What your child is learning in first grade?Here are a few examples:
- Understands broad categories of time (past, present, future, yesterday, today, tomorrow) and calendar time.
- Demonstrates that the motion of objects changes by applying a push or pull.
- Knows many words by sight and reads grade level appropriate stories, poems, and informational books aloud.
- Counts to 120 and reads and writes numerals to 120.
- Solves word problems involving addition and subtraction within 20.
- Understands the concept of addition.
How to Help Your Child Do Better
- Listen to your child read words and books from school. Continue working with rhyming words.
- Ask your child to retell and write about the events and information from a variety of literary and informational books.
- If you have a computer in your home, have your child practice typing short responses to questions on the computer. Practice keyboarding skills.
- Point out familiar words on labels, boxes, newspapers, magazines, and signs.
- Practice naming coins and counting pennies, nickels, and dimes.
- Talk about and show examples of adding items and taking away items.
- Practice comparing and ordering objects by length.