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First Grade

English Language Arts

  • I can spell words from my vocabulary list provided by my teacher.
  • I can speak and write in complete sentences.
  • I can write a story with a main idea, a beginning, a middle and an ending. I can read grade level text with fluency.
  • My parent(s)/guardian(s) understand my Lexile level as one indicator of reading progress.
  • I read 30 minutes every day on my own or with my family.

mathematics

  • I can add or subtract numbers to 20.
  • I can count to 100.
  • I understand place value of tens and ones.
  • I can count to 120 starting on any number less than 120.

Academic Behaviors

  • I can sit and actively listen to stories and presentations for 15-20 minutes.
  • I have a set time and a place to study and work on school assignments.
  • I can express my thoughts and ideas clearly.
  • I can follow instructions.
  • I can work in groups with my classmates.
  • I share my school folder with my family every day to organize and review assignments.
  • I ask questions to help me understand.
  • I can contribute to conversation and express my ideas without interrupting others.
  • I can solve small problems with my friends.

Motivational Experiences

  • I visited a local museum or nature center.
  • I have a library card and visit my local library once a week.
  • I visit my local park once a week .
  • I visited my local public service organizations such as my police station, fire station or hospital.

Financial Literacy

  • I have a Scholars Savings Account and I am saving for college!
  • I can save money in a piggy bank or jar.
  • I know that adults work to earn money and that money is needed to buy things.
  • I play store and use real or pretend money to exchange for goods

Families

  • My parent(s)/guardian(s) talk to my teacher about my progress in school.
  • My parent(s)/guardian(s) know how to read my report card/progress report.
  • My parent(s)/guardian(s) goes to workshops/school activities at my school at least two times a year.
  • My family knows what my learning goals are, and my learning plans if I am in an English Learner Program or My parent(s)/guardian(s) communicate with other parents in my class.
  • I can talk to my parent(s)/guardian(s) about my school work and what I am learning.

College Knowledge

  •   I know what college is and know that I can attend college.
  • My parents talk to me about the progression of school, from first grade to elementary school, to middle school, to high school and on to college.
  • I am starting to save for college with a Scholars Savings Account or other 529 program.

Health and Wellness

  • I brush my teeth twice a day.
  • I know it’s important to wash my hands regularly – for 20 seconds. (As long as it takes to sing Happy Birthday two times)
  • I sleep 9-12 hours at night.
  • I do a variety of physical activities.
  • I spend at least 60 minutes a day on physical exercise (including vigorous activity, and strengthening muscles and bones).
  • I brush my teeth twice a day.
  • I know it’s important to wash my hands regularly – for 20 seconds. (As long as it takes to sing Happy Birthday two times)
  • I sleep 9-12 hours at night.
  • I do a variety of physical activities.

Digital Citizenship

  • I find balance in my digital life.
  • I care about everyone’s privacy.
  • I know the power of my words and actions online.

For more information:

To find out more about saving for college or to enroll in a college savings account click here.

To find your local library click here.

To find your local parks and recreation options click here.

Download a printable Spanish version of the 1st grade roadmap HERE.