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What We Are Learning 

Year at a glance:

Language Arts

In 1st grade, your child will become a more independent reader and writer. Your child will
continue to learn and practice rules for recognizing the sounds that make up words and will
be able to sound out more complex words. These foundational skills are necessary and
important components of developing proficient readers with the capacity to comprehend a
wide range of materials. Students will learn to think about what they read and to talk about
the main ideas of simple stories. As they write and speak, 1st graders will learn to use
language appropriately, including using complete sentences and spelling words with
increasing accuracy.


In 1st grade, your child will build on last year’s work and gain important skills. One of the most
important outcomes for the new year is to improve speed and accuracy adding with a sum
of 20 or less and subtracting from a number 20 or less (e.g., 17-8). Another important goal in
1st grade is adding with a sum of 100 or less; accomplishing this will rely on understanding
what the digits mean in a number such as 63 (namely, 63 is six tens and three ones). Working
with multi-digit addition this year will set the stage for 2nd grade, when your child will be
working with three-digit numbers and adding and subtracting larger numbers.


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