First grade marks an important milestone for the young learner. First grade students are learning to become good self-managers and are learning to be more independent. The first grade student is encouraged to cooperate and collaborate with class members in an exciting learning environment. Children learn through many different learning styles, and it is important to teach using many different methods to reach all children. We know that children learn best when a variety of meaningful experiences are provided, and they are given the opportunity to be actively involved in their learning.