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AO Exam Key Yr 1 AmblesideOnline.org

Ambleside Online Exam Key Year 1

Term 1 - Term 2 - Term 3





Year 1 Term 1

Bible
   1. Tell your favorite Bible story so far.
   2. Tell about Gideon and his three hundred. (Judges 6-7)

Writing/Penmanship
   Copy "How the leopard got his spots." (from Just So Stories Not all children are writing at this level. Adapt to your child's ability.)

Tales
   1. Tell a fairy tale you remember from this term. (Blue Fairy Book)
   2. Tell how the Leopard got his spots, or Moses the Kitten. (Jungle Book or James Herriot Treasury)

History
   1. Tell about Boadicea, or, about St. Alban. (An Island Story, ch 5 or 7)
   2. Tell the story of William Tell. (50 Famous Stories Retold)

Geography
   1. Find Italy and Switzerland on the globe. Or, Find Lake Superior on a map. (Paddle to the Sea)
   2. What is the shape of the earth? (from this term's casual geography talks)

Natural History and General Science
   1. Describe your favorite nature walk this term. What did you find?
   2. Tell about "the bully in the old orchard." (The Burgess Bird Book, ch 2)
   3. Choose one question matched to your term's Nature Study theme from here

Reading Skill
   Father or friend should select a passage for student to read aloud.

Arithmetic (Questions from your math program may be substituted.)
   1. 8 + 5 = ___ (13)
   2. Skip count by 5's.

Foreign Language
   1. Recite or sing something you have learned in your foreign language.
   2. Introduce yourself in your foreign language.

Picture Study
   1. Describe your favorite picture from this term's picture study.

Recitation
   Father should choose a poem, and two Bible verses learned this term for student to recite.

Singing
   Sing your favorite folksong and hymn from this term.

Handicrafts
   Show some work in handicrafts from this term to someone outside your family.




Year 1 Term 2

Bible
   1. Tell one story about David.
   2. Tell about the wise men from the East. (Matthew 2:1-12)

Writing/Penmanship
   Copy "The boy took the gold, and thanked the giver." (from Fifty Famous Stories retold; Maximilion and the Goose Boy Not all children are writing at this level. Adapt to your child's ability.)

Tales
   1. Tell a fable. (Aesop's Fables)
   2. Tell the story of Grace Darling. (Fifty Famous Stories Retold)

History
   1. Tell how the Giant's Dance was brought to England, or how Arthur became king. (An Island Story ch 11 or ch 12)
   2. Tell about Gregory and the pretty children. (An Island Story ch 14)

Geography
   1. Find Lake Michigan on a map. Can you show where Chicago and Gary are? (Paddle to the Sea ch 17, 18) Or, Explain how locks help ships between St. Mary's River and Lake Huron. (Paddle to the Sea ch 16)
   2. Tell how you might tell direction by looking at the sky. (from this term's casual geography talks)

Natural History and General Science
   1. Describe the nicest walk you have had this term. What did you find?
   2. Tell about Sally the cowbird, or, What do you know about nests? (Burgess Bird Book, ch 12 or 8)
   3. Choose one question matched to your term's Nature Study theme from here

Arithmetic (Questions from your math program may be substituted.)
   1. How many legs do Mia, Jason and their dog Jip have between them? (2 + 2 + 4 = 8)
   2. How much is a dime, two nickels and a penny? (10 + 10 + 1 = 21 cents)

Foreign Language
   1. Recite or sing something you have learned in your foreign language.
   2. Say something about yourself in your foriegn language, using full sentence(s).

Picture Study
   1. Describe your favorite picture from this term's picture study.

Recitation
   Father should choose a poem, and two Bible verses learned this term for student to recite.

Singing
   Sing your favorite folksong and hymn from this term.

Handicrafts
   Show some work in handicrafts from this term to someone outside your family.




Year 1 Term 3

Bible
   1. Tell about one of Jesus' miracles.
   2. What did Peter do at the Beautiful Gate? (Acts 3-4)

Writing/Penmanship
   Copy "No storm stayed the ships." (An Island Story, ch 19 Not all children are writing at this level. Adapt to your child's ability.)

Tales
   1. Tell one of Aesop's Fables. (Aesop's Fables)
   2. Tell part of a "Just So Story." (Just So Stories)

History
   1. Tell a story about King Alfred. (An Island Story ch 15-17; also in Fifty Famous Stories from term 1)
   2. What do you know of Harald as a little boy? Tell everything you can think of. (Viking Tales)

Geography
   1. Name some things Paddle passed as he traveled through the Great Lakes. (Paddle to the Sea; whole book) Or, Trace Paddle's journey on a map from Canada to the sea.
   2. What is latitude? or, What is the equator? (from this term's casual geography talks)

Natural History and General Science
   1. Describe your favorite nature walk this term. What did you find?
   2. Tell about a Robber in the Old Orchard, or, What do you know about birds' homes in the Green Forest? (Burgess Bird Book, ch 16 or 18)
   3. Choose one question matched to your term's Nature Study theme from here

Arithmetic (Questions from your math program may be substituted.)
   1. Show six different ways to make eight.
   2. A man sold 60 oranges at 2 for a dollar. How much did he get for them? ($30)

Foreign Language
   1. Recite or sing something you have learned in your foreign language.
   2. In your foreign language name the things in your schoolroom, using full sentences.

Picture Study
   1. Describe your favorite picture from this term's picture study.

Recitation
   Father should choose a poem, and two Bible verses learned this term for student to recite.

Singing
   Sing your favorite folksong and hymn from this term.

Handicrafts
   Show some work in handicrafts from this term to someone outside your family.