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                First Grade Expectations 
    First grade is such a magical year!  There will be so much growth ~ academically, socially and emotionally.  It is incredibly exciting to see all of my "Firsties" bloom throughout the year.   With that being said, many incoming "Firstie Parents" have a lot of questions.  Those questions mainly center around riding the bus, spending a full day at school, lunch procedures, academics, and friendships.  Most of your curricular questions will be answered in September on Curriculum Night, and my 1D procedures will be sent home during the first week of school.  This page will hopefully address some of those other "What does the teacher expect from my child while transitioning into 1st Grade..." questions.
    Upon entering First Grade,  we expect
    • our new students to identify ALL 26 uppercase and lowercase letters
    • our new students to identify both consonant sounds and the short vowel sounds
    • our new students to identify ALL of the Kindergarten sight words, both in isolation and in print
    • our new students to blend 3 sounds together to make a CVC word
    • our new students to  read 3 word sentences
    • our new students to print uppercase letters, along with the corresponding lowercase letters
    • our new students to identify numbers to 31
    • our new students to rote count to 100
    • our new students to identify and extend simple patterns
    • our new students to identify colors and color words
    • our new students to identify and name simple shapes
    If your child struggled in Kindergarten with these skills, PLEASE be sure to practice daily to ensure a smooth transition and help ease frustration.   I truly look forward to working with you and your child to make First Grade a FABULOUS year!
Last Modified on August 18, 2018