Last Full Week of Digital Learning 5/11

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.

Digital Learning Plan Week of April 27th!

Hello, First Grade families! Welcome to another fun-filled week of digital learning. Drum roll, please…

This week’s theme is We Want Some Mo!

Mo Willems, that is! Click here → We Want Some Mo! to view activities and assignments for this week. Weekly theme assignments will be shared at our Small Group meetings.

The First Grade Choice Board for this week can be found by clicking here→ Choice Board April 27th. Remember, the choice board is designed to be flexible and allow you to choose learning activities that will work for you and your children.

Understanding Money Unit: Click→ Money in 1st Grade

Suggested Math Sequence for Money: Click→ Money Sequence

 

Flocabulary money video *parents, you may wish to preview Flocabulary videos. Click here → Flocab Money Video

 

Have a great week of digital learning and don’t forget to start your day with the Morning Announcements and utilize the resources on Mt. Bethel’s digital learning page, found here → Mt. Bethel’s Digital Learning Page

 

Digital Learning Week of April 20th

Hello, first grade students and parents! We have some exciting things in store for you this week…

This week’s theme is Earth Day!

Image result for clip art earth day

Click here This week’s THEME! to see the theme resources and assignments for this week. Weekly theme assignments will be shared at our Small Group meetings.

The First Grade Choice Board for this week can be found by clicking 1st Grade Choice Board for April 20-24. Remember, the choice board is designed to be flexible and allow you to choose learning activities that will work for you and your children.

We hope you’re checking the specialists’ blogs each week! With so many different websites and resources, it’s easy to forget to check these awesome spots! Our specialists have planned some GREAT stuff that we think your children will really enjoy. Scroll down →Mt. Bethel’s Digital Learning Page to access these resources.

Have a great week of digital learning and don’t forget to start your day with the Morning Announcements and utilize the resources on Mt. Bethel’s digital learning page, found hereMt. Bethel’s Digital Learning Page

 

 

Digital Learning Week of April 13th

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

April Fool’s Blog!

Hello everyone! You’ve made it to the middle of the week, you can do this! Here are a few fun things and learning ideas for the kids today. As always, these are choices for you to implement as you wish. Have FUN today! Don’t try to be perfect—- there’s no such thing when it comes to parenting OR teaching! If children are busy, engaged, and happy, they are learning! Yes, learning may look like children sitting at tables with books and paper, but sometimes the BEST learning looks like playing or even making a mess — building, drawing, cutting, gluing, creating, solving puzzles, playing games … the list goes on and on! Hope your day is terrific!

Click here for MB Digital Learning page & MBTV Announcements

Click here for Silly Pranks to play on your kiddos!

Let your child watch these read-aloud stories for today:

Here are some writing ideas if you’d like your child to write today…. or any day!

1) Have you ever played a joke on someone? Write about what you did and what happened!

2) Sometimes jokes and pranks are funny but other times they are not funny and might upset someone. Have you ever had a trick played on you that you did not like or that was not funny? Tell about this time and how you felt.

3) What’s more fun, April Fools’ Day or St. Patrick’s Day? Write about it! (*Remember for opinion writing you will state your opinion, give reasons for your opinion with details or examples, and end with a closing statement.)

4) Have you ever heard the saying April showers bring May flowers? What does this mean? What are some good things about a rainy day? What are some bad things about a rainy day?

And finally, a fun sheet to do after watching Arthur’s April Fools.

We love you, Mt. Bethel students AND parents!

Week of March 23rd – Digital Learning

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
Polygons video
Quadrilaterals video

Practice your math facts (flash cards, roll dice, use an app)

READING: NON-FICTION

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

WRITING:
Write a story about something you did this week.
Watch BrainPOP Jr.
Writing About Yourself video

TRICK WORDS
other, three, animal, brother, mother
Practice: read these words in a snap
Challenge: try spelling these words

SCIENCE: PLANTS

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.

Home Ideas:
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.

Requesting Access to ParentVUE – for Digital Report Cards

Parents,

Report cards will be available digitally for Quarter 3. You can access your child’s grades and attendance through ParentVUE.

If you are having problems logging into ParentVUE to access your child’s report card, we are here to help! In order to grant you access, please complete the following steps:

1. If you are the enrolling parent, please continue to #2. If you are not the enrolling parent, please STOP READING! We can not assist you further unless you are the enrolling parent. Sorry!
2. Email Assistant Principal Kevin Johnson ( Kevin1.Johnson@CobbK12.org )with your first and last name, along with a photo of your government-issued ID.
3. Please state “I Need Access To ParentVue” in the subject line.
4. Once Mr. Johnson confirms you are the enrolling adult, he will email you back with an Activation Key letter that includes instructions for logging into ParentVue. You will also receive an attachment regarding ParentVue Acceptable Use Policy & User Agreement.
5. Please follow the instructions for logging in. If you are still unable to log in, please email Mr. Johnson back ( Kevin1.Johnson@CobbK12.org ), so he can assist you with troubleshooting.

Thank you!