Grade 1

Christian Living 1

Christian Living 1 – Telling the Story of Jesus Christ
Authors: Rodella Marco-Balaoing, Amanda Boyles, Ma. Teresa Catabian, Eden Juanillo, and Lourdes Reyes
Project Directors: Bro. Andrew Gonzalez, FSC and Rebecca Mendoza
Coordinator: Victoria Honrada
Bec 2004 Compliant
Copy right: 2004

The first to fourth course in Christian Living subject will be offers a compelling catechesis by capitalizing on inspiring stories to teach religious concepts and bring to life the teaching of Christ. Provides a comprehensive curriculum for Christian Living Education (CLE), covering the essential doctrines and sacraments that are carefully sequenced to correspond with religious celebrations and the pupils' spiritual milestones, e.g., preparation for the First Communion is taken up in the grade 2 work text. It ensures an experiential and interactive approach to CLE through engaging advance organizers and activities that introduce the lessons, develop the concepts, and facilitate their application to pupils' daily life. It also focuses on the Holy Scripture with each human-interest story and each Catholic percept being supported by Bible passages and principles. Links school and home with activities that can be done in the pupils' home and with the whole family. Teems with questions, exercises, and activities to engage the pupils' thinking skills and cement their learning. It encourages reflection and worship through involvement in Eucharistic Celebrations and prayers. Complements lesson with appealing illustrations.

Science 1

Science for Active Learning 1
Authors: Imelda G. Fernando, Amelia P. Mapa, et. al.
Author-Coordinator: Tersita F. Religioso
Authors: Mayflor Mantua, Fe Filio, Alona Ledesma, Esmeraldo Samano, Joy Apostol, Marie Paz

The second edition of grade 1 Science for active Learning is divided into four units. The topics are properly sequenced to maximize discussion of living things, no-living things, and their interaction with the environment, and the sky and beyond. Each unit stars with an illustration that captures pupils' attention and a unit overview that identities major point to be learned in the unit. Every chapter is divided into lessons that are presented with pictures or illustration to provide visual enrichment a help make concepts more concrete. Every lesson provides opportunities for pupils to develop Science process skills and allows them to recall facts. They are also encouraged to self- manage their own learning and they are reinforced through the application of concepts learned. Every chapter is summed up through the Chapter Summary and enhanced through the Inventions and Innovations component. Pupils' learning may be partly evaluated through the Chapter Test. Opportunities to assess pupils' progress are also provided after every lesson. The experimental inquiry component demonstrates that Science is an adventure. It challenges pupils to learn Science first and develop their scientific skills.

Provides a balanced combination of discussions, exercises, activities, and experiments o equip pupils with a solid base of Science concepts, skills, and values.

Offers a multi-strategy approach to teaching Science, featuring various approaches and methods like experimental, inductive, hands-on learning, cooperative learning, and active learning

Follows a research-based pupil-centered philosophy crafting a rich a rich and learners- appropriate basic Science program , teaching science to the level of the learners without frustrating their curiosity an curtailing the challenge offered by the subject.

Satisfies pupils' innate curiosity and stirs their excitement for discovery through enjoyable hands-on and inactive activities and exercises

Allow pupils to employ their mathematical, artistic and creative skills in learning science as the series integrates concepts from other subjects such as English, Mathematics, Social Studies, Music, and Arts.

Attends to the needs of both slow learners and gifted pupils by offering them reinforcement activities, respectively

History 1

Our Nation, Our World
Authors: Johnson Aspacio, Laz' Andre Cawagas, Ernesto Cloma, 
Yolanda Hernandez and Teresita Pedrajas 
Coordinators-Authors: Virginia Floresca-Cawagas and Toh Swee-Hin
Bec 2004 Compliant
Copy right: 2004

The first to fourth course in history subject will be deepens pupil's knowledge and consciousness of our historical roots, identity as a people, geography and rich culture.

It acquaints pupils with their rights and duties as well as responsibilities as Filipinos.

It exhibits sensitivity in dealing with cultural diversity. And it promotes the values of environmental protection, justice, compassion, sharing, and hope, linking well-being with civics and culture.

