First Grade Suffer the Little Children 1 Bible Module
Goals of the First Grade Curriculum:
A complete review of previously learned phonics skills is important at the first grade level. Covenant Home uses Reading with Phonics again, covering the first half of the book quickly, then moving into the remaining phonics rules and some basics of grammar at the end of the year. Spelling is introduced at this level. Lessons are arranged phonetically. The use of good literature enables the focus to move from decoding (phonics) to comprehension; later, drawing meaning from context, classification, and drawing conclusions. Independent reading is encouraged as students are taught to write book reports through the use of simple forms.
Scripture memory and a teacher-directed, Old Testament study of Creation through Saul are covered in Bible, while history from Early American Trades emphasizes inventors and those who built our nation. The teaching ideas found in the excellent MCP Math books provide opportunity for use of manipulatives, though the lessons seldom necessitate them. Students memorize sums through 18 and subtract from 10 or less, and in Science, study the senses, weather, sound and more. Items Included in the First Grade Bible Module: