Grade 1 Home

West Haven Public Schools 
Unit Planning Organizer

Revised July 2011

Subject: Social Studies                                       

Grade: First Grade

Unit: Home                                                            

Pacing: February & March

Essential Question:

What is the address and telephone number of my home?

Big Idea:

Every home has its’ own special location.


CT State Standards (includes West Haven’s “Priority” GLES’s in BOLD and “Supporting” Standards)


1.4.1 Recall the phone number, address and location of one’s home and street.



2.1.1 Access information from non print materials with assistance.

2.1.2 Gather information from listening to and reading nonfiction texts.

2.4 Participate in classroom discussions.






“Unwrapped” Concepts and Skills, and Bloom Levels (BL)



Concepts(Need to Know)

Skills(Able to Do)



State address and home/cell telephone number


























Recall telephone number, address, and location of one’s home and street.


This unit can be enriched through the Scott Foresman stories:

Tumble Bumble   Unit 1

Home, Safety, Citizenship

The Big Mess Unit 3

Home, Citizenship

The Little Red Hen Unit 3


My Buddy Stan/Biscuit Unit 3

Home, Culture

A Big Day for Jay   Unit 5









Not given to first grade students at this time.



Instructional Planning

Suggested Resources/Materials:

Big and/or Small Books

Pictures of neighborhoods, homes, streets, telephones, either individual pictures or pictures within books

Student created art activities (if you choose to have students draw a picture of their home)

Chart Paper











Suggested Research-based Effective Instructional Strategies:


Vocabulary/Word Wall


Interdisciplinary Connections