First Grade

First Grade Supply List

  • Pocket folder (2)
  • Box of kleenex (1)
  • Roll of paper towels (2)
  • Pencil box
  • Twelve (12) #2 yellow pencils only
  • Crayola washable markers
  • Scissors
  • 12” ruler with inches and centimeters
  • 1 box 24 count Crayola crayons
  • 1 bottle of glue
  • 2 container of antibacterial wipes (lysol, clorox, etc.)
  • Backpack -- Preferably no rolling backpacks 

First Grade Schedule

Keep for Fall reference


  • 8:00-8:25   Pledges, Bible Story, Group Time
  • 8:25-9:00   Spalding/Spelling/Language
  • 8:45-9:15   Chapel (Tuesdays)
  • 9:00-9:45   Reading
  • 9:30-10:00 Music (Thursdays)
  • 9:45-10:00   Restroom Break/Snack
  • 10:00-10:55   Math
  • 11:00-11:30   Recess (M,W,F)
  • 11:00-11:30   History (Fall), Science(Spring) (T,TH)
  • 11:30-12:00   Complete work, Clean up for Lunch
  • 12:05-12:30   Lunch
  • 12:30-12:55   Spanish (M,W)
  • 12:30-1:00   Computer (T-Owen, Th-Hargis, F-alternate)
  • 1:00-1:50   Storytime, Independent Reading, Reteaching/Corrections as needed
  • 1:20-1:40   Library (2nd Thursday of the Month)
  • 1:50-2:00   Clean up, Backpacks ready
  • 2:00-2:25   P.E. (T,TH) Activities in the room (M,W,F)
  • 2:30   Dismiss

Program for First Grade

I. READING - The Writing Road to Reading, Spalding Keys to Reading, The Economy Co., Readers and Workbooks, Supplementary Readers-Scott- Foresman and Houghton-Mifflin

Competence in basic aspects of reading processes

  • Readiness - left to right perception, sequence of events, enjoyment of literature
  • Recognizing written symbols as representing speech sounds, language patterns, and meaning (Spalding)
  • Perceiving words, accurately with meaning through phonetic, structural, context, and configuration clues (sight)
  • Literal comprehension of passages (answering questions, main ideas, summarizing, organizing details in categories, retaining what has been read)
  • Interpreting passages critically (conclusions, comparisons, judging, predicting outcomes, distinguishing real and make-believe)

B. Relate reading to general learning functions

  • Extend reading to general learning functions
  • Organizing ideas for retention and recall

C. Apply reading skills and understanding

  • Develop study habits
  • Discussions and speaking
  • Independent reading
  • Creative writing
  • Dramatization

D. Library-daily access, individually prescribed

II. PHONICS, HANDWRITING, SPELLING - Spalding Unified Method

  • Listening - hearing correct sound or sounds which English letters make (70 phonograms)
  • Speaking - accurate pronunciation of the sounds which English letters make
  • Writing - correct manuscript writing of the letters which express the sounds that have been heard and spoken
  • Reading of words which student himself has written and which others have written (books)
  • Spelling - the "Ayres List" - 1,000 most commonly used words by Leonard P. Ayres (first grade covers approximately 400 words) - Words are presented, studied, and marked in order to learn the Rules of the Formation of the English Language

III. MATHEMATICS - A Beka Book: All About Numbers

  • Numeration - Numbers to 350, Order, Before and After, Larger and Smaller, Missing
  • Numbers, Counting by 2's, 5's, 10's, and Place Value
  • Addition - Sums through 18, Sums through 99 with and without regrouping, 3-5
  • Addends, Story Problems, and Speed Drills
  • Subtraction - Through 10 Family, two digit subtraction without regrouping, Story Problems, and Speed Drills
  • Money - Penny, Nickel, Dime, Quarter, Half Dollar, Addition and Subtraction of Money, and Story Problems
  • Measurement - Thermometer; Dozen, Pound, and Ounces; Inches, Feet, and Yard; Liquid; and Calendar
  • Fractions - ?, ?, and 1/3
  • Time - Hours, Half-Hour, Quarter-Past, and Quarter-Till
  • Multiplication - families of 2's, 5's, and 10's

IV. ENGLISH - Language I, Beka Publications

  • Sentence
  • Composition - Creative Writing
  • Punctuation
  • Capitalization
  • Word Study and Structure
  • Usage
  • Parts of Speech
  • Subject - Predicate
  • Creative Writing
    • Paragraphs
    • Stories

V. SCIENCE, SOCIAL STUDIES - Understanding Your Environment, Silver-Burdett Co.

  • Senses, Matter, Animals, Earth Science, Plants, Space, Sounds, Machines, Human Body
  • Seasonal Units
  • Health
  • Holidays
  • History

VI. MUSIC

  • Songs
  • Listening - Piano, records
  • Rhythms
  • Hymns

VII. ART

  • Coloring, Cutting, Pasting, Painting
  • Clay
  • Mural Work

VIII. CHRISTIAN TEACHINGS

  • Bible Study
  • Scripture Learning
  • Prayers
  • Hymns
  • Church Worship Experience
  • A Beka Book Curriculum

IX. CITIZENSHIP

  • Junior American Citizens Program of DAR
  • U.S. Historical Events and Personalities
  • Character training
  • Experiences in leadership and group cooperation

X. PHYSICAL EDUCATION

  • Large motor skills
  • Coordination
  • Sportsmanship
  • Following directions
  • Basic children's games

XI. REPORTING

  • Nine-week report cards
  • Parent conferences
  • Mid-year
  • End-of-year

TESTING

  • Economy Reading Tests
  • Stanford Achievement Test

NOTES

Dress Code (Grades Pre-K - 2nd)

As the styles change and parents purchase clothing for the spring and summer seasons, we want to clarify the required dress code for Fredonia Hill Baptist Academy.

  • Caps should not be worn in school.
  • Flip-flops are not allowed at any time.
  • Principal has authority to make final decision for questionable attire of students.
  • Tennis shoes MUST be worn to physical education.

For Chapel

Boys wear long pants & a shirt with a collar. Girls wear dresses, skirts or jumpers. No see-through blouses that reveal undergarments or spaghetti straps. Girls may wear leggings with their dresses, skirts, or jumpers. The dresses, skirts, or jumpers must be finger-tip.