First grade is a year of tremendous growth for many students. The expectations have increased from kindergarten. Students will become independent and fluent readers. Along with a heavy focus on reading, this is a big year for math. Students are expected to have a solid number sense before graduating to second grade. Number sense includes understanding basic relationships between numbers and being able to compare numbers. Most of our work will be hands on therefore you will not see a lot of worksheets sent home. Students are expected to become more independent, self-reliant, and self-directed learners.