Grade 1

To the left are links to brief overviews of what your child will learn in Grade 1.  Below is a calendar outlining the CREC Units of Study.  If you should have any questions about your child's curriculum, please reach out to your child's classroom teacher.

Grade 1 Curriculum Scope and Sequence

Implementation of the CREC curriculum units outlined below may vary between schools. 
Please contact your child’s teacher for specific implementation information.





Social Studies


Building Good Reading Habits

Readers will focus on reviewing  the strategies learned in kindergarten in order to continue to build their independence and make those skills habits. 

Unit 1: Small Moments

Students will  write lots and lots of  small moments, and will learn to write with detail, including showing a character’s small actions, dialogue, and internal thinking.

Unit 1: Adding, Subtracting, and Working with Data

Students will add and subtract within 10, and represent data.

Unit 1: Communicating with Light and Sound

Students will be exploring how light and sound work together to communicate a message.  

Unit 1: Ourselves in Our Community (Civics)

Students learn about being a good citizen in different communities in which they live.


Unit 2: Addition and Subtraction Story Problems

Students will solve new types of story problems within 10 using the relationship between addition and subtraction.  They will develop an understanding of the meaning of the equal sign and connect story problems to equations.


Learning About the World

Readers will learn how  to use pictures, features and words  in order to learn as much information as they can from an informational book.  They will share what they have learned with partners.

Nonfiction Chapter Books

This unit prepares students to write information texts of all sorts and supports student’s reading of information texts and enabling their writing across subjects.  

Unit 2: Patterns of the Sun and Moon

Students will be exploring shadows in order to observe patterns in the position of the sun.  They will also investigate the moon and observe its pattern over time, understanding how shadows affect its appearance.

Unit 2: Characteristics of Our Community (Geography)

Students learn about and examine maps,  explore natural and man-made  geographical features, and discover how climate, weather, and environment influence our community.

Unit 3: Adding and Subtracting within 20

Students will add and subtract within 20.  Students will apply the properties of operations and the relationship between addition and subtraction.



Unit 4: Numbers to 99

Students will develop an understanding of place value for numbers up to 99.  They will represent numbers in different ways and compare two two-digit numbers based on place value understanding.


Readers Have Big Jobs to Do

Readers will learn different strategies to help them solve tricky words such as using knowledge about letters, sounds, patterns and snap words.They will also focus on new strategies to understand what they are reading such as using mental movies to picture what is happening.

Writing Reviews

Students  will use their skills at writing to make and defend judgments to write reviews of all sorts—restaurant reviews, movie reviews, book reviews.

Unit 3: Learning From Nature Through Our Senses

Students will be exploring the structures and functions of plants and animals.

Unit 3: Connecting the Past and the Present (History)

Students compare how we live today to how we lived in earlier times.


Unit 5: Adding within 100

Students will use place value understanding and properties of operations to add within 100.


Meeting Characters and Learning Lessons

Readers will  study the characters in their books through pictures, words, and rereading.  They will also begin to think about lessons their characters have learned.

From Scenes to Series: Writing Fiction

Students will practice  step by step, the process of creating a

pretend character, giving that character adventures in more than one booklet, elaborating and revising across books.

Unit 6: Measuring Length

Students will measure length and count up to 120 length units.  They will solve addition and subtraction problems with unknown numbers in all positions.

Unit 4: Seasons Change and So Does Nature
Students will be expanding their work from Unit 2 and Unit 3 to explore how offspring may or may not be exactly like their parents and how the parental response to their offspring’s behavior help in their survival.

Unit 4: Our Needs as a Community (Economics)

Students learn about earning and using money for goods and services in their home, school, and community.


Unit 7: Geometry and Time

Students will reason with shapes and their attributes, partition shapes into equal pieces, and tell time to the hour and half-hour.


Unit 8: Putting it all Together

Students will consolidate and solidify their understanding of the major skills of the grade.  They will also continue to work toward fluency of addition and subtraction  within 10.

Updated Fall 2022
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