Grade 1 Learning

  • First Grade Continuity of Learning

    Choose an activity from each section to do each day.

    First Grade Continuity of Learning 2.0

    The following three weeks of material was developed for grade one students and families. These activities may be done during the “regular school weeks” of April or may extend through April school recess if families so choose.

    **Paper packets will be mailed to each student's home on Tuesday, April 7, 2020.**

    Morning Routine:

    • Please use the Calendar and Weather Graph Daily
    • You may wish to start each day with this activity
    • Parents can rotate the use of the following questions to assist with the daily Calendar and Weather routine.

    Calendar - keep track of days by crossing off each day

    • What month is it? Are there any holidays or special days in this month? Do you have a special day in this month? What is the season? How many seasons are there? Can you name them? What month is after this month? What month is before this month? How many months are there? Can you name them?
    • What day of the week is it? What is today’s date? Is the number odd or even? How do you know? What will tomorrow’s date/day be? What was yesterday’s date/day? What will the date/day be in three(change the number) days? What was the date/day (choose number) days ago? How many days of the week? Can you name them?

    Weather - shade in the space to show what the weather is each day

    • What is the weather today? How do you know? Is the temperature warm or cold? How do you know? Using the weather graph weekly, ask how many days were sunny, cloudy, etc.  How do you know? What does the graph show? How can you tell there are more/less/the same number of days sunny, windy etc. without counting?

    Complete an activity from each section (reading, phonics/word work, writing, math) each day.

    Week 4 - April 5 - 11

    Reading

    Day 1 *Read for at least 20 minutes 

     Write or Draw a picture about a character in the story.

    Day 2 *Read for at least 20 minutes 

     Write or Draw a picture about your favorite part. 

    Day 3 *Read for at least 20 minutes

     Write or Draw a picture about the setting or where the story takes place

    Day 4 *Read for at least 20 minutes 

     Retell the story to someone at home. 

    Day 5 *Read for at least 20 minutes 

     Write a new ending to the story.

    Phonics

    Word Work List 1 words

    Day 1 - Use letter cards and build all the long A words -ai, -ay.

    Day 2 - Build or write  words using with...chalk, Playdough, shaving cream, cereal (then eat your words)

    Day 3 - Choose ten words and write a sentence for each one.

    Day 4 - Choose ten words and write a sentence for each one.

    Day 5- Spell your words out loud to a stuffed animal, family member or pet

    Use your words and play hangman, memory or another fun game

    Writing

    Day 1 - Which do you like better riding your bike or taking a walk? Give three reasons why? 

    Day 2 - Write a How-to about how to make a sandwich. Use the transition words, First, next, then, last.

    Day 3 - Write an All About story about an animal you like. Give at least three facts.

    Day 4 - Write about something you did this week. Be sure to have a beginning, middle and end and include      details.

    Day 5 - Write a letter to a Community Helper (police officer, firefighter, doctor, nurse, grocery or pharmacy clerk, etc.)  

    Math

    Day 1 - Each day Choose an activity from the math calendar or the Math at Home Journal and practice your math facts.

    Day 2 - Each day Choose an activity from the math calendar or the Math at Home Journal and practice your math facts.

    Day 3 - Each day Choose an activity from the math calendar or the Math at Home Journal and practice your math facts.

    Day 4 - Each day Choose an activity from the math calendar or the Math at Home Journal and practice your math facts.

    Day 5 - Each day Choose an activity from the math calendar or the Math at Home Journal and practice your math facts.


    Week 5 - April 12 - 18

    Reading

    Day 1 *Read for at least 20 minutes 

     Write or Draw a picture about a character in the story.

    Day 2 *Read for at least 20 minutes 

     Write or Draw a picture about your favorite part. 

    Day 3 *Read for at least 20 minutes

     Write or Draw a picture about the setting or where the story takes place

    Day 4 *Read for at least 20 minutes 

     Retell the story to someone at home. 

    Day 5 *Read for at least 20 minutes 

     Write a new ending to the story.

    Phonics

    Word Work  List 2 words

    Day 1 - Use letter cards and build all the long O words -ow, -oa.

    Day 2 - Build or write  words using with...chalk, Playdough, shaving cream, cereal (then eat your words)

    Day 3 - Choose ten words and write a sentence for each one.

    Day 4 - Choose ten words and write a sentence for each one.

    Day 5- Spell your words out loud to a stuffed animal, family member or pet

    Use your words and play hangman, memory or another fun game

    Writing

    Day 1 - Which do you like better: rainy days or sunny days? Give three reasons why? 

