First Grade Curriculum Overview
We begin our day studying the Bible, focusing on God's gifts to us. We conclude this time with prayer. The children learn Bible verses and passages throughout the year. They are introduced to Biblical principles that are applied throughout our entire curriculum. We have missions project during the year. The Young Peacemaker is used to teach the children how to get along with others in the way God would want.
The highlight of first grade is the creation book that each child makes in the spring. While they are making these creation books we introduce five sciences, integrating them with the days of Creation.
The 71 Spalding Phonograms are reviewed (introduced in Kindergarten). While reviewing, the children are taught how to form each letter. The phonograms are used as a foundation for spelling, reading, and writing. The children take daily spelling tests, beginning in October. New words are introduced almost daily, while say and write sentences using these new words. We begin reading groups early in November, using ABeka materials.
Our Saxon Math curriculum uses many hands-on manipulatives to help the children understand math concepts. Among the topics we teach are how to form numerals, ordinal numbers, calendars, graphs, some/some more and some/some went away stories, addition and subtraction facts, geometric shapes, money, and telling time to the hour and half hour. We have daily worksheets and fact sheets, Their worksheets and fact sheets are reinforced by the daily homework.
Our curriculum also includes History, Geography, Health, Physical Education, Art and Music. Art, like God's Word, is integrated in to all subject areas.
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