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1st Grade Lesson Plans

$39.95

by the Well Planned Gal

Academic readiness and abilities continue to vary greatly for young learners, even into the early elementary years. But, with some basic guidance, as well as tips for tailoring learning to meet your child’s needs, planning for first grade doesn’t have to be a challenge. With that in mind, Well Planned Lessons are here to help! Each day’s lesson has enough activities to for 1-2 hours of school. And, if your child still wants more, find tips for supplementing the lesson plans.

Here are just a few of the skills covered in 1st Grade Lesson Plans:

  • Bible: learn about God through creation
  • Math: learn counting, number stories, addition, subtraction, ordinal numbers, comparing numbers, graphs, multiplication, division, making halves and quarters, telling time, and numbers to 100
  • History: cover world history from ancient to modern times
  • Science: explore general scientific concepts
  • Language Arts: learn phonics, structural analysis, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, phonological awareness, encoding, and print handwriting
  • Art & Music: learn to draw and explore classical music through silly sing-alongs

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1st Grade Lesson Plans Overview

Readiness

At this age, there can be great variation in abilities - especially in language arts. Your student will be learning to read and write independently. Go over the reading lessons as often as needed. If your student is not grasping reading by the end of the year, consider a professional evaluation for reading difficulties. More math practice can be added with worksheets and extra practice problems. Keep revisiting previous concepts to keep them fresh.

Amount of Time

Each day’s lesson has enough activities to for one to two hours of school. If your child is enjoying a particular activity, let him or her continue. If your student is bored or tired, move on to something else or take a break. The lessons are not designed to be a burden for you or your student.

Supplementing

What happens if your child wants more? Choose some of the themes from the lessons and get books from the library for your child to browse. Read favorite storybooks out loud. Videos are also a terrific option. Give free access to basic art supplies such as paper, crayons, markers, colored pencils, and paints. Visit museums and nature centers.

Themes

In Bible, you and your student will read through favorite Bible stories and learn about God through His creation. In math, he or she will learn counting, number stories, addition, subtraction, ordinal numbers, comparing numbers, graphs, multiplication, division, making halves and quarters, telling time, and numbers to 100. History/social studies covers world history from ancient to modern times. Science emphasizes general scientific concepts. Language arts teaches phonics, structural analysis, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, phonological awareness, encoding, and print handwriting. In art, your child will be exposed to fine arts and learn to draw. Music focuses on silly sing-alongs to classical pieces.

Flexibility

This program is designed to meet your needs. It is set up with a 36-week, 180-day lesson plan. In the last few weeks, you will find fewer activities so that you can catch up or explore other areas of interest. This program seeks to give you the tools to meet your child’s educational needs.

Record Keeping

Purchase a large three-ring binder and one divider for each subject. File worksheets, drawings, copywork, and things that you have written down for the child as a record of learning. If you would like to add more content, pick a topic and help the student write sentences about it. Include pictures of completed projects and experiments. Consider videoing plays, activities, or speeches. Check with your state to see what is expected for recording attendance and learning.

Additional Information

ISBN 978-1-942192-31-2
Grade Elementary, 1
Condition New
Publisher Well Planned Gal
Author Rebecca Farris, the Well Planned Gal
Page Count 90
Format Paperback
Price $39.95

BOOKS TO ENJOY THIS YEAR

Below you will find all of the books used in your Well Planned Lessons guide. Click on the book title to explore purchasing options for each book.
Note: Package totals are based on retailer prices and subject to change.

    Green boxes next to book titles indicate availability at your local library.

ESSENTIALS BOOKS
Complete Kit: $367.76
Use the Library: $356.38 (save $11.38)
HISTORY
100 Events That Made History

Have fun exploring key events in history with this fun, and sometimes quirky, book.

SCIENCE
Illustrated Elementary Science by Sarah Khan and Lisa Jane Gillespie

Your student will learn about living things, materials, forces, energy, the earth, space, and scientific research. Readings are assigned two or three times per week. The sections on reproduction and environmentalism are optional.

    Science with Water by Helen Edom

You and your student will enjoy these simple hands-on projects that are assigned periodically throughout the year.

    Science with Plants by Helen Edom

These fun activities will bring your student face to leaf with plants.

MATH
Primary Math Textbook 1A US Edition

You and your student will work through the textbook together so that the student will learn how to apply mathematical concepts. Instruction in counting, number stories, addition, subtraction, ordinal numbers, and numbers to 20 is spread over sixteen weeks.

Primary Math Textbook 1B US Edition

You and your student will work through the textbook together so that the student will learn how to apply mathematical concepts. Instruction in comparing numbers, graphs, numbers to 40, multiplication, division, making halves and quarters, telling time, and numbers to 100 is spread over sixteen weeks.

Primary Math Workbooks 1A & 1B US Edition

The workbook provides an opportunity for your student to practice what he or she learned from the textbook.

Primary Math Home Instructor’s Guide 1A & 1B US Edition

The instructor’s guide offers concrete examples of concepts, reinforcement, and practice.

Student Clock, geared

You will use this teaching aid to teach telling time during the second semester.

Addition 0-12 Flash Cards

Your student will be assigned to use these for two weeks. However, it is suggested that you continue to review math facts throughout the year.

Subtraction 0-12 Flash Cards

Your student will be assigned to use these for two weeks. However, it is suggested that you continue to review math facts throughout the year.

Unifix Cubes

You will use these linking cubes for some of the concrete examples assigned in the Home Instructor’s Guides.

