First Grade Curriculum

It's FUN to be in First Grade!

The goal of the Media Center in first grade is to review library rules and procedures and to continue to expose your children to quality literature, while at the same time, introducing exciting new literacy skills in a meaningful and contextual manner.  You children will learn about how libraries organize media and how to conduct basic searches for materials.  Examples of lessons that will be covered include alphabetical order, fiction vs nonfiction, author name form, basic fiction call numbers, and much, much more! 

Here is a basic outline of some of the material your children will cover in first grade:

Welcome to the Library

  • September, Library Orientation
    • Mr. Wiggle's Book/ Book Care bookmarks
    • Mr. Wiggle Loves to Read/Review library procedures/rules
    • Some Things Are scary – Trying new things


  • October, Marc Brown Author Study
    • Dinosaurs Beware (J 363.1 BRO)
    • Monster Lunch Box
    • Arthur Jumps Into Fall
    • Arthur’s Teacher troubles
    • Book O'Mystery


  • November/December, Mem Fox Author Study
    • Who Ever You Are
    • Possum Magic
    • Koala Lou
    • Shoes From Grandpa


  • January / February, Winter Poetry Unit
    • Winter Eyes (811 FLO)
    • It’s Snowing! (J 811 PRE)
    • A Snowflake Fell (821.008 SNO)


  •  March, Matt McElligott Author Study
    • Even Monsters Need Haircuts
    • Even Aliens Need Snacks
    • Bean Thirteen


  •  April & May, Caldecotts
    • Where the Wild Things Are 
    • Kitten’s First Full Moon & House in the Night 
    • David Wiesner 
      • Tuesdays 
      • Three Little Pigs 
      • Flotsome 
      • Mr. Wuffles 
    • Officer Buckle


  •   May & June, Call Numbers
    • Creating picture book call numbers 
    •  Alphabetizing picture book call numbers