Welcome the to First Grade Page!

Oh no! The schools are closed!  We miss you so much!  Please take care of yourselves and your families during this time.  Below we have many resources for first graders to continue learning even though the schools are currently closed.

Most importantly, please keep READING!  Read the books in your packets, read other books you have at home, read online (see links below), and talk to someone about the books that you read.

Here is a chart with lesson activities for all content areas.  A new chart will be available each week.  Please read the chart and complete what you can:

Take a look at our Weekly Distance Learning Plans!

Here is our instructional focus calendar so that you can see all of the things that we learn in first grade.  The yellow boxes have already been taught:

Go to our First Grade Instructional Focus Calendar!

Please feel free to contact us with any questions:

 
Mrs. Walters: waltersj@pwcs.edu Mrs. Goodgion: goodgiah@pwcs.edu Mrs. Alvarez: alvareba@pwcs.edu

Suggestions for Reading

  • Talk to your child about the stories you read together.
  • Talk about the characters in the story. Discuss why they made the choices that they did.
  • Draw pictures of the characters (who) and the setting (where) of the story.
  • Most stories have a problem (or problems) to be solved. Discuss the problem and its solution.
  • Help your child be a storyteller. Create fun stories together.
  • Go to Kids A-Z website and read books in the reading room or play on Headsprout to practice phonics.
         Teachers' Usernames for Kids A-Z:  
              Alvarez - ealvarez27  
              Walters - swalters39   
              Goodgion - agoodgion0

Suggestions for Math

  • Practice your math facts.  The triangle flashcards are a great tool for this.  If you do not have the flashcards, you can practice adding and subtracting numbers to 10.
  • Make up and solve story problems.  For example:  How many red cars are in front of your house?  How many blue cars?  How many cars is that when you add them together?  What if 1 of them drives away?  How many cars will be left? 
  • Count coins.  Sort the pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters into separate groups.  How many of each do you have?  How much money is each pile worth?
  • Go on a shape hunt in your house.  Find circles, triangles, squares, and rectangles.
  • Practice math online using STMath (access through Clever).

Suggestions for Writing

  • Make a journal where you write about the things that you do each day.
  • Write a fairy tale or other pretend story.
  • Write all about something that you know about.  You can write about dogs, cats, soccer, trees, or anything else.
  • Draw a picture, then write a story about what is happening in your picture.
  • Sound out words slowly and write all of the sounds that you hear.
  • Leave spaces between words.
  • Start sentences with a capital letter and end with a period.
  • Write a story online using Wixie (access through Clever).

Suggestions for Science 

  • Take a nature walk in your yard.  Use your senses to see, hear, and feel what is happening during spring.  What is the weather like?  What are the plants, animals, and people doing?
  • Observe an animal (at your house or on the internet).  Does it have fur, feathers, scales, or a shell?  How many legs does it have?  Does it have wings, or scales, or a tail?  How does it move?  What does it eat?

Suggestions for Social Studies

  • ​Practice being a good citizen.  Show your family respect and be helpful.
  • ​Make a map of your bedroom.  Pretend you are looking down on your room and draw your things where they are in the room.
  • Make a bank to save your money.  You can use a box or other container and decorate it.  When you earn money or someone gives you money you can put it in the bank to save for later.

More useful links for families to try

Link to Clever

Link to Kids A-Z
     Teacher's Usernames for Kids A-Z:  
          Alvarez - ealvarez27  
          Walters - swalters39   
          Goodgion - agoodgion0

Link to Epic

Link to Seesaw

Link to Storyline Online

Link to National Geographic Kids

Link to PBS Kids


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