First grade is a year filled with growth and excitement! Your child will use the foundational skills they have mastered in kindergarten and begin to apply them as they grow in their reading abilities. We will be working cooperatively in groups every day during our literacy stations and math stations where children are placed in flexible groups based on their ability and need for instruction. Learning to work with others will be an important life skill that we will practice daily. The children will be responsible to complete daily homework which focuses on word study and reading. It is so important to set up a homework routine and give your child the guidance he needs to follow through every night. It is these early years where your child will learn and apply good study skills.