E-Learning

Welcome to the First Grade Remote Learning Page!

We have been so fortunate to have lots of in-person learning so far during the 2020/2021 school year. However, we sometimes may transition to remote learning, and that's why we have this website! The first grade teachers use this page to stay in touch with our kids and families. We share information, links, and videos to continue with our first grade curriculum. While online learning is no substitute for the human interactions and adventures of the classroom, this is a way to connect with kids and families, to keep everyone informed, and to have some fun with the kids!

Scroll down to find all the information you need. And remember that kids' at-home learning should also be focused on playing, creating, exploring, inventing, and adventuring. Curiosity and imagination should lead the way!

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

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Support Section


Online-Learning Survival Guide for First Grade Parents

How to login past the internet filter on your iPad

How to access Freckle for Math

How to access Freckle for Indepedent Reading

How to access Sora to check out virtual books

How to access Canvas

Basic iPad Guide


Daily Checklist


On your remote learning days, please follow these steps. As always, contact your teacher with questions or concerns anytime!

  1. Complete the attendance form below to check-in for the day.
  2. Watch all three daily videos, regardless of who your teacher is. This will include a Skills lesson by Mrs. Carter, a Math lesson by Mr. Pletsch, and a Listening & Learning lesson by Miss Carley. There are additional and optional "extension" videos available if your child needs an extra challenge.
  3. Work on the assignments and activities that are discussed in the videos. Parents and family members should contact their teacher or use their own judgment if the assignments should be shortened, extended, or modified to meet the needs of the individual child.
  4. Feel free to send pictures of your child and/or your child's completed work to your teacher!


Daily Video Lessons

 

Friday, January 15, 2021

All of our videos today honor the teachings and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Please have your child watch all three teacher videos and work on the corresponding activities.
We have listed several additional fun and engaging videos that are optional to watch.
The first grade team is looking forward to exploring topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion all throughout African American Heritage Month (February).
We encourage you to have rich and meaningful discussions at home with your child to accompany these lessons. :)

Mrs. Carter's MLK Lesson

Resources: MLK Color/Cut/Staple Book, Picture of Peace Document (sent in morning email)

Mr. Pletsch's MLK Lesson

Resource: MLK Dream paper (sent in morning email)

Miss Carley's MLK Lesson

Activity: "I Have a Dream" Dream Catcher

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Art for Kids Hub Heart Hands Video

The Story of Martin Luther King Jr. by the Kid President

MLK BrainPop Jr.

Rosa Parks BrainPop Jr.

"I Have a Dream" recited by kids

"I Have a Dream" by MLK

MLK rap song

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Join your teacher at 8:00am for your classroom Google Meet session!

Click here for Mrs. Carter's Google Meet at 8:00am.

Click here for Mr. Pletsch's Google Meet at 8:00am.

Click here for Miss Carley's Google Meet at 8:00am.

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Join Mrs. B for your TEAMS lesson!

Mrs. Carter - 11:00am

Miss Carley - 12:00pm

Mr. Pletsch - 1:00pm


At-Home Learning Resources


Here are some optional ideas and resources for ongoing fun and learning at home. Enjoy!


Art!

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Mrs. Dunlap created this awesome interactive grid for first grade artists.

If you created one last school year, you can continue using your personal Artsonia portfolio!

Artsonia school access code: PNZX-SKNN

 


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!


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 online 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!


Rocky Mountain PBS Reading Program!

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Click here to check out this great "Read With Me At Home" series from Rocky Mountain PBS.


Freckle Math!

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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: D6GZKC
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.


 

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


Write!

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Keep a diary, a journal, or a travel log.

Write letters to friends and families.

Create a family tree book with pictures and biographies.

Write stories, fiction or nonfiction, using lots of imagination and creativity. Remember the steps in the writing process...

1. PLAN
2. DRAFT
3. EDIT

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


Spelling Words!

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Sight words, or tricky words, are words that cannot be sounded out using basic decoding skills. They are rule breakers.
Therefore, it is important that first graders learn to automatically recognize sight words from memory.

Click the links below to view important sight words and tricky words. First graders should learn all of these words.
We practice these skills at school, but additional work at home will always support the development of these young readers!
 

The Fry List of the First 100 Sight Words

Video Slideshow of the Fry List of 1000 Sight Words

CKLA Tricky Word List
 

Our weekly spelling assessments consist of seven decodable words and one tricky word.
Click the link below to view all of our spelling words for the year!

First Grade Spelling Words
 



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.