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What to expect in first grade

Learn about what to expect for your child in first grade.

Language Arts in a First-Grade Classroom

Take a peek inside a first-grade classroom with a rich language arts program.

First grade: What your child should know

Keep tabs on your first-grader's development with this handy checklist.

What worked: Creative learning tips for preschool through first grade

GreatSchools parents share their stories about the unique, sometimes unexpected ways they boost their children's learning.

The incredible true story of the first grader with 40 grades on his report card

We did a double-take at the dizzying number of grades on our 6-year-old's report card — and then we saw the three oddball scales they're using and really got confused.

Active gaming tips

Video games aren't just for couch potatoes - active gaming gets kids moving.

Activities for pre-readers and beginning readers

Help your child get excited about books by creating a personalized book mark or writing a book of her own.

Your first grader and music

In music class, first graders sing, play instruments, listen and move to music.

Your first grader and art

First graders explore new art materials and learn the vocabulary and elements of art.

Your first grader and PE

First graders learn about the value of teamwork through group fun like dancing and playing tag.