Grade Level Goals and Expectations

Our system of grading is based on the Orange 
County Public School Alphabetic System of for Elementary Schools:
S = Satisfactory
W= Working towards the goal
N= Needs improvement
U= Unsatisfactory  
Additionally, if a student receives an N or a U, on any of their paperwork, it  must be signed by a parent and returned.

In first grade, we use a goal sheet that is sent home with each report card.

This gives you an idea of what the expectations are, based on the time of the year.  It also allows you to track your student's growth.

1st Grade Goals and Expectations

 1 st Nine Weeks 


Leveled Reading Assessment

Below are the grade level expectations for the end of each nine weeks.

1st Nine Weeks…Level E

2nd Nine Weeks…Level F

3rd Nine Weeks…Level H

4th Nine Weeks…Level J


Sight Words

Your child will be tested on the 1st grade sight word list each nine weeks. Below are the expectations for the end of each nine weeks.

1st Nine Weeks…33 Words

2nd Nine Weeks…99 Words

3rd Nine Weeks…141 Words

4th Nine Weeks…198 Words


 Below are some skills that your child can continue to work on in writing.

  • Applying capitalization and punctuation rules
  • Writing in complete, detailed sentences
  • Including an introduction and conclusion
  • Using finger spaces between words
  • Adding details



 Below are concepts and skills that will be assessed during the first quarter of first grade.  They will be revisited throughout the year.  Please review the skills at home to keep them fresh in your child’s mind!   

  • Numbers to 30: recognizing, reading, and writing
  • Numbers to 30: comparing/ordering
  • Numbers to 30: counting and number patterns
  • Addition to 10: counting on to add
  • Addition to 10: adding parts of 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10
  • Understanding the Equal Sign =
  • Subtraction: counting on to subtract
  • Subtraction: finding missing addends and parts of 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10
  • Addition and Subtraction Word Problems