Friday, May 1, 2020

Friday, May 1st

Good Morning First Grade!

Happy Friday! I would love to see all of your child’s hard work from this week. Be sure to upload any work to Seesaw. I am the only one who has access to this site. You can make a video or take a picture. If you need any help with this, please let me know!

For our Flipgrid Friday I want to know what your child’s favorite time of day is! We have been working on telling time to the hour and half hour. See if they can make this time on a clock (we have a fun clock making craft today) or draw the time. They can show this in their flipgrid along with what they like to do at this time. “My favorite time of day is_________ because ___________”
Click here for Flip Grid Friday! I attached your child's login number to this email. 

We added another wonderful website under our Brain Breaks and Free Resources tab. The Magic Treehouse Home Adventures! Each week, Magic Tree House Home Adventures will feature videos from Mary Pope Osborne, activities, craft ideas, themed recipes, reading challenges, cross-curricular lessons, Family Trivia Night game ideas, fun surprises, and much more! Be sure to check this out!

Below are today’s learning opportunities! Have a wonderful weekend!

Click here for a Morning Message!

1st Grade Remote Learning Plan
**Please refer to The First Grade Remote Learning Site for all materials!
Look under each subject tab, along the top of the site.
Date
Subject
Fri.
5/1
Reading - Read a fiction book!
  1. Pick a book you read this week and practice it again! Be sure to keep track of your character’s feelings and read with expression. Watch for punctuation as you read!

  1. Record on Seesaw. This is a great way to practice reading with fluency.











Writing - Opinion Writing
  1. Click HERE to watch a video lesson, reminding you how to revise your writing. 

  1. Finish your writing and REVISE!  Add some “spider legs” to your writing.
*Use the “New Opinion Writing Anchor Chart” to help you with ideas.
Try and add 2 to 3 spider legs or revisions!  Make your writing better!

*Use the “Opinion Writing Checklist” when you are done, to make sure your writing has everything it needs! 
These can be found on the Writing Tab of our Remote Learning Website.




Math: 
  1. Math Warm Up- Practice skip counting to 120 (by 2s)

  1. Make a clock with items you can find in your house! 
Click HERE to watch a video from our guest teacher, Mrs. Wallace, on how to make a clock.
  *Practice telling time with your clock!  Ask someone to give you a time (to the hour or half hour) and display it on your clock. 

Optional:  Click HERE for fun games on telling time!  
**If you are ready for a challenge, try the second grade games! 




**If you are looking for other Science or Social Studies activities for your child, check out some of the resources on our “Free Online Resources Tab” on our website! 

**Also, don’t forget about Specials!  Our Specials Teachers have created ideas for home learning your child can try if you need more for them to do!

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Thursday, April 30th

Good Morning!


In today’s learning opportunities there are several videos to help your child. I will walk them through a lesson on how it is important to watch for punctuation as you read. In writing, Mrs. Martino will continue to go over the writing process for Opinion writing. There is an anchor chart in our writing tab to help your writer add lots of details. Finally, in math, Ms. Wilson goes over telling time to the half hour. This can be a tricky concept for some mathematicians, so be sure to watch!

Have a great day!

Click here for a Morning Message! 

1st Grade Remote Learning Plan
**Please refer to The First Grade Remote Learning Site for all materials!
Look under each subject tab, along the top of the site.
Date
Subject
Thurs.
4/30
Reading - Read a fiction book & Pay attention to punctuation while reading!

  1. Pay attention to punctuation while reading! Watch this video by Ms. Miller on punctuation.

  1. Continue to practice bringing your characters to life and keeping track of their feelings!

  1. Read fiction books independently for 30 minutes. Make sure to use this chart to help you sound like a reading start when you’re reading! 


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Writing - Opinion Writing - Write!
Use your plan to write your Opinion piece about your 2nd place winner!

  1. Click HERE to watch a lesson on writing about your 2nd Place winner.

  1. Write your Opinion Paper about your 2nd place winner!  
**USE THE “NEW OPINION WRITING ANCHOR CHART” TO HELP YOU ADD LOTS AND LOTS OF DETAILS!  Challenge yourself to make this writing even better than last week’s writing and use ALL of the things you’ve learned this year about good writing!  Have fun with this!

*You can find the lesson, the Opinion Writing Anchor Chart, and the Opinion Writing Paper on the Writing Tab of our Remote Learning Website.







Math: 
  1. Math Warm Up- Practice skip counting to 120 (by 2s)

  1. Telling time to the half hour!
First, Click HERE to watch a BrainPop Jr. Video.
Next, Click HERE to Ms. Wilson’s lesson about telling time to the half hour. 

  1. Complete the 3 worksheet pages for today.  
You can find these on the Math Tab of our Remote Learning Website.
              Worksheet 1           Worksheet 2           Worksheet 3

PARENTS - PLEASE CORRECT THESE AND GO OVER THESE WITH YOUR CHILD.  










**If you are looking for other Science or Social Studies activities for your child, check out some of the resources on our “Free Online Resources Tab” on our website! 
**Also, don’t forget about Specials!  Our Specials Teachers have created ideas for home learning your child can try if you need more for them to do

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Thursday, April 23rd

Good Morning!

