Choose Your Courses: First Grade

Welcome to The Good and the Beautiful First Grade

Our first grade courses are easy and fun to teach! Here’s what your first grader needs to have a successful year.

Language Arts

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Level 1 Language Arts Course Set


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Watch your child’s reading skill soar as they complete the Level 1 Language Arts course! This full-year first grade language arts course incorporates God, family, nature, beautiful art, and strong moral values. This beautiful and academically strong course combines the following subjects into one easy-to-teach, no prep-time needed course: reading, phonics. writing, spelling, literature, grammar & punctuation, geography, and art.

The Language Arts Level 1 Course Set includes the Level 1 Course Book and the Reading Booster B Cards and Books Set. The Reading Booster resources teach phonics and reading in a powerful, fun, and sequential way creating strong and enthusiastic readers.


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My Second Nature Reader

Front Cover and spread My Second Nature Reader by Jenny Phillips
My Second Nature Reader


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My Second Nature Reader includes 20 short books for beginning readers at a first grade reading level. Each book focuses on one or two phonics concepts or groups of first grade sight words.

188 pages, hardcover with fabric bookmark, full color

The Good and the Beautiful My Second Readers are designed to give the child extra independent reading practice at exactly the level the child is on, which boosts confidence and makes reading less overwhelming and a more enjoyable and positive experience.

The wonderful books to read for beginners are not integrated with this course, but all the My Second Readers follow the exact scope and sequence of the Reading Booster B Cards. For example, Story #16 in the My Second Nature Reader covers OU and OW and avoids any concepts the child has not learned yet. Use one set or all of them!

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Note: The My First Readers correlate with the Reading Booster A Cards. The My Third Readers correlate with the Reading Booster C Cards.

My Second Nature Reader is also available in PDF format by clicking here.

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Front Cover and Sample Pages Simply Good and Beautiful Math 1 Course Book and Math Box
Math 1 Course Set


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Simply Good and Beautiful Math 1 is here! Each of our brand-new math courses were created to provide a perfect balance of enjoyable learning along with development of a strong math foundation. The Math 1 parent-led lessons are just the right length for young learners and contain fun games and activities, the highest academic standards, diversity, and connected learning. Our pilot families could not believe how much their child learned and the way that math is seamlessly linked to real life in engaging and meaningful ways. 

Included with the $58.98 price is the Math 1 Course Book and the Math 1 Box which contains colorful wooden components that bring hands-on learning and fun to the simple open-and-go lessons.

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Science for Little Hearts and Hands Course Set: Fields and Flowers -2A
Science for Little Hearts and Hands Course Set—Fields and Flowers


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With beautiful illustrations, captivating stories, hands-on activities, and engaging videos, Science for Little Hearts and Hands is a gentle introduction to science for the youngest learners. 

  • Short, engaging lessons
  • Beautifully illustrated science storybook
  • Videos packed with learning
  • Perfect for preschool to 2nd grade 
  • Science activities for preschoolers and early elementary children.
  • Foundational scientific learning presented in a child-friendly way

This brand-new unit for young children is a gentle introduction to exploring God’s amazing creation. Learn about bees, trees, and so much more…

This course includes a full-color Parent Guide that walks you through teaching the lessons. Each lesson includes either a beautifully illustrated story from The Big Book of Science Stories: Fields and Flowers, or a short, engaging video. 

Please note that the Parent Guide has been transitioned to lay-flat binding instead of wire-o binding.

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Front Cover Handwriting Level 1 - 3B
Handwriting Workbook Level 1


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Handwriting Level 1 is for children in first grade. This level focuses on the correct print formation of letters and numbers and, near the end of the course, introduces short words and sentences. The course starts with larger print and, near the end, starts to reduce the size as children’s motor skills improve. At the beginning of the course and at different times throughout the course, children will do “overview” sheets. These sheets allow children general exposure to all letters and numbers. The rest of the course introduces 2–3 new letters at a time, going in the order of the most used letters. This approach helps children to focus on mastering letters before moving on, but at the same time lets children have some experience with all letters, which may be helpful as children may need to write words and letters in other subjects. 

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