Redbuds
(1st Grade)

Core Classes

  • Elementary core classes are 2-day classes. Students will attend both Mondays & Wednesdays for each core class hour taken. A one day option is available, but parents will be expected to present the new information and material on the second day to ensure the student stays on track with the class schedule.

  • Each class has a supply list. On the items you purchase, you only need ONE set for all classes, not 4 sets if you take all 4 core classes. 

Class Offered Both Days 

Teacher: Ruthetta Henderson

8:30am   - 9:15am

Language, Phonics

& Writing

Abeka Language 1

Would you love for your child to be able to write in complete sentences? This one-page-per-day text provides the information your child needs to use words and express them effectively! After completing this text, your child will be able to capitalize significant words; end a sentence with correct punctuation; recognize rhyming words, compound words, synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, and contractions; use prefixes and suffixes; alphabetize words, and even to write original stories on specific topics. 

Abeka Letters & Sounds

From delightful poems to a coloring key based on vowels, this work-text makes phonics fun! Letters and Sounds 1 provides daily exercises to reinforce the phonics concepts vital to the mastery of reading skills. Each phonics element is systematically reviewed using activities such as marking vowels and circling suffixes, completing sentences, filling in missing letters, matching rhyming words, solving puzzles and riddles, and more.

1st-grade handwriting introduces PreCursive models for the entire alphabet. The proper formation is reinforced using Scripture, poetry, words, phrases, and sentences with simple writing instructions for first graders.

Supplies:​

Each student needs these items (they apply for all core classes, you do not need 4 different sets. 1 set of the below items is plenty):

  • Box with Sharpened Pencils

  • One Glue Stick

  • Box of Crayons

  • 12-inch Ruler

  • School Supply Box

  • Please also have one Plastic Folder with Pockets on each side, per enrolled class.

Class Offered Both Days 

Teacher: Ruthetta Henderson

9:20am   - 10:05am

Math

Abeka Arithmetic 1

Using delightful themes and full-color illustrations, this 347-page work-text presents concepts in an orderly manner, building on prior learning and including consistent year-long review. Concepts include counting, writing, and reading numbers, place value, addition and subtraction, money, graphs, measurement, time, temperature, and fractions. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplies:​

  • Book Rental Fee may incur of $15 per semester

  • Workbook Purchase Link

Each student needs these items (they apply for all core classes, you do not need 4 different sets. 1 set of the below items is plenty):

  • Box with Sharpened Pencils

  • One Glue Stick

  • Box of Crayons

  • 12-inch Ruler

  • School Supply Box

  • Please also have one Plastic Folder with Pockets on each side, per enrolled class.

Reading & Spelling

Abeka 1st Grade Readers & Handbook for Reading

Learning to read is easy with the right materials! The Abeka Reading Program is supported by a wide range of phonics-based language arts materials that increase reading comprehension and refine thinking skills. At the heart of our phonics materials is the Handbook for Reading. This invaluable teaching tool for the application of phonics rules may be used at any level from child to adult for initial teaching of phonics and reading, for reinforcement of skills, or for remedial work. It clearly presents the six easy steps to reading. The consonant-vowel blends and words in this reader are arranged to correlate with the sequence in which the special phonics sounds are taught. Ample practice and thorough review are provided. By mastering the simple phonics in this book, any person will be well on his way to becoming a skillful reader. 

Spelling- Your child will be a spelling whiz in no time. Abeka Spelling 1 contains 30 carefully selected phonics-based word lists. Creative spelling exercises such as matching, fill in the blank and circle the rhyming word strengthen your child’s ability to memorize.

Supplies:​

  • Readers & Handbook purchased by Aspire

  • Book Rental Fee $15 per semester

  • Abeka Spelling & Poetry Workbook -Purchase Link HERE

Each student needs these items (they apply for all core classes, you do not need 4 different sets. 1 set of the below items is plenty):

  • Box with Sharpened Pencils

  • One Glue Stick

  • Box of Crayons

  • 12-inch Ruler

  • School Supply Box

  • Please also have one Plastic Folder with Pockets on each side, per enrolled class.

