The following literature and materials are included with Grade 1:
- Grade 1 Coursebook
- Grade 1 Resource Book
- Beginning Recorder
- Oak Meadow Word Families
- Charlie the Ranch Dog: Charlie's Snow Day
- Charlie the Ranch Dog: Stuck in the Mud
- Charlie the Ranch Dog: Charlie's New Friend
- Frog & Toad Are Friends
- Frog & Toad Together
- Mouse Soup
- Mouse Tales
Please note that the materials in the K-3 Essentials Package, which includes The Heart of Learning, OM Guide to Teaching the Early Grades, OM Crafts for the Early Grades, OM Circle Time CD, and Healthy Living From the Start, are NOT included in this package. These materials are used in Kindergarten through grade 3, and therefore you only need to purchase them once. While these books are not strictly required, they are highly recommended and are referenced directly in the coursebook.
Oak Meadow’s lively and engaging Grade 1 curriculum will help you guide your child toward solid reading and math skills while encouraging an active, inquisitive mind. Literacy skills are developed through a language-rich curriculum that focuses on stories, poems, and songs. Students progress through learning how to print upper- and lower-case letters to a study of word families and consonant blends. The imagination is sparked through fairy tales, nature stories, and traditional verses as your child develops the necessary skills and confidence to read independently.
In Social Studies, students begin to develop a sense of time and place as they encounter classic tales, make their own calendars, learn to use a compass, and draw maps of their neighborhoods. Multicultural awareness is explored through community connections and a developing sense of good citizenship.
In the Math curriculum, stories are integrated into the study of numbers, and objects from nature collected on a walk become part of learning the four mathematical processes. Students also explore sequences, patterns, counting money, and geometric shapes.
Science, Arts & Crafts, Music, and Health round out the Grade 1 experience. Each week students engage in observations of the natural world, express themselves through painting and crafts, develop their recorder playing skills, and conduct inquiries into topics related to their healthy development.
View a sample of our Grade 1 curriculum here.
Projects, crafts, and activities through the year include:
- Make a book of stories with summaries and illustrations
- Create your own store and marketplace
- Make a weather vane
- Identify animal tracks
- Learn to knit
- Build a birdhouse