E-Learning

Welcome to First Grade Online Learning!

As we all patiently wait for our school to reopen, the first grade teachers will use this page to stay in touch with our kids and their families. We will share information, links, and videos to continue with some of our first grade curriculum. While online learning is no substitute for the human interactions and adventures of the classroom, this is a way that we can connect with all of you, keep you informed, and have some fun with the kids. We miss the kids and hope that we can return to our normal first grade world soon!

With Much Love,
Mrs. Carter, Miss Carley, Mr. Pletsch

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Click Here for an Online-Learning Survival Guide for First Grade Parents!


Daily Attendance


We are taking daily attendance only for the purpose of making sure that we stay connected to all students and families. Attendance/absences will not be held against students. The intention is to support students who may have difficulty connecting with us.

Please input the student's name in the correct field and press "submit" to take attendance for today...

Thursday, April 9, 2020


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Daily Mini-Lessons


Every day (Tuesday through Friday), three videos will be posted below. One video will be from Mrs. Carter, one from Miss Carley, and one from Mr. Pletsch. These videos will cover different academic subjects, including Language Arts Skills, Math, and Listening & Learning. All first graders should watch each video every day, regardless of who their teacher is, and complete any recommended follow-up activities. We hope the kids enjoy our tiny lessons!


Mrs. Carter's Skills Lesson

Thursday, April 9

If the video below does not work for you, try clicking here instead.


Mr. Pletsch's Math Lesson

Thursday, April 9

If the video below does not work for you, try clicking here instead.


Miss Carley's Listening and Learning Lesson

Thursday, April 9

If the video below does not work for you, try clicking here instead.


Mrs. Carter's Skills Lesson

Wednesday, April 8

If the video below does not work for you, try clicking here instead.


Mr. Pletsch's Math Lesson

Wednesday, April 8

If the video below does not work for you, try clicking here instead.


Miss Carley's Listening and Learning Lesson

Wednesday, April 8

If the video below does not work for you, try clicking here instead.

Here is the flag design worksheet discussed in the video.


Mrs. Carter's Skills Lesson

Tuesday, April 7

If the video below does not work for you, try clicking here instead.


Mr. Pletsch's Math Lesson

Tuesday, April 7

If the video below does not work for you, try clicking here instead.

Click here for the worksheet that is discussed in the video.


Miss Carley's Listening and Learning Lesson

Tuesday, April 7

If the video below does not work for you, try clicking here instead.


Mrs. Carter's Skills Lesson

Friday, April 3

If the video below does not work for you, try clicking here instead.


Mr. Pletsch's Math Lesson

Friday, April 3

If the video below does not work for you, try clicking here instead.


Miss Carley's Listening and Learning Lesson

Friday, April 3

If the video below does not work for you, try clicking here instead.


Exploratories


Here are activities presented by our Exploratories teachers for you to enjoy!


Art!

From Mrs. Dunlap, our art teacher...

Here is an interactive grid that will tell your first grade artists what great projects they can work on!

Mrs. Dunlap

 


Music!

From Mrs. Lawson, our music teacher...

Click here to access your music lessons for the week. Enjoy!


P.E.!

From Mr. Niebuhr, our P.E. teacher...

ON THURSDAY, APRIL 9 AT 11:00AM, FIRST GRADERS ARE INVITED TO JOIN MR. NIEBUHR FOR A VIRTUAL P.E. CLASS!
CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE CLASS AT 11:00 ON THURSDAY!

Click here for your physical education activities for the week!

Click here for your Fitness Challenge Task Sheet!


Spanish!

From Maestra Lillemon, our Spanish teacher...

Check out this video from Maestra!


TEAMS!

From Mrs. Bradbury (Mrs. B), our TEAMS teacher...

Click here to see what you can do for TEAMS this week!

 


Extra Optional Activities


Below are some fun optional activities for the kids!


Math Facts!

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First graders use a math program called Freckle to practice their math facts.
Follow the instructions below to access Freckle online.

1. Click right here.

2. Input your class code.
Mr. Pletsch's class code: PLETSZ
Mrs. Carter's class code: 4YHZGX
Miss Carley's class code: CARLEX

3. Select student's name. Click the green arrow. Select "MATH." Select "NUMBER FACTS." Click the green arrow.

4. Have fun!

Email your teacher with any questions or technical difficulties.


Write a Story!

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Write a story about the adventures of Miss Carley's hairless cats, Sterling and Steele! Remember the steps in the writing process...

1. PLAN
2. DRAFT
3. EDIT

Some other writing options are:

Use your own paper or have an adult download and print this paper for you...
 


 

Read!  Read!  Read!  Read!  Read!  Read!



More Math!

Here is a message from Mr. Smith, our math interventionist...
 

I have two fun card games for students to try out listed below.  They may be familiar to you if you played any of the games I put in the Mustang Tales last year.  I thought a reminder of some of the fun math games would be a great way to bring some more enjoyment to math practice this week.

