1st Grade

Building Foundational Reading, Writing, Math, and Science Skills

1st grader practices reading aloud

Our accredited 1st Grade homeschool 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 our detailed Lesson Manuals, you’ll guide your child as he/she:

  • Develops a fuller range of 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.
  • Sees 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.

Designed to help parents meet common state homeschooling requirements, each year-long course consists of 18-25 lessons and 160-180 days of instruction.

Providing Everything You Need to Homeschool Your 1st Grader

Our complete homeschool curriculum includes everything you need to successfully educate your child at home:

  • Best-of-class texts and online resources from top education publishers.
  • Lesson Manuals with daily lesson plans and step-by-step instructions.
  • An online learning platform, the Calvert Teaching Navigator, that provides 24/7 access to texts, manuals, interactive activities, assessments, progress tracking tools, and more.
  • Free, unlimited support from certified educators who help with curriculum questions, alternative teaching approaches, and keeping students on-track.

To help you meet your state’s homeschooling reporting requirements, our Lesson Manuals detail how each unit and lesson aligns with common national and state standards. Our Calvert Teaching Navigator enables you to track attendance and progress.

Choose the format that fits your needs.

First grade curriculum is available in our Digital + Print Experience or in our new, more affordable Digital Experience. With our Digital + Print Experience, you’ll have access to online lessons with multimedia, interactive activities and assessments IN ADDITION to printed textbooks, workbooks and kits that complement learning. With our Digital Experience, you’ll have access to the same texts and materials via e-textbooks and digital downloads.

See What’s Included >

See What Your Child Will Learn In 1st Grade:

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    English Language Arts

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  • Social Studies

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    Physical Education

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Call now for your free consultation with an Enrollment Advisor: 1-888-487-4652.

We were scared to death of homeschooling our first grader last year. We had no idea what we were doing. Calvert made it so easy and rewarding. Plus it delivers an education that has no gaps in the curriculum. I would definitely recommend it for a first-timer.

— Candace K., Calvert Mom