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Grade 1

Language Arts 1

In this course, students receive structured lessons on readiness skills through emphasis on phonics, language skills, literature, and handwriting to help develop comprehension, build vocabulary, and promote a lifelong interest in reading.

Phonics: There are 36 units in the Phonics program. Each unit contains five lessons. In the first four lessons, students learn new skills or practice what they’ve previously learned. The fifth lesson in each unit begins with online review and practice activities that reinforce skills learned in the unit, and is followed by an offline unit assessment. In some lessons, students will read an online decodable reader. These are short, interactive stories that consist entirely of words students can read. Students will acquire the critical skills and knowledge required for reading and literacy.

Literature and Comprehension: The K12 Language Arts Literature and Comprehension program consists of 24 units with reading selections from the Classics anthology, nonfiction magazines, trade books, and other books students choose for themselves. Progressing from read-aloud texts to shared reading to guided reading instruction, students will listen to and read a variety of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction to develop their reading comprehension skills.

Handwriting: Students will continue with handwriting instruction using Zaner-Bloser curriculum.

Spelling: There are 18 units in K12 Spelling, which begins in the second semester of Grade 1. Each unit contains five lessons. The first lesson of a unit introduces new spelling words. In the second and third lessons, you and your students work together to practice the spelling words introduced in the first lesson. There is an online review in Lesson 4 and an offline assessment in Lesson 5. Students will master the spelling skills needed to read and write proficiently.

Vocabulary: K12 Vocabulary exposes students to a wide variety of words. Students will learn, review, and practice words online. There are 18 units in K12 Vocabulary. In the first eight lessons of each unit, students will study three sets of related words. Lesson 9 of each unit is a review of all the words. The 10th lesson is always a Unit Checkpoint, testing students on all the words they studied.

Writing Skills: The program includes 18 alternating units of Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics lessons and Composition lessons. In odd-numbered units, students will learn grammar, usage, and mechanics skills that will help them communicate in standard English. The fourth lesson of each unit is an online review of the unit’s skills, and the fifth lesson is an offline assessment. In even-numbered composition units, students will learn techniques for planning, organizing, and creating different kinds of writing. Each unit starts with a journal assignment that will help get students writing and generating ideas to be used in their writing assignments. The program includes rubrics and sample papers to help evaluate students’ work.

Details

  • Course Length: 1 year – 180 Lessons – 120 minutes
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Required Materials:

    Required materials will be shipped to your door though some lessons require additional resources, including common household items and books that are readily available online or in your local library.

Math + 1

This research-based course focuses on computational fluency, conceptual understanding, and problem-solving. The engaging course features new graphics, learning tools, and games; adaptive activities that help struggling students master concepts and skills before moving on; and more support for Learning Coaches to guide their students to success. This course for students in Grade 1 extends their work with place value to numbers through 100, emphasizing fluency of addition and subtraction facts, and focusing on number sentences and problem solving with addition and subtraction. Students begin work with money, telling time, ordering events, and measuring length, weight, and capacity with non-standard units. Students identify attributes of geometric figures and also extend their work with patterns and data, including representing and comparing data.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 year – 180 Lessons – 60 minutes
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Required Materials:

    Required materials will be shipped to your door though some lessons require additional resources, including common household items and books that are readily available online or in your local library.

Science 1

Students learn to perform experiments and record observations, and understand how scientists see the natural world. They germinate seeds to observe plant growth, and make a weathervane. Students will explore topics such as:

  • Matter – states of matter; mixtures and solutions
  • Weather – cloud formation; the water cycle
  • Animal Classification and Adaptation – insects; amphibians and reptiles; birds; mammals
  • Habitats – forests, deserts, rain forests, grasslands, and more; naturalist John Muir and conservation
  • Oceans – waves and currents; coasts; coral reefs and kelp forests; oceanographer Jacques Cousteau
  • Plants – germination, functions of roots, stems, flowers, chlorophyll, and more
  • Human Body – major systems; Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman doctor
  • Light – how light travels; reflections; inventor Thomas Edison

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 year – 72 Lessons – 60 minutes
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Required Materials:

    Required materials will be shipped to your door though some lessons require additional resources, including common household items and books that are readily available online or in your local library.

History 1

This course kicks off a program that, spanning the elementary grades, provides an overview of world geography and history from the Stone Age to the Space Age. Through lively stories and activities, students will:

  • Meet nomadic children in ancient Mesopotamia who settle in the Fertile Crescent
  • Explore the great pyramids in ancient Egypt, and meet mighty pharaohs such as King Tut
  • Learn about the historical origins of Judaism through stories of Abraham, Joseph, Moses, and David
  • Learn about the origins of democracy in ancient Greece, as well as the first Olympic games, the Trojan War, Alexander the Great, and the marvelous myths of the ancient Greeks
  • Visit ancient India and hear stories of the historical origins of Hinduism and Buddhism
  • Travel down great rivers in ancient China, hear the wisdom of Confucius, and witness the building of the Great Wall

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 year – 72 Lessons – 60 minutes
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Required Materials:

    Required materials will be shipped to your door though some lessons require additional resources, including common household items and books that are readily available online or in your local library.

Art 1

Following the timeline of the K¹² History program, first grade Art lessons introduce students to the art and architecture of different cultures, such as Mesopotamia and ancient Egypt, Greece, and China. Students will:

  • Identify landscapes, still-lifes, and portraits
  • Study elements of art, such as line, shape, and texture
  • Create artwork similar to works they learn about, using many materials and techniques—inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night, students paint their own starry landscape using bold brushstroke, and they make clay sculptures inspired by a bust of Queen Nefertiti and the Great Sphinx

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 year – 72 Lessons – 45 minutes
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Required Materials:

    Required materials will be shipped to your door though some lessons require additional resources, including common household items and books that are readily available online or in your local library.

Spotlight on Music, Grades K-2

Explore and build foundational music skills with Spotlight on Music. This course offers a variety of learning activities that include singing, dancing, virtual instruments, listening maps, and authentic sound recordings. Music comes to life in the course through six units that are organized into three sections: Spotlight on Concepts, Spotlight on Music Reading, and Spotlight on Celebrations. Students learn about these musical elements: duration, pitch, design, tone color, expressive qualities, and cultural context. Students explore music from around the world while also exploring beat, meter, rhythm, melody, harmony, texture, form, tone color, dynamics, tempo, style, and music background. Students also have the opportunity to perform seasonal and celebratory songs.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 year – 72 Lessons – 45 minutes
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Required Materials:

    Required materials will be shipped to your door though some lessons require additional resources, including common household items and books that are readily available online or in your local library.

Fitness and Health 1

Young students continue to learn the basics about how their bodies grow and work. In this course they learn about health resources and begin learning how the media can influence health. Lessons cover nutrition, healthy habits, mental health and wellness, exercise and activity, injury and violence prevention, and safety. Students participate in fitness activities in each lesson. They practice fundamental movement patterns like balancing, cross lateralization, and sequencing skills. They learn spatial and body awareness and how food and energy are connected. Students will learn about communicating feelings, personal responsibility, and the importance of lifetime wellness.

Details:

  • Course Length: 36 lessons
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Required Materials: Required materials will be shipped to your door though some lessons require additional resources, including common household items and books that are readily available online or in your local library.