lead your child from knowing the al-
phabet and beginning sounds to reading
simple words, recognizing sight words,
and identifying rhyming words.
Beginning Handwriting starts by
showing you ways you can help your kindergartener learn pencil grip and other
important prewriting skills then moves
into letter formation and tips and tricks
for remembering which letter is which.
Lots of fun downloads are included.
Kindergarten Health gently introduces
the importance of nutrition, sleep, hygiene,
and exercise to students in an entertaining,
brightly illustrated way that includes fun
activities. This course helps children start
developing healthy habits that will serve
them throughout their lives.
Kindergarten Social Studies is an
overview of social studies for kindergar-ten-age children. Most of the activities
are hands-on such as drawing, exploring, or crafts. Some activities require
common household supplies. By the end
of this course, students should have a
greater understanding of the world around
them and how they interact with it; understand their relationship to people, places,
and things; have a basic idea of time,
money, rules, geography, and their roles in
groups; and identify and know some facts
about their town, state, and country.
Exploring God’s World with Kindergarten Science combines young children’s love
of animals and nature with easy-to-follow
short stories and tons of hands-on activities. From flowers to flies and cats to coal,
children can enjoy ninety bite-sized lessons,
conduct experi-ments, and have fun.
SchoolhouseTeachers.com offers more
than fifty courses with a first-grade component. Students can continue through
the Literacy Center and build on phonics skills, grow in their ability to sound
words out, practice silent reading and
reading aloud, learn about contractions,
and much more. They can also learn
more about the world around them with
courses like the ones below.
American History for Beginners
begins with Christopher Columbus’
discovery of the New World in 1492
and ends with the creation of the Bill of
Rights in 1791. It is designed to spark
your child’s interest in history through
the use of text, vocabulary words, pictures, crafts, maps, games, speeches, and
even some recipes.
Starting Out with First Grade Math
introduces first graders to the basic math
concepts they need to build a strong foundation. Through interactive slides and
printable assignments, students explore
numbers, greater and less than, addition,
subtraction, fact families, and much more.
Exploring God’s World with First
Grade Science is a fun introduction to
science for your first graders. Through
fun activities, text, and experiments,
students are introduced to the observation of familiar things, common plants
and animals, the beginning classification
of living things, farm animals and care
of pets, the sun as a source of energy,
weather and seasons, light, the science of
color, the five senses, and more.
Music Theory gives written instruction with activities for elementary and
secondary grades. Each lesson gives instruction to further your student’s understanding of notes, tempo, rests, dynamics, and more. The student progresses
through many of the basics necessary to
be able to read and interpret music while
being given examples to listen to in order
to understand what is being taught.
Second graders will find more than sixty
courses to spark their interest. Through
the resources in the Literacy Center,
they can increase their knowledge and
understanding of figurative language;
build reading vocabulary and fluency;
learn about prefixes, suffixes, and abbreviations; and more. They can also explore
countless other subjects and topics such
as those spotlighted below.
Elementary Art: Twelve Great Artists takes a look at a famous artist each
week. Each lesson looks at a brief biography of each artist, what type of medium/
style made him/her famous, a suggested
reading list, and information about some
Membership provides your family access to
hundreds of streaming videos from animated
specials to history documentaries and apologetics.