Your first grade student will learn to recognize numbers and how numbers are used in order to:

  • Count from 1-100 by ones
  • Count from 1-100 by tens
  • Count backward from 31-1
  • Count from 1-100 by tens and fives
  • Write numbers from 1-100
  • Write numbers 1-100 by fives
  • Write, generate, and illustrate number words zero through twenty
  • Identify, explain, and demonstrate the place value of numbers
  • Identify and show the fractions of halves, thirds, fourths, fifths, and sixths
  • Use the correct sign when comparing numbers or concrete objects, < or >

Your first grade student will explain, model, and demonstrate the meaning of addition and subtraction with whole numbers by:

  • Writing number sentences using the symbols of -, +, or =
  • Using the correct sign or symbol when comparing facts
  • Generating, adding, and subtracting fact families up to 20
  • Explaining the relationship between addition and subtraction as inverse operations by using numbers up to 20
  • Using addition and subtraction to construct and solve word problems using money and numbers up to 20
  • Using addition and subtraction to solve real world problems
  • Adding and subtracting two-digit numbers without regrouping
  • Adding and subtracting three-digit numbers without regrouping
  • Estimating and recognizing reasonable answers in three-digit whole number addition and subtraction problems with no regrouping
  • Identifying the correct amount of money required to buy an object
  • Adding and subtracting using pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters
  • Solving word problems using money
  • Estimating the amount of change
  • Using ordinal numbers

Your first grade student will come to understand patterns and methods of classification by:

  • Sorting concrete objects by color, size, and shape
  • Sorting concrete objects by two and three criteria
  • Identifying measurable changes that are predictable, e.g., students grow taller, not shorter, as they get older
  • Finding, extending, and creating patterns with concrete objects, pictures, numbers, and fact families

Your first grade student will work with two- and three-dimensional shapes by:

  • Identifying two- and three-dimensional shapes
  • Identifying two-dimensional shapes in three-dimensional shapes
  • Putting at least two shapes together to form a new shape
  • Making a picture using at least four different shapes
  • Describing and naming the direction and distance in navigating space using spatial and cardinal words
  • Recognizing and exploring symmetry
  • Identifying and determining whether two-dimensional shapes are congruent (same shape and size) or similar (same shape different size)

Your first grade student will use standard and non-standard units of measure by:

  • Measuring objects with standard units and non- standard units of measure such as paper clips, straws, blocks, etc.
  • Recognizing rulers that show both inches and centimeters
  • Using scales to measure weight
  • Using and constructing a calendar
  • Recognizing the number of days in a month and in a year
  • Identifying analog and digital clocks and their parts
  • Recognizing the difference between day and night
  • Telling time to the hour and half hour using an analog and digital clock
  • Estimating the passage of time
  • Putting events of a day in sequential order according to time
  • Estimating and measuring the height, weight, and length of objects

Your first grade student will collect, sort, represent, and analyze data by:

  • Tallying data and creating line, bar, and picture graphs
  • Comparing and contrasting the similarities and differences of weather, people, animals, and objects
  • Constructing questions that can be answered by using information from a graph or a table
  • Describing events related to the student’s experiences as more or less likely to happen
  • Reading and interpreting graphs and tables to make comparisons and predictions