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

Level 1 Language Arts Course Set

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Includes
Level 1 Course Book, Reading Booster B Cards, Reading Booster B Books Set

$69.97

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Watch your child’s reading skills 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.

Click to Access FREE PDF Language Arts Course Set for Kindergarten to Grade 8

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My Second Nature Reader

My Second Nature Reader

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Includes
Hard cover book with ribbon bookmark and 20 short stories.

$13.99

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My Second Nature Reader includes 20 short stories for beginning readers at a first grade reading level. Each story focuses on one or two phonics concepts or groups of first grade sight words. My Second Nature Reader follows the exact scope and sequence of the Reading Booster B Cards, which are integrated into the Level 1 Language Arts Course Set. For example, Story #16 in My Second Nature Reader covers OU and OW that correlates with a reading booster card, and avoids any concepts the child has not learned yet.

  • 188 pages
  • Hardcover with fabric bookmark, full color, 5.5″x8.5″

My Second Nature Reader is not integrated into the language arts course, but is designed to give the child extra independent reading practice at exactly the level the child is on. The Good and the Beautiful’s wonderful readers boost confidence and makes reading less overwhelming and a more enjoyable and positive experience.

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Note: My First Readers correlate with the Reading Booster A Cards. My Third Nature Reader correlates with the Reading Booster C Cards.

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

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Handwriting

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Includes
8.5″x11″ black and white, spiral bound workbook

$15.99

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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. 

  • Wire bound
  • Black and white with one color
  • 8.5”x11″

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Math

Math 1 Course Set

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Includes
Math 1 Course Book, Math 1 Box

$58.98

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Simply Good and Beautiful Math 1 was created to provide a perfect balance of enjoyable learning along with the 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.


The course set includes 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.

Click to Access FREE PDF Math Course Set for Kindergarten to Grade 7
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Science for Little Hearts and Hands

Fields and Flowers

Explore God’s amazing creation with young children. Learn about bees, trees, and so much more…

Includes:

  • Full-color Parent Guide (80 pages)
  • The Big Book of Science Stories (203 pages)
  • 15 Lesson Videos

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$39.98

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With beautiful illustrations, captivating stories, hands-on activities, and engaging videos, Science for Little Hearts and Hands: Fields and Flowers is a gentle introduction to science for the youngest learners. This science unit for young children is a gentle introduction to exploring God’s amazing creation. Learn about bees, trees, and so much more.

  • 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 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.

Many families find that teaching one lesson per week or more is ideal. This course will take one full school year to complete if it is completed at a pace of one lesson per week. If you plan to teach more than one lesson per week we suggest also purchasing Science for Little Hearts and Hands: Wind and Waves. A third Science for Little Hearts and Hands course is planned for future release.

Wind and Waves

Children from preschool to second grade learn about weather, water, and marine life.

Includes:

  • Full-color Parent Guide (100 pages)
  • The Big Book of Science Stories (253 pages)
  • Audio Narrations

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$39.98

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Through fun and interactive lessons, your family will explore and learn about rain and snow, rainbows, clouds, the water cycle, what meteorologists do, and more in Little Hearts and Hands: Wind and Waves! With beautiful illustrations, captivating stories, hands-on activities, simple experiments, and interactive audio narrations, this course is a gentle introduction to science for the youngest learners.

  • Short, engaging lessons
  • Beautifully illustrated science storybook
  • Interactive audio narrations, activities, and experiments that explore scientific ideas
  • Perfect for preschool to 2nd grade
  • Foundational scientific learning presented in a child-friendly way

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: Wind and Waves, an interactive audio narration, or activities and experiments that explore scientific ideas.

Sparks and Stars

Discover planets, stars, and asteroids! Then learn about force, motion, motors, and machines

Includes:

  • Full-color Parent Guide (102 pages)
  • The Big Book of Science Stories (225 pages)
  • Audio Narrations

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$39.98

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Through fun and simple lessons, hands-on activities, engaging stories, and interactive audio narrations, Science for Little Hearts and Hands: Sparks and Stars is a gentle introduction to science for the youngest learners. In this beautifully designed course, children learn about space, planets, electricity, gravity, and machines that move!

  • Short, engaging lessons
  • Beautifully illustrated science storybook
  • Interactive audio narrations, activities, and experiments that explore scientific ideas
  • Perfect for preschool to 2nd grade
  • Foundational scientific learning presented in a child-friendly way

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: Sparks and Stars, an interactive audio narration, or activities and experiments that explore scientific ideas.

Many families find that teaching one lesson per week or more is ideal. This course will take one full school year to complete if it is completed at a pace of one lesson per week. If you plan to teach more than one lesson per week, we suggest also purchasing one of our other Little Hearts and Hands Science courses.

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First Grade Flip Throughs

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