1st Grade Homeschool Curriculum and Course Scope

Scope and Sequence Grade 1

Math Grade 1 (PACEs 1001–1012)

   The student:

Reviews and learns numbers in symbol, name, and number words from zero to ten.

Counts and writes from zero to one hundred.

Solves simple addition, subtraction, and word problems.math pace 1

Learns to tell time.

Learns the concept of money and counting coins with pennies, nickels, and dimes.

Reviews length comparison: longer and shorter.

Learns liquid measurements: cups, pints, and quarts.

Reviews recognition of basic shapes.

Reviews order of numbers: before, between, after; and contrasting numbers—same, not the same, more than, and less than.

English Grade 1 (PACEs 1001–1012)

   The student:

Reviews consonant and vowel sounds.

Is introduced to reading and writing of word families and sentences.

Studies blends, diphthongs, ending sounds, and suffixes.

Develops reading comprehension skills.

Copies sentences using proper capitalization and punctuation.

Social Studies 1 (Grade 1) (PACEs 1001–1012)

   The student:

Learns about Ace and Christi.

Builds reading skills.

Discerns objects with wheels, on the water, and in the sky.

Begins globe and map study and reads about Pilgrims and the United States.

Develops respect for the law, obedience to rules and laws, and good study habits.

Learns to care for things, that hard work is a virtue, how to share with others, and ownership.

Learns about different people and their work and homes and clothing of different climates.

Reviews stories about Adam, Eve, Cain, Abel, and Noah; the church and school; God and Jesus; how to give to God; missionaries; and how to pray for leaders.

Is encouraged in character development through examples given in each PACE.

Science Grade 1 (PACEs 1001–1012)

   The student:

Pronounces and learns new vocabulary words as they are defined and used in the text.

Discovers God’s wisdom as he learns about God creating Earth and Earth’s movements and the four seasons.

Learns about the design and care of the human eye and ear; high, low, soft, and loud sounds.

Learns about the importance of personal health—clean teeth and hands.

Gains a respect for God as he learns about God’s wisdom, goodness, kindness, and that all things belong to God.

Reads stories and answers questions about God’s creation.

Continues to build eye-hand coordination by drawing shapes, irregular shapes, and directional lines.

Word Building Grade 1 (PACEs 1001–1012)

   The student:

Recognizes long and short vowels and letter sounds.

Studies auditory and visual discrimination—consonant letters and the sounds of C and G.

Reads words and sentences.

Learns important concepts—matching like and different shapes, color usage, rhyming pictures, directional words, and story sequence.

Practices letter formation—writing words and sentences and alphabet sequence.

Learns to follow instructions—using color and spatial terms.

Is encouraged in character development through examples given in each PACE.

Bible Reading Grade 1 (PACEs 1001–1012)

For use with the ABCs Program

   The student:

Follows vividly-colored drawings of Bible characters while listening to Bible stories.

Develops small motor muscles, eye-hand coordination, and visual discrimination.

Learns basic Bible accounts.

Animal Science Grade 1 (PACEs 1001–1012)

For use with the ABCs Program

A fun feature of the ABCs with Ace (long e) and Christi learning to read program are the animal stories that go along with each sound.  The students will enjoy following along with their own pictures while the story is read aloud.  Coloring pages and a variety of activities give attention to development of the small motor muscles, eye-hand coordination, and visual discrimination

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