Book of Crafts First Grade
A sampling of activities includes: construction paper log cabin to accompany Abe Lincoln: The Boy who loved Books; stain glass bible verse for Brother Theophane, and much more. Crafts have been selected to promote skill growth and coordination.
This Book of Crafts has a craft project for each literature read-aloud in the First Grade Read-Aloud set. The crafts in this book have been carefully chosen to promote skill growth and coordination, but the most important component is fun.
Memoria Press now offers complete Curriculum Manuals and grade-level curriculum packages for PK-10 using the classical methodology. Recitation is used in every level for memorization of basic facts, systematic phonics and good books are used for reading education, copywork is used for teaching Bible truths, and music and art are included for enrichment in the early (K-3) levels. Each Curriculum Manual contains complete lesson plans for a one-year course of study. The Curriculum Manuals are well-formatted and easy to use. In the front of each book you will find a checklist of the materials needed at that level, an explanation of this curriculum, instructions for lesson implementation, a recommended schedule and blank schedule for your own planning purposes, and 33 weeks of detailed lesson plans. Lessons include assignments from the books used at each grade level, as well as activity suggestions. The appendices include a variety of material for that grade level, and may include: prayers, letter activities, recitation, memory verses, read-aloud book list, poetry list and selections, and a paintings/music list for kindergarten and first grade. These pages are reproducible for family or classroom use. Although most of the guides have been available for several years, the curriculum was restructured in 2015, with many of the programs originally included in 3rd grade now with a slower pacing to span 3rd and 4th grade. Guides for grades 3 and up have been modified to reflect this change, while the lower-level guides have only had minor changes. If you are already midway into the program with the original guides, you can still continue in that track with the older guides, now
Grade 1 continues in the development of reading skills by incorporating more good books and focusing on vocabulary, spelling, comprehension, and composition skills. Math at this level is Rod and Staff Grade 1, and spelling is introduced with Traditional Spelling I. The literature and read-alouds also serve to introduce children to history/geography and science, as well as good literature. Copywork, recitation, music, art, and cursive instruction are also included. Some resources are reused from Kindergarten; if you are entering the curriculum for the first time, then you will also need the New User package.
Craft activities are vital for the early elementary years. Children develop fine motor skills, coordination, thinking skills, and character skills like patience through crafts. Equally significant, young children mature in their ability to express themselves, build self-esteem and enjoy learning. Thankfully, Memoria Press has combined the benefits of art with quality literature to create a complete developmental experience with appeal for families whether homeschool or private/public school, Memoria Press user or a family whose core is living books and Charlotte Mason studies.
Each book offers one project per book in their read aloud package. Projects use commonly found items and the included templates. Complete supply list and instructions are included. A perfect resource for the crafty and not so crafty parent, as activities are well explained and easy to follow. See individual grade level for more details. sc. ~ Deanne