First Grade

This year, our first grade class will be studying the following Abeka curriculum:

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

Manuscript 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
Five 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 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, the Netherlands, Norway, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Israel, Egypt, India, China, Australia, Guam, American Samoa

Community Helpers
We will be studying a few of the helpers in our community: Pastors, Police Officers, Teachers, Dentists, Firefighters, Nurses, Bakers


Discovering Myself
Discovering Plants
Discovering My Toys
Discovering Seasons
Discovering Animals
Discovering Insects

Health, Safety, Manners

Eating good foods
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 1-1,000
Greatest and least
Counting and writing by tens, fives, twos, and threes
Number sequences
Ordinal numbers
Addition facts through 18 and three-digit addition with carrying
Subtraction facts through 18 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
Reading pictographs and bar graphs
Developing listening skills
Roman numerals


This year, our first grade will be studying the following curriculum: Creation, Adam, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Thanksgiving, The First Christmas, boyhood of Jesus, His early ministry, His heals and helps, and His later ministry, crucifixion and resurrection, and Paul.