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.

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:

  • Box with Sharpened Pencils

  • One Glue Stick

  • Box of Crayons

  • A pair of Kids Scissors

  • 12-inch Ruler

  • Notebook Paper

  • Please also have one Plastic Folder with Pockets and Prongs, 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:

  • Box with Sharpened Pencils

  • One Glue Stick

  • Box of Crayons

  • A pair of Kids Scissors

  • 12-inch Ruler

  • Notebook Paper

  • Please also have one Plastic Folder with Pockets and Prongs, 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:

  • Box with Sharpened Pencils

  • One Glue Stick

  • Box of Crayons

  • A pair of Kids Scissors

  • 12-inch Ruler

  • Notebook Paper

  • Please also have one Plastic Folder with Pockets and Prongs, 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.

Supplies:​

  • Worksheets purchased by Aspire

  • Book Rental Fee may incur of $15 per semester

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:

  • Box with Sharpened Pencils

  • One Glue Stick

  • Box of Crayons

  • A pair of Kids Scissors

  • 12-inch Ruler

  • Notebook Paper

  • Please also have one Plastic Folder with Pockets and Prongs, per enrolled class.

Class Offered Both Days 

Teacher: Ruthetta Henderson

11:35am   - 12:25pm

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