A Guide to Grade School
By Katherine Lee, About.com Guide
Grades K to 5
Here's a grade-by-grade overview of what you can expect your child to learn in grade school. From kindergarten to 5th grade, your child will experience an explosion of development in reading, math, science, and other subjects he will tackle in grade school.
- What You Can Expect Your Child to Learn in Grade School
- What You Can Expect in Kindergarten
- What You Can Expect in 1st Grade
- What You Can Expect in 2nd Grade
- What You Can Expect in 3rd Grade
- What You Can Expect in 4th Grade
- What You Can Expect in 5th Grade
- A Grade by Grade Guide to What Your Child Will Learn
- What Do Kids Learn in Kindergarten?
- What Do Kids Learn in 1st Grade?
- What Do Kids Learn in 2nd Grade?
- What Do Kids Learn in 3rd Grade?
- What Do Kids Learn in 4th Grade?
- What Do Kids Learn in 5th Grade?
- Grade-by-Grade Guide to Elementary School
- A Parent's Guide to Kindergarten
- A Parent's Guide to Second Grade
- A Parent's Guide to Third Grade
- A Parent's Guide to Fourth Grade
- Kindergarteners Today are Playing Less, Studying More
Starting around kindergarten, grade-schoolers will take tentative steps into reading that will develop into a lifetime of learning. Around 4th grade, children will experience what educators call a shift from "reading to learn" to "learning to read." Parents will play a crucial role in helping kids develop a love of reading and learning.
- How to Spot Early Signs of a Reading Problem
- Raise an Eager Reader
- Activities to Encourage Pre Reading
- What Are Core Words?
- What is Phonemic Awareness?
- What's a Phoneme?
- Building Phonemic Awareness at Home
- What Does Reading With Prosody Mean?
- What Are Word Attack Skills?
- What Are Decoding Skills?
- Reading Problems: The Non-Fluent Reader
- What is a Fluent Reader?
- What is Reading Fluency?
- Ways to Improve Reading Fluency
- Reading Programs: What is Basal Reading Instruction?
- What's a Leveled Reading Program?
- 5 Leveled Reading Programs You Should Know About
- What is a Benchmark Book?
- DVDs That Help Teach Kids How to Read
- Award-Winning Beginning Reader Books
No matter what your schedule or time constraints, there are ways you can get involved in your child's school. Research shows that parental involvement in a child's academic life is key to school success. Building relationships with your child's school and fellow parents are important ways to become a part of your child's school life.
- Best Ways to Meet Your Child’s Class School Parents
- Parent Involvement in Schools
- Questions to Ask at Parent Teacher Conferences
- Difference between School Open Houses and Parent Teacher Conferences
- Prepare for a Parent Teacher Conference
- Top 5 Ways to Thank Teachers
- School Fundraisers
- Q&A: We've Got a Bad Teacher
Homework is a big part of many grade-schoolers' lives today, starting as early as kindergarten. What's behind this trend, and what can parents do to make sure kids get the homework help and support they need?
- How to Set Up a Homework Area
- 9 Great Homework Habits that Work
- How to Help Your Child with Homework
- General Homework Tips for Parents
- Quick Tip: Is Homework Really Necessary?
- 5 Things Teachers Wish Parents Would Do to Help With Homework
- Top 3 Kids' Reference Books
The latest information and developments on the issues on parents' minds today such as schoolkids' healthy and safety, social problems such as bullying and cliques, and controversial topics such as "redshirting" a child to boost academic success.
- The Pros and Cons of Year Round School
- Too Sick for School?
- How to Prevent and Stop Bullying in School
- Warning Signs That Your Child May be the Victim of School Bullying
- 6 Ways to Speed Up Morning Routines
- Great School Lunch Ideas
- School Bus Safety