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A.C.E. Content, First Grade

A.C.E. is a great curriculum. I enjoy using it very much, however, the math was not suitable for our family. Because of this, I do not have the content of the math PACEs for first grade.

To teach phonics using A.C.E., you need the ABC’s of ACE CD and the flash cards. ACE marks the words in a way that helps the child see how to pronounce the sounds. The child also learns word families. It is a very easy way to teach reading, at least, it is for me. 🙂 A.C.E. does sell lesson plan binders to go along with their Kindergarten (which is more like pre-school material) and first grade levels, but they are expensive. The binders have many hands on activities to incorporate with the Pace work. This is something that I have opted not to use, but if you like “hands-on”, or have never taught phonics, I highly recommend the binders.

The scope and sequence that ACE provides does not give a listing of what material is covered in each pace, so I thought I would post it for those who might be interested in a more detailed look at the first grade (Paces 1001-1012)  materials. Please contact me if you have any questions. 🙂

Each Pace (workbook) is 27 pages and very colorful. They have copy work, scripture memory, circling. coloring, and dot to dot activities. These materials are biblically sound and fun for kids. If you would like to enhance this curriculum, I suggest adding in some extra reading, such as the Bob Books or A Beka Kindergarten readers. And, of course, read books aloud – always. 🙂

Word Building 
(All Paces include the writing of various word families)
1001: Three a sounds – long a, as in Ape, short a, as in Antelope, and a that says “o” as in Armadillo.
1002: Letters M m, S s, F f,  numbers 1 & 2
1003: Letters R r, E e, numbers 3 & 4
1004: Letters B b, N n, G g (as in Gerbil), number 5
1005: Letters G g ( as in Goldfish), T t, P p
1006: Letters I i (both sounds), D d, numbers 6 & 7
1007: Letters H h, O o (both sounds) numbers 8 & 9
1008: Letters L l, K, k, C c (as in Cat) Reading stories, big & little.
1009: Letters C c (as in Civet), J j, W w
1010: Letters U, u,(both sounds) V v
1011: Letters Q q, X x, Y y (as in butterfly)
1012: Letters Y y ( as in Yak), Z z, review of all sounds learned.

English
1001: Writing beginning sounds, ending sounds, learning the sound of “th”. Copying sentences.
Learning to listen. (Heb. 12:1)

1002: Writing beginning and ending sounds, learning the sound of “wh”. Writing sentences.
Learning to do all things with Jesus’ help. (Phi. 4:13)

1003: Reading and writing a sound (as in Antelope) words. Reading and writing with the “sh” sound. Reading and writing sentences.
Learning that God helps me to do what I should. (Deut. 31:6)

1004: Reading and writing a sound words (as in Armadillo). Reading and writing a sounds words (as in Ape). Reading and writing sentences.
Learning to do God’s will no matter what happens. (1 Cor. 2:2)

1005: Reading and writing e sound (as in Elephant) words. Reading and writing with the “ch” sound.
Learning to be fair with others. (Prov. 1:3)

1006: Reading and writing e sound ( as in Emu) words. Adding “s” and “ing” to words. Reading and writing sentences.
Learning to love others even when they do wrong. (Col. 3:13)

1007: Reading and writing i sound (as in Inchworm) words. Adding “s”, “ing”, and “ed” to words. Reading and writing sentences.
Learning that God works in my life. (1 Pet. 5:6)

1008: Reading and writing i sound (as in Ibex) words. Reading and writing y sound (as in Butterfly) words. Reading and writing sentences.
Learning to be kind as God is kind. (Lk. 6:36)

1009: Reading and writing o sounds (as in Ostrich) words. Reading and writing “oo” sound words. Reading and writing sentences.
Learning to be able to stay at what I am doing.(Gal. 6:9)

1010: Reading and writing o sound (as in Okapi) words. Reading and writing “ow” sound words. Reading and writing sentences.
To learn to love people who help me to do right. (1 Thess. 5:13)

1011: Reading and writing u (as in Umbrella Bird) and u (as in Unicorn) sound words. Reading and writing  “oo” sounds words. Reading and writing sentences.
Learning to be on time. (Ecc. 3:1)

1012: Reading and writing “oo” sound words. Reading and writing “ow”, “ou”, “ng” and “ck” sound words.  Reading and writing sentences.
Learning to accept others even when they do not agree with me. (Rom.14:13)

Science

Each Pace includes approximately 20-35 new words for the child. Some of these overlap with Social Studies.
Each Pace has the child read stories and answer questions about the stories. This is important for reading practice since A.C.E. does not offer separate readers for First Grade.

