• Welcome to 1st Grade!
    Here you will find suggested links that will help your
    1st grader meet the First Grade Standards. 
    We hope that you enjoy and take advantage of these free (no membership required) online resources. 
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    Online Games
    online games

    ABCya.com is the leader in free educational kids computer games and activities for elementary students to learn on the web. All children's educational computer activities were created or approved by certified school teachers. All educational games are free and are modeled from primary grade lessons and enhanced to provide an interactive way for children to learn.

    Grade level lessons incorporate areas such as math and language arts while introducing basic computer skills. Many of the kindergarten and first grade activities are equipped with sound to enhance understanding. Fun children's holiday activities are available in grade level sections!

    Apple, The New York Times, Disney Family Fun Magazine and Fox News have featured ABCya.com’s award-winning games and apps.

    Practice math facts with Level 1 addition and subtraction.  Level 2 may be used/played with caution.  "Regrouping" is not a 1st grade standard, but a 2nd grade standard. Until then, please encourage your child to count on or count back from a number to get the answer. It is important that first graders know the concept of tens and ones before learning how to regroup. 

    A set of flashcards where you can set a timer and number of problems. 

    ixl.com - games specifically aligned to our goals

    IXL's math skills are aligned to the 2010 Common Core State Standards, the 2008 California Preschool Learning Foundations, and the 1997 California Content Standards, providing comprehensive testing preparation.  With IXL's state standards alignments, you can easily find unlimited practice problems specifically tailored to each required standard.

    Even better, IXL automatically tracks student progress and displays proficiency scores in the state standards reports. These reports allow you to quickly evaluate student aptitude and identify trouble spots.


    Teacher Mr. Coley from Tovashal Elementary developed a set of flashcards that can be downloaded and used on your iPad, iPhone or smartphone.  Here are the directions:

    iPhone or iPod Viewing Instructions:

    1. Click here to download a .zip file containing flash card images (or click on the link above "100 Sight Word Flashcards...".  To download the file, right-click (control-click for Mac users) on the link and then select "Save Target As..." ("Save Link As..." for Mac users).

    2. Extract the images from the .zip file.  PC users: Right-click on the .zip file and select "Extract All..."  Mac users: Simply double-click on the .zip file.

    3. Sync the images to your iPhone or iPod.  Not sure how to do this?  Watch this short video to see how. (Please be patient, as the file may take a few moments to load.)

    4. To view the flash cards, tap or select Photos from the main menu of your iPhone or iPod, and then select the folder in which the images are stored.

    5. Tap or click on the first thumbnail image to begin the flash card slideshow.  Swipe or click the "next" button to advance to the next image.

    Note: These flash cards can also be transferred to and displayed on other smartphones such as Android phones and Windows Phone.  To sync to these devices, please use the software and instructions that came with the device.

    Thanks to Tony Vincent for inspiring me to create these flash cards.  For more information on how iPods can be used in education, visit Tony's outstanding website at www.learninginhand.com.

    Terms of Use:

    The iPod Flash Cards above are licensed under the following terms:

    1. A student may freely download flash cards for personal use.

    2. A teacher may utilize these flash cards in his/her classroom.

    3. A teacher may duplicate flash cards for distribution to his/her classroom students only.

    4. Flash cards and PowerPoint presentations may not be resold, used, or distributed in any way other than for the two points described above.  This includes republishing flash card images and/or PowerPoint presentations on another classroom, personal, or business website.


    Houghton Mifflin Math - eduplace.com
    Here are our Math Textbook Support MaterialsWhen you visit the website, you'll see a menu of eGames, eManipulatives (recommended), math demonstrations/videos, and test-taking tips.  For extra practice on a specific skill, follow this link and you will find printable math pages:  Review the Lesson


    "Practice makes perfect, and IXL makes math practice fun. With unlimited math questions on more than 1,000 topics, students improve their skills and confidence and always have new challenges to meet."  It reinforces our first grade goals.  Select a specific first grade skill and get started! 

    Accelerated Reader
    Accelerated Reader (AR) monitors your child's reading comprehension and vocabulary skills.  First, find a book or two that your child can read independently.  Secondly, check to see if the book is an AR book: Click here to see if the book is an AR book

    Last, log onto AR using the first letter of your child's first name and the first 4 letters of the last name together.  The password is ABC.


            example:  Homer Simpson


            Login:  hsimp


            Password:  abc


    Funology is a wonderful science website that contains easy, fun experiments along with facts, games, and magic tricks.  

    Starfall is a popular game that students enjoy playing at school.  It is an interactive phonics and reading website that can be played at different levels.  Also, visit the Writing Journal site to print worksheets that reinforce short vowels, long vowels, R-Controlled words and much more! Make sure you select the "Block Print" Worksheets.  Click here to the Writing Journal site.

    Junior Gamequarium is a math and reading website.  Games include ABC's, blending, nursery rhymes, and word families. 

    Scholastic has games that go along with popular first grade books such as "I Spy", Clifford, and No David!.  It also has printable worksheets such as coloring pages, word searches, and mazes. 

    Here's a great way to practice spelling words and sight words.  Simply type in the words and your child can either be reintroduced to the words, play a game, or be tested.

    Another fun math website recommended by teachers.  In addition to its arcade-like games, this site offers word problems, logic puzzles, and math videos.

    This website has games across the curriculum:  language arts, math, and science.  It has numerous games that targets specific skills.  The website is designed to help meet 1st grade standards.  When you click on the subject (language arts, math or science), make sure you scroll down to see the specific games on a specific skill.
Last Modified on April 21, 2023