1st grade teachers...

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  1. kcbutterfly

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    I am a first year K teacher. What do you expect of entering 1st graders?
     
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    17 people have read this, and none of them can tell me what is expected of entering 1st graders? Any and all responses would be appreciated.
     
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    I think it all depends on your state guidelines. I recall a recent post on a similar topic. I'm not a first grade teacher, sorry that I can't help you.
     
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    I am familiar with my state's standards for K and 1st. I was just looking for some informal expectations of where 1st grade teachers expect their students to be when they enter. Thanks for replying! :)
     
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    I would like my incoming first graders to know:

    How to write their names with only ONE capital letter.
    their numbers up to 20
    know all the sounds of the alphabet
    how to tie their shoes and button their pants
    how to hold the pencil properly


    just a few
     
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    kc... just a note... many of us read ALL the new posts, whether or not they directly pertain to our grade level... I teach preschool, so I read the post, but can't offer any assistance. I imagine there are a lot of us like that. 17 isn't that many views yet, be patient... it was just an hour ago ;) :)
     
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    How to write their names with only ONE capital letter...CHECK
    their numbers up to 20...CHECK
    know all the sounds of the alphabet...CHECK
    how to tie their shoes and button their pants...CHECK
    how to hold the pencil properly...CHECK

    Wow! Im 5 for 5! Looks like I'm on a roll!!:p
     
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    Everything that terptoteacher said and also:

    letters- identify, write, and know the sound that goes with it
    recognize rhyming words
    know 10-20 basic sight words (the, and, a, etc.)

    numbers to 30- count, identify and write
    know what it means to add and subtract

    My principal asks for a list like this from every grade level to give to the grade level below so we know what we can be working on before the end of the year.
     
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    Might I add...

    handle scissors appropriately (ie. turn the scissors to cut, not the paper)

    handle glue correctly (ie put the glue on the item being glued on rather than on the paper to which it is being glued)

    follow simple 2 or 3 step directions

    begin to print 0-9 correctly

    hold a pencil with enough skill to print reasonably well

    recognize some common words in print (ie their own names, mom, dad, etc.)

    copy small amounts of text from a chart or the board
     
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    For gluing I have my students chant, "Glue- A little dab will do!" to remind them not to pour it all over the paper.
     
  12. rachis

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    what are some activities for 1st graders?:)
     
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    Activities for what?
     
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    I expect and know I will have to remind them over 1,000 times a day to put their name on their papers and hopefully at least half of them will remember!
     
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    Some phonemic awareness (blending and segmenting). The ability to read some simple, repetitive text. To have a love of reading/learning is great. Possessing good behavior and knowing how to follow rules, remembering to raise hands, etc. would be wonderful as well.
     
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    I just thought of another one. Know how to write on lined paper!
     
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    I expect my first graders to have some concept of a complete sentence (begin with capital letter, end with a period)
    -regognize all letters of the alphabet and all consonant sounds/blends
    -they should know all short vowel sounds (3 letter words)
    -color/number words
    -kindergarten sight words
    -addition/subtraction story problems using manipulatives
    -read and write numbers to 25
    -write first and last name
    -of course tying their own shoes
    -cutting and pasting is something that they should have down if they have been in school for 2 years assuming they had preschool

    This is what most of my first graders come to me knowing, and I know they are taught all of these skills in kindergarten. Many of my students come to me knowing much more. Of course you will always have those few that can't even recognize the letters, or count to 5. You need to do some sort of pre-assessment and try to put them into groups otherwise you will find that those who are far ahead will get very bored. I hope this helps! Good Luck!
     
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    I would like them to know how to walk down the hall, in a line, properly. I also would like more emphasis put on handwriting. Once they learn an incorrect way of forming their letters, it is hard to break the habit. I will add more academic things after class today!
     
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    They should know their letters and sounds. They should be able to sit and listen to a story. They should be able to count to 20. Write their name with a capital letter at the beginning and the rest small letters. Know their colors and some beginning sight words.
     

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