First Grade


This section provides a summary of the key first grade learning objectives for reading, language arts, and math. A more detailed description of each subject is provided below, including links to detailed descriptions of the hundreds of learning activities. The Time4Learning language arts and math curriculum correlate to state standards.

First grade is a year of highly visible progress in reading and language arts. The major milestones in first grade reading and language arts are:

Knowing the names and sounds of all the consonants and vowels
Understanding phonics concepts such as consonant combinations
Following along, reading, and summarizing simple stories with pictures
Developing an understanding of composition
First grade is also a year of exploration and discovery of the numbers in the world around us. Major milestones for 1st grade math include:

Counting to 100 by 1’s and skip counting
Knowing the addition math facts
Adding and subtracting small numbers
Understanding the value of money
Knowing the units for measurement, time, and weight

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