1001: Reading stories about God’s World  and about what God made on on day one. Learning to do what I should do. (Rom. 12:2)

1002: Reading about God’s world, what God made on days two and three. Learning that God gives me all I need. (Phil. 4:11)

1003: Reading about what God made on day three. Learning to do the very best I can. (Ecc. 9:10)

1004: Reading about what God made on day four and about the four seasons. Learning to look for things to do. (1 Thess.4:11)

1005: Reading more about God’s world and about what God made on day four. Learning to be true to God and others. (1 Cor. 4:2)

1006: Reading more about God’s world and about the earth. Learning that everything I do, I must do for Jesus. (Job 11:18)

1007: Reading about what God made on day five; about birds and fish. Learning to see what may happen and then to do it right. (Prov. 14:15)

1008: Reading about what God made on day six; about animals and man; more about God. Learning that God is with me. (2 Tim. 1:7)

1009: Reading about Adam and Eve and what God did on day seven. Learning to give of myself to God. (James 3:13)

1010: Reading about our eyes and about things close and far away. Learning to pay attention. (Mark 14:38)

1011: Reading about our ears and sounds. Learning to have peace through Jesus. (Jn. 16:33)

1012: Reading about keeping rules, about keeping well, clean and neat. Learning to be what God wants me to be. (Phil. 4:8)

Social Studies
Each Pace includes approximately 20-35 new words for the child. Some of these overlap with Science.
Each Pace has the child read stories and answer questions about the stories. This is important for reading practice since A.C.E. does not offer separate readers for First Grade.

The first three Paces mostly contain stories about Ace and his family.
1001: Learning to be ready to do what I am asked to do. (Matt. 9:9)

1002: Learning to know what is right. (Ez. 44:23)

1003: Learning to always obey, help others and give to others. (1 Pet. 3:8)

1004: Reading stories about Ace and Baba, learning about Adam, Eve, Cain, Abel and Noah.
Learning to stay by someone when they need me. (Jn. 15:13)

1005: Reading about church and school, God and His Son, Jesus, and about doing right. (Josh.24:14)

1006: Reading about things with wheels, things on water, and things in the sky. Learning to do to others as I want them to do to me. (Matt. 7:12)

1007: Reading about saving and caring for things and how to study at school. Learning how to be kind to others. (Eph. 4:31)

1008: Reading about working hard, giving to God, sharing with others. Learning to hope for the best. (Rom.8:25)

1009: Reading about many kinds of people and their work; many kinds of homes and clothes. Learning to help others know what is right. (2 Tim.2:25)

1010: Reading about a globe and a map and about being a missionary. Learning to know and do what I should. (Rom. 14:12)

1011: Reading about obeying rules and laws and praying for our leaders. Learning to say and do the right things at the right time. (Col. 4:6)

1012: Reading about the United States and the Pilgrims. Learning to always tell the truth. (Eph. 4:25)

Bible Reading
Bible Reading for first grade (1001-1012) is set up so that the teacher reads the stories and shows the pictures to the child. The child then does coloring and dot to dot activities to reinforce the lesson. It is simple and fun for the child!

1001: The stories of Abram & Lot, Joshua and the walls of Jericho, and Noah and the Ark.
1002: Ax head floating, 10 lepers healed but only one returns to give thanks, Adam and Eve and the fall.
1003: David & Goliath, Good Samaritan, Jonah and the Whale.
1004: Paul & Silas in Jail, Jesus calms the storm, Moses leads the people out of Egypt (the highlights).
1005: Mephibosheth, Peter released from prison (Rhoda), Thomas doubts Jesus.
1006: Tower of Babel, Moses sees the burning bush, Elijah and the widow of Zarephath.
1007: Feeding the 5,000, Jesus eats with the Pharisee, Daniel in the Den of Lions.
1008: John the Baptist born and preaches Jesus, Naaman, Moses makes the brass serpent in the wilderness.
1009: Nehemiah re-builds the walls, Jairus’ daughter & woman with issue of blood, Zacchaeus.
1010: Eutychus, man lowered down through the roof to Jesus, Samuel hears the Lord speaking.
1011: Saul & David, People give gifts for the building of the tabernacle, Gideon.
1012: Moses gets 10 commandments, Joseph & the coat of many colors, Joseph sold into slavery.

Hope this helps someone! 🙂
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