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Curriculum Choices: First Grade (2020-21)

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Language Arts

  • First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind (Level 1) by Jessie Wise
  • Language Lessons for Children: Primer One by Cottage Press
  • Explode the Code 3, 3 1/2, 4 & 4 1/2


  • Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
  • Wizard of Oz by Frank Baum
  • Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll
  • A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett


  • Beautiful Stories for Children by E. Nesbit
  • A Stage Full of Shakespeare Stories by Angela McAllister ✭
  • How to Teach Children Shakespeare by Ken Ludwig


  • Matutong Magbasa by Anvil Publishing ✭
  • Wikahon by Adarna ✭
  • Ang Kabayo ng Troya
  • Si Odysseus at ang Cyclops
  • Si Melampus at ang mga Ahas
  • Si Mariang Alimango
  • Ang Mahiyaing Manok
  • Si Mariang Alimango
  • Ang Elepante at ang Anim na Bulag
  • Ang Alamat ng Dugong
  • The Love of Lam-Ang

Araling Panlipunan

World History, Tales and Biographies

  • Story of the World, Volume 1 by Susan Wise Bauer ✭
  • The Story of the Ancient World by H. A. Guerber
  • Fifty Famous Stories by James Baldwin ✭
  • Boy of the Pyramids by Ruth Fodisck Jones
  • Tales and Customs of Ancient Hebrews by Eva Herbst

Church History

  • Ignatius of Antioch by Sinclair Ferguson
  • Polycarp of Smyrna by Sinclair Ferguson
  • Irenaeus of Lyons by Sinclair Ferguson
  • God’s Timeline: The Big Book of Church History by Linda Finlayson ✭
  • Augustine of Hippo by Simonetta Carr
  • Athanasius by Simonetta Carr
  • Trial and Triumph by Richard Hannula ✭


  • Geography by Claritas Publishing ✭
  • Home Geography by CC Long

Philippine History & Biographies

  • Fil and Filippa by John Stuart Thomson ✭
  • Si Diwayen, Noong Bago Dumating ang mga Espanyol
  • Si Segunda, Noong Panahon ng mga Espanyol
  • Mother Ignacia (Great Lives Series)
  • Gabriela Silang (Great Lives Series)



  • Math U See Alpha
  • Beginning Arithmetic 1 by Rod & Staff
  • Elementary Arithmetic by SCM
  • Addition Facts That Stick by Kate Snow
  • Subtraction Facts That Stick by Kate Snow


Art History and Appreciation

  • Vincent’s Starry Night and Other Stories by Michael Bird
  • Picture Studies by Cottage Press


  • Christian Liberty Nature Reader, Book One by Florence Bass
  • Christian Liberty Nature Reader, Book Two by Julia McNair Wright
  • Insects by Arabella Buckley
  • Seed Babies by Margaret Warner Morley

Music Appreciation

  • Music Enrichment by Memoria Press

Character Education


  • The Tent of God by Marianne Radius
  • ESV Bible
  • God’s Bible Timeline by Linda Finlayson


  • Westminster Shorter Catechism 1-15
  • Learning the Christian Faith: The Shorter Catechism for Today by Rowland S. Ward


  • Select Psalms from The Book of Psalms for Worship

Classical Studies

Classical Myths & History

  • D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths
  • Aesop for Children by Milo Winter

Classical Language

  • I Speak Latin by Andrew Campbell ✭
  • Mater Anserina: Poems in Latin for Children by Milena Minkova

Scholé Reads

Basket Time

  • Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales
  • Beowulf retold by Michael Morpurgo
  • The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • The Chronicles of Narnia (Prince Caspian and the Voyage of the Dawn Treader)
  • Little Pilgrim’s Progress by Helen L. Taylor

Poetic Knowledge

  • I Am the Seed That Grew The Tree selected by Fionna Waters
  • The Harp and Laurel Wreath by Laurel Berquist



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