Class Offered Both Days 

Teacher: Ruthetta Henderson

10:45am   - 11:30am

Science / History

First Semester is Science

Abeka Discovering God’s World

Once your child has learned to read, he can read to learn exciting facts about the world around him! He will love this fascinating book about the world he lives in. From senses and simple machines to squirrels, sunflowers, and seasons, what interesting facts he will discover about the world God created! By understanding observable aspects of God’s creation, he will develop a greater reverence for the Master Designer who planned it all.

Second Semester is History

Abeka My America & My World

Tour America and travel around the world through the 103 pages of My America and My World. Your child will gain a greater interest in and love for America as he learns about its symbols, history, and places of interest. He will learn how the United States was founded and its principles of freedom. He will meet several famous American patriots and take a trip across America. Good citizenship is emphasized, and reading skills are developed. Major countries and U.S. territories are introduced.

Supplies:​

  • Worksheets purchased by Aspire

  • Book Rental Fee may incur of $15 per semester

Each student needs these items (they apply for all core classes, you do not need 4 different sets. 1 set of the below items is plenty):

  • Box with Sharpened Pencils

  • One Glue Stick

  • Box of Crayons

  • 12-inch Ruler

  • School Supply Box

  • Please also have one Plastic Folder with Pockets on each side, per enrolled class.

Class Offered Both Days 

Teacher: Ruthetta Henderson

11:35am   - 12:25pm

To download the PDF Schedule
of CORE CLASSES please click this link: 

To download the PDF Schedule
of ELECTIVE CLASSES please click this link: 

Elective Classes

  • Elementary elective classes are 1-day classes. Students will either Mondays or Wednesdays depending on class enrolled in. Each elementary elective class is $120 per semester unless otherwise noted.

  • Each class has a description, supply list and/or supply fee listed. 

5th Hour Elective Classes

Days Offered: Monday, Wednesday

Class Description:

We find that after Core classes these young kiddos just need some playtime with their friends! They need to be young and learn valuable lessons through experience. So we offer this time of refreshment, and fun!

Teacher: Various Volunteers

Supplies Needed:

- Labelled Snack & Drink

Semester Supply Fee: $0

(collected each semester)

KinderCare

Days Offered: Monday, Wednesday

Class Description:

This class provides students with the opportunity to learn a variety of games, sports, and sport related movements as well as health and fitness education. Focus is on sportsmanship during fitness and sport activities. Get ready for fun and exercise!

Teacher: Samantha Martinez

Supplies Needed:

- Comfortable Clothing & Shoes

Semester Supply Fee: $0

(collected each semester)

P.E.

Days Offered: Monday

Class Description:

Little Bits is a hands-on earth science class created for kindergarten, first, and second grade students. The curriculum was developed by OERB (Oklahoma Energy Resource Board). The goal for this class is to give students a basic understanding of petroleum and how it relates to the world in which they live. Some of the topics that will be covered are different types of rocks and their properties, sound and vibration, push and pull, renewable and nonrenewable resources, location of oil, discovery of oil in Oklahoma, signs of danger on the oil field, and products made from petroleum. Thoughtfully written children's books accompany this curriculum, allowing the students to learn with the help of Petro Pete, the main character in the books.

Teacher: Sarah Mullins

Supplies Needed:

- Composition Notebook

Semester Supply Fee: $0

(collected each semester)

OERB

Days Offered: Wednesday

Class Description:

Simple class full of fun arts & crafts!

Teacher: Jenesa Wheeler

Supplies Needed:

- Provided

Semester Supply Fee: $15

(collected each semester)

Arts & Crafts

6th Hour Elective Classes

Days Offered: Monday, Wednesday

Class Description:

We find that after Core classes these young kiddos just need some playtime with their friends! They need to be young and learn valuable lessons through experience. So we offer this time of refreshment, and fun!

