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Redbuds 1
(1st Grade)

Core Classes

  • Elementary core classes are 2-day classes. Students will attend both Mondays & Wednesdays. Attendance on both days is required.

  • This class is 8:30 to 12:30 on Monday & Wednesday.

  • For all curriculum and books provided by Aspire for 1st Grade, there will be a book rental fee of $60 per school year

  • Each class has a supply list, but you will also need these supplies:

    • Box with Sharpened Pencils

    • Box of Crayons

    • 12-inch Ruler

    • School Supply Box

    • Please also have one Plastic Folder with Pockets on each side

Class Offered Both Days 

Teacher: Ruthetta Henderson

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:​

Class Offered Both Days 

Teacher: Ruthetta Henderson

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:​

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:​

Class Offered Both Days 

Teacher: Ruthetta Henderson

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:​​

Class Offered Both Days 

Teacher: Ruthetta Henderson

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- For spelling, students will be assessed and assigned words based on the spelling patterns that they most align with on an instructional level.

Supplies:​

  • Readers & Handbook purchased by Aspire (Curriculum Rental Fee of $30 per school year)

Class Offered Both Days 

Teacher: Ruthetta Henderson

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

Class Offered Both Days 

Teacher: Ruthetta Henderson

Elective Classes

  • Please follow this LINK to the Elementary Electives offered 5th & 6th hours.

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

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