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

 2nd  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 sentence Including an introduction and conclusion
Using finger spaces between words
Adding details




Below are concepts and skills that will be assessed during the second 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!  

Add and subtract within word problems
Subtracting to compare in word problems
Doubles and Doubles +1
Understanding teen numbers
Understand sums greater than 10
Make a ten to add
Add three numbers
Make a ten to subtract
Understand 10 more and 10 less
Add and subtract 10’s
Understand shapes and putting shapes together
Sort and count
Comparing data