Below are today’s learning opportunities. Be sure to check out the videos for Reading, Writing & Math! Our hope is that these videos help your child understand the lessons. However, please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. 

We have also assigned specific I-Ready lessons in Reading and Math.  I-Ready will re-assign the lesson if your child does not pass. If this happens, we recommend sitting with your child and listening to the questions together. Often questions are missed if a child rushes through or does not use the “read to me” function. If your child is still having difficulty or you feel your child passed the lesson, please let your child’s teacher know. 

Have a great day!

Click here for a Morning Message!
Click here for a Read Aloud!

1st Grade Remote Learning Plan
**Please refer to The First Grade Remote Learning Site for all materials!
Look under each subject tab, along the top of the site.
Date
Subject
Thurs
4/23
  1. 30 Minutes of Independent Reading - Pick a fiction book
*We are continuing with our study of characters and their traits.
*Click Here to view this lesson with Mrs. Kaufman.

  1. As you read your book today, pick a character and write down a list of their character traits.
**KEEP THIS LIST!  YOU WILL NEED IT LATER THIS WEEK!

Click HERE to see a list of character traits.  This might help you think of traits for your character. 






Writing - Opinion Writing! 
  1. Grab your plan from yesterday, the writing paper on our website (or your own paper), your blue ribbon winner, and a pencil.  Gather these at a table or a place you can write.  You will write with Mrs. Martino today!

Click HERE to watch the lesson about using your plan to write your opinion about the best item in your collection. 
*You can also find the video on the  Writing Tab  of our website!

**Remember, your job is to tell your opinion AND give reasons trying to convince others to agree with you!
    • You can find this paper on the Writing Tab of our website. (You can use the paper on our website, or your own paper.)
    • You can find an example of an Opinion Writing Piece about Trolls on  the Writing Tab  of our website. 

Try and finish your writing today so you are ready for tomorrow’s lesson!





Math: 
  1. Math Warm Up- Practice skip counting to 120 (by 2s)

  1. Click Here to watch a teaching video for 11-5! 

  1. Complete Independent Practice 11-5:  Mental Math: Ten Less Than a Number

OPTIONAL - Play a math game that we have sent home OR Click HERE to go to Pearson Game Link to practice math facts.
OPTIONAL - Choose a Sunshine Math 
OPTIONAL - Reteach to Build Understanding (if your child is struggling, this is a great resource)
OPTIONAL - Enrichment 11-5 






**If you are looking for other Science or Social Studies activities for your child, check out some of the resources on our “Free Online Resources Tab” on our website! 

**Also, don’t forget about Specials!  Our Specials Teachers have created ideas for home learning your child can try if you need more for them to do!

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Wednesday, April 22nd

Good morning!

Today is Earth Day! It looks like it is going to be beautiful weather today, so be sure to get outside. Under our Brain Breaks and Fun Activities page, you can find some fun activities to try:

-Nature walk- a website to find native plants in the zip code you enter. Then you can try to find those plants on a walk!

-Recycled Materials project- BrainPop Jr on Reusing, Reducing, & Recycling- then make anything you want out of recycled materials from around your house!

-Virtual tour of National Parks- can virtually explore glaciers in Alaska, volcanoes in Hawaii, and more!

-The Lorax read aloud and Truffula Tree craft that requires very few materials and are likely things you have at home!

Be sure to let us know if you try any!

Click here for a Morning Message! 

Below are our learning opportunities for today! There are some great videos to go with our reading & writing, be sure to check them out! 

Have a great Day!
Ms. Miller

1st Grade Remote Learning Plan
**Please refer to The First Grade Remote Learning Site for all materials!
Look under each subject tab, along the top of the site.
Date
Subject
Wed. 4/22
Reading
  1. Complete the assigned I-Ready lesson on Describing Characters. Click HERE to watch a video by Ms. Miller where she explains how to use I-Ready and access the assigned lessons. 

  1. Choose a just right book to read for 20 minutes. Raz Kids is a great place to find a Just Right Book!






Writing - Opinion Writing - Make a Plan!
  1. Grab your blue ribbon winner, your list of how you judged your item in your collection, and  piece of paper or print out the Opinion writing plan.  Gather these at a table or a place you can write.  You will fill this out with Mrs. Martino today!

*Click HERE to watch the lesson about planning your opinion writing.  Follow along, pause as you watch, and fill this out with Mrs. Martino.

You can also find the video on the Writing Tab of our website!
**You can find the planning sheet on the Writing Tab of the First Grade Remote Learning Website, or use your own paper.









Math: 
  1. i-Ready Math - Add Multiples of Ten to Multiples of Ten
-Spend about 20 to 30 minutes doing the i-Ready math lessons we have assigned you.  You may not finish the lessons today, that’s ok! 

OPTIONAL - Play a math game that we have sent home OR Click HERE to go to Pearson Game Link to practice math facts.
OPTIONAL - Choose a Sunshine Math 




**If you are looking for other Science or Social Studies activities for your child, check out some of the resources on our “Free Online Resources Tab” on our website! 

**Also, don’t forget about Specials!  Our Specials Teachers have created ideas for home learning your child can try if you need more for them to do!