Elementary School - 1st Grade

1st Grade


Phonics and Reading
      • Review of vowels, consonant, blends, one and two-vowel words, consonant blends
      • Recognition and use of all phonics special sounds in reading
      • Special rules: doubling consonants, dropping silent ‘e’, changing ‘y’ to ‘i’
      • Oral reading
Cursive Writing
      • Review of letter formation
      • Daily seatwork practice in all academic areas
Spelling and Poetry
      • Weekly phonics-based word list
      • Reinforcement activities
      • Weekly test with phonics
      • Eight poems committed to memory
      • Capitalization of first word in a sentence, proper names, days of the week, and months of the year
      • Correct punctuation at the ends of sentences
      • Creative writing
      • Alphabetizing of words
      • Writing complete sentences and short stories
      • Words using suffixes, prefixes, syllables, compound words, rhyming words, opposite words, same meaning words, and contractions


This is My America:
      • My America’s Flag
      • My America’s Freedoms
      • Symbols of My America
      • Great People of America
      • My America Grows
      • My America Talks
      • My America Travels
      • My America is Beautiful
      • My America Sings
This is My World:
      • Mexico, Peru, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Bahamas, England, The Netherlands, Norway, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Israel, Egypt, India, China, Australia, Guam, American Samoa 


      • Plants: Discovering plants            
      • Animals: Discovering animals and insects
      • Health and Human Biology: Discovering myself
      • Energy: Discovering myself toys
      • Seasons: Discovering seasons


      • Nutritious food – Exercising – Rest – Posture – Care of body, clothes, and home
      • At home and away from home – On streets, playgrounds, water
      • At home, school, church, public


      • Number recognition and counting 1-1,000
      • Greatest and least
      • Counting and writing by twos, threes, fives and tens
      • Number sequences
      • Ordinal Numbers
      • Addition facts through 13 and three-digit addition with carrying
      • Subtraction facts through 13 and two-digit subtraction
      • Story problems
      • Reading a thermometer
      • Multiple combinations
      • Calendars
      • Developing listening skills
      • Numbers before and after by ones, twos, tens
      • Between numbers
      • Counting and combining coins
      • Telling time to the nearest five minutes
      • Recognizing odd and even numbers
      • English and some metric measures
      • Place value in ones, tens, and hundreds
      • Unit fractions
      • Using a ruler
      • Concept of multiplication
      • Reading pictographs and bar graphs
      • Roman numerals


      • Lessons such as Salvation series, Genesis, Life of Christ, Paul
      • Memory verses
      • Hymns/choruses
      • Bible Doctrine


      • Chapel
      • Spanish
      • Art
      • Music
      • Gymnastics
      • Field Trips