Classically Educating Disciples for Christ

First Grade: Primary Texts and Materials

Bible: The ABC’s of God

  • The Bible (ESV)
  • The ABCs of God published by Children Desiring God
  • The Big Book of Questions and Answers About God
  • The Big Book of Questions and Answers About Jesus
  • The Child’s Story Bible
  • Children’s Illustrated Bible
  • Wee Sing Bible Songs

Literature and Vocabulary

  • Book titles from the Samuel Fuller School Literature List
  • Selected comprehension guides from approved publishers (Progeny Press, Veritas Press, Memoria Press, Logos, etc.)

English Grammar and Writing

  • The Shurley Method, Level 1

Phonics and Spelling

  • Saxon Phonics, Level 1

Cursive Handwriting

  • New American Cursive Workbook 2


  • Saxon Math 2
  • Math manipulatives (play money, clocks, thermometer, pattern blocks, color tiles, 100 number chart, balance, counters, etc.)

History and Geography: Early American History in Massachusetts

  • Legends and Leagues published by Veritas Press
  • Stories of the Pilgrims
  • Early American History - A Literature Approach
  • The Light and the Glory Activity Book
  • D’aulaire literature books:  Leif the Lucky, Pocahontas, Columbus, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin
  • History Pockets:  Native Americans and Life in Plymouth Colony
  • Map Skills Activity Books 1 and 2
  • Beginning Geography, Vol. 1 & 2
  • The Bible (ESV)
  • ‚ÄčTeacher-made materials including timeline cards
  • Miscellaneous Massachusetts history materials

Science: The World of Plants

  • God’s Design for Life: The World of Plants by Debbie and Richard Lawrence
  • Learning About Plants workbook
  • Literature and science books to support first grade science objectives
  • Physical elements such as water, rocks, soil, plants, insects, animals
  • Pictures and samples of plants