Thursday, April 30, 2020

Happy May Day! - May 1, 2020

Dear First Graders,

     Good morning. Happy Friday! Happy May Day! Today is the very first day of May. I have had so much fun talking to you this week on Google Hangouts! I just felt like I could be your teacher again and help you and support you. Please keep reading, and feel free to read me a story when we chat. I have already heard some great stories! I can't wait to talk with you again on Monday. 
     Today is Friday, and if you were at school we would go to the Computer Lab today and work with Mrs. Stone. Please visit Mrs. Stone's site and see what she has planned for you this week.
   
      https://cdstechnologyk8.weebly.com/grade-1

Have fun learning today, and have a wonderful weekend!

     Love,
   Miss Gray


Friday, May 1, 2020

Science
Fun Friday..
Butterfly World Virtual Field Trip


Reading
Listen to the poem


Writing
Can you write a poem about socks, or a poem about laughing?


Math
Flash Card Friday

If you don’t have your own flash cards you can make some to practice with. You can do
addition or subtraction problems.

IXL Math - Log on to IXL and complete skill D.9 - Addition Facts - Sums to 20.

Fun Time

Have fun watching this KIDZ BOP video and dance up a storm!


Wednesday, April 29, 2020

April 30, 2020 - It's the Last Day of April!

Dear First Graders,

     Good morning. Happy Thursday! This week has gone by so fast! I can't believe tomorrow will be Friday. I can't thank you all enough for taking the time to chat with me this week on Google Hangouts. I have loved seeing all of the hard work you've been doing, and hearing all the stories you've read to me. Just think, in a little over a month you are going to be second graders! I can't believe it!   
     Enjoy your butterfly lessons today. I can't wait to see how your Fun Time activity turns out. I hope you get a chance to try it. I think you'll have a lot of fun with it!
     Today is Thursday, and if we were at school you would go to art with Mrs. Stevens. Please visit her blog to see what she has planned for you.

https://kstevens08.wixsite.com/cdsart/post/k-4th-assignment-4

Have fun learning today!

     Love,
   Miss Gray


Thursday, April 30, 2020


Science
Monarch Butterfly




Reading
Listen to Charlie the Caterpillar


Writing 
Charlie the Caterpillar is a book about being a good friend.  Write about a time you were a
good friend or write about what a good friend means to you. 

Building Words
How many words can you make with the letters..           Smile Katie


Math watch video on 3D shapes


Here are some 3D Geometric Shapes.  Can you find some examples of each of these 3D
shapes in your house? 

IXL Math - Log on to IXL and complete skill W.9 - Shapes of Everyday Objects 1.


Fun Time
Can you grow your own rainbow?


Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Remote Learning Lessons - April 29, 2020

Dear Hard Working First Graders,

     Good morning. Happy Wednesday! Thank to those of you who were able to chat with me yesterday about the work you've been completing. Some of you even took the time to read me some wonderful stories. You know how much I love books! I probably love books and reading even more than I love m&m's, and that's a lot! I really liked the way you used your reading strategies to help you figure out any words you weren't sure of. One of you even remembered that you can skip the word and come back to it!
     I hope you have fun working on all of your lessons today. I realized after talking to you yesterday that you are learning a lot about butterflies. Well done! Since today would be the day we go to the library, don't forget to read a great story to someone at home today, maybe even one of your furry friends! Have fun learning today.

      Love,
   Miss Gray



Wednesday, April 29, 2020


Science
How a caterpillar become a butterfly


Reading
Listen to the story ‘Ten Magic Butterflies’


Writing
Write a sequence story about catching a butterfly.  Use the words…
First
Next 
Then 
Last

Make sure your details are in the correct order!

Wacky Wednesday 
Can you unscramble these sentences?


1. butterfly little see I a 


2. eat to candy I like


3. we play soccer Can


Math

https://www.k5learning.com/worksheets/math/grade-1-addition-subtraction-word-problems-single-digits-6.pdf

IXL Math - Log on to IXL and complete skill D.12 - Addition Word Problems - Sums to 20.




Fun Time 
Follow along and draw a monarch butterfly

I can't wait to the amazing monarch butterflies that you draw!

     

Monday, April 27, 2020

Remote Learning Lessons - April 28, 2020

Dear First Graders,

     Good morning. Happy Tuesday! I had so much fun chatting with a lot of you yesterday! I can't wait to talk with you today about the work you've been doing. Thank you to those of you who showed me your butterflies. I hope you got to hang them up so others will be able to enjoy them, too. 

     I hope you enjoy working on today's remote learning lessons. You'll continue to learn about butterflies. I've always found butterflies to be so interesting, and each one is so unique. Just like all of you!

