1st Grade

First Grade

Building Foundational Reading, Writing, Math, and Science Skills

Edmentum’s Calvert Learning 1st Grade curriculum continues to build on and add to skills your child learned in Kindergarten. Over the course of the year, you’ll see your child develop into an increasingly independent reader, writer, and critical thinker.
Using detailed lessons, you’ll guide your child as he/she:
  • Develops a fuller range of phonemic awareness, phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, spelling, and fluency skills.
  • Expresses ideas in his/her own words through projects and writing opportunities woven throughout the curriculum.
  • Builds a stronger foundation in math skills and concepts using research-based math methods.
  • Feels our country’s past come alive with read-aloud narratives about well-known explorers, political figures, inventors, and leaders in American life.
  • Investigates how light helps us see and sound travels over distance.

Get Everything You Need to Guide Your 1st Grader’s Learning at Home

Leavenworth provides everything you need to successfully educate your child at home:
  • Step-by-step lesson plans and manuals to guide you.
  • Engaging, colorful texts, digital resources, and manipulatives from top education publishers.
  • An online learning platform provides 24/7 access to lessons, texts, interactive activities, assessments, progress tracking tools, and more.
  • Free support from state-certified teachers who help with curriculum questions, alternative teaching approaches, and keeping students on-track.
Print Materials for First Grade Students

Discover What Your Child Will Learn In 1st Grade

English Language Arts

Students gain independence in reading, learn more sight words, and become more adept at distinguishing vowel sounds. They write a narrative about their favorite day and create a persuasive poster about their favorite treat.


Students continue learning addition and subtraction—now with two-digit numbers. They explore measurement, charts, graphs, time, money, and solid shapes. Students learn concepts and explore them through fun activities such as writing the biography of a number and creating a 3D cake design.


First graders investigate, analyze and interpret data, construct explanations and design solutions to demonstrate grade-level proficiency. Students learn to predict movement patterns of objects in the sky and then compare the sky where they live to that of students around the world.

Social Studies

This course introduces beginning economics and good citizenship. By interviewing a family member, students come to understand how our country has changed over time. They learn about the many uses of maps by making a “Personal Atlas to My Life.”

Physical Education

Young learners focus on ways to be more active. Topics of study include exercise safety, nutrition, and the values of cooperation and teamwork. Students learn age-appropriate motor, non-locomotor, and manipulative skills.


First graders develop a basic understanding of the aspects of health. Topics of study include personal safety, nutrition, communication, disease prevention, basic anatomy, and physiology.

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