• First Grade Team

    Ms. V. Jackson, D. White, and Y. Ross



    By the end of the first grade, you can expect your child to ... 

    Work independently at her desk

    Listen to longer sets of directions

    Read directions off the board, although some children may still have difficulty with this

    Complete homework and bring it back the next day

    Sit in a chair for a longer period of time

    Be able to see things from another person’s point of view so you can reason with your child and teach her empathy

    Relate experiences in greater detail and in a logical way

    Problem-solve disagreements

    Crave affection from parents and teachers

    Have some minor difficulties with friendships and working out problems with peers

    Distinguish left from right

    Be able to plan ahead

    Write words with letter-combination patterns such as words with a silent e

    Read and write high-frequency words such as where and every

    Write complete sentences with correct capitalization and punctuation

    Read aloud first-grade books with accuracy and understanding

    Count change

    Tell time to the hour and half-hour

    Quickly answer addition and subtraction facts for sums up to 20

    Complete two-digit addition and subtraction problems without regrouping