Rod and Staff Grade 1

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We Learn More About God of the Bible Nurture and Reader Series is planned to provide texts and workbooks for the pupil's basic needs in the first grade, with the exception of arithmetic and music. It correlates reading, phonics, language, spelling, and penmanship.

The readers and workbooks are arranged in 5 units with 30 lessons in each unit, making a total of 150 lessons. Each lesson has five divisions: Reader, Reading Workbook, Phonics Workbook, Worksheets, and the optional Printing Practice. All of these divisions relate to one another in a given lesson thus thoroughly acquainting the child with the lesson for each day.

Beginning Arithmetic is designed to start at the beginning of first grade. The 170 lessons are bound into 2 workbooks of 176 pages each, with 1 tear-out sheet for each lesson. First graders can more easily write on one sheet rather than in a thick workbook, and the tear-out pages also make checking more convenient.

No unit or chapter divisions are given. Money, measures, place value, fractions, and so forth are taught throughout the year while addition and subtraction facts are being drilled.

The Penmanship for Christian Writing in Grade 1 includes 150 lessons and is organized into 5 units, not all of equal length. A 367-page hardcover teacher's guide shows a reduced pupil's page and gives detailed teaching instructions for each lesson.

The formation of each of the capital and small manuscript letters and numerals is taught. The major goal for Grade 1 is: by the end of the year the children should have manuscript writing and numerals well established both in theory and in practice. The children should also know (1) how letters are composed of strokes; (2) how to write their names; (3) how to write words in sentences and space correctly between them; (4) how to get letters in proper proportion and at the proper height.

Beginning in Music One is a set of 32 one-sided, tear-out worksheets designed to teach two sets of musical characters: the syllable shapes and kinds of notes.

Shapes tell the syllable name (Do, Re, Mi, etc.) and are not related to length of tone. In teaching the syllable shapes, we have ascribed to each syllable a particular color which expresses the general feeling of that tone. The worksheets drill tracing shapes, coloring shapes, choosing particular shapes from varieties of shapes, and matching the shapes to their names. The emphasis at this level is on recognition of shapes and their names.

Two art courses are available for Grade 1. Developing Motor Skills in Art includes more paper and craft projects. Art With a Purpose has more coloring and drawing exercises. These courses can greatly minimize the teacher's workload and give practical direction to art skills. It is recommended for both of these courses that the teacher have her own student packet or Artpac to do sample lessons beforehand. Extra packets would provide spares for the times someone needs to start over.

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