• Welcome to  First Grade!

    What Your Child Will Learn in First Grade

    First grade is an exciting time for new literacy skills. Your child now knows at least 2,000 words! They have a better sense of how words and language work and can sound out more complex words. They are becoming a better spellers, too. In math, they will quickly learn to add and subtract numbers, and learn to solve word problems. But your first grader still needs plenty of encouragement! 

    Children will start to become less confident at this age if they feel that they're not smart or that they're not doing well. So give your child extra doses of support this year. First graders are able to talk more about their feelings, so be sure to listen and help encourage their efforts throughout school.  Teach your child to be more independent and responsible by doing chores around the house, cleaning up after themselves, and keeping track of their belongings.  Listen to them read aloud and continue to read with them, even if they can read independently.  Be sure to work with your child's teacher to create a positive attitude about learning! 
Last Modified on August 19, 2021