The 1st Grade Common Core Standards were created to give educators and parents a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn. The common core standards were created to ensure that students get consistent, high quality education from state to state. The Common Core Standards give teachers direction as to what knowledge and skills their students should have, so they can create quality lessons for their students. The Common Core standards are aligned with college and work expectations. They are also rigorous and require higher order thinking skills. The first grade common core standards are evidenced based and informed by other top performing countries. Here you will find lesson plans that will give you resources and specific steps for teaching both math and language arts common core standards.

Santa’s Helper Elf Unit

Screen-Shot-2013-03-03-at-9.03.32-PM-232x300This packet contains everything you need for a week’s worth of Elf Fun. There are activities for the book The Littlest Elf by Brandi Dougherty including retelling, character traits activities, venn diagrams, vocabulary activities, work with adjectives, and opinion writing. This unit also includes a math and literacy center that can be used independently or with a whole group. It includes a craft and narrative and opinion writing prompts, a graphing activity and making words center. It also includes everything you need to implement your own classroom elf.

Punctuation People: A Unit on Standard Conventions Grade K-1

In this unit your students will be introduced to the following punctuation:


  • Periods, Commas, Question Marks and Exclamation Points.


The Punctuation People will aide a reminder of the proper conventions when writing.
This unit includes a book on punctuation, activities for 3 different books on punctuation, punctuation puppets assessment activity, mini books and more.