Welcome to First Grade

    Welcome to First Grade!


    Congratulations to your child for successfully completing kindergarten.  We are looking forward to a great first grade year.  Below is a list of skills that you could review with your child before they begin first grade. 


    ·       Know the basic kindergarten sight words.  Your child should be able to read these words.

    ·       Practice reading every night.

    ·       Be able to say the corresponding sound for each letter of the alphabet.

    ·       When you read stories to your child, make sure to be asking questions about the story.  Pay attention to the characters, setting, beginning, middle, and end.



    ·       Write your numbers 0-20 (or more).  Numbers should not be backwards.

    ·       Be able to identify numbers 0-20 out of sequence

    ·       Be able to identify shapes and colors.

    ·       Be able to count a set of items correctly up to 20 (or more).



    Be able to write the kindergarten sight words. 

    ·       Be able to write all capital and lower case letters correctly.

    ·       Be able to write a simple sentence that starts with a capital and ends with an end mark. 

    ·       Be able to write your first and last name correctly.


     Basic Skills

    ·       Know your student identification number for lunch, library and computers.

    ·       Be able to tie your shoes. 

    ·       Be able to open all containers and packages that you may bring for lunch.