1st Grade

Language Arts

Phonics and Reading
The A Beka program is a very Strong phonics based program. Every child who has come through the A Beka program in Kindergarten comes into the first grade reading.

Cursive Writing
The students are introduced to cursive writing in the first grade. Manuscript writing is reviewed Neatness in hand writing is encouraged.

Spelling and Poetry
Weekly phonics-based word list

Capitalization of first word in a sentence, proper names of the week, and months of the year
Correct punctuation at the end of sentences.
Recognition of complete sentences.
Words using suffixes, prefixes, syllables, compound words, rhyming words, opposite words, same meaning words, and contractions.
Alphabetizing of words and dictionary practice.
Creative writing
Root words, and homophones

History and Georgraphy

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, Norway, The Netherlands, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Israel, Egypt, India, China, Australia, Guam, America Samoa.


Health and Human Biology
Discovering Myself

Discovering My Toys
Discovering Animals
Discovering Insects

Discovering Plants

Health, Safety, Manners
Eating good foods
Exercising, Rest, Posture
Care of body, clothes, home

At home and away from home
On streets, playgrounds, water, and storms

At home, school, church, public


Number recognition, counting, and writhing 1-1000
Greatest and least
Counting and writing by tens, fives, twos, and threes
Number sequences
Ordinal numbers
Addition facts through 13 and three digit addition with carrying
Subtraction facts through 13 and two-digit subtraction
Story problems
Numbers before and after by ones, twos, and 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
Reading a thermometer
Using a ruler
Multiple combinations
Concept of multiplication
Reading pictographs and bar graphs
Developing listening skills
Roman numerals 1-10
Simple Geometry ( Shapes, symmetry, perimeter of rectangle etc.)


Lessons from Genesis, Life of Christ and Paul
Includes memory verses, hymns/choruses, and prayer