What Your Child Will Learn in First Grade | Parents

What Your Child Will Learn in First Grade | Parents

First grade is a time when children begin
to do more complex thinking. They take the basic skills that they learned in kindergarten
and they’ve been practicing and they start to apply it to more abstract and complex concepts.
You’ll find that they know thousands of words at this point. They’ll begin to spell two
and three and four letter words. They’ll write sentences. And usually by the end of first
grade, they can write a short paragraph. They will think beyond basic math computation.
They’ll start to explore things like greater than, less than. They’ll be introduced to
the concept of place value. And a key math concept that they will start to explore is
measurement. But they will measure with things like blocks, paper clips, pencils. So they
start to understand that objects can be measured. So later when they’re given a ruler, that
actually makes some sense. The key to first grade is that the children have taken their
basic skills and their basic concepts, and they’re starting to apply it to more complex


  1. taking basic concepts and applying to their everyday thinking. You forgot to mention that they start teaching our 6years olds about segregation. Now my son wonders why their a difference between races when I taught him not to see color but the person. Thanks for that. Instead of my son saying that man over there. Now he will say that black/white man over there. God created us all in his image and says to love your neighbor as yourself. I just dont understand why they teach that at such a young impressionable age. Luckily I always go over homework with my son and get to open the door to the whole truth for him and teach him to think for himself and out side of the cube.

  2. My sister is in 1st grade and I’m genuinely worried about her she cant spell or read simple 4 letter words let alone right a paragraph

  3. I wish I could find more videos like this so I can teach my daughter during the summer. That way she would know what the teacher will be teacher her when she goes back. anyone recommendations of other videos??

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