Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 3417 Know what to expect First graders like to be first or “the best.” They are learning impor- tant social skills and interacting more in groups. First graders are also developing their self image, so be sure to praise your first grader often. Below are some things that you can expect your child to learn in first grade. Math Most first graders will learn how to do the following:  count and write numbers from 20 to 100  use math symbols and understand addition and subtraction  work with shapes and segments of shapes  understand the concept of whole, half, and quarter  tell time to the half hour  use standard measures such as cup, pint, and teaspoon  make simple graphs Language Arts First graders make great strides in their reading and writing skills. Students learn the connections between letters and sounds. They learn how to print, and they’re encouraged to write their ideas on paper. First graders are often divided into small reading groups. Small groups allow teachers to provide individualized instruction, and to also assess the progress and reading ability of each student. The stories that first graders read are usually repetitive with a predictable pattern. In the first grade, students also work on their listening and speaking skills. First graders are encouraged to speak clearly and in complete sentences. First Grade