Week of 4/6/20 – 4/10/20

Good morning!  It was so good to see all the wonderful faces last Friday.  I miss you all and can’t wait to see you in person.

Reminder: Students have a week to complete the assignments.  Please work at your own pace and around a schedule that works for you.

Assignments for this week:

Seesaw Lessons (via technology)

  • Phonics: Cloze Sentences with ey/y
  • Phonics: Unit 4 Week 5 Beyond Practice
  • ELA: Reading Comprehension – “Apple Orchard”
  • Grammar: Adverbs
  • Word Work: Easter Words ABC Order
  • Math: Tens and Ones – Easter
  • Math: Easter Egg Addition
  • STEM: Help the Easter Bunny Find His Eggs
  • “The Easter Egg Read Aloud”
  • “The Little Red Hen and The Passover Matzah” (will be assigned mid-week)

Reading Wonders Website

  • Please reread Koko and Penny and From Puppy to Guide Dog


Autism Awareness Day

April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day. While we miss all of our students, I know that our teachers and staff are thinking about our children with special needs with a heavier heart. We understand how interruptions to daily routines come with a host of different challenges for our children with autism.


Julia, a character with autism, was added to Sesame Street in 2017. While all children with autism are different, just like all of us are different, Julia displays some of the characteristics that are common for children with autism. If you haven’t met Julia, take some time to watch this video as a family and talk about the people we know and love with autism. 


Sesame Street: Meet Julia   

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You can also show your support for children and adults with autism by selecting a page to color.

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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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