Is your child ready for first grade?
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Is your child ready for first grade?



Students entering FIRST GRADE should be able to do the following:

Language Arts

Recognize all letters of the alphabet and their common sounds (long and short vowels)

Write their first and last names with appropriate capital and lowercase letters

Form all capital and lowercase letters (format taught in kindergarten)

Be aware of concepts of print (left to right progression, return sweep,

top to bottom progression, spacing between words)

Locate the title of a book

Track print in a given text along with a taped voice or a person's voice

Recall the characters, setting and basic plot of a story

Sequence the events of a story

Use invented spelling to express their thoughts in writing

Speak and listen to a variety of audiences

Differentiate between consonants and vowels

Blend and segment phonemes (pull apart the sounds) (c-a-t)

Recognize similarities and differences in initial and final sounds in words

Produce legible writing with correct spacing of letters and words

Read basic sight words

Math Skills

Recognize numbers 0 - 20

Count from 0 - 100

Write the numbers 1 - 20

Understand the concepts of more, fewer, greater, less, before, after, and between

Identify addresses, birthdays, full names, and telephone numbers

Use a calendar (days of the week and months of the year)

Construct and continue a pattern

Recognize color and number words

Solve simple addition and subtraction facts

Tell time to the hour

Recognize coins and their value

Identify whole and halves