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Grade 1 DVD with Books

Grade 1 DVD with Books

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Grade 1 for Distance Learning

Lease a Grade 1 DVD Kit and get access to all the following Distance Learning courses:

  • Heritage Studies 1 introduces your child to fundamental concepts related to geography, economics, and culture, within the context of American history from pre-Columbus days through the time of the Pilgrims in 1682.
  • Phonics and English 1 directs your student in their continuing development of understanding word meanings and communicating effectively.
  • Spelling 1 uses the recall-study-recall-study-recall learning method to teach word structure to your first grader.
  • Math 1 places an emphasis on understanding mathematical concepts through the study of manipulatives while touching on the abstract.
  • Science 1 gives the student an understanding of the concepts of gravity, force, plants, states of matter, animals, teeth, sound, and weather.

About Distance Learning DVD

BJU Press Distance Learning on DVD will provide your homeschooled first grader with a unique, excellent education. You won’t have to worry about learning gaps—our curriculum has been thoroughly researched and developed by a team of authors with experience in education as well as specific subject matters. Expert teachers will teach directly to your child and present concepts in a fun, engaging, and memorable way.

What's Included

When you purchase the Grade 1 Distance Learning DVD Kit, you receive:

  • DVDs containing the distance learning content (you will need to return these in 13 months)
  • Essential textbooks for each course. (Check the Contents tab for the full list.)
  • Parent Guide and Student Worksheets Packet that contain all the teacher support materials and answer keys you need

Although printed Teacher Editions are not included in this kit, you will have access to them by logging into your account. If you desire to have a printed Teacher’s Edition, please contact Customer Service for special pricing.

* Unless otherwise noted, kits may not have any partial returns or substitutions.

Included Courses

Your distance learning kit includes the following by default. More details
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    Heritage Studies 1 DVD with Books (2nd ed.)

    Learn about Vikings, Columbus, Plymouth Plantation trading, Native Americans, and early homes and schools. Set sail as you learn about the New World from the pre-1000 to 1600s.

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    Phonics & English, Reading, Handwriting 1 DVD with Books (3rd ed.)

    Exciting theme lessons combine phonics, reading, listening, comprehension, creative writing and grammar. Covers short and long vowels, single consonant blends, diagraphs, r-influenced vowels, special vowel sounds, silent consonants and more.

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    Spelling 1 DVD with Books (2nd ed.)

    Focuses on application through studying generalizations and using spelling as a tool for communication. Guided activities help your student learn word structures and dictionary skills.

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    Math 1 DVD with Books (3rd ed.)

    Uses manipulatives and real-life experiences to teach place value, addition, subtraction, geometry, time, money, measurements, and fractions–all with engaging themes and characters.

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    Science 1 DVD with Books (3rd ed.)

    Focuses on establishing a foundation of science facts and skills for further science learning. Topics include the following: senses, the weather, seasons, health and safety, animals, matter, sound, plants, and pushes and pulls.

Printed Teacher’s Editions are not included with this kit. A complete copy of the Teacher’s Edition (formerly TE on CD) and the Teacher’s Toolkit CD as well as files for printing materials from the Teacher Support Materials CD are available by logging into your account. If you desire a printed Teacher Edition, please contact Customer Service for special pricing.

All DVD and Hard Drive Distance Learning kits now include a Parent Guide as well as a Student Worksheets Packet which have all of the teacher support materials and answer keys needed for the subject(s).

Spelling 1 DVD with Books (2nd ed.)
Item # Title
412288Distance Learning Grade 1 Spelling Parent Guide 2016
408732DLO Grade 1 Spelling Student Handouts 15
278481Spelling 1 Student Worktext (2nd ed.)
Also Includes
Item # Title
423103Grade 1 Video Lesson Guide 17

Mrs. Sarah Lawson, BS

Mrs. Sarah Lawson, a course instructor for BJU Press Distance LearningMrs. Lawson has five years' experience teaching in the classroom and over ten years at BJU Distance Learning. "One of my goals in teaching is to help your child feel successful at his present level and to encourage him to improve. I wanted to be a teacher from the time I was a little girl, and I’m thankful to the Lord for letting me teach your child through this Distance Learning program."


Mrs. Andrea Lindstrom Hall, BS

Miss Andrea Lindstrom, a course instructor for BJU Press Distance LearningMrs. Hall (formerly Miss Lindstrom) has three years’ experience teaching in a first-grade classroom. "Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved school and loved learning. It is exciting to work with young children because they are naturally curious and are interested in many things. I want to encourage a child’s natural curiosity, and I want to develop in him a desire to learn for life. I want him to learn not just to acquire knowledge but to use his knowledge to serve and honor the Lord."


Mrs. Debra Overly, BS, MS

Mrs. Debra Overly, a course instructor for BJU Press Distance LearningMrs. Overly, a mother of three, has experience teaching several elementary grades. "I want to encourage each child to look forward to learning each day and also to provide sufficient practice and review activities to help alleviate mom’s workload. Most importantly, I want to present Christ in each subject that I teach. Each child should hear the gospel and then see in a very practical way how it can change a sinner."