 

I also thought it would be good practice to work on word problems on a site called Mathopolis.com .

Mathopolis.com has material aimed at students from grades 2-5.

-go to Mathopolis.com

-click on questions

-click on your grade level

-you can answer the “question of the day” for today and yesterday 

-if the question is too hard, click on the grade before yours and answer that one

- if the question is too easy, go the grade level after yours and try to answer that one

-there are games to play and skills practice too

 

For students grades Kinder-1, try Bedtimemath.org.

-click on today’s math fun and have your parent or someone else that can help you, read the problem to you and have fun together solving the problem

 

I will be available to help if you get stuck on math homework and don’t know what to do.  I will be available from 10:00am-12:00pm Tuesday-Friday. 

 

Contact me by calling 719-685-2179.

 

This game is for students Kindergarten through 2nd grade:

Finders Keepers

Players: Groups of two or more

Materials: Deck of cards, Ace worth 11, Jack worth 12, Queen worth 13, King worth 14 

 Skill: Addition, subtraction, number recognition, sequence, and order

How to Play: Players split a deck of cards evenly amongst all players. The
players cannot look at their cards
. Each player takes turns flipping one card from
their pile and placing it in the center of table. The goal of the game is to find one
of the following rules: 

 One More Rule: Players may grab the pile if the top card played on the pile is one more than the previous card. First player to find the rule can grab the center pile.

 Same Number Rule: Players may grab the pile if the top card played on the pile is equal to the previous card. First player to find the rule can grab the center pile.

 One Less Rule: Players may grab the pile if the top card played on the pile is one less than the previous card. First player to find the rule can grab the center pile.

 Double It Rule: Players may grab the pile if the top card played on the pile is double the previous card. First player to find the rule can grab the center pile.

If a player makes an illegal grab, they have to give two cards to the bottom of the center pile. If player makes a legal grab, they get all the cards in the center pile. 

The player that collects all 52 cards, or no more rules can be found, wins! 


Fine Arts Center!

We believe the arts are an integral part of a vibrant and resilient community—inspiring us, challenging us, and bringing us together in difficult times. As our team has tackled processing tickets and class registrations in the wake of canceled events, we've been overwhelmed by your generosity. Many of you have chosen to donate the value of your tickets/classes to support our programs; others have sent words of encouragement. We're proud to be part of this community and are deeply grateful for each and every one of you.

Although our doors have temporarily closed, we encourage you to continue to lean on the arts as a powerful tool in managing stress. Below are some resources for keeping the arts an active part of your life while at home.

Museum from Home
 

FAC eMuseum
Explore the FAC permanent collection from home! Our recently launched eMuseum features 50 objects representing the depth and richness of the collection, as well as objects beloved by our guests.

Explore the EMuseum!

Additional online resources:

The Museum Computer Network maintains a list of online collections from around the world.

Theatre from Home


The FAC Theatre Company is working on gaining permission to stream recordings of recent theatre performances—stay tuned for details.

Additional online resources:

Musical theatre favorites playlist, curated by the FAC Theatre staff

The Social Distancing Festival—a directory of live streams put on by arts organizations around the world

 

Virtual Art Classes & Activites


Need a fun lunchtime break? Join Kennedy Center Education Artist in Residence Mo Willems for Lunch Doodles

At home with bored kids? Check out Color Our Collection, which features coloring pages based on the collections of over 100 libraries, archives, and cultural institutions around the world

For a growing list of resources to keep the arts a part of your life from the comfort of your couch or kitchen table, visit our website:

FAC Resource Page


Mindfulness!

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Keeping the body and the mind calm and balanced is more important than ever during these complicated times. We suggest setting aside a few minutes each day for your child to sit quietly, with a mindful body, with eyes closed, and focus on breathing. We have used different breathing strategies, including belly breathing (hands on the belly while taking deep breaths), soup breathing (smell the soup, blow on the soup). and five finger breathing (trace the outline of the hand with a finger from the other hand, breathing in as the finger goes up, breathing out as the finger goes down).

Here is a little more information about what mindfulness is like in first grade.

While you don't need anything but your own body to practice mindfulness, there are some good resources our there to support your child with this practice. Click here for a free mindfulness app from innner explorer. Click here to do some mindyeti lessons with your child. Click here to sign up for free onine mindfulness classes for kids from mindfulschools.org.

And of course, mindfulness can be applied in everything you do during the day! Here is a fun video about eating mindfully.


Yoga!

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While there are lots of online resources for yoga, Cosmic Kids is one of our favorites!


BrainPop Jr.!

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The kids LOVE Annie and Moby! Click here to sign up for free home access. Trust us, your kids will thank you for this!


GoNoodle!

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The kids love doing the activities on GoNoodle! We use it a whole lot in first grade.
Click here to access GoNoodle at home for your kiddo!



Resources! Resources! Resources!

Click here for more online educational resources than you could ever imagine!
Many of them are extending free memberships due to our current educational circumstances.