This school year came with unusual challenges as schools shut their doors and learning moved online. Did your child learn the skills they need to be ready for next year? Here are some of the most important academic and social skills that kids acquire in kindergarten to eighth 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 practice this summer, but keep things low-key — both for you and for your child. In these extreme circumstances, extra pressure isn’t good for anyone.

What your kindergartner should have learned
Here are some key skills your kindergartner should have covered this year, plus ways to practice them over the summer.
 


What your 1st grader should have learned
Here are some key skills your first grader should have covered this year, plus ways to practice them over the summer.
 


What your 2nd grader should have learned
Here are some key skills your second grader should have covered this year, plus ways to practice them over the summer.
 


What your 3rd grader should have learned
Here are some key skills your third grader should have covered this year, plus ways to practice these skills over the summer.
 


What your 4th grader should have learned
Here are some key skills your fourth grader should have covered this year, plus ways to practice them over the summer.
 


What your 5th grader should have learned
Here are some of the key skills your fifth grader should have covered this year, plus ways to practice them over the summer.
 


What your 6th grader should have learned
Here are some of the key skills your sixth grader should have covered this year, plus ways to practice them over the summer.
 


What your 7th grader should have learned
Here are some of the key skills your seventh grader should have covered this year, plus ways to practice them over the summer.
 


What your 8th grader should have learned
Here are some of the key skills your eighth grader should have covered this year, plus ways to practice them over the summer.
 


Academic standards are based on the Common Core State Standards.

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Updated: June 22, 2020