It is hard to believe this is our last week together. Click on the image of the choice board (below) for some fun activities to help us wrap up our year together.
It is hard to believe that this is our last full week of Digital Distance Learning! Everything you will need this week (choice board, printable activities) can be found in the document linked HERE: First Grade Distance Learning Choice Board May 11 (1)
In anticipation of one of the most beloved end of year activities this week’s theme is… FIELD DAY! The choice board has some fun Field Day themed activities as choices this week. Be on the lookout for additional communication regarding wrapping up our school year.
This week’s distance learning theme is…. CRAZY HAIR DAY!!! We wanted to wind down our year with some FUN activities that also sharpen some of our amazing academic skills!
For this week’s CHOICE BOARD click HERE:First Grade Distance Learning Choice Board May 4
For this week’s SMALL GROUP ACTIVITIES click HERE: Crazy hair day SMALL GROUP ACTIVITIES
Welcome back from Spring Break! FIRST GRADE’S CHOICE BOARD CAN BE FOUND AT THIS LINK.
On Friday, 4/10, the District announced that we are going to four-day digital school weeks from Monday – Thursday. Friday will be a day for students to catch-up on any previously assigned lessons. Teachers will be able to collaborate and conference with peers, parents and/or students, assess student progress, and prepare future instructional lessons. Can you have students continue to use digital tools to learn on Fridays? Absolutely! Is it required? No, but if working with a structured schedule is better for your child, then please carry on!
One of our top questions has been, “What about placement forms?” If you wish to fill out an OPTIONAL CLASS PLACEMENT FORM, THE NEW DIGITAL LINK IS HERE. If you filled one out previously on paper, you will need to complete again. RISING SECOND GRADE PLACEMENT FORM.
Because this process of not being at school together is going to make placement more challenging, we are only offering a short window for completion. If you choose to complete the optional placement information, please do so by Friday, April 17th.
Have a great week of digital learning and don’t forget to utilize the resources at https://www.smore.com/kj568
This week’s Choice Board can be found AT THIS LINK.
This is not a checklist, rather a menu of choices for the week. Please choose what works best for your child & family!
Remember, First Graders should work for about an hour (including their specials). Please check our school Digital Learning website each day at: https://www.smore.com/kj568
Below are some digital resources for distance learning. This is not a checklist, rather a menu of choices for the week. Please choose what works best for your family and let us know if you need help accessing digital resources.
Where can you find the resources needed: Clever houses BrainPOP Jr. , McGraw-Hill My Math along with plenty of other resources! All of the links to logging into resources can be found at our Mt. Bethel Digital Learning Website.
MATH: SHAPES & ATTRIBUTES
MobyMax: Geometry lessons can be found in the “Assignments” tab
Distinguish Between Def. Attributes
Compose 2 Dimensional Shapes
McGraw-Hill My Math – Grade 1: 2-D Shapes and Equal Shares
Chapter 9: Lessons 1 – 7
Chapter 10: Lessons 1 – 4
Watch BrainPop Jr. – Math – Geometry:
Plane Shapes video
Solid Shapes video
Practice your math facts (flash cards, roll dice, use an app)
Watch BrainPOP Jr.
Reading Nonfiction video
Read e-books on RAZ-Kids
Read nonfiction books
Read books you have at home.
Questions you can answer after reading nonfiction books:
1. Describe a connection between 2 nonfiction books you have read
2. Tell me something you learned from the images? The text?
3. Tell me about the similarities between 2 nonfiction books? Differences?
LANGUAGE ARTS: CONJUNCTIONS
MobyMax: Conjunctions lessons can be found in the “Assignments” tab
Write a story about something you did this week.
Watch BrainPOP Jr.
Writing About Yourself video
other, three, animal, brother, mother
Practice: read these words in a snap
Challenge: try spelling these words
S1L1AB – Identifies basic needs and parts of plants.
Students should be able to consistently and independently identify the parts of plants AND compare the needs of plants to the needs of an animal.
Parents, use THIS LINK to connect to Brain Pop Jr. And watch the two videos: The Parts of a Plant and the Plant Life Cycle.
Please use THIS LINK to watch another plant video.
Science Home Ideas:
1. Take the online quiz after each video.
2. Walk around the yard and identify parts of a plant you can see with your child. Discuss what the plant needs and where the needs come from in order to survive.
3. Sketch pictures of plants in your yard. Have your child label the parts of the plant.
*Eat a plant! At dinner discuss what part of the plant you are eating, AND how that specific part of the plant is important to the growth and development of the plant. For example: If you are eating a salad you are eating the leaves of the plant. The leaves make the food for the plant. Carrots are the root of the plant and keep the plant firm in the ground.
S1L1C – Design an effective solution to ensure that a plant has all of the plants needs met.
Students should be able to consistently and independently design an effective solution to ensure that a plants needs are met.
1. Plant a garden with your child. Discuss that the plant needs enough sun, water and good soil to survive. Your child will need to find a sunny spot for your plant and make sure it gets enough sun and water!
2. Don’t have seeds at home… You can use Lima Beans, Sunflower Seed (check your trail mix) and/or anything else you might have stashed in your pantry!
3. Draw a picture of a garden that includes how the plants will survive.