Welcome to first grade! First grade represents an important year of growth and development in school. First grade students build a strong educational foundation while being introduced to a wide range of topics. Counting becomes addition and subtraction. Reading and writing words become sentences. First grade students are introduced to more complicated social topics such as culture and scientific hands on experiments. In addition to paper-and-pencil schoolwork, first grade students will become more comfortable with computers during daily ChromeBook practice. Along with the traditional subjects taught in school, first grade students will learn about mindfulness, self-awareness, and other self-improvement tools so that they can absorb more of the world around them and gain resilience and compassion.