Kindergarten/1st Grade Combined

Kindergarten/1st Grade Combined 2017-2018 *This class is FULL* Waiting list available

Mondays: 9:00 – 2:00

Instructor: Alicia Searl alicia.searl@gmail.com

Class Tuition: $750 each year or 10 equal installments of $75

Supply fee: $70 per year, due at registration

*NOTE: Your child will need to be 5 years of age on or before Sept. 5th to sign up for this class. There is a minimum of 5 students required for this class to progress; maximum is 12

Course Description: In order to foster a love for learning and create a social yet academically challenged environment, kinder and first grade will become a combined class. At this tender young age, children come with many different levels and abilities. This is a great way to meet each child’s need individually or in a very small group setting. Children will be pulled into small groups by their grade level as well as working with peers on fun interactive projects.

Kindergarteners will learn the basic concepts of print as well as all the letters and sounds and eventually be able to blend those sounds to make and decode words. Short and long vowels will be introduced as well as word patterns, rhymes and syllables. Sight words will be learned to help better understand sentences and text. Students will use the BJU Press readers and workbooks for reading. We will use Horizons math and science and social studies will be integrated through seasonal themes.

First graders will learn to grow as a reader. Children will continue to learn short and long vowels sounds as well as word patterns, rhymes and syllables. Sight words as well as more complex words will be used to help better understand sentences and text. Students will use the BJU Press readers and workbooks for reading. We will use Horizons Math with the use of manipulatives. Science and social studies will be integrated through various lessons and fun, hands-on activities and experiments.

Required Materials:  pencil box with pencils, crayons, scissors, and glue.  Also need construction paper, 2 or 3 inch binder, and 2 folders with pockets for their work.

Curriculum Books Needed for Kindergarten:
Reading Books for K5 (BJU Press) ISBN: 1579247911 (you may get these used)

Beginnings Worktext for K5 (BJU Press) ISBN: 1591668913
Horizons Math Kindergarten
*Optional* Phonics Practice for K5 (BJU Press) ISBN: 1579247202
(this will be used if your child needs extra phonics practice or you would like to supplement more with letters and sounds)

Curriculum Books Needed for 1st Grade:
Phonics and English Grade 1 Worktext (ISBN # 9781606822296)
BJU Reading Grade 1 Readers Set A-F (you can get these used)
Reading 1 Worktext (ISBN # 1591662737)
Horizons Math Grade 1