Welcome First Grade parent, to the First Grade Parent resource page.  Below are the big ideas for First Grade in the areas of Reading and Math.  By clicking on the specific “Big Ideas” it will link you to various resources, games, and video clips that will help enhance your ability to practice skills and concepts at home with your child.

 

Reading                                                                                                           

Our students will be asked to read more challenging texts and will need to refer back to the text to find examples (evidence) to support their answers. Students will be increasing their vocabulary skills to ensure they can read and comprehend the grade level materials and can apply the learning to real life situations. The following items outline the major instructional concepts for First Grade students in Reading.

 

Phonics 
Sight Words - Master 133 Dolch Words  (Coming Soon)
Comprehension Strategies (Coming Soon)

 

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity (reading a variety of types of books while continuing to read more complex text as the year progresses)

 

Math

Our students will need to have deeper experiences, not necessarily more content.  Children need to be able to develop their own thinking, not be told how to think.  Continue to press their understanding by asking them to explain their thinking and use of various strategies they might use to solve the problems.

 

Addition and Subtraction- add and subtract numbers within 20.
Base Ten - Extend the counting sequence (starting at different numbers and continuing the counting) Understand what the digits mean in a number (place value; 19 = 1 group of ten and 9 ones)
Measurement  (Coming Soon) - Measure lengths; telling time to the half hour; organize and represent data.
Geometry (Coming Soon)–Take apart and put together shapes to create new shapes.