Springville Elementary First Grade Curriculum – Mrs. Willett

Curriculum Overview:

  • Reading: We focus on developing a balanced reading program. Key components of a balanced literacy program are: teaching comprehension strategies, word work, fluency, and differentiated reading instruction.

  • Writing instruction is integrated throughout the day. Students will be able to write first and last name, write in complete sentences, identify and write the beginning, middle, and end of a story, follow a narrative and retell in sentence form. First graders will be introduced to the six trait writing process.

  • Math is taught with an emphasis on communicating the meaning of numbers. The students will solve one-digit addition and subtraction problems, measure using standard and non-standard units and have knowledge of time and money.

  • Social Studies: Topics covered are families and cultures, urban and rural communities, current events, globes and map skills, and satisfying basic needs and wants through choices.

  • Science: Topics covered are physical properties, characteristics of living and non-living things and recognizing and classifying earth materials.

  • Character Counts is taught in all grades. The program instills our students with skills of respect, fairness, caring, trustworthiness, responsibility, and citizenship.

Assessments and Evaluations:

Reading skills are assessed at the beginning and end of the year using the Omaha Public Schools assessment. This assessment includes decoding words, recognizing sight words, rhyming words, synonyms, and antonyms. Reading fluency and comprehension are also assessed at the beginning and end of the year.

Math skills are also assessed through the Omaha Public Schools at the end of the year. This assessment includes sorting, patterns, graphing, addition, and subtraction.

Mrs. Annette Willett

Springville Elementary
7400 N. 60 St.
Omaha, NE 68152
(402) 572-0130


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