Study Skills and Homework
In first grade, students will begin to develop study habits that they will need throughout the rest of their years in school. Students will learn to take notes in class and they should be able to copy from the board. Homework is given Monday through Thursday in reading, spelling, and math. Students should study spelling words and math facts each night. Also, parents should be reading with their child daily. They will be given additional homework from the Spanish teacher on designated days. Homework should take no longer than 30 minutes with a designated time for casual reading. Parents should supervise homework and help his/her child correct errors when necessary. Parents should also review all work sent home in the blue folders on Tuesday and go over graded papers with his/her child.
Write legibly and efficiently on lined and unlined paper.
Write a simple paragraph using correct punctuation and grammar.
Understand the basics of the writing process.
Identify the number value of a number.
Be able to correctly use “plus”, “minus”, or “take away.”
Order and compare numbers.
Add and subtract with and without regrouping.
Understand basic fractions.
Understand basic linear and volume measurement.
Use a clock and calendar to measure time.
Listening, Viewing, and Speaking
Maintain sustained attention for 30 minutes.
Appropriately ask and answer questions.
State a clear main point when speaking to others.
Recite poems and short passages from memory.
Give short oral reports on a book or topic.
Use proper etiquette when speaking.
Have a strong sense of phonemic and phonological awareness.
Know all sounds and letters of the alphabet and be able to blend sounds into words and words into sentences with accuracy and fluency.
Understand that words convey messages.
Have a strong sight word vocabulary including all color and number words.
Correctly spell frequently used and common words.
Read sentences with understanding of punctuation.
Comprehend what is read aloud and silently on grade level.