Kindergarten through fifth grade: What your child should know

Keep tabs on your child's grade-by-grade development with this handy checklist.

By GreatSchools Staff

No two kids are alike, especially when it comes to hitting developmental benchmarks. But it helps to have a rough idea of which academic and social skills your child should acquire at his or her grade level. Learn more about your child's classroom in such subject areas as reading, math, and science — or check your state's academic standards to find out what students are required to learn.

By the end of kindergarten, you can expect your child to:

Find out more about your kindergartner and reading, writing, language arts, math, science, technologysocial studies, art, music, and physical education.

By the end of first grade, you can expect your child to:

Find out more about your first grader and reading, writing, language arts, math, science, technology, social studies, art, music, and physical education.

By the end of second grade, you can expect your child to:

Find out more about your second grader and reading, writing, language arts, math, science, technology, social studies, art, music, and physical education.

By the end of third grade, you can expect your child to:

Find out more about your third grader and reading, writing, language arts, math, science, technology, social studies, art, music, and physical education.

By the end of fourth grade, you can expect your child to:

Find out more about your fourth grader and reading, writing, math, science, technology, social studies, the arts, and physical education and health.

By the end of fifth grade, you can expect your child to:

Find out more about your fifth grader and reading, writing, math, science, technology, social studies, the arts, and physical education and health.