1st Grade

Our First Grade Program focuses on children that are six to seven years old and introduces children to the wonderful world of reading. Students concentrate on reading and beginning math skills with a minimal amount of focus in other subjects.

Many of the items in this package are non-consumable, if the original items are kept then additional children going through this level would have an enrollment fee of $205. The full-year fee would be $505.

1st Grade includes:

A Child’s Garden of Bible Stories

Remember when you read your first Bible storybook? It may have been this volume. Originally written in 1948, this book has enjoyed a popular readership for more than fifty years.

Today’s classic version offers sixty Old and New Testament Bible stories in updated language. Read to your children the timeless biblical accounts of God’s faithfulness.

My Story 1 – And the World Around Me

My Story and the World Around Me is a course for lower elementary students. It includes basic introductions to history, politics, sociology, economics, and geography, and provides a fuller understanding of God’s world and the cultures of the countries.

This is a daily adventure-based curriculum series that encourages families to explore the world together through four nine-week quests and to understand it better from God’s perspective. It is designed with elements that make weekly learning fun and interactive, including:

  • Activity time
  • Word find time
  • Review time
  • My story journal

Learn all about the world while you discover more about your own. And make sure you pull out your Quest Collector Cards at the beginning of each quest. Your world map on the other side shows where you are in each lesson!

Language Lessons for a Living Education: Level 1

Move beyond simple phonics to a gentle course that introduces important basics in grammar while encouraging creativity. They will make vital connections between the endearing images they see and the words they learn. Students will enjoy reading fun stories and completing activities in this full-color book.

They will begin to learn how to communicate with age-appropriate vocabulary words and very simple sentences build on and reinforce their understanding of the building blocks of grammar, vocabulary development, spelling, and connections that are at the heart of reading comprehension. Independent reading books and learning to master writing letters and small words are core to the course.

Written with a Charlotte Mason influence but designed for modern homeschoolers, students will enjoy poems and picture studies, as well as faith-growing verses to reinforce what they are learning. Activities include the structure of simple poems, Scripture passages, word rhymes, some basic language rules, creating a dictionary, easy narration, and critical thinking.

Charlie and Trike in the Grand Canyon Adventure

Meet Charlie, an ever-inquisitive monkey, and his best friend Trike, a calm ceratopsian dinosaur with vital faith answers, as they wind their way along the rim of the Grand Canyon, and take a mule trip with their guide Captain Wes down into this incredible landscape. Experience the adventure each time you read this unforgettable book with its pull-out features, maps, flaps, and a panoramic three-page Canyon drawing! 

Not Too Small at All: A Mouse Tale

What is God’s purpose for me? It’s something everyone wonders about, even small children. With a world that is so big all around them, young children can be overwhelmed by the thought of trying to accomplish anything. Follow the charming story of Grandpa Mouse’s journey to the ark as children see how they too can accomplish big things despite (or even because of!) their small size. 

The Door of Salvation

Did you know there’s a very special door? Noah and his family through the door went in. When God judged the world because of sin. We need to go through a doorway too: Jesus is that door for me and for you. It’s a free gift for all of us to receive. To all of those who repent and believe!

Learning to Read Program

Learning to Read introduces and reviews all consonants sounds, consonant digraphs, long and short vowels, most two-letter vowel sounds, and many sight words. It also integrates handwriting, spelling, and listening skills to create a complete language program for beginners.

Each sound is introduced with a picture card followed by a story focusing on the picture and new sound. For example, for the t sound, the story of children discovering a turtle with a house that “just fits” captures the child’s attention and motivates him to learn the sound.

The story ends with a fun rhyme to connect the sound with the letter—“/t,t,t,t/ Turtle Tim takes his house on top of him.”

Learning the rhyme and repeating it rivets the combination in the child’s mind. Questions about the story help develop comprehension. A moral lesson or truth about God’s greatness and goodness helps develop the child’s character.

We Live

Five stories with beautiful pencil-drawn illustrations. Used with Learning to Read, Second Edition LightUnits 101 and 102.

We Explore

Thirty stories with beautiful pencil-drawn illustrations. Used with Learning to Read, Second Edition LightUnits 103-106.

We Learn

Eighteen stories with beautiful pencil-drawn illustrations. Used with Learning to Read, Second Edition LightUnits 107 and 108.

We Discover

Twenty-two stories with beautiful pencil-drawn illustrations. Used with Learning to Read, Second Edition LightUnits 109 and 110.

Phrase flash cards

Phrase Flash Cards (11″ x 4″) helps students recognize thought segments in groups of words.

Picture flash cards

Picture Flash Cards (4″ x 5″) full color illustrations for each consonant, vowel, and the four main digraphs (ch, sh, th, wh) on one side and rhymes on back.

