First Grade

Teacher – Mrs. Brumley


  • Daily Bible instruction with a challenge to apply God’s truth
  • Taking a “jog” through the Old Testament books:  Genesis, Exodus, II Kings, Daniel, Nehemiah, and Esther; integrating the Bible with ancient history; A verse by verse study of the Gospel of Luke
  • Genesis 1-2 history of creation; Ezra, Nehemiah, and verse by verse study of the gospel of Mark
  • Chapel on Wednesdays
  • CREDO:  Weekly memorization of a verse and basic doctrinal truth done in classical question/answer format
  • Propitiation, Justification, Redemption Song


  • Mastery of upper and lower case printing
  • Introduction to cursive lower case letters toward the end of the year


  • Veritas Press Phonics Museum
  • Veritas Press “31 readers”
  • Mastery of the 100 most used words in beginning readers
  • Phonetic Readers/The Learning Company
  • Reading books selected from the Logos School reading list
  • Teacher created materials specific to phonics instruction, reworking spelling words through reading for context clues and alphabetizing, and vocabulary enrichment in connection with history and science
  • Two reading contests – 1st contest goal: 400 pages, 2nd contest goal – 1500 pages


  • Modern Curriculum Press level 1 Phonics
  • Open Court Long Vowel Phonetic/Spelling System
  • Short vowel and long vowel patterns and word families


  • Words based on the 100 most used words in beginning readers
  • Words based on phonics instruction/reading content
  • History and science vocabulary integrated
  • Correct spelling/accurate copying required on all assignments


  • Sieker Grammar Chants
  • Recognize and label nouns, verbs, adjectives and some adverbs
  • Learn noun, verb, adjective and adverb chants
  • Dictionary work


  • Write well-constructed complete sentences with correct capitalization and punctuation
  • Write a simple, short, well constructed paragraph


  • Math Made Easy:  First Grade Workbook by Dorling Kindersley
  • Times tables 2’s – 9’s through songs
  • Introductory division concepts
  • Money chants, Military Math Chant


  • Early American History: Native Americans, First Thanksgiving, Pilgrims, American Symbols, The American Revolution, The Civil War
  • History Pockets by Evan Moor
  • Many supplemental history/story books to enrich/Troll Press
  • Many teacher-created comprehension exercises and activities
  • Abraham Lincoln Chant, The American Revolution Song
  • Beginning map skills – Globe Chant


  • Many teacher created materials from personal book and library sources
  • Zoology, Biology –  Logos School science materials
  • God’s Creation: Solar System, Plants/Trees, Mammals, Birds, Insects, Amphibians, Reptiles
  • Many chants and sound-offs to facilitate learning facts
  • Some integrated art work of things being studied


  • Essential elements of art including line, shape, value, color and texture
  • Emphasis on drawing and on the process of noticing, reflecting, and duplicating
  • Special projects touch on geometry, design, using rulers, drawing from nature, and printing


  • Introductory Choral Music using the Kodaly Method
  • Folk songs, hymns, patriotic songs, and Christian holiday works are introduced and practiced


  • Twice a week with exercises, stretching, and games.
  • Emphasis on teamwork, good sportsmanship, and general fitness.