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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 (this will be available when you log in to
  • An email from BJU Press Distance Learning Online regarding student and parent login information.
  • Vacation Stations: Wheels Westward

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, 2017. You will have through December 31, 2018 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
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    Heritage Studies 1 Online 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 Online 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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    Math 1 Online 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 Online 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.

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    Spelling 1 Online 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.

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 previously taught kindergarten for four years. "One of my goals in teaching is to help your child feel successful at his present level and to encourage him to improve. Throughout the lessons, we talk about simple yet extremely important concepts, such as ‘God made me special,’ and ‘God gave me the Bible.’ I enjoy talking about these things with the children through the lessons. 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."


Miss Tara Liston, BA, MAT

Mrs. Tara Liston, a course instructor for BJU Press Distance LearningMiss Liston has experience working with children from primary to high school. “Teaching is a joy. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to impact children’s lives with the hope of encouraging a growing relationship with the Lord. I love teaching, and I hope my enthusiasm will give your child a love for learning.”


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
  • Copyright Year - 2009
  • 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 4.6 out of 5 by 13.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love it! My son kept fighting me with his language arts school work during the first half of the year. After trying 2 different curriculums, I switched to BJU online distance learning for 1st Grade. Now he LOVES doing language arts...and he's learned more in 30 days than he had the entire first half of the year! Thank you BJU!
Date published: 2016-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a wonderful class. .... I am very thankful to be able to use the Phonics, & English, Reading, Handwriting 1 course with my fifth child. Mrs. Walker is a great teacher and my son looks forward to class and is very successful thanks to all these lessons. I have home schooled all from the beginning and this is my first opportunity to use this class. The class is interesting and enjoyable for my child and does a an excellent job teaching phonics as well as reading. He enjoys the composition time at the beginning of each day where the teacher engages the child in the theme/topic of the day and then prompts them to write 3 or 4 sentences about the topic. The only issue with the course is that it does take us about an hour and a half to two hours each day to complete. I intermingle it with other courses and so this is achievable. Overall I really appreciate all the hard work that has gone into this course and I have highly recommended it to others.
Date published: 2016-02-12
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