It includes interesting stories that magnify the human interest side of history.

It discusses the different issues, ideas, and problems being faced by the Philippine society. It also touches on peace, environmental, and human rights reduction.

It uses different methods that encourage student's active participation in learning, e.g., singing, dancing, role-playing, group discussion, case study, public form, and interview.

It encourages the pupil's reflective thinking and critical understanding through a journal at the end of every lesson and through several guide questions in unit reflections.

Computer 1

The first to fourth course in computer subject will be focused on the characteristics, uses, and importance of computer in our daily lives. It will develop the capabilities of the students about computer and the advancement in technology.

Language 1

Facets in English Language 1
Coordinator: Jose Romel E. Javier
Authors: Belinda Santo-Obando and Marie Jane Roa-Javier
Copy Right: 2011

Facets of English launch a new wave in learning key concepts, skills and values. It is equipped to enhance a learner's phase of comprehension, application, and appreciation.

Facets of English is a series of worktext books in both Reading and Language that offers original literary pieces crafted to suit the interest of the 21st century learner. It utilizes various strategies that are pupil-centered and provides in depth treatment of topics through a hierarchy of questions and levels of application. An evaluation component is likewise designed to assist the learner in rationalizing his progress. There is a spectrum of tools for evaluation that ranges from journal, rubric, open-ended sentence/s for reflection, and others.

This has components that will provide the pupils with a firm foundation to learn in accordance with his gifts, interests and intelligences. The array of activities in every lesson will drive the class (both teachers and pupils) to experience a creative exchange of insights and feelings and inspire them to construct new ideas. The element of enrichment is also attended to with a Chapter Review that encapsulates the lessons and approximates the learner's progress through a set of exercises and drills.

Reading 1

Reading Network 1
Coordinator: Marietta Reyes-Otero, Ph. D., Delia Hamoy Soro
Authors: Marietta Reyes-Otero, Ph. D.
Copy Right: 2008

The Reading Network Worktext Series, Second Edition, aims to help pupils from Grades 1 to 6 learn the English language through the reading process and develop their cognitive academic skills. These skills will enable the pupils to participate actively in the world around them.

All the learning activities are especially designed based on the active interaction of language and thought. They are also based on the rule of relating or matching the pupil's knowledge and past experiences with the new concepts and ideas in the reading text. This rule is believed to help students understand and appreciate the meaning of the reading texts.

In this series, there is a wide variety of texts that the pupils will be exposed to. This includes poetry, letters playlets, biographies, articles, and lectures, among others. The variety aims to keep the pupils motivated and focused on the texts.
The reading texts are grouped into four units with specific concepts and purposes.

Unit 1 is about the family. It shows Family relationships not only within the immediate family, but also among relatives. It awakens good age-old family values that bind members together.

Unit 2 deals with the environment. It makes the pupils aware of nature and its influence in their lives. It also challenges them to protect and preserve the environment for their health and that of the other generations to come.

Unit 3 pertains to the history, art, and culture of our country and that of others. It leads the pupils to trace their roots and that of others. It leads the pupils to trace their roots and appreciate the past. This will help them understand the future better.

Unit 4 focuses on science and technology. It helps the pupils understand how science can explain natural phenomena. It also stirs their creativity to explore and discover.

Some of the academic activities the pupils will go through as they use the series are: (1) getting word meaning through clusters, context clues, clines, collocations, and the like; (2) answering high-level questions that develop critical thinking skills among the pupils; and (3) making the reading-writing connection through filling out graphs, story grammar, story pyramids, literary journals, charts, and posters. These activities are among the many that aim to enhance vocabulary, comprehension, and study skills.

To develop literary appreciation skills, a lineup of group activities on oral interpretation awaits the pupils. This lineup includes puppetry, Chamber Theater, Readers Theater, and Speech Choir. Reading Network Series hopes to instill in the pupils' distinct Filipino values, such as respect for elders' thoughtfulness, unity, sharing, caring, love for country, faith in God, concern for the environment, and respect for the cultures of others people. May this book lead each pupil to a challenging and rewarding second-language reading experience.

