Phonics, Language, Reading & Literature, Penmanship
Phonics forms the basis for the Language Arts program. The children learn all the sounds of the alphabet plus the advanced digraphs, diphthongs and irregular phonetic sounds. Good blending skills are added, providing the ingredients to make an excellent reader and speller.Language is taught as a subject with an emphasis on sentence building with words grouped meaningfully and properly punctuated. Students are taught parts of speech.Spelling as a subject begins in the second quarter. By that time spelling is spontaneous response to the daily drill of seeing, hearing and writing the sounds being taught.
- Letters and Sounds I
- Language I
- Writing & Phonics I
- Spelling and Poetry I
- Fun with Pets
- Aesop’s Fables
- Tip Toes
- Secrets and Surprises
- Stepping Stones
- Down by the Sea
- Kind and Brave
- Handbook for Readers
- Strong and True
Literature & Reading Comprehension
Students in First Grade begin reading classic children’s books in conjunction with the Logos School Reading Comprehension Guides: Beginning Literature, Books 1 & 2.
Book 1: Little Bear’s Visit, Frog & Toad Are Friends, Curious George, The Magic Fish, Caps for Sale, A Birthday for Frances, Madeline, Nate the Great and the Lost List, Amelia Bedelia, A New Coat for Anna, A Baby Sister for Frances, Blaze and the Lost Quarry.
Book 2: Nice New Neighbors, The Biggest Bear, Ox-Cart Man, A Chair for My Mother, The Emperor’s New Clothes, The Little House, Miss Nelson is Missing, Dr. DeSoto, The Velveteen Rabbit, Make Way for Ducklings, The Bears on Hemlock Mountain, The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
Math in the first grade covers place value concepts to 1,000, single and double digit addition and subtraction, counting money, telling time, skip graphs and (2, 5, 10, 25, 100) liquid and linear measurement, graphs and story problems. Beginning fractions, basic geometric shapes, even and odd numbers are also taught.
Text: ABeka Math I
History & Geography
History and geography are combined and coordinated to enhance and deepen the understanding of each. We cover the colonial history of the United States, naming and knowing oceans, national heroes, national landmarks, the US flag. American patriotic songs plus seventeen countries are covered.
Science in the first grade covers the study of plants, animals, insects, energy, health; the seasons, five senses, weather, first aid and the beginning study of the human body. Many hands-on activities are planned to help increase comprehension and inspire curiosity and appreciation for the wonderful works of God.
- Houghton Mifflin Science 1
Text: Peace Hill Press, Writing with Ease
Bible as a subject is taught daily. Each week Scripture is memorized and Bible stories are taught.
Text: ACSI Bible
First graders memorize 50 Latin words and the Lord’s Prayer. These word roots give an amazing foundation for the understanding of English vocabulary and the study of Latin
Text: English from the Roots Up