    Day 2 - Write a How-to about how to brush your teeth. Use the transition words, First, next, then, last.

    Day 3 - Write and All About story about a place you like to go. Give at least three facts.

    Day 4 - Write about something you did this week. Be sure to have a beginning, middle and end and include details

    Day 5 - Write a letter to a Friend or family member.

    Math

    Day 1 - Each day Choose an activity from the math calendar or the Math at Home Journal and practice your math facts.

    Day 2 - Each day Choose an activity from the math calendar or the Math at Home Journal and practice your math facts.

    Day 3 - Each day Choose an activity from the math calendar or the Math at Home Journal and practice your math facts.

    Day 4 - Each day Choose an activity from the math calendar or the Math at Home Journal and practice your math facts.

    Day 5 - Each day Choose an activity from the math calendar or the Math at Home Journal and practice your math facts.


    Week 6 - April 26 - May 2

    Reading

    Day 1 *Read for at least 20 minutes 

     Write or Draw a picture about a character in the story.

    Day 2 *Read for at least 20 minutes 

     Write or Draw a picture about your favorite part. 

    Day 3 *Read for at least 20 minutes

     Write or Draw a picture about the setting or where the story takes place

    Day 4 *Read for at least 20 minutes 

     Retell the story to someone at home. 

    Day 5 *Read for at least 20 minutes 

    Write a new ending to the story.

    Phonics

    Word Work  List 3 words

    Day 1 - Use letter cards and build all the long I words -igh, -ie.

    Day 2 - Build or write  words using with...chalk, Playdough, shaving cream, cereal (then eat your words)

    Day 3 - Choose ten words and write a sentence for each one.

    Day 4 - Choose ten words and write a sentence for each one.

    Day 5 - Spell your words out loud to a stuffed animal, family member or pet

    Use your words and play hangman, memory or another fun game

    Writing

    Day 1 - Which do you like better, ice cream or candy? Give three reasons why? 

    Day 2 - Write a How-to about how to brush your teeth. Use the transition words, First, next, then, last.

    Day 3 - Write and All About story about a person you know. Give at least three facts.

    Day 4 - Write a How to about how to take care of the Earth. Use the transition words, First, next, then, last.

    Day 5 - Write a letter to your teacher.

    Math

    Day 1 - Each day Choose an activity from the math calendar or the Math at Home Journal and practice your math facts.

    Day 2 - Each day Choose an activity from the math calendar or the Math at Home Journal and practice your math facts.

    Day 3 - Each day Choose an activity from the math calendar or the Math at Home Journal and practice your math facts.

    Day 4 - Each day Choose an activity from the math calendar or the Math at Home Journal and practice your math facts.

    Day 5 - Each day Choose an activity from the math calendar or the Math at Home Journal and practice your math facts.

    Additional math practice: Continue additional practice games and activities from the first Continuity of learning plan and be sure to continue counting out loud to 120, counting objects (pennies, cherrios, spoons, etc.) and ask if you have X(25) number of items do you also have X (19) number of items? How do you know?, name as many math facts you know that add to 10. (1+9, 9+1,0+10,10+0, 2+8,8+2, 3+7, etc.)


    Reading choices:

    Questions to use for additional writing or conversation about stories you read or are read aloud to you by someone.

    • Is this story fiction or nonfiction? How do you know? What was the main idea (what was the story mostly about)? Why do you think the author wrote this story (to inform, entertain, tell an opinion/lesson)? Who were the characters in the story? Who was your favorite character? Why? What was something you learned or enjoyed about this story? What was the problem in the story? How was it solved? Compare this story to another story you know. How was it the same? How was it different? How did this story make you feel? Would you change anything in this story? Why? What would it be?

    Digital Resources: Fun for extra practice or extension

    WGBH    https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/grades/early-elementary/

    Starfall   https://www.starfall.com/h/

    EPIC         https://www.getepic.com/

    Storyline https://www.storylineonline.net/

    Reflexmath https://www.reflexmath.com

    Xtramath https://xtramath.org/#/home/index

    KhanAcademy https://www.khanacademy.org/login

    KhanAcademyKIds https://learn.khanacademy.org/khan-academy-kids/

    STMath ST Math Instructions for Computer & iPad

    GoNoodle https://www.gonoodle.com/

    FPS resources https://www.falmouth.k12.ma.us/Page/3311

    MysteryScience https://mysteryscience.com/

    Rivet https://rivet.area120.com/

    DESE http://www.doe.mass.edu/covid19/ed-resources.html

    Scholastic https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html?caching

Last Modified on April 6, 2020