1st Grade Program

Elementary Program
Monday, Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:10 am
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Course Description

This first grade program will teach spelling, mathematics and grammar daily.

 Spell to Write and Read
Spell to Write and Read (SWR) is a program that believes reading naturally flows from spelling comprehension. SWR focus on what’s behind a word’s spelling that causes us to pronounce it a certain way. SWR provides students with spelling strategies and rules to help them decode words they encounter each day. A major component of the SWR program is studying and memorizing the 70 basic phonograms. It is a multi-sensory program that utilizes the senses as tools. I have personally seen the remarkable benefits of SWR and how this program truly helps a student become a strong reader through spelling instruction. SWR has also proven to be very successful for students with learning difficulties (including dyslexia).

Class time will be spent:
  • Students will be taught 10 spelling words each class period.
  • We will utilize kinesthetic movement to help build memory and retention of words and phonograms.
  • Students will need to bring their spelling log to each class.

At home:
Parents are asked to…
  • Review weekly phonograms
  • Practice spelling words from spelling logs
  • Encourage students to write in cursive (part of the SWR program)

Right Start Math
(Taken from RSM website): “The RS2 Level C Lessons continues to build on known addition and subtraction facts, works with 4-digit addition and subtraction and 2-digit mental calculations and introduces multiplication and fractions. Other topics include area and perimeter, measurement, money, time, and basic fractions. They also work with drawing tools to explore geometric designs. Problem solving is emphasized. Card games are included in the lessons.” 

Class time will be spent:                                                                  
  • Going over lessons and key concepts
  • Use hands on manipulatives to help make abstract concepts concrete
  • Build number sense and math fact fluency (i.e. skip-counting, use of hundred charts, and building memory of addition and subtraction facts)

At home:
Parents are asked to…
  • Practice/review concepts taught in class (You will not be asked to teach the lessons, I will be giving instruction and strategies in class. I ask that you review math fact flash cards at home and continue practicing the strategies I have given in class).

Growing with Grammar – Level 1
(Taken from website): Lessons contain exercises such as identifying correctly punctuated sentences, identifying fragments and complete sentences, finishing sentences with words, rewriting sentences correctly, and identify parts of speech. Each lesson includes a learning portion and an exercise portion which reinforces the concepts taught in the learning portion of the lesson. It is meant to be taught three days a week.

Class time will be spent:   
  • Learning the weekly grammar concept.
  • Playing games to review the grammar concept.

At home:
Parents are asked to…
  • Review the concepts learned in class.
  • Help their child read the instructions for the exercise portion of the lesson.

Materials purchased by parent:

Charter Class: Yes
Approved Charters: Inspire, iLead, Excel
Vendor Name: Taryn Sains



Class Type
Elementary Program
Monday, Wednesday
08:00 am - 10:10 am
Orange County Campus
S 301
Tuition Amount
$ 680.00 USD /term
Material Fee
$ 20.00 USD /term
Accepts Charters
Homework is required 3 days/week and will take approximately 1-1.5 hours per day for a total of 3-4.5 hours per week. Homework includes: -Giving a weekly spelling test -Reviewing spelling words -Reviewing phonograms and spelling rules -Helping students complete math assignments -Playing math games -Helping students complete grammar assignments Parents will not be teaching lessons only reviewing concepts taught in class.
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