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 with phonics
  • 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 – ACSI Purposeful Design

  • Plants
  • Fish
  • Astronomy
  • Simple machines
  • Birds
  • Human body – bones,muscles, and teeth
  • State of matter – solids, liquids, and gasses
  • Mammals

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