Entering First Grade

  • Read aloud or have someone read to you for 20 minutes daily
  • Rising 1st grade students must keep a book log of books read to them during the summer. The goal is 25 books. (A printable log is available under the Printables section.)
  • Challenge yourself to read books in 100 places!

  • Practice all number facts 0-10
  • Practice counting by twos, fives, and tens
  • Practice the nicknames for all double digit numbers
  • Example: Formal name: 45- Forty Five, Nickname: 45 -Four Ten-five
  • Suggestion: Reinforce number sense and math concepts through Khan Academy 
A Sample of Rising 1st Grade Expectations:
  • Recognize the features of a sentence (Capital letter at the beginning and punctuation at the end)
  • Recognize and rhyme words that have similar endings (For example: -am, ham, Sam, Pam, -at, cat, bat, sat)
  • Learn to read regularly spelled one-syllable words (cvc words: cat, pot, dim)
  • Know all of the consonant sounds
  • Identify and write all lower and uppercase letters
  • Read sight words from kindergarten (pre-primer and primer)
  • Tell a story with a beginning, middle, and end
  • Count to 100
  • Count 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s
  • Add and subtract within 20