1年级

“First grade students are challenged to learn bigger things this year. Reading takes off, math becomes more complex and science and social studies explore beyond kids’ inner circles.”

Goals for a Grade 1 Student

English Curriculum

Expectations of a Grade 1 in English:

✓ Use information and prior knowledge to make meaning

✓ Organize and present ideas through writing and speaking

✓ Identify upper and lower case letters, their sounds and names

✓ Retell the main idea of a story and participate in discussions

✓ Read independently for 10 minutes

How Your English Tutor Will Help:

✓ Introduce strategies to use pictures and print to convey meaning

✓ Generate ideas for writing including using patterns and ideas from stories

✓ Practice spacing between words, capital letters, punctuation and spelling

✓ Brainstorm writing by expanding on an idea and using words choice

✓ Provide guidance in writing from top to bottom; left to right

✓ Practice using phonetic spelling to write independently

Mathematics Curriculum

Expectations of a Grade 1 in Math:

✓ Understand place value into the hundreds

✓ Count by twos, threes, fives, and tens

✓ Use blocks or models to demonstrate addition and subtraction

✓ Begin to understand the concept of more, less and equal

✓ Begin to measure time, temperature, length, and area

How Your Math Tutor Will Help:

✓ Make real life connections to numbers using student’s personal life

✓ Engage in problem solving stories that are connected to real-life places and stories (eg. money concepts and usage)

✓ Familiarize students with mathematical vocabulary, such as more, less, equal

✓ Represent mathematical ideas in pictorial and symbolic forms, such as using building blocks