This school year came with unusual challenges as schools shut their doors and learning moved online. Did your first grader learn the skills they need to be ready for next year? Here’s a rough idea of the academic and social skills that kids acquire in first grade. If your child is not proficient in some of these areas, don’t worry. No two kids are alike, especially when it comes to hitting developmental benchmarks. Choose a few to work on this summer, but keep things low pressure — for you and for your child! In these extreme circumstances, extra pressure isn’t good for anyone.

By the end of 1st grade, kids should be able to:

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

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Updated: June 10, 2020