Beginning February 4, 2013, Buncombe County students who buy school lunches will no longer be able to purchase a full meal on credit if they have charges of $10 or more in their child nutrition account.
First graders want to read, listen to, and talk about a wide range ofbooks, including picture books, poems, short chapter books, and shortinformational materials. They are able to predict, sequence, andsummarize story events. They expect the text to make sense, and, ifnecessary, they make a second attempt and reread. These students talkabout themselves a readers.
Writing First graders write to tell about an experience, to tell a story, or todescribe. They use both words and picture. They use phonetic or“temporary” spelling as a strategy, but are growing in their knowledgeof standard spelling.
Mathematics The mathematics curriculum is organized into five strands: (1) number and operations; (2) measurement; (3) geometry; (4) dataanalysis and probability; and, (5) algebra. Problem-solving strategiesare embedded into each of the 5 strands.
Social Studies First graders build on kindergarten concepts related to other children,families, home, and school. They compare their own home and school lifewith children in environments and societies different from their own.During this year, they become more individually responsible.
Science The focus for first grade students is using their senses to makeobservations and using their own rules to classify living and nonlivingobjects. Science Concepts: The needs of living organisms, Understanding of solidearth materials, Properties & relationships of objects,Understanding of motion, balance, and weighing of objects
Art/Music Arts Education includes four separate and distinct disciplines; dance,music, theatre arts, and visual arts—each with its own body ofknowledge and skills, The intent of the National Standards for ArtsEducation, along with the standard courses of study in each area, isthat a comprehensive understanding of one or more of the arts isaccomplished by each student throughout the K-12 Program.
Health/PE The Healthful Living Education program promotes behaviors thatcontribute to a healthful life-style and improved quality of life forall students. The Healthful Living Education portions of the NCStandard Course of Study support and reinforce the goals and objectivesof its two major components—health education and physical education.
End of Year Activities
Transition Night Thursday, May 30, 5:30-6:45 PM 1st Grade Awards Monday, June 3, 1:00 PM 2nd Grade Awards Tuesday, June 4, 8:30 AM 3rd Grade Awards Tuesday, June 4, 12:00 PM 4th grade Awards Wednesday, June 5, 8:30 AM
In compliance with Federal Law, Buncombe County Schools administers all education programs, employment activities and admissions without discrimination against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, age or disability.