    Today is Tuesday, and if we were at school you would have music this afternoon. Please visit Mrs. Miller's site and sing some of the songs she has posted fort you.

   http://centerdrivemusic.weebly.com/grades-k-4.html

You would also have guidance with Mrs. Ludden today, so don't forget to check her blog to see what she has planned for you.

   https://centerdriveguidance.weebly.com/first-grade

Have fun learning today!

    Love,
  Miss Gray


Tuesday, April 28, 2020


Science
Life Cycle of a butterfly


Reading
Listen to The Very Impatient Caterpillar
.
Word Families

Can you make 5 new words from each word ending? For example, if I put the letter b at the beginning of ake I would get the word bake. Or if I put the letter b at the beginning of ack I would get the word back.

-ake
-ack


Writing
Write about a time you have been very impatient.  What were you waiting for?  How did you
feel? What did you do?

Math 
Watch video on correctly using nonstandard units to measure
Use a nonstandard unit of measurement to measure the length of these items (example of a
nonstandard unit: paperclips, pennies, blocks, toothpicks) 
Items
1 pencil
2 book
3 shoe
4 desk/table
5 a toy
6 window
For numbers 7, 8,9, and 10, you choose 4 items to measure their length. What will you
measure?

IXL Math - Log in to IXL and complete skill P.7 - Measure Length with Objects.


FunTime
Make your own Butterfly life cycle craft.  Here is an example...be creative & have fun! Use
any materials you can find.  Describe each stage.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Welcome Back to Your Remote Learning Lessons! - April 27, 2020

Dear First Graders,
   
     Good morning. Happy Monday! I hope you all had a fabulous vacation with your families. I tried hard to relax and find time to just have some fun. I got out in my kayak on Saturday. I was the only person on the pond, but I did see a few ducks. It was quiet out on the water, and very relaxing. I got a good workout, too!
      I'm looking forward to chatting with you each day about your lessons. If you haven't signed up yet to chat with me, please take the time to do that. I really want the opportunity to see your work and what you've been up to. And I'm just really excited to get to see you each day!
     Enjoy working on today's butterfly activities. I'm looking forward to seeing all your hard work!

       Love,
   Miss Gray

P.S. - Today is Monday, which is gym day for us. Please visit Mr. Reed's blog and see what he has for activities for you to do today. Have fun!

https://mreedatcds.blogspot.com/


Monday, April 27, 2020

Science
Butterflies

Reading 
Listen to the book The Life of a Butterfly

Vocabulary 
Metamorphosis
A series of developmental changes.

Caterpillar the larvae stage of a 
butterfly

Chrysalis
The third stage of a butterflies life cycle also known as pupa

Nectar sweet liquid found in flowers

Writing
If I could fly like a butterfly I would…..

Math 

10 more 10 less
Come up with a 2 digit number or flip over 2 
cards.  Say the number that is 10 more and the number that is 10 less. 
Example: I flip 7 and 6, and make 76.  66 is ten less than 76. 86 is ten more than 76.

IXL Math - Log in to IXL and complete skill E.9 - Add Two Multiples of Ten

Fun Time
Make some handprint butterflies with family members and decorate a window or wall.

ABC Countdown:
A Practice writing upper and lower case letter A a.

Create a piece of Art.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Last Remote Lessons Before April Vacation! April 17, 2020

Dear Hard Working First Graders,

     Good morning. Happy Friday! Today's remote learning lessons will be your last lessons until April 27th, as next week is April vacation. Thank you to those of you who took the time to post a comment on my blog, letting me know how you can help take care of the Earth. You had some great ideas!
     Today you're going to finish up your Earth Day lessons. Have fun learning all about what our planet Earth is like. I especially hope you try out the 'Fun Time' activity today. If you do, I would love to see how your's turns out!
     Today is Friday, and that is our day to visit Mrs. Stone in the computer lab. Please visit her site and see what she has in store for you today.
     https://cdstechnologyk8.weebly.com/grade-1
    Don't forget to leave Mrs. Stone a comment on her blog to let her know how your coding went.

    I hope you all have a very relaxing and enjoyable vacation. We'll get back to your remote lesson routine on April 27th. Have fun and stay safe, healthy and happy. I love you all and miss you lots!

     Love,
   Miss Gray


Friday, April 17, 2020


BrainPop-


Writing
Use the letters from the words
Planet Earth
(maybe have an adult write the letters on cards or pieces of paper for you) 
Using only the letters from Planet Earth how many words can you make?
Write all of the words that you are able to make with the letters in these two words. For example, in the word planet I see the word net. In the word Earth I see the letters h, e, a, and t - those letters spell the word heat. I bet you are going to be able to find so many words! Do you think you can make at least 20 words?!
Reading


Sort (10-15)toys in your room by how many syllables each has.  
Ex..ball