Welcome to 1st Grade!
First grade is packed with important and exciting transitions as children leave behind much of the play of preschool and kindergarten, and begin to develop more academic skills. Your child will also go through a significant transition to more extensive learning. By the time they reach first grade, your child begins absorbing new material like a sponge. They understand at least 20,000 words, have some impressive spelling skills, and sense how words and language work. In math, they are getting faster by the week at adding and subtracting, and learning to solve word problems.