ENGLISH / LANGUAGE ARTS
My Printing Book by Jan Olsen

Your student will learn about capitalization rules, proper handwriting on different types of line spacing, and other language arts lessons. Lessons are assigned one to two times per week, and the assignments may be split up if desired.

All About Reading Level 2 by Marie Rippel

Your student will advance to more complex texts as he or she learns phonics, structural analysis, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension with this multi-sensory program.

All About Reading Interactive Kit

This kit provides multisensory learning tools to supplement Levels 1-4 of the All About Reading program and helps you customize your student’s review process. NOTE: If you already own this kit, you do not need to purchase a new one.

All About Spelling Level 2 by Marie Rippel

Watch your student’s spelling skills take off with this multisensory program that covers phonological awareness and encoding. You will need to purchase the Spelling Interactive Kit if you do not already have one.

All About Spelling Interactive Kit

This kit provides multisensory learning tools to supplement Levels 1-7 of the All About Spelling program and helps you customize your student’s review process. NOTE: If you already own this kit, you do not need to purchase a new one. Also, most items can be shared between the Reading and Spelling Interactive Kits. Feel free to just purchase the Spelling Divider Cards and optional Spelling Review Box to combine with the Interactive Reading Kit.

ADD ENRICHED BOOKS
Complete Kit: $434.35
Use the Library: $422.97 (save $11.38)
BIBLE
Early Readers Bible by V. Gilbert Beers

Each Bible story includes words to know, discussion questions, and activities. At first, you will have to help your student a great deal with the reading; but your student should gradually become more independent.

My Big Book of 5-Minute Devotions by Pamela Kennedy

Each devotion focuses on one animal and includes discussion questions and a memory verse. You and your student will enjoy the full-color illustrations. Devotions are assigned one to two times per week.

MUSIC
Beethoven’s Wig 3 and Beethoven’s Wig 4

Explore classical music with these silly sing-alongs. About each week, your student will learn a silly version on one day and the original version on another. Parents might want to read through lyrics first to be sure there is an appropriate level of silliness.

ART
Come Look with Me: Enjoying Art with Children by Gladys S. Blizzard

A child is never too young to appreciate great art, and these books make it easier than ever with full-color prints and discussions about each piece. This volume centers on children from different times and places.

Drawing with Children by Mona Brookes

Children and adults will be amazed at how their drawing improves with these drawing lessons. The photographs of other students’ art will inspire your budding artist.

ADD COMPREHENSIVE BOOKS
Complete Kit: $475.89
Use the Library: $464.51 (save $11.38)
HISTORY / SOCIAL STUDIES & SCIENCE
Big Book of Things to Spot by Gillian Doherty, Anna Milbourne, Ruth Brocklehurst

Your student will enjoy this seek-and-find book. The pages are colorful with real times and places. It is used for both history/social studies and science to introduce students to the interesting world around them.

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel CD by Virginia Lee Burton

Listen to the story of hard-working Mike Mulligan and Mary Anne. They find that old does not mean useless.

The Tortoise & the Hare CD by London Philharmonic Orchestra, Stephen Simon

While your student enjoys listening to this tale, enjoy a cup of tea.

Eric Carle’s Animals Animals by Laura Whipple and Eric Carle

Pretty pictures, poetry, and proverbs provide an admiration for God’s creatures.

YOUR HOMESCHOOL SUPPLY LIST

New school supplies always add a little fun to each new school year! Here is a list of suggested school supplies that will round out your curriculum and help make the school year run smoothly!
GENERAL SUPPLIES

These general supplies are great for homeschool students of all ages! Look for these supplies at your favorite local supermarket.

3-ring Binder

Calculator

Crayons

Die Cut Letters

Drawing Paper

Dry-Erase Board

Glue Stick

Hole Punch

Index Cards

Kitchen Timer

Laminator

Magazine Holders

Magnifying Glass

Paint Smock

Pencil Box

Pencil Sharpener

Play Money

Post-It Notes

Poster Board

Printer

Reward Sticker

Scissors

Scrapbook Paper

Spiral Bound Notebooks

Staple Remover

Stapler

Storage Cart

Tape

Tissues for the Bad Days

White Out

Word Strips

BUDDING SCHOLAR SUPPLIES

Your early learner is growing up! First means adding a few more “big kid” supplies to the list. Here are a few of those supplies to consider, easily found in the school supply section of your favorite local store.


Bottle of Glue

Dictionary (consider a child-friendly option like the Scholastic Children’s Dictionary)

No. 2 Pencils

Pink Eraser

Pocket Folder

Washable Markers

SPECIAL SCHOOL SUPPLIES

Here are a few more supplies to consider that cannot always be found at your favorite general supply store. If you need help finding these items, click on each supply to be directed to a great online source.

Chore Chart

Play Money

COMPARE SCHOOLING OPTIONS

How can you know you are getting the best value for your preferred curriculum style as you shop? Here is a handy chart to help you see an average cost estimate for a variety of complete early learning curriculum options.

All estimates below consider the cost of lesson plans, instructor's guides, and resources needed for a complete foundational education for children in the Starting Out (PreK - 1st Grade) grades.

CURRICULUM TYPE
Well Planned Lessons Kits
Boxed Curriculum Kits
Eclectic Curriculum Kits
Online Schooling
Private School
FIRST STUDENT
$490
$745
$560
$1,800
$9,000
SECOND STUDENT
$100
$745
$175
$1,800
$9,000
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