What Your First Grader Needs to Know (Revised and Updated): Fundamentals of a Good First-Grade Education [NOOK Book]

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Give your child a smart start with the revised and updated
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...
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What Your First Grader Needs to Know (Revised and Updated): Fundamentals of a Good First-Grade Education

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Overview

Give your child a smart start with the revised and updated
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. Featuring a new Introduction, 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 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 Louis Pasteur


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780553392395
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/26/2014
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 518,155
  • File size: 143 MB
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2003

    Great homeschooling resource

    This series has been a great resource for me as a homeschooling parent. I use them to evaluate my child's progress, as well as reading the suggested stories, and using the art section, especially, in his education. Mostly, they have built my confidence in being able to educate my child, based on the knowledge they give of what he is required to know. I appreciate that Hirsch goes a step above and beyond what minimum requirements are in public schools.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2001

    The critics really missed the point, didn't they?

    I laughed when I read the two professional critiques displayed with this book. Personally, I am grateful to Mr. Hirsch for outlining an enriching and comprehensive curriculum for my homeschooled child. But that is the point--it is an outline. It is up to the parent/educator to supplement with the original versions of the recommendations made. And my five year old can read these books with no problem. And he loves them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2000

    A must for parents wanting a good education

    As a parent greatly concerned with my childrens education, I would definately recommend this book. This book can be used as a basis for a homeschool curriculum or as a way of making sure your child learns what he/she needs to. A great book for parents trying to raise a well-educated child. Simple, to the point answers to what your child needs to know & when. Also is a great resource for books, videos, games, etc. for your child to reinforce or learn what they need to know.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2013

    Proofreader anyone?

    Many, many errors in this book. (I have the nook version.) I am pretty sure Hirsch meant to say "Fact of the DAY" not "Fact of the Hay" Too many more to mention.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2009

    What your First Grader needs to know

    Very easy to use and very informative. Great aid for parents educating their children at home. Could use a little more information in Fine Arts.

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  • Posted July 7, 2009

    A must have

    If you are a homeschooler or just helping your children fill in their education, I highly recommend this book. I have spent a large amount of money trying to find good books to aid in my children's education and, without a doubt, this has been my best purchase. I have found this series to be comprehensive without overloading them with difficult concepts, and written so as to capture their interest and imagination. My kids beg to study from it!

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