Top Ten Things to Know

  • Top Ten Things to Know

    Things to Know at the Beginning of the School Year
    1. Parent and child are able to separate from each other.
    2. Listens and follows directions.
    3. Demonstrate self-control and accepts "no".
    4. Can sit quietly and focus for a 15 minute period of time.
    5. Can listen to and talk about stories and rhymes.
    6. Can write first name.
    7. Able to hold and use scissors and pencils correctly.
    8. Knows the difference between letters and numbers.
    9. Can identify colors and shapes
    10. Can count out loud and count objects.

    1st Grade
    1. Listen attentively and follow two step directions.
    2. Identify all upper and lowercase letters and produce their sounds.
    3. Spell and write their name correctly using uppercase and lowercase letters appropriately.
    4. Read and write whole numbers up to 20.
    5. Recognize and produce rhymes.
    6. Read all Kindergarten sight words fluently.
    7. Use a number line to count one more or one less.
    8. Count by 1's, 5's, and 10's up to 100.
    9. Identify all coins and know their value.
    10. Independently tie their shoes (or please buy velcro).

    2nd Grade
    1. Write first and last name with proper letter formation.
    2. Read 55 words per minute at a 2nd grade reading level.
    3. Write a complete sentence with correct spacing, capital letter and punctuation.
    4. Blend letter sounds to sound out words.
    5. Retell a story using facts and details to show understanding of the story.
    6. Know addition and subtraction facts 0-10.
    7. Tell time to the hour and half hour.
    8. Identify and know value of each coin.
    9. Skip count by 2's, 5's, and 10's.
    10. Show independence by tying shoes, zipping a jacket, and be responsible for daily necessary work/items.

    3rd Grade
    1. Retell stories with facts and details.
    2. Use the story to figure out the meaning of words.
    3. Make use of such strategies as compare and contrast, main idea, cause and effect, making predictions, point of view, inference and steps in a sequence of events.
    4. Know and apply grade level phonics, prefixes, and suffixes, decode multi-syllable words, and irregularly  spelled words.
    5. Use context and refer to parts of stories to confirm or self-correct.
    6. Use place value to describe whole numbers between 10 and 1,000 in terms of hundreds, tens and ones using place value, including the use of rounding, comparing and estimating. 
    7. Add and subtract double digit whole numbers with borrowing.
    8. Demonstrate fluency with addition and subtraction facts.
    9. Use time, money and measurements to solve real-world and mathematical problems. 
    10. Collect, organize, display and interpret data.