At the end of first grade; what should my son know?
I am wanting to make sure I don't allow him to fall behind. I feel like we are doing ok but sometimes I feel like I am allowing him to slack off.
Things we are working on:
reading... He is picking up reading a lot better. Can read small reader books. He stumbles a lot tho. I am working really hard on this skill with him. We have readingeggs.com; starfall.com, time4learning.com and I have him read to me.
math- teaching him single digit addition right now. I am going slow wtih this as we have had some isssues. Also I have worked with him on counting money. We worked a little on reading a clock over the summer and I have worked some on subtraction.
Science- I am doing a science curriculm. It has covered living/non living and we're on earth science right now.
Spelling- he is almost throught HOP: Hooked On Spelling and I am going to start on "All about Spelling."
Grammar- I am using "Growing with Grammar." He has learned that sentences start with a capital and end with a punctuation mark. He knows the difference between question sentence, exclamation, statement, and fragments.
Social Studies- we have worked on how to read a map, where continents, oceans, etc... are, learned about Columbus, Pocahontos, Native Americans, George Washington and other things. I am half way through his Social Studies curriculum. I also get outside books and read to him and movies as well.
With Science and Social studies- I use a lot of extra stuff from the library over the topics that we are discussing. I also use cartoons and other media that is at my disposal. We have brainpopjr.com that we use a lot. I also try to do hands on experiments and hikes and stuff that would be fun for him.
I am trying hard to do this right, lol.
I feel bad tho because today I allowed them to do readingeggs.com, starfall.com and time4learning.com. I strayed away from my usual curriculum and allowed a light day. However they did time4learning for 3 hrs and they did at least one lesson of each subject.