First Grade

Subject Scope
Language Arts Phonics and Reading

  • Review of vowels, consonants, blends, one- and two-vowel words, consonant blends
  • Recognition and use of all phonics special sounds in reading
  • Spelling rules: doubling consonants, dropping silent e, changing y to i
  • Oral reading

Cursive Writing

  • Review of letter formation
  • Daily seatwork practice in all academic areas

Spelling and Poetry

  • Weekly phonics-based word list
  • Weekly test with phonics
  • Reinforcement activities
  • Eight poems committed to memory


  • Capitalization of first word in a sentence, proper names, days of the week, and months of the year
  • Correct punctuation at the ends 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
  • Writing complete sentences and short stories
  • Creative writing
History and Geography This Is My America

  • My America’s Flag
  • My America’s Freedom
  • 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, the Netherlands, Norway, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Israel, Egypt, Kenya, India, China, Australia, Guam, American Samoa
Science Health and Human Biology

  • Discovering Myself


  • Discovering My Toys


  • Discovering Animals
  • Discovering Insects


  • Discovering Plants


  • Discovering Seasons
Health, Safety, Manners Health

  • Eating good foods
  • Exercising
  • Rest
  • Posture
  • Care of body, clothes, home


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


  • At home, school, church, public
  • Number recognition, counting, and writing
  • 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, 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
  • Calendars
  • Reading pictographs and bar graphs
  • Developing listening skills
  • Roman numerals
Bible Lessons such as Salvation Series, Genesis, Life of Christ, Paul (includes memory verses, hymns / choruses, and Bible doctrine)
Fine Arts
  • Music
  • Arts and Crafts