Teacher: Various Volunteers

Supplies Needed:

- Labelled Snack & Drink

Semester Supply Fee: $0

(collected each semester)

KinderCare

Days Offered: Monday, Wednesday

Class Description:

Playful Pioneers is an explorative literature and projects based class, built around The Little House on the Prairie series. Throughout this class, we will cover: Bible, reading, discussion, narration, science, history, map work, art, poetry, and practical life skills, which will all flow from chapters that we read in these beloved books. Each week will involve making either a coordinating craft or a selection from The Playful Pioneers cookbook. Lots of fun will be had, while we focus on hands-on learning.

Teacher: Samantha Floyd

Supplies Needed:

- Provided - We will be making all sorts of interesting foods and projects, for which all will be purchased with the associated fee. I’ll also provide a folder for each child to keep all of their papers/projects in until the end of the semester and a classroom supply of crayons, colored pencils, watercolors, etc. All supplies will be provided, using supply fee.

Semester Supply Fee: $30

(collected each semester)

Playful Pioneers

Days Offered: Wednesday

Class Description:

STEM is designed to educate students in the four discipline areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. At times, art will also be added, making it STEAM. Each of the disciplines are integrated through project based learning of real world applications requiring problem solving. The following are skills that are developed through STEM: problem solving, creativity, inquiry skills, math and science skills, engineering-design thinking, critical thinking, and collaboration.

Teacher: Sarah Mullins

Supplies Needed:

- 1 inch binder

Semester Supply Fee: $0

(collected each semester)

STEM Class

Days Offered: Monday

Class Description:

Simple class full of fun arts & crafts!

Teacher: Jenesa Wheeler

Supplies Needed:

- Provided

Semester Supply Fee: $15

(collected each semester)

Arts & Crafts

Days Offered: Monday

Class Description:

We will work on basics of correct posture, finger techniques, sound production, bowings, vibrato, shifting to higher positions, note reading, playing in a group and everything else needed for playing the violin.

Teacher: Elana Gavrilov

Supplies Needed:

- Violin and bow

- 1/2 inch ring binder

- clear pockets for storing the music

Semester Supply Fee: $10

(collected each semester)

Violin

Days Offered: Monday

Class Description:

We will be using the generation genius website to create fun experiments each day

Teacher: Katie Acuna

Supplies Needed:

- Scissors, 1 glue stick, 1 bottle of white glue, 1 box of markers, 1 box of crayons, and 1 ruler

Semester Supply Fee: $25

(collected each semester)

Generation Genius Science Lab

Days Offered: Monday

Class Description:

In the Culinary Arts portion of this class, we will learn basic terminology, measurements, kitchen safety, and skills that are useful for preparing food. We will be making a variety of foods that require minimal use of the microwave, stove, and oven such as healthy snacks/appetizers, easy breakfasts & lunches, side dishes & some sweet treats. In the Home Economics portion of this class, we will learn a little bit of everything - chores around the house, general etiquette, manners for specific situations, and self-care. We will learn how to do each of these things and why they are important. To help keep interest levels high, we will alternate between Culinary and Home Ec lessons. Lessons will include fun activities, games, crafts, and scriptural lessons/verses when applicable. There will be an occasional activity or challenge sent home with the students for them to do with you or an older brother or sister. These will be optional, but I highly suggest completing them if for no other reason than to just spend time with your kiddos and let them show you what they’ve learned. I have one goal in this class… to teach your kiddos important life skills in a fun manner!

Teacher: Calista Firor-Reeder

Supplies Needed:

- Apron if needed for preparing food and Ponytail holders to tie back long hair before class.

