First Grade

Welcome to First Grade

In first grade, your child should be able to:

  • Write stories, journals, and lists.
  • Use capitalization, punctuation, and spacing between words.
  • Read and discuss different types of literature.
  • Know main characters, setting, and simple plot in a story.
  • Select material to read for pleasure (for example, favorite books and stories).
  • Use simple maps and globes.
  • Identify the difference between living and not-living things.
  • Demonstrate calendar skills.
  • Understand the causes of motion.
  • Count and write numbers from 0-100.
  • Tell time to the hour and half hour.
  • Count money to $.25
  • Know place value of digits in whole numbers to 100.
  • Understand temperature and the use of a thermometer.
  • Compare larger and smaller quantities.