1st Grade

1st Grade



  • I can represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction.

  • I can understand and apply properties of operations and the relationship between addition and subtraction.

  • I can use concrete models or drawings to show and explain a strategy based on place value to add (with or without regrouping) and subtract (without regrouping).

  • I can explain the value of each digit in a two-digit number.

  • I can organize, represent, and interpret data with up to three categories.

  • I can show how to measure the length of an object using non-standard units without gaps or overlaps.

  • I can tell and write time in hours and half-hours using analog and digital clocks.

  • I can identify defining attributes of two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes.

  • I can fluently read and understand text at a first grade level (F&P end of the year levels are I/J/K).

  • I can ask and answer questions about the setting, characters, and major events of a story

  • I can compare and contrast the experiences of different characters

  • I can explain the differences between fiction and nonfiction texts

  • I can learn and use letter patterns to help me spell, read, and write

  • I can write to describe an event, provide information on a topic, or share an opinion with an introduction, supporting details, and a conclusion

  • I can participate in class discussions by listening, responding and asking questions

  • I can read stories and show I understand the lesson or moral of a story

  • I can identify the reasons an author gives to support points in an informational text

  • I can identify key details in a text (who, what, where, when, and how)

  • I can describe a connection between two individuals, two events, or two pieces of information in a text

  • I can break words into beginning, middle, and ending sound segments

  • I can identify the characters, setting, and major events in a story


Social Studies

Physical Science

  • I can plan and show that vibrating objects make sound and that sound makes objects vibrate.

  • I can demonstrate how objects can only be seen when illuminated.

  • I can determine the effect light has on objects made of different materials.

  • I can communicate over a distance by creating a device that uses light or sound.

    Life Science

  • I can design a solution to a human problem by mimicking plant/animal survival characteristics.

  • I can read texts and use media to determine animal behaviors that help their young survive.

  • I can observe and share how young animals and plants are similar to their parents.

    Earth Science

  • I can observe and describe predictable patterns made by the sun, moon, and stars.

  • I can observe how daylight changes throughout the year.

  • I can observe and identify local weather patterns over time.

  • I can collect data and prepare for severe weather.

  • I can explain that rules at school are different than rules at schools.

  • I can explain the hierarchy of the levels of our school and district.

  • I can locate physical features on a map such as lakes, rivers, hills, mountains and forests.

  • I know that people depend on their physical environment for food, clothing, shelter, transportation and recreation.

  • I can explain the cultural differences between two or more cultures in the area of celebrations and/or holidays.

  • I can identify goods and services.

  • I can name community members working at jobs where they produce goods and services.



I can do everything I did in 5K and the following:

  • I can demonstrate that a rest is a silent beat

  • I can identify, create and perform using half notes

  • I can identify, create, and perform using sol-mi, la and do

  • I can tell the difference between a line and space note

  • I can move with music alone and with others to various musical styles

  • I can identify, create and perform using ostinato and bordun patterns

  • I can perform a rhythmic and sínging echo with a leader

  • I can create melodic and rhythmic patters on a variety of instruments

  • I can identify and perform ABA form and a repeat sign

  • I can hear and perform the difference between piano and forte

  • I can hear and perform with emotion and expression

  • I can breathe like a singer


  • I can use “play” to make discoveries about art in my world

  • I can experiment with both 2D and 3D using a variety of materials

  • I can learn how to be safe using the materials and tools that make art.


  • I can learn to write my name on my art

  • I can talk about my art

  • I can build on my interests


  • I can select my art to display

  • I can explain to my teacher what my art means to me

  • I can be actively involved in group discussions about art


  • I can watch others use the internet, and understand it’s use to an artist

  • I can recognize the reasons that people make art

  • I can become involved with colors and how they make me feel

  • I can find art in the community