- Other Supplies Provided

Semester Supply Fee: $30

(collected each semester)

Culinary & Home Ec

Days Offered: Monday

Class Description:

We will be covering the Elements of Composition. The first 8 classes will cover the 7 elements of composition: Line, Shape, Pattern, Texture, Balance, Gray Value and Color with two classes on color. We will also incorporate seasonal craft projects through out the year. We will work with various media including watercolor, acrylic, pencil, etc. Various craft supplies from around the house may be requested for different craft projects throughout the year, but should not incur added cost.

Teacher: Allison Leach

Supplies Needed:

- 8-10 Classic Bold Line Markers

- 4 pack Art Pencils - HB, 2B, 4B & 6B

- 12 pack colored pencils

- 24 pack Crayola Crayons

- Big Eraser

- 2 Black Sharpie

- 8 color Crayola Watercolor Set

Semester Supply Fee: $15

(collected each semester)

Art Composition

Days Offered: Monday

Class Description:

This class will take the younger students from basic sight reading and notes to playing a song. Starting on the 1st string on week one, string 2 on week two....continuing this pattern until week six on the 6th string. Next we will learn chords and progressions leading up to full songs. The primary goal of this class is to teach each student proper playing through proper practice and the joy of music achieved by reaching smaller goals (wins) and ultimately bigger goals (playing a full song).

Teacher: Sheldon Clark

Supplies Needed:

- Guitar & Case

Semester Supply Fee: $20

(collected each semester)

Beginner Guitar

Days Offered: Monday

Class Description:

IEW Bible Heroes: Looking for a writing class for your student? Look no further! This class is the perfect way to introduce writing and build a good future foundation for your student. Bible Heroes: Writing Lessons in Structure and Style provides children with Bible-based writing lessons that follow the methods of the Institute for Excellence in Writing. IEW allows students to have immediate success in writing by teaching how to read a paragraph, create a key word outline, and then retell it in the student's own words. This class is designed for grades 1st-3rd and meets once a week. One or two days of homework will be sent home to be completed with parental guidance during the week. Units will cover things like key word outlining, summarizing narrative stories, summarizing references (reports), writing from pictures, and creative writing. Each lesson will also include a Bible verse with games and activities to help students learn vocabulary words that will enhance their writing. Come join us and learn that writing doesn't have to be scary or boring!

Teacher: Sarah Gollotte

Supplies Needed:

- Bible Heroes Writing Lessons in Structure and Style workbook: 

LINK HERE

- 3 ring binder

- Around 25 page protectors (to be placed in 3 ring binder)

- Loose leaf lined paper

- Pencil pouch for 3 ring binder

Semester Supply Fee: $0

(collected each semester)

Intro to IEW - Bible Heros

Days Offered: Wednesday

Class Description:

This course is to help students get the basics of communication skills at a beginner level. The students will learn the alphabet, colors, numbers, songs, and more smaller signs. This class is designed to be an introduction to Sign Language.

Teacher: Jennifer Poteet

Supplies Needed:

- Provided

Semester Supply Fee: $10

(collected each semester)

Intro to Sign Language

Days Offered: Wednesday

Class Description:

This is a beginner ukulele class for 5th and younger. We will learn basic chords and rhythm patterns. We then move on to playing songs and have fun learning about musical concepts that apply to all musical instruments. Most of the school year will be dedicated to playing sing-along songs and having fun enjoying the music they are making. This class was created to possibly making an easy transition to the guitar class.

Teacher: Sheldon Clark

Supplies Needed:

- Ukulele & Case

Semester Supply Fee: $20

(collected each semester)

Beginner Ukulele

Days Offered: Monday

Class Description:

This class focuses on fun through learning a skill and being proud that the student has created something from a piece of fabric and thread. I encourage creativity over preciseness sew that the student will gain a feeling of accomplishment for this art. This class is for the beginner, intermediate and advanced sewer who wants to learn about how a sewing machine works while creating several projects.

