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Claritas Classical
Redbuds 1

(1st Grade)

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

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.

  • $40 Supply Fee for the school year. Supply fees will be paid directly to Teachers.

  • Required Curriculum List:

    • Memory Work - 2 options available, choose 1 *(most families prefer the Cross Seven subscription)

      • Claritas Memory Work Guide – Cycle 2 - LINK

        • OR purchase the monthly subscription to Cross Seven, Cycle 2 (which has all of the memory work set to music/videos)- LINK​

    • Literature and Poetry - No Purchase Required

    • Math 

      • 1st Grade: Saxon Math 1 Student Workbook/Flashcard set - LINK

    • Grammar

      • First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind – Level 1 - LINK

    • History (Choose either the text or the audio – you do NOT need both)

      • Story of the World Book Volume 2 – Middle Ages

    • Science

      • Exploring Creation with Astronomy Textbook (2ndedition) - LINK

    • Latin 

      • Song School Latin Book 1 student text and Song CD - LINK

    • Please note that Phonics/Reading is not included in the Core class allowing parents to choose the curriculum / method they desire based on their own child’s needs. Handwriting is also not included, but we highly recommend A Reason for Handwriting curriculum to do at home as it fits well with the classical approach to education.

  • Student supplies to purchase(these will be community supplies, so please do not put your name on anything except the folders):

    • 2 Pocket folders (the plastic ones that do not tear)

    • 6 Pencils

    • 24 ct. box of crayons

    • 10 ct. box of washable markers

    • Colored Pencils

    • Scissors

    • 2 Glue sticks

    • 1 bottle Elmer’s glue (liquid)

    • 2 containers of playdough, any color​​

Claritas Classical Memory Program

Taking a classical approach which focuses on the grammar stage of the trivium, the foundation of this class is the Claritas Memory Work Guide Cycle 2 (The Dark Ages through Early Explorers) . The Memory Work Guide covers 28 separate grammar pegs for the following subjects: Hymns, Scripture, English Grammar, Latin, Math, History, Geography, Timeline, and Science. Each week the students will memorize the grammar peg for each of the subjects for that week. New memory work will be introduced on Mondays and reviewed on Wednesdays. Students will be expected to work on the Claritas Memory Work at home. The following core subjects will be taught on Mondays and Wednesdays with homework required on the other days of the week: Literature, Math, Grammar, History, Science and Latin. These courses will follow a classical method of teaching, keeping in mind the grammar stage of learning and centering around Claritas Memory Work Cycle 2 when applicable. Parent involvement at home will be necessary. Claritas students are highly encouraged to take the Claritas Music & Art class elective and the grade appropriate IEW writing elective.

Teacher: Sara James

Elective Classes

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

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