Tuesday, March 31, 2020

April Fool's Day! remote learning lessons

Dear First Graders,

      Good morning. Happy Wednesday. Happy April Fool's Day! Thank you for working so hard on your remote lessons yesterday. I enjoyed all the pictures that you sent me of your hard work. Please know that I do appreciate all of the hard work and effort that you have put in these past 2 days. Please thank all of your moms and dads for their help, too. 
      I'm not sure if any of you are having trouble logging in to IXL with your username (like one of your classmates was). If you are, put '@centerdrive' after your username and see if that helps. 
      I hope you enjoy your remote lessons for today. Let me know if you have any questions. Have fun learning today.

  Miss Gray

P.S. - For BrainPop Jr. the username is CDSHome and the password is cds1234.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

BONUS: If you have seeds around the house, plant them and see what they grow into. What do we
know we need in order to grow a seed? 

Craft- create your own plant…

Writing- Write about what your plant needs to survive. Write about its habitat. How much water and
sun does it need? Does it like the cold or the hot weather? Where in the world would your
plant be found? 

Reading- Click on this link. Pick an activity from the first grade page. Read the books, watch the videos and do the activity! BONUS: Look at the other days on the website.

Math- Find 20 things from around your house and sort them by:
- length
- weight
- color
- texture
And any other way you can think of! 

Today is Wednesday, and that is our day to visit the library. So read a good book to someone at home. Try to read it with lots of expression.

Fun Time
Write your own joke and challenge someone at your house to do the same.  You can share
them with us. We all like to laugh:)

Monday, March 30, 2020

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - Thank you for working so hard yesterday!

Dear First Graders,
    Good morning. Happy Tuesday! I hope you were able to do all of your remote learning lessons yesterday. I got lots of great pictures and videos from your moms, dads, and grandparents. It was so nice to see you in some of those pictures. You did some amazing work yesterday on your plant drawing and labeling. I loved the patterns you were able to come up with. I think my favorite thing, though, was reading all of your different endings for 'The Tiny Seed'. You were very creative, and some of you had some wonderful details. Have fun working on your lessons again today. I'll be thinking of you, as always.

    Miss Gray

Tuesday, March 31st


Reading- On Youtube
A Tree is a Plant
It has great pictures with labels and an essential question-

Write/Draw- What happens to a tree as it grows.

Math- Collect 100 items from around your house and put them in groups of 10. Count 10-100.
Then put the items in groups of 5 and count 5-100.  BONUS: Can you put them in groups of 2 and count 2-100?
Here are some review and movement videos 
*Counting by tens- 
*Counting by fives-
*Counting by twos- 

IXL Math: https://www.ixl.com/math/grade-1/add-a-one-digit-number-to-a-two-digit-number-with-regrouping    See if you can get your score all the way to 100!

Today is Tuesday, and you would have music and guidance. Please check out Mrs. Miller's music site: 


Also, please check out Mrs. Ludden's guidance blog. To find the first grade activities, click on the 3 lines in the upper left hand corner of her page, then click on first grade. 


Fun Time

Draw a picture of what you think your teacher is doing right now.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Monday, March 30th - Day 1 of Remote Learning

Dear First Graders,

       Good morning. Happy Monday! Today you will be getting started on your first remote learning lessons. Have fun! One of the lessons has a link to a Brainpop Jr. video. To watch that video you will need to enter a username and password. Here is the username and password you will need to enter:

      BrainPop Jr. username - CDSHome
      Brain Pop Jr. password - cds1234

I will check in with your moms and dads to see how your lessons go these first couple of days. Good luck! Have fun!

Your special on Monday is phys. ed. with Mr. Reed. Please check out the lessons he has for his students on his blog. Here is a link to Mr. Reed's blog.

    Miss Gray

Monday, March 29, 2020

Draw your own diagram and label the parts of the plant

Reading- Listen to ”The Tiny Seed” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZITtrzoK4c

Writing- Write a different ending to the story “The Tiny Seed.” Be creative and have fun!
Did the seed survive in your ending and if so, what did it grow into? 

Math- Collect items from around your house to create a pattern with. Draw and name the
pattern. Try to make as many different patterns as you can. 
Listen to this story

Fun Time

Color a picture doing the 3 color challenge... only use 3 crayons/markers

Have a wonderful day first grade Eagles! I'll be thinking of you!

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Day 9 and Counting!

It doesn't seem possible that this is only the 9th day that I haven't been able to teach my first graders! It feels like it has been so much longer. I want to thank all of my parents who have sent me photos and videos of their children - a.k.a. my first graders. They have definitely brightened my days. It's so good to see each of them and know that they are healthy and safe. 

On Monday, March 30th, I will begin posting daily remote assignments for my students. Please check my blog each morning to find out what your child will be working on for the day. I will work to have the assignments posted before 8:00 a.m. each morning. Thank you for supporting your child as we all make our way through these uncertain times. We will all get through this if we continue to work together.