Teacher: Ms. Sewbee

Supplies Needed:

- Seam ripper

- 2 pools of white thread each semester

Semester Supply Fee: $35

(collected each semester)

Beginner Sewing

Days Offered: Monday

Class Description:

This is a beginner ukulele class for 5th and younger. We will learn basic chords and rhythm patterns. We then move on to playing songs and have fun learning about musical concepts that apply to all musical instruments. Most of the school year will be dedicated to playing sing-along songs and having fun enjoying the music they are making. This class was created to possibly making an easy transition to the guitar class.

Teacher: Sheldon Clark

Supplies Needed:

- Ukulele & Case

Semester Supply Fee: $20

(collected each semester)

Beginner Ukulele

Days Offered: Wednesday

Class Description:

We will work on basics of correct posture, finger techniques, sound production, bowings, vibrato, shifting to higher positions, note reading, playing in a group and everything else needed for playing the violin.

Teacher: Elana Gavrilov

Supplies Needed:

- Violin and bow

- 1/2 inch ring binder

- clear pockets for storing the music

Semester Supply Fee: $10

(collected each semester)

Violin

Days Offered: Wednesday

Class Description:

We will be using the generation genius website to create fun experiments each day

Teacher: Katie Acuna

Supplies Needed:

- Scissors, 1 glue stick, 1 bottle of white glue, 1 box of markers, 1 box of crayons, and 1 ruler

Semester Supply Fee: $25

(collected each semester)

Generation Genius Science Lab

Days Offered: Wednesday

Class Description:

We will be covering the Elements of Composition. The first 8 classes will cover the 7 elements of composition: Line, Shape, Pattern, Texture, Balance, Gray Value and Color with two classes on color. We will also incorporate seasonal craft projects through out the year. We will work with various media including watercolor, acrylic, pencil, etc. Various craft supplies from around the house may be requested for different craft projects throughout the year, but should not incur added cost.

Teacher: Allison Leach

Supplies Needed:

- 8-10 Classic Bold Line Markers

- 4 pack Art Pencils - HB, 2B, 4B & 6B

- 12 pack colored pencils

- 24 pack Crayola Crayons

- Big Eraser

- 2 Black Sharpie

- 8 color Crayola Watercolor Set

Semester Supply Fee: $15

(collected each semester)

Art Composition

Days Offered: Wednesday

Class Description:

This class will take the younger students from basic sight reading and notes to playing a song. Starting on the 1st string on week one, string 2 on week two....continuing this pattern until week six on the 6th string. Next we will learn chords and progressions leading up to full songs. The primary goal of this class is to teach each student proper playing through proper practice and the joy of music achieved by reaching smaller goals (wins) and ultimately bigger goals (playing a full song).

Teacher: Sheldon Clark

Supplies Needed:

- Guitar & Case

Semester Supply Fee: $20

(collected each semester)

Beginner Guitar

Days Offered: Wednesday

Class Description:

IEW Bible Heroes: Looking for a writing class for your student? Look no further! This class is the perfect way to introduce writing and build a good future foundation for your student. Bible Heroes: Writing Lessons in Structure and Style provides children with Bible-based writing lessons that follow the methods of the Institute for Excellence in Writing. IEW allows students to have immediate success in writing by teaching how to read a paragraph, create a key word outline, and then retell it in the student's own words. This class is designed for grades 1st-3rd and meets once a week. One or two days of homework will be sent home to be completed with parental guidance during the week. Units will cover things like key word outlining, summarizing narrative stories, summarizing references (reports), writing from pictures, and creative writing. Each lesson will also include a Bible verse with games and activities to help students learn vocabulary words that will enhance their writing. Come join us and learn that writing doesn't have to be scary or boring!

Teacher: Sarah Gollotte

Supplies Needed:

- Bible Heroes Writing Lessons in Structure and Style workbook: 

LINK HERE

- 3 ring binder

- Around 25 page protectors (to be placed in 3 ring binder)

- Loose leaf lined paper

- Pencil pouch for 3 ring binder

Semester Supply Fee: $0

(collected each semester)

Intro to IEW - Bible Heros