• 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:

     
     
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    I
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    see  
    yellow
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    have
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    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.