Five Things Students Should Know
Stepping into Kindergarten

 
Kindergarten

 

          The kindergarten teachers would like the students to know the following on the first day of school in September:

1.    Recognize and be able to write their first name.

2.    Count aloud to 10.

3.    Know your first and last name.

4.    Be familiar with using a scissor and glue stick.

5.    Know our basic colors and shapes.

             

          You can practice these items with your child by creating flash cards on index cards.  Just spend about five to ten minutes reviewing each day.

 

Five Things Students Should Know
Stepping into First Grade

 
1st grade

 

          The first grade teachers would like the students to know the following on the first day of school in September:

 

1.    Write first and last names clearly and neatly.

2.    Recognize all twenty-six upper and lower case letters.

3.    Know addition facts to 10.

4.    Know subtraction facts to 10.

5.    Read the following sight words:

 
 
atblue
I
red  
see  
yellow
and
can
the
lookmythey
biglittle
it
isin
have
dolike
not
thatto
you
getone
two
threewhat
we
up
go
her
but
were
am
 

             

   You can practice these items with your child by creating flash cards on index cards.  Just spend about five to ten minutes reviewing each day.

 
 

Five Things Students Should Know
Stepping Into Second Grade

 
 Second Grade
 

1. Have their addition and subtraction facts to 20 memorized.

2. Be able to alphabetize the first letter of a list of words.

3. Count forward to 100 (skip count by 1’s, 2’s,

   5’ s and 10’s).

4. Use correct capitalization of the first word of a sentence, as well as proper nouns and punctuation.

5. Know their full name, address, birthday, and telephone number.

 

       You can practice these items with your child by creating flash cards on index cards.  Just spend about five to ten minutes reviewing each day.

 
 

Five Things Students Should Know
Stepping Into Third Grade

 

Third Grade  
 

1.  Recognize the structure of a paragraph:

                   -  Topic sentence
                         -  
Three or more details to support the topic sentence
                          -  
Closing sentence

2.  Readily recall sums to 18 and their related subtraction facts.

3.  Follow two-step directions accurately.

4.  Form letters properly.

5.  Know proper sentence structure including capitalization and punctuation.

 

       You can practice these items with your child by creating flash cards on index cards.  You can also have your child keep a journal of his/her summer activities. Just spend about five to ten minutes working on these items each day.

   

Five Things Students Should Know
Stepping Into Fourth Grade

 

Fourth Grade
 

1.  Mastery of addition and subtraction facts.  

2.  Know multiplication tables 0 to 12.

3. Have basic knowledge geographical knowledge of New York State.

4. Be able to find words in a dictionary.

5. Be able to read and follow simple written directions.
Example: playing a
game

               following a recipe

               performing an experiment

 

       You can practice addition, subtraction and multiplication facts with your child by creating flash cards on index cards.  Just spend about five to ten minutes working on these items each day.


Five Things Students Should Know
Stepping Into Fifth Grade

 

Fifth Grade
 

1.  Multiplication and division facts 0 to 12.

2.  Sustained reading for at least 30 minutes per day.

3.  Counting change from $1, $5, $10 and $20 bills.

4.  Elapsed time to five minutes

5. Read and follow directions (Ex. recipes, putting things together, maps).

 

       You can practice division and multiplication facts with your child by creating flash cards on index cards.  Just spend about five to ten minutes working on these items each day. Also, join the Hicksville Public Library’s Summer Reading Program to provide exciting books to read.

 
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