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Sample Elementary School Curriculum

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Sample Curriculum Standard Package for 1st Grade

The Standard curriculum package comes with the books and workbooks for your student to complete their entire first grade at home. It includes easy to use lessons and books that can be completed with simple parent directions and guidance. The curriculum in the Standard package requires 30 minutes or less preparation time by the parent. If you would like to substitute any of the items in the standard package with the alternatives, please talk with your curriculum specialists. Many items in the alternative lists require more extensive parental involvement.

Standard

  • The Ordinary Parent’s Guide to Teaching Reading
  • Explode the Code Phonics (Books 1 & 2)
  • G.U.M. Grammar Book
  • Draw Write Now (Book 1)
  • Write about Me
  • Evan-Moor Spelling
  • ReadingEggs Subscription

Alternatives

  • Teach your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons
  • Primary Phonics
  • Easy grammar
  • Six trait writing
  • Spelling Power
  • Squiggle Park subscription

Standard

  • Singapore Math Lesson Books A & B
  • MathSeeds subscription

Alternatives

  • Life of Fred book 1 & 2
  • Prodigy subscription

Standard

  • Steck-Vaugh First grade Science book
  • Generation Genius subscription

Alternatives:

  • Sassafras Science book 1 or:
  • National Geographic Science Encyclopedia

Standard

  • BrainPop Jr.
  • Daily Geography

Alternatives

  • Core Skills: Social Studies Workbook or:
  • Story of the World Basic package volume 1

Sample Year-at-a-Glance Curriculum Map for 1st Grade

Language Arts Math Science Social Studies
September
  • Personal Narratives
  • Pattern sentences
  • Introducing phonograms
  • Numbers 0-10
  • Number stories
  • Addition
Earth Science
  • Our planet’s motions
  • Seasons
  • What is a Community?
  • Rights and Responsibilities
October October Folk tales, parts of a story, retelling stories
  • Subtraction
  • Number Position
Earth Science
  • The Sun & Moon
  • Energy & Light from the Sun
Community Helpers
November
  • Identifying Main Ideas
  • Identifying parts of a sentence
  • Writing complete sentences
  • Numbers to 20
  • Shapes
Physical Science
  • Light Waves
  • Measuring & Blocking Light
  • Maps & Globes
  • Learning to read and follow maps
December
  • How to read non-fiction.
  • Finding key details and main ideas of nonfiction texts.
Measurement - Length, Weight, capacity Physical Science
  • Sound Waves
  • Communicating with Light and Sound
Culture & Community
  • Learning about diverse cultures around the World
January
  • How to read non-fiction.
  • Finding key details and main ideas of nonfiction texts.
  • Comparing Numbers
  • Graphs
Life Science
  • Animals
  • Animal Habitats
Geography
  • Adapting environments and communities
February Expository writing, Animal reports Numbers to 40 Life Science
  • Animal life cycles
  • Inherited traits
History Then & Now, comparing life from different time periods
March Focus on Grammar Making Equal Groups
  • Early Multiplication and Division
  • Halving
  • Early Fractions
Life Science
  • Plants
History
  • Personal Timelines
April Speaking & Listening skills
  • Creating and presenting Historical people reports
  • Time
  • Numbers to 100
General Science
  • Designing solutions to human problems by mimicking nature
History
  • Prominent Historical Figures
May Figurative Language & Spring Poems Money General Science
  • Technology & Science
Personal Finance & Economics

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Sample Curriculum Standard Package for 3rd Grade

The Standard curriculum package comes with the books and workbooks for your student to complete their entire third grade at home.  It includes easy to use lessons and books that can be completed with simple parent directions and guidance.  The curriculum in the Standard package requires 30 minutes or less preparation time by the parent.  If you would like to substitute any of the items in the standard package with the alternatives please talk with your curriculum specialists.  Many items in the alternative lists require more extensive parental involvement.

Standard

  • English lesson through Literature
  • G.U.M. Grammar Book
  • Draw Write Now (Book 1)
  • IEW Fables, Myths & Fairy Tales
  • Evan-Moor Spelling
  • Accelerated Reader subscription

Alternatives

  • Classical Worktexts
  • Primary Phonics
  • Easy grammar
  • Six trait writing
  • Spelling Power
  • Squiggle Park subscription

Standard

  • Singapore Math Lesson
  • Books A & B
  • Prodigy subscription

Alternatives

  • Life of Fred book 5 & 6
  • Dreambox subscription

Standard

  • 180 Days of Science
  • Generation Genius subscription

Alternatives

  • Sassafras Science book 3 oR:
  • Steck-Vaugh third grade Science book

Standard

  • BrainPop
  • 180 Days of Social Studies

Alternatives

  • Core Skills: Social Studies Workbook
  • Draw the World geography or:
  • Story of the World Basic package volume 3

Sample Year-at-a-Glance Curriculum Map for 3rd Grade

Language Arts Math Science Social Studies
September
  • Personal Narratives
  • From sentences to paragraphs
  • Making connections with fictional stories
  • Numbers to 10,000
  • Number stories
  • Addition & Subtraction
Earth Science-Climates around the World (Weather & landforms) Rules, Laws, Rights, and Responsibilities
October
  • Folk tales, parts of a story, retelling stories,
  • Paragraph writing
Multiplication Earth Science - Weather patterns, hazards Government in our Community- Voting, Elections & Local leaders
November
  • Identifying Main Ideas
  • Identifying parts of a paragraph
  • Writing complete paragraphs
Division Physical Science - Force & Motion
  • Maps & Globes
  • Learning to read and follow maps
December Poetry - Reading and Writing different types of poetry Graphs and Tables Physical Science - Newton’s Laws of Motion Culture & Community - Learning about diverse cultures around the World
January
  • How to read non-fiction.
  • Finding key details and main ideas of nonfiction texts.
Multiplying and Dividing with 6,7,8,9 Physical Science - Electricity & Magnetism Geography - Adapting environments and communities, comparing different types of communities
February Expository writing, Animal reports Fractions Life Science - Animals History Then & Now, comparing life from different time periods
March Focus on Grammar Measurement & Geometry Life Science - Plants History - Family & Community Timelines
April Speaking & Listening skills - Creating and presenting Historical people reports Geometry Area & Perimeter General Science - Human-Environment Interactions & Impact Economics Basic Economic principles & Influences
May Figurative Language & Spring Poems Time & Money General Science - Technology & Engineering Personal Finance & Economics

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