Your Child's Progress 2015-16 - Page 3

GRADE Your Child’s Progress Learning standards for the 2015–16 school year Washington has K–12 learning standards that define the knowledge and skills every student needs to be ready for career, college, and life when they complete high school. Below are brief examples of Washington’s key learning goals for 1st grade. For more complete information, visit: 1 Washington State Learning Goals The Washington State Legislature has established four learning goals to provide the foundation for the development of all academic learning standards in the state: 1. Read with comprehension, write effectively, and communicate successfully in a variety of ways and settings and with a variety of audiences; 2. Know and apply the core concepts and principles of mathematics; social, physical, and life sciences; civics and history, including different cultures and participation in representative government; geography; arts; and health and fitness; 3. Think analytically, logically, and creatively, and to integrate technology literacy and fluency as well as different experiences and knowledge to form reasoned judgments and solve problems; and 4. Understand the importance of work and finance and how performance, effort, and decisions directly affect future career and educational opportunities. • The Arts. Develop focus and concentration; explore pitch and melody; understand story structure; explore art materials and techniques. • Educational Technology. Explore websites as a class with pictures of animals, foods, and colors to reinforce vocabulary. • English Language Arts (ELA). Read and understand grade-level texts for fun and information; write for a different purposes and audiences. • Health and Fitness. Learn about fitness and basic structures and functions of body systems, develop social skills, refine locomotor and manipulative skills. • Math. Work with whole numbers and place value, including grouping numbers into tens and ones; add and subtract through 20. • Science. Learn about sound and light, plants, animals, and objects in the sky. • Social Studies. Explore the ways families live and work together, using ideas from civics, economics, geography, and history. Washington also has learning standards in Integrated Environment and Sustainability, World Languages, Career and Technical Education (frameworks and industry standards for middle and high school), English Language Proficiency (in ELA, math and science), as well as guidelines for HIV & Sexual Health and Early Learning (birth–3rd grade) that complement a well-rounded education for all students. Special education: Students who receive services have accommodations, modifications, and supports identified in their individual education plans. English language learners: Students who are learning to speak English have language proficiency standards that help teachers plan instruction across subjects that is appropriate to each student’s level of language development. August 2015, Publication No. 15-0036 Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction