We begin First Grade by reviewing all alphabet letters and sounds using a multi sensory approach. We use music, movement, visuals, and hands on activities to help children learn to recognise upper case letters, lower case letters and their corresponding sounds.
The goal for fall is for your child to be able to identify uppercase and lowercase letters as well as their sounds.
Your child will also be learning sight words. These are words that your child should be able to read easily and quickly to help develop fluency and comprehension when they are reading.
The goal by the end of First Grade is for students to be able to read 100 frequently used words.
Lastly your child will be bringing home a few reading books each day. The only home work in First Grade is to practice the sight words and to read the nightly reading books each day. Your child will be bringing home reading A-z Books each day.
By the end of First Grade your child should be able to progress from a level A-F Book.