What Your First Grader Needs to Know: Fundamentals of a Good First-Grade Education

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Random House Publishing Group, Jul 29, 2009 - Education - 368 pages
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Help your child exceed the Common Core standards with What Your First Grader Needs to Know
 
What will your child be expected to learn in the first grade? How can you help him or her at home? How can teachers foster active, successful learning in the classroom? This book answers these all-important questions and more, offering the specific shared knowledge that hundreds of parents and teachers across the nation have agreed upon for American first graders. Filled with opportunities for reading aloud and fostering discussion, this first-grade volume of the acclaimed Core Knowledge Series presents the sort of knowledge and skills that should be at the core of a challenging first-grade education. Inside you’ll discover
 
Favorite poems—old and new, such as “The Owl and the Pussycat,” “Wynken, Blynken, and Nod,” and “Thirty Days Hath September”
Beloved stories—from many times and lands, including a selection of Aesop’s fables, “Hansel and Gretel,” “All Stories Are Anansi’s,” “The Tale of Peter Rabbit,” and much more
Familiar sayings and phrases—such as “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” and “Practice makes perfect”
World and American history and geography—take a trip down the Nile with King Tut and learn about the early days of our country, including the story of Jamestown, the Pilgrims, and the American Revolution
Visual arts—fun activities plus full-color reproductions of masterworks by Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cézanne, Georgia O’Keeffe, and others
Music—engaging introductions to great composers and music, including classical music, opera, and jazz, as well as a selection of favorite children’s songs
Math—a variety of activities to help your child learn to count, add and subtract, solve problems, recognize geometrical shapes and patterns, and learn about telling time
Science—interesting discussions of living things and their habitats, the human body, the states of matter,  electricity, our solar system, and what’s inside the earth, plus stories of famous scientists such as Thomas Edison and Rachel Carson

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from What Your Second Grader Needs to Know.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
Reading Writing and Your First Grader
What Parents Can Do to Help
Introduction
The Queen of Hearts
Theres no place like home
Everyones Story
Fantastic Pharaohs and Marvelous Monuments
Paintings on Walls
The Orchestra
Opera
Melody and Harmony
Down by the Riverside
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Numbers and Number Sense
Counting to 100

The Treasures of King
A Leader and the Laws
Christianity
American History and Geography
The Aztecs
People Have Been Making Art for a Very Long Time
Get in Shape
Portraits
Computation
Money
Science
The Desert Habitat
Under the Ocean
Take Care of Your Body
An Introduction to the Shocking Facts
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