Watervliet Elementary School Welcome to First Grade!
In many ways, First grade is a year of important transitions; children leave behind much of the play of preschool and kindergarten and dive into developing deeper academic skills. First graders progress from having beginner reading and writing skills to becoming beginning readers and writers, as they read and write more with greater comprehension and ability. First grade is a crucial year for building reading skills. In First, grade students begin to define themselves as what kind of readers they are. More specifically, research has shown that the most effective and successful First grade classrooms are those which are very positive places.