In the earliest grades, a key focus is learning to read so that by the end of third grade, reading skills are so well-developed that students can use reading to learn and analyze new information. In mathematics and science, students begin a process of seeing and understanding patterns in the world around them. They begin to understand how numbers work and can be applied to answer questions and solve problems. Not only do they solve math problems, but more importantly, they learn how math is applied in everyday life. We hope you find the resources on this site that will help you help your child be successful in these important foundational grades.