Learn more about Mesa's first grade curriculum and resources below.
Students in 1st Grade take a math screener in the Fall to assess student math skills and guide teachers in grouping students for instruction and helping struggling students. A winter and spring screener may also be given to assess growth.
Students in 1st grade do fall, winter, and spring assessments to determine student reading levels and chart progress. The assessments are also used to group students to provide targeted instruction based on student need.
- Numbers 0 - 120
- Fluently add and subtract within 10
- Solve a variety of addition and subtraction problems within 20
- Use place value and materials to add within 100
- Identify and combine coins
- Organize, represent, and interpret data
- Measure of lengths using non-standard units
- Time to the nearest hour/half hour
- Describe, compose, and decompose shapes
English Language Arts
- Developing motivated, strategic, constructive, fluent and independent readers, writers, and communicators
- Continued development of oral language abilities and exploring reading and writing processes
- Read literature and informational texts and express their understandings both orally and in writing.
- Develop inquiry skills to gather, organize and share information
- Solids and liquids
- Earth’s materials
- Similarities between parents and offspring
- Families & Traditions
- Historical Leaders
- National Symbols
- Calendars and Chronological Order
- Maps and Globes
- Natural resources
- Personal Financial short term goals.
- Jobs, Goods & Services
- Leaders, places, holidays
- Leadership & Team Member
- Pitches and Patterns
- Melodic Patterns
- Beat and Rhythm
- Quarter Notes /Quarter Rests
- Listening and Movement
- Characteristics of Music
- Effects in performance or Composition
- Use a variety of Materials & Techniques
- Art History lessons will be drawn from the grade level Social Studies curriculum. Other artists and cultures will be included
- Reflect on similarities and differences
- Personal experience as the source for invention and creation
- Transfer visual arts knowledge into other areas of study
- Aesthetic awareness will inform critical thinking
- Identifying trusted adults
- Eating a variety of foods
- Refusing peer pressure
- Identify emotions
- Food groups
- Express emotions in healthy ways
- Listening skills
- Prevent unintentional injury or illness
- Avoid hazards
- Preventing disease transmission
Demonstrate basic locomotor and non-locomotor skills, and rhythmic and cross-lateral movements
Demonstrate fundamental manipulative skills
Establish a beginning movement vocabulary
Identify the body’s normal reactions to moderate and vigorous physical activity
Work independently and with others to complete work
Follow the rules of an activity
Develop movement control for safe participation in games and sports
Math Expressions has been used in Elementary BVSD classrooms since the 2013 - 2014 school year. It was selected for being a rigorous, well articulated, research based program that aligns closely with the Colorado Academic Standards for Mathematics.
Math Expressions- Models, Methods, and Icons provides for you an overview of expectations, computational techniques as well as some of the instructional methods of Math Expressions.
Dual Language Schools use Pearson Ready Gen, as well as Palabras a Su Paso for Phonics instruction.
Non-Dual Language Schools use Heinemann, Fountas and Pinnell Classroom, as well as Wilson, Fundations for Phonics instruction.
The following resources can be accessed through the Single-Sign-On Portal at my.bvsd.org. Once students are logged in to the portal with their BVSD username and password, the apps will automatically log in when clicked on.
Individualized practice in phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary development, high frequency words and comprehension
Reading Plus (Grades 3-12)
Supports visual processing, silent reading fluency, vocabulary development, comprehension, and writing about reading
ebooks on Sora
Go to the Sora website/download the app. Then find your school and use your BVSD account to login.
Think Central is a powerful and extensive website for parents and students using Math Expressions, the adopted curricular materials for BVSD elementary schools.
Log In : Login through the Single-Sign-On Portal at my.bvsd.org. Once students are logged in to the portal with their BVSD username and password, the apps will automatically log in when clicked on.
MegaMath is a series of games and activities that accompany Math Expressions. Ask your teacher which activities are appropriate for the current unit of study.
We have some amazing community resources here in BVSD. Check out their websites for resources, activities, events, and more.
Take a visit to explore the Museum of Boulder/History of Boulder Museum.
Visit the History Colorado Center.
Try out some of these activities that can be done at home.