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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:

  • Bible Truths 1 helps your first grader to know the Bible through a thematic, chronological study of the Old and New Testaments, to trust God and to apply His principles in their everyday life.
  • 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
  • Vacation Stations: Wheels Westward

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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    Bible Truths 1 DVD with Books (3rd ed.)

    Introduces Bible truths through familiar Bible characters presented chronologically in a study of Old and New Testaments. Includes various hands-on-activities and visuals to reinforce the learning experience.

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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.)

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. Kari Amato, BS, MAT

Mrs. Kari Amato, a course instructor for BJU Press Distance LearningMrs. Amato has taught on the high school level and has been involved with primary-age children for over six years. Teaching is a great joy for her, and she loves learning new ways to instruct others. Her goal for each child is that he would come to know Christ personally in salvation and be changed to greater Christlikeness through his understanding of the Scriptures. "I thank the Lord for the opportunity to teach His Word to such moldable and precious young lives. I am also grateful to the Lord for enabling me by His grace to work in such a ministry."


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 - 2007
  • Format - Distance Learning by DVD
  • Grade Level - 1
  • Publisher - BJU Press
Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 19 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. August 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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!! March 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great curriculum I love this program. Very easy to use. School is so much fun. My child has learn lots. November 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by the first grade is perfectly laid out! There is so much learning in this program that is fun! From coloring, crafts, and visual aids! Huge confidence booster for a first grader when learning is fun and rewarding. November 20, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by No more tears! My daughter was struggling in school. Nothing was "clicking". We were trying 1st grade for the second time and getting nowhere. A friend recommended a change of curriculum, namely BJU Press! It's just what we needed. One-on-one with the teacher, lots of hands on activity, and visual learning. We are 5 weeks in and it is amazing how much she has learned. We love Math and Reading now! No more tears!!! June 11, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great curriculum Great Christian curriculum on DVD. I was disappointed they switched to the Parent Guide sheets rather than the original Teachers Editions they've been sending me so faithfully the previous 4 years when buying the DVD kits. It is nice to not have to print out all the extra sheets they now send along tho! Also seems kind of a waste that my fifth grader isn't even expected to complete her entire math work text each day, so then there's no answers in the PG sheets for those unassigned problems. But I do love the great teaching they do overall! Happy with what & how my kids are learning :) September 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wonderful, but had to ease in slowly I am a former teacher, so I was very picky when I was looking for curriculum. I LOVE the product, however, I have young twin boys and so we have had to ease into the program and take lots of breaks to be successful. :-) October 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by We are enjoying BJUP!! It is funny you just sent me this as i was thinking i should write to you to tell what I thought of the curriculum......As it is my first time using BJUP or any other formal curriculum it took about 4 weeks for my to find my groove and to get well aquainted with the program. My daughter for the most part enjoys it but like lots of children doesn't always want to do the worktext LOL~ I find that now I have gotten used to the program I enjoy the routine of it. We enjoy the teachers and their special visitors and so much more. I do find that at this point in the game that i need to really be present for much of the sessions as to keep my daughter on track or to pause the program for her so that she doesn't fall behind but i expected that at her age that i would still need to be close at hand for much of it. I would think that it would be hard if i had more than one child to deal with. We are enjoying much of the programing but i was just thinking the other day that I would like it if there was built in days into the program for a day off for a field trip or something. I realize however that i could do that but i don't want to divert from the program and get behind!! Also one idea that I would love as a homescool mom is if there was an option of when following the program the way it is laid out in the course outline, to have the sessions for each day together on disk so that you don't have to go back and forth to the dvd machine all day.... I realize that this may not work for everyone but for parents who want to do it that way it would make things much simpler if all the days sessions were back to back on the disk. I gave only 4 out of 5 stars for valure because i find it is quite expensive but being that I don't i much to comapre with I am not totally sure !! I gave 3 out 5 for Ease of use because It took quite a while for me to figure it out detailed instructional video would have helped. Also the fact that i have to switch dvd's five times a day is a drag! Otherwise i am glad we got BJUP and hope that we will be able to continue with it throught my daughters education! Thanks October 4, 2014
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