Mrs. Evanna Walker, BS

Mrs. Evanna Walker, a course instructor for BJU Press Distance LearningMrs. Walker has eight years’ experience teaching first grade at Bob Jones Elementary School. “My first love is to teach a child to read-primarily so that he can read God’s Word for himself and share it with others. He should be able to appreciate what he reads, draw conclusions, and make value judgments to become a thinker.”

  • Author - BJU Press Distance Learning
  • Format - Distance Learning by DVD
  • Grade Level - 1
  • Publisher - BJU Press
Grade 1 DVD with Books is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 24.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looking forward to 1st Grade! Overall I am very pleased with 1st Grad BJU DVD's program. The teachers are excellent and use a variety of activities, fun worksheets, stories, puppets, and examples. It is different each day, so the kids don't get bored with doing the same worksheets everyday. The videos are fairly up to date and my child loves them. Lots of Bible Integration through out all the subjects and excellent academics. Looking forward to a great year!
Date published: 2014-08-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointed I was misled by the title "Phonics & English, Reading..." because although "phonic" sounds are taught, children are never really taught how to sound out words. This is critical for children if they are to learn to read. Every few lessons they are given additional "service" words that they are to memorize as essentially sight words. Then those sight words are put together in sentences to make stories. This is not really reading. Learning word families is good, but this progresses at such a rapid pace my very bright 6 year old was getting confused. Add to that lots of words with silent letter combinations that make little sense to a young child. By the end of the first semester the children are supposed to be able to read rather complex sentences well above a first grade level. I would have preferred Mrs. Walker move at a much slower pace in which she slowly sounds out a word and then reads it quickly afterward, and cover half the material. I will continue to use the workbooks, but will supplement it with “Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons” by Phyllis Haddox, Elaine Bruner, Siegfried Engelmann which I had great success with older siblings and highly recommend. Wish I could give a more positive review because I have been happy with other BJU products.
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thank you, BJU! This program is just the match for my son's personality. He's progressing so well. Before we got this program, I felt like I was failing him because in our busy household I didn't have the time to teach him all he wants to learn. But now, a few months after ordering the phonics program, both he and I are quite pleased with his improvement in reading and writing.
Date published: 2016-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Curriculum We love Ms. Walker!!! She made a lasting impact on my children. This curriculum is so easy to follow and the setting for each lesson on DVD is super fun. Even my older child loves to sit in and "help sister" with first grade phonics and reading! She remembers the lessons and they love Ms. Walker so much! We have been very pleased with the DVDs and only had a couple problems with scratches.
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BJU Grade 1 The BJU grade 1 program is an excellent product over all. The online files are easy to download and use. The teachers are easy to follow and understand. The program begins a little slow for an advanced student, however this allows for a review and the teachers encourage adding supplemental material for advanced students to keep them interested.
Date published: 2016-10-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Kids learn very thoroughly, needs updating Pros: The lessons are thorough and detailed. Learning is absorbed well and lessons retained. The teacher is engaging and visuals entertaining. Activities are varied and fun with themes that tie everything together well. The reading and writing portions are fun and make for a great scrap book. Cons: Some of the written work on screen does not match provided written work sheets or handouts and out of date. Viewing material is very (VERY) dated. Some of the vocabulary is not widely used and requires explaining... such as Pop for Soda or names of things that have changed over the years. Sometimes the crafts and activities way take too much of our day and not enough impact to allot that much time. Though tedious, the method used teaches and explains well enough that required lessons are completed and understood.
Date published: 2016-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reading/English First Grade My son attends public school but has been struggling with reading and is not getting enough support from his teachers. We have been using this curriculum this summer to supplement his education and help him catch up with his grade level. He has progressed significantly and has a much better understanding of phonics and decoding words. Ms. Walker is an excellent distance learning teacher and keeps my son engaged in his lesson.
Date published: 2016-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW!!! This is a wonderful program!! I have tried three different 1st grade programs with my children. BJU Press is by far the best, in my opinion! BJU emphasizes real understanding of concepts and not just memorization. It also follows a very structured program, which is very important to me. The videos make learning concepts fun for the kids with video clips, puppets, manipulatives, and EXCELLENT teachers!! My daughter has paused her DVDs so many times because she is laughing so hard! She wants me to come see what she is learning. BJU really teaches children to LOVE learning. I feel like there is the perfect amount of repetition included in the lessons. Their reading program focuses on phonics and word families and gets your child reading quickly. My daughter has become a confident reader in no time at all, thanks to Mrs. Walker's wonderful teaching. She is also an expressive reader, and she is really growing in her writing skills. I love the fact that she is learning so many "extras" because of the unit themes- cowboys, music, circuses, and more. The spelling lessons are great, and I have seen tremendous growth in my daughter's spelling skills. Mrs. Lawson does a great job using lots of manipulatives to teach math and make is "understandable." The visits from Digit the clown and Cecelia are always fun!! Mrs. Overly is a great science teacher. Mrs. Amato has really drawn my daughter into enjoying the Bible- and making her really think about how it applies to her. I am thrilled! Best of all, she is having fun while she is learning!! I love the fact that I can set everything up for her at the beginning of the school day, and be a part of the fun, but she only needs my help occasionally. It really frees me up to get other things done, because I don't have to spend hours preparing for her lessons- and hours teaching them. I could never make the lessons as exciting as the videos! Try it, you and your child will be thankful you did!!
Date published: 2016-03-23
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