Year one 101
If you’re wondering what your child might be doing in their year one class, look no farther! We’ve put together some information about what you can expect from this first step of your child’s journey in the K-12 educational system.Circle Time
Different districts may have different schedules, but most year one classrooms have students participate in morning circle time. During circle time, students say the pledge of allegiance, look at a calendar, and talk about the weather and season. Afterward, teachers will guide the students through various year one subjects.Subjects
While different year one classes may focus on different subjects, there are some fundamental topics every year one class will cover:
- Maths: Kindergartners typically learn how to count, do single digit addition and subtraction, read a clock, and skip count. Skip counting (counting by 2’s, 3’s, 4’s etc.) is very useful for building a good foundation for single digit Multiplication.
- Language Arts: Your child will be introduced to sight words, rhyming, consonant blends, and the silent e.
- Social Studies: In year one, students begin to learn about the months, the U.S. states, and continents. Sometimes, kindergartners will also begin to learn about the functions of different professions and places.
Children will always get a break for lunch after a few lessons. Some students will pack lunches and others will get food from the cafeteria. Depending on the school and teacher, the students will either eat in the cafeteria or in the classroom with their fellow classmates. Some schools will then let kindergartners go outside for recess time where kids can play on playsets, play sports, or socialize before returning back to the classroom. Certain schools even have nap time or free choice, where children can play with blocks, playdough, or other classroom resources.
Whether you are homeschooling your kindergartner or sending your child to school, looking for resources to help your student catch up or get ahead, or just in search for fun practise material, our resource page is sure to have the content you are looking for!