First Grade

Language Arts

Shurley Grammar


  • Number recognition, counting, and writing 1–1,000
  • Greatest and least
  • Counting and writing by tens, fives, threes and twos
  • Number sequences
  • Ordinal numbers
  • Addition facts through 13 and three-digit addition with carrying
  • Subtraction facts through 13 and two-digit subtraction
  • Story problems
  • Numbers before and after by ones, twos, tens
  • Between numbers
  • Counting and combining coins
  • Telling time to the nearest five minutes
  • Recognizing odd and even numbers
  • English and some metric measures
  • Place value in ones, tens, and hundreds
  • Unit fractions ½ ⅓ ¼
  • Reading a thermometer
  • Using a ruler
  • Multiple combinations
  • Concept of multiplication
  • Calendars, reading pictographs and bar graphs
  • Developing listening skills
  • Roman numerals

History & Geography

Social Studies

  • Community Helpers
  • American Our Great Country
  • Children of the World

This is My America

  • My America’s Freedom
  • Symbols of America
  • Great People of America
  • My America Grows
  • My America Travels
  • My America Talks
  • My America Is Beautiful
  • My America Sings

This is My World

Canada, Mexico, Peru, The Bahamas, England, France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Norway, Germany, Italy, Kenya, Egypt, Israel, India, China, Australia, Japan


Health and Human Biology

  • Discovering Myself

Energy, Forces, Machines

  • Discovering My Toys


  • Discovering Animals
  • Discovering Insects


  • Discovering Plants


  • Discovering Seasons

Health & Safety Manners


  • Eating good foods
  • Exercising
  • Rest
  • Posture
  • Care of body, clothes, home


  • At home and away from home
  • On streets, playgrounds, water


  • At home, school, church, public


  • Lessons: Salvation Series, Genesis, Life of Christ, Paul (includes memory verses, hymns /choruses, and Bible doctrine)

Music Arts & Crafts

  • Traditional, patriotic, fun songs
  • Development of art concepts and techniques in multiple types of media based on the color wheel