Word flash cards

Word Flash Cards (8″ x 2″) both sight words and sound-out words.

Sound Slider

Sound Slider, an ingenious device for practicing beginning and ending blends a double-sided laminated strip (4×20) listing all consonants and four main digraphs; five double-sided, laminated “sleeves,” each with a viewing window and a vowel positioned on one side for beginning blends and on the other for ending blends. Student or teacher slides a sleeve up and down the strip to practice then turns the strip over and goes through the other side.

I Wonder

The reader is a collection of 24 stories and 18 poems designed to stimulate an interest in reading while providing spiritual lessons to the child in the second half of first grade.

The Teacher’s Guide includes answers to the LightUnits, ideas, spelling word lists, useful appendices, and alternate LightUnit tests for students who need to redo a test.

Reading Lightunits 101- 105 go with the I Wonder Reader.

Pentime Manuscript 1 and 2

In the first workbook, students focus on writing the individual letters on wide lines with a dotted midline. The correct strokes are shown (and numbered) for each letter along with plenty of space for children to practice.

The second book continues practice of upper and lowercase letters but adds words and sentences as well. In place of stroke guides, a dot on each letter shows children where to start forming the letter.

Math Lessons for a Living Education Level 1

In Book 1, Charlie and Charlotte visit their grandparents’ farm and learn numbers, shapes, place value, adding and subtracting. Along the way, the children also learn about gardening, baby farm animals, nature, family and love. In the first 30 lessons children will learn about numbers 0-9, place value, rectangles, circles, addition, subtraction, skip counting with 2, 5, and 10, telling time with minutes and hours, and more. The last 6 lessons of the book are a review. Each lesson has enough materials to last one week.

God’s Design for Life for Beginners – Human Body Set

The human body is an incredibly complex wonder, created by God! Learn about the amazing functions of each system of our bodies. As children learn about human anatomy they will understand that they are created in God’s image. The hands-on activities make learning about the human body fun, and the focus on biblical creation will help establish your student in their faith. Get ready for adventure as you discover the human body!

Playstix Construction Toy – 150 Piece Set

This simple stacking construction toy is easy to use and remarkably versatile. Remember how those log house construction sets fit together at their notched-out ends? Well, this design has a similar idea – only these pieces are grooved all the way down their length (rather than notched at the end). And once enough pieces have been fit together at right angles around two specific points, their “snap and lock” feature kicks in, which creates a very strong frame capable of supporting quite a bit of weight. There are seven different color-coded lengths of grooved stix, which make the projects in the idea books easy to follow at a glance. The basic set includes 150 pieces and a 26-page idea booklet.

The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto

It is one of the worst storms ever – the snow has not stopped for days and it is 30 degrees below zero. But somehow Balto must get through. He is the lead dog of his sled team. And he is carrying medicine to sick children miles away in Nome, Alaska. He is their only hope. Can Balto find his way through the terrible storm? Find out in this exciting true story! 

Cat in the Hat

What would you do if the Cat in the Hat came to see you when your mother is out? The children are bored when the cat comes to brighten up their day. But the fish is adamant that the cat is no good. Will the children be able to explain the mess to their mother?

Little Bear (ICR L1)

Little Bear’s mother helps him through all his adventures – from figuring out that he really doesn’t need a coat to go outside in the winter to granting his wish at storytime.

Put Me in the Zoo

“Oh! They would put me in the zoo, if they could see what I can do!” This unique creature wants nothing more than to be put in the zoo, but his two new friends show him that there is a better place for him and his amazing “spotting” talents. A great book for beginning readers! 61 pgs, hc.

Art With a Purpose

36 Lessons. Simple coloring skills; color-by-number; cutting and pasting.

8-Note Handbell Set and Hymns for 8 Note Handbells Package (bk & CD)

Make beautiful music with these high-quality bell sets that can be enjoyed by the whole family. The bells are 5″ tall with long handles for easy gripping, and each has note names and numbers clearly marked on the top of its handle. The metal bells are all different colors and feature springs inside that are very durable and also make it easy to control playing.

Hymns for 8 Note Handbells includes twenty-four arrangements of twelve popular hymns that can be played with an 8-note handbell set. Examples include Amazing Grace, Jesus Loves Me, and Peace Like a River.

1st Grade with alternate math includes:

Alpha Universal Set

Includes everything you need for a successful experience with Alpha: Instruction Manual with complete solutions, Instruction DVD, Student Workbook, Tests booklet, Integer Block Kit, and 12 months of access to the Alpha Digital Pack, which includes the Skip Count Songs MP3s and Songbook PDF.

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Tuition billed seperately ($30 a month for 10 months).

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