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Grade 1 Online with Books

Grade 1 Online with Books

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Grade 1 for Distance Learning

Lease a Grade 1 Online 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 his 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 Online

Distance Learning Online is homeschooling made easy. When you enroll your child in BJU Press’s online Distance Learning program, he can learn anytime, anywhere. All he needs is a computer and a high-speed internet connection, and he is ready to go. The student login allows access to engaging video lessons taught by expert teachers, online assessments (grades 5–12), progress-tracking features, and more. The best part is although you as a parent can log in and view your child’s progress and grades at any time, you are free to keep up with the rest of life.

What's Included

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

  • Essential textbooks for each course. (Check the Contents tab for the full list.)
  • ETextbook for Science 1, Heritage Studies 1 and Phonics and Reading 1 (this will be available when you log in to
  • An email from BJU Press Distance Learning Online regarding student and parent login information.
  • Parent Guide and Student Worksheets Packet that contain all the teacher support materias and answer keys that you need.

Register now! Your textbooks will be shipped right away. You will receive an email from BJU Press Distance Learning Online regarding login information for the online courses which will be available July 1, 2018. You will have through December 31, 2019 to complete your online learning program.

* 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

Each subject includes a printed Student Worksheets/Handouts packet. An abridged Teacher’s Edition and other resources are available when you log in to

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.”

  • Release Date - 07/01/2018
  • Author - BJU Press Distance Learning
  • Format - Distance Learning Online
  • Grade Level - 1
  • Publisher - BJU Press

Technical Requirements for Distance Learning Online

  • Processor: Pentium class, 1 GHz processor or the equivalent.
  • Operating System: Distance Learning Online works on Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP service pack 2, Windows Vista, or Mac OSX 10.4 or later, iOS (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch), or Android OS (Kindle Fire, Barnes & Noble Nook tablet, Motorola Droid).
  • Memory: Minimum of 512MB RAM (or more as required by the operating system*).
  • 20% free hard drive space
  • Google Chrome Version 13.0 or later, Internet Explorer Version 8.0 or later, or Firefox Version 3.0 or later versions. Other browsers may be used, but may not support all functionality.
  • Adobe Flash Version 9 or later
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7 or later
  • High-speed internet connection: LAN, Cable or DSL Modem
  • An active email account

*Note: Windows Vista and Windows 7 users will need a minimum of 1 Gigabyte of RAM to run Windows Vista or Windows 7, but 2 Gigabytes is recommended for optimum efficiency.

FAQs about Distance Learning Online | Terms & Conditions for Distance Learning Online

Grade 1 Online with Books is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked well for first grader I switched my first grader to the online BJU 1st grade math in January. I had been using the new edition with her, and REALLY dislike it, having used the third edition with a previous child. The new 4th edition makes simple math concepts way too hard for a first grader. She enjoyed Mrs. Lawson and did well with the online class. My only complaint is that a 30 minute class is very long for a first grader, and sometimes I'd speed through lessons because it seemed to drag on for my daughter. I really like how the online class incorporates fact review every day!
Date published: 2018-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great program! This is our first year with BJU Press, and my son and I love these lessons, teachers and the website's features. The program keeps my son's attention very well, and he is learning the concepts easily. I like the customizable gradebook online and seeing his overall grade in each subject right from the homescreen. There are some changes that could make it even better, though overall we definitely recommend this program! If the student homepage at this level could be simplified to just a "play video" button for each subject, I think that would be so much better. My son doesn't read his own objectives and assignments at this level anyway, so it would eliminate a step for him and minimize potential confusion. It would also be really nice if the Spelling Test papers were included. Also, Mrs. Walker is an awesome and enthusiastic teacher who brings a lot of interesting things to her lessons. One negative, though, is it can sometimes be too much. Some of the activities she includes for answering questions correctly, for instance, are more distracting than rewarding or take a lot of extra time. And suggesting optional activities to a first grader, of course makes them want to do it. I would prefer if she only mentioned additional ideas in the mom's minutes, not to the students, but that's just my personal preference. One other note to BJU Press: the Math 1 community helpers bar graph was missing from our handouts. Just letting you know for future customers. Again, we love this program! The constructive criticisms are for BJU Press, and you can edit them from my review of you like. We love and recommend these video lessons!
Date published: 2017-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Phonics Instruction My children have all enjoyed taking Phonics with Mrs. Walker. Some of it is a little outdated, for example, we had to explain the character of "Chip" (the enormous computer) to my current first-grader who was streaming the lessons on her tablet. However, overall, it is a fun program that my children have enjoyed. Mrs. Walker's positive attitude is contagious and my children have grown to love reading through this course.
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Foundation for Reading We have used the First Grade Phonics and Reading 1 class six times. We found the class to be such a rich, well-rounded approach to teaching reading. As a parent, I loved the Mom's minutes that allowed me to know exactly what my children were going to be learning that day without having to watch the lesson myself. And Mrs. Walker's guidance and helpful insight into the teaching process were also invaluable in helping me to set reasonable expectations for our children. The way the class was broken up into the composition, phonics, review, handwriting, and reading sections made it easy to have natural breaks. Even with having two children who struggled to learn to read, they stayed interested due to the variety of teaching methods and media used. The only reason I gave four stars for "ease of use" is because of the comparison to other BJUP online courses. It does take more preparation than other classes (but this is actually multiple courses in one). I found that spending the time to watch the mom's minutes, pull the worksheets, and extras took more time than other courses so I gave the four star rating based on the comparison. In that way it was "harder" to use but by no means excessive - it was very well balanced when compared to the amount of material and length of the class. My children LOVED this class and I'm so thankful for such a high quality product that gave me the confidence that my children were given the great foundation in reading which is so necessary for future learning.
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent math program The organization of this program is great. The video lesson guide has all the information you could need on exactly what your child will need each day for class. The length of each daily class is just long enough, and really keeps my child's attention throughout with Digit and Cecelia making frequent visits. The content of this program is also very good, with biblical integration throughout. My child has really excelled in math because of this program. I would highly recommend this math program, and I look forward to continuing in the following grades with BJU Distance Learning.
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressed! My first year homeschooling my son. While some of the phonics/handwriting/reading/composition class can drag out, it is very thorough and my son has been very excited to learn. Would appreciate an updated version with the video quality, but still very adequate, easy to use, and covers everything needed for first grade. Truly appreciate the Biblical integration in every class and how many of the days in different classes all coordinate beautifully with similar topics and subjects. Would highly recommend and look forward to more years with this curriculum.
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love BJU but it's time to update the videos We have been in the full swing if school for a few weeks. I love the ease of using this program. Everything I need is either in my printed packet or just a click away. I enjoy the Mom's minutes especially on the crazy busy days because it briefs the day and gives the list of materials. My only complaint is the videos are outdated as far as visual aspects. The teachers are great and the context is wonderful they are just older videos and aren't crisp while streaming, even with high speed internet and a new computer. Not terrible and they certainly wouldn't prevent me from recommending to someone or continuing the program next year.
Date published: 2016-09-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from English & Phonics 1st grade It is a very good product but because we already started teaching in the fall using books. Now we order the video in spring and I feel like repeating and delaying the English process. But my son loves it.
Date published: 2016-03-07
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