Archive | March 2020

Fun Time

Since we are learning about clocks and telling time, I want to share a couple of fun activities with you.

This is a cute song about time to the hour.  Have fun dancing while you sing!


If you are in an arts and crafts mood, here is a paper clock template to make your own clock.  Be creative!  Decorate it how ever you like. Enjoy!

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Week of 3/30/20 – 4/3/20

Good morning!  Welcome to my virtual classroom.  I will be posting assignments for the week on Mondays.  Students will have a week to complete the assignments.  I understand that we are all in different situations and have different availabilities at home, so I am trying to build flexibility into when the assignments need to be completed.

If you have any problems or concerns, please send me an email or Remind text.

Seesaw Lessons (via technology)

  • Phonics: /ey/ and /y/
  • ELA: “Koko and Penny” story
  • ELA: “From Puppy to Guide Dog”
  • Word Work: compound words
  • Math: Chapter 9 Lesson 6
  • Math: Chapter 9 Lesson 7
  • Math: Chapter 9 Lesson 8
  • “Home Scavenger Hunt”

Notebook or Loose-leaf (keep in a safe place)


Distance Learning Platform – Seesaw Class

I hope you and your family are well.  Thank you for your patience as our district transitions to Distance Learning.  I appreciate your understanding as we learn to navigate this new way of instruction.  I will do my best to respond to your emails as soon as possible should you have any questions.

The first grade will be using a combination of apps/websites, prerecorded videos, and live chats to provide instruction.  As we slowly roll out this new way of learning, we will continue to communicate via email.  Towards the end of this week, please check your email for an invite to our first Google Meet session.

The main platform we will be using is Seesaw ClassThis is where we will post the assignments for the week.  Assignments will be posted on Mondays and students will have a week to complete them.  Seesaw Class can be downloaded as an app or accessed through their website.

High Frequency Words Your Way

I hope that you and your family are well and safe.  I know your child has been working on reading, math, and the district assigned packets.  Thank you.

In an effort to continue reinforcing skills learned so far, I am attaching “High Frequency Words Your Way” activities.  It is basically the same as our “Spelling Your Way” except choose 10 words from the attached High Frequency Words list to use.  Please complete one assignment a day in a notebook or on loose-leaf.  I will collect them when we resume school.

Please give your child a hug for me and let them know that I miss them.  I am looking forward to when we can all be together again.

Stay well!

HFW your way – gr 1 revised

Unit 4 HFW

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Child Friendly Resource

With school closings and routines disrupted, some children may have questions about COVID-19.  Here is a child friendly Coronavirus Story that you can share with your child.

“Dear families and educator all over the world, 
I have created this short book to support and reassure our children, under the age of 7, regarding the COVID-19. This book is an invitation for families to discuss the full range of emotions arising from the current situation. It is important to point out that this resource does not seek to be a source of scientific information, but rather a tool based on fantasy. My recommendation is to print this material so children can draw on it. Remember that emotions are processed through repetitive play and stories read multiple times. Share COVIBOOK and help ease kiddo’s anxiety all over the world. 

With love,

Manuela Molina – the author”

Coronavirus Story
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School Closure Info

I hope everyone is safe and well.  Our building principal, or an administrator, will be in touch with you regarding guidance for any coursework that can be completed from home during this time.

In the meantime, please have the students practice reading and math.  They can choose to go on Splash Math and Raz-Kids.  They can also listen to stories on Storyline Online.  This is a popular rotation in the classroom.

Take care and be safe.  I am thinking of you.


The district website has now made available School Closure Instructional Resources to use.  Please take a look.  More information will be forthcoming.

Thank you for your patience.