaching, and finds so much joy in coming to work every day.

Mrs. McEuen and her husband David have been married for 30 years, and have a 27 year old old daughter, Caitlynn.

But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
- Isaiah 40:31

JUST FOR FUN

Birthday: November 30

Color: Red & black

Hobby: Reading & hiking

Weekend Activity: Hiking, eating, and church fellowship

Favorite Treat: Almond Roca


First Grade Highlights


First Grade Curriculum

 

LANGUAGE ARTS

Phonics & Reading

Review of vowels, consonants, blends, one and two vowel words, consonant blends

Recognition and use of all phonics special sounds in reading

Spelling rules: doubling consonants, dropping silent e, changing y to i

Oral reading

Cursive Writing

Review of letter formation

Daily seat work practice in all academic areas

Spelling & Poetry

Weekly phonics based word list

Weekly test with phonics

Reinforcement activities

Eight poems committed to memory

Language

Capitalization of first word in a sentence, proper name, days of the week, and months of the year

Correct punctuation at the ends of sentences

Recognition of complete sentences

Words using suffixes, prefixes, syllables, compound words, rhyming words, opposite words, same meaning words, and contractions

Alphabetizing of words

Writing complete sentences and short stories

Creative writing

 

HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY

 

This is My America

My American’s Flag

My America’s Freedoms

Symbols of My America

Great People of America

My America Grows

My America Talks

My America Travels

My America Is Beautiful

My America Sings

This is My World

Mexico, Peru, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Bahamas,
England, the Netherlands, Norway, France, Germany,
Switzerland, Italy, Israel, Egypt, Kenya, India, China,
Australia, Guam, and American Samoa

SCIENCE

Health & Human Biology

Discovering Myself

Energy

Discovering My Toys

Animals

Discovering Animals

Discovering Insects

Plants

Discovering Plants

Seasons

Discovering Seasons

ARITHMETIC

Number recognition, counting, and writing 1-1,000

Greatest and least

Counting and writing by tens, fives, twos, and threes

Number sequences

Ordinal numbers

Addition facts through 13 and three-digit addition with carrying

Subtraction facts through 13 and two-digit subtraction

Story problems

Numbers before and after by ones, twos, tens

Between numbers

Counting and combining coins

Telling time to the nearest five minutes

Recognizing odd and even numbers

English and some metric measures

Place value in ones, tens, and hundreds

Unit fractions

Reading a thermometer

Using a ruler

Multiple combinations

Concept of multiplication

Calendars

Reading pictographs and bar graphs

Developing listening skills

Roman numerals.

BIBLE

Lessons such as Salvation Series, Genesis, Life of Christ, Paul

Memory verses, hymns/choruses, and

Bible Doctrine

MUSIC

Traditional, patriotic, and fun songs

ARTS & CRAFTS

Development of art techniques in multiple types of media