Mathematics

Integrative Math 1
Coordinator: Rechilda P. Villame
Authors: Helen Grace T. Rivera, Victoria G. Castillo
Contributing Author: Luningning T. Tibi
Copy Right: 2004

This series can be aptly described as an "enriched BEC series" because it follows the Department of Education's Basic Education Curriculum; enriched because it offers additional attained by the pupils, a springboard to the lesson discussion; it provides interesting information that allows integration with illustrative examples. Provided in many lessons are tips and techniques in solving, a topic most children enjoy. It has a summary of key concepts, drill exercises designed to reinforce the concepts discusses and to prepare the pupils to work independently and a challenging problems or enjoyable activities designed to further develop pupil's critical and creative thinking. It also provides a comprehensive evaluation of the topics covered in the chapter and shortcuts to calculation; strategies to problem solving; mathematical puzzles and activity games. Therefore, it is indeed integrative mathematics.

Provides interesting lessons, challenging problems, varied exercises, and exciting activities and games to help pupils discover fascinating relationships among numbers, symbols, patterns, shapes, and ideas.

Fortifies the moral component of the series with values fully explained and processed in the lessons. Use language understandable to grade-schoolers.

Offers exercises of varying levels of difficulty to encourage pupils to practice their newly acquired skills and to delve deeper into the subject matter.

Filipino 1

Bigkis 1
Mga Awtor: Clorinda C. Calingasan at Zenaida Leaño-Lucreda et.al.
Koordineytor: Amelita A. Gaerlan, Ph.D

Ang bigkis ay isang salita sa Filipino na ang kahulugan ay isang tali na ginagamit upang pagsamahin, bagbuglurin, o higpitan ang dalawa o marami pang mga bagay. Ginagamit ng mga may-akda ang Bigkis bilang pamagat ng serye ng Filipino sa elementary dahil sa paniniwalang kinkailangan angmaayos na pagsasama-sama ng mga kasanay upang maging ganap ang pagkatuto ng mga mag-aaral. Tuklasin ang makabagong daigdig ng mga karanasan, tauhan, at iba-ibang ideya o kaisipan – lahat ng ito'y natitipon at matatagpuan sa mga araling napapaloob at natitipon sa silabus na ito. Ang ilan sa mga seleksyon ay tungkol sa mga tao at sitwasyong na tinipon ng ibat – ibang uri at anyo ng mga babasahing tiyak na iyong kagigiliwan.

Sa kabuuan, sa pamamagitan ng silabus na ito, aynalalayong magkaroon ng isang tema na magbibigkis sa magkakaugnay na mga kaalaman, kasanayan at pagpapahalaga sa pagtuturo ng Filipino upang mapadali ang pagkatuto ng mga mag-aaral, mabigkis ang mga kaalaman at kasanayan at ang mga saloobin at damdaminng kaugnay ng mga aralin, at magsilbing bigkis tungo sa pagkakaisa ng mga mamamayan ang pagkatuto at paggamit ng Wikang Filipino.

Music, Arts and P.E. 1

Sunshine 1
Authors: Alili M. Balsaco, Ana E. Chan, Esmeralda V. Pastor and Lou B. Arnau

The inclusion of Music, Arts and Physical Education in the school curriculum is a great help in the child's personality development. It is an effective means of enhancing the promotion and proliferation of positive values and attitudes, specifically the love and pride of our cultural heritage.

This series, Sunshine: A Journey through the World of Music, Arts and Physical Education (Third Edition) provides the child with opportunities for relaxation and helps in making the activities lively, exciting, interesting, fulfilling, and enjoyable.

It is designed to meet and enrich the skills and interest of the child in support of the maximum Learning Competencies (MLC) for MAPE implemented by the Department of Education.

Further, this series provides the child with a variety of meaningful and fruitful concepts and activities that will help him/her become physically fit, a creative artist, and musically motivated.

It is hoped that the meaningful experience will help the child discover himself/herself through joyful music, creative attempts, and healthful physical education activities.

It is expected that the content of this series will result in understanding and appreciation of MUSIC, ARTS, and PHYSICAL EDUCATION and provide the child a total foundation to merge as a good leader of our society and the fast changing world.