Language Arts – Bob Jones / Concerned Communications / Slingerland Method / Reading A to Z

Phonics & Reading

  • Review of vowels, consonants, blends, one-vowel and two-vowel words, consonant blends

  • Recognition and use of all phonics rules in reading

  • Spelling rules: double consonants, dropping silent “e”, changing “y” to “i”

  • Oral reading at individual's skill level

  • Comprehension skills

Manuscript Writing

  • Review of letter capital and lower case formation

  • Daily seatwork practice in all academic areas

A Reason for Spelling

  • Weekly phonics-based word list

  • Weekly test

  • Dictation of words in sentence context

Language

  • Capitalization rules

  • Correct punctuation at the ends of sentences

  • Recognition of complete sentences

    • Words using suffixes and prefixes, syllables, compound words, rhyming words, antonyms, synonyms, contractions, possessives, and commas.

  • Alphabetizing words

  • Writing complete sentences and short stories

  • Journaling


Science – Bob Jones

  • Plants

  • Astronomy

  • State of matter – solids, liquids, and gasses

  • Five senses

  • Weather and Seasons

  • Health and Safety

  • Tame and Wild Animals

  • Sounds

  • Forces


Arithmetic – Saxon Math

  • Graphing

  • Addition/subtraction facts through 20

  • Time and money concepts

  • Place value through hundreds

  • Geometry and measurement concepts

  • Fractions

  • Story problems


History and Geography – Bob Jones

  • God's Word

  • Family

  • Community

  • State

  • Country and Capital

  • Native Americans

  • Christopher Columbus

  • Jamestown and Plymouth

  • Today and Long Ago


Bible – Bob Jones

  • Hymns/choruses/worship

  • Christmas: God sends His Son

  • God strengthens His people

  • Memory verses – weekly

  • God guides His people

  • God speaks with His people

  • God creates His world

  • God rules over His people

  • God keeps His promises

  • God cares for His people

  • God protects His people

  • Easter: God offers His Son


Enrichment Classes Taught by Specialists

  • Art

  • Chapel

  • Computer Lab

  • Library

  • Music

  • P.E.

  • Science Lab

  • Spanish


First Grade Homework:

  • Weekly Bible memory verse

  • Weekly spelling test

  • Daily reading or comprehension activity from Reading A to Z book

  • Daily math page

  • Enrichment activities upon request

First Grade Field Trips

  • Remlinger Farms

  • Theater Presentation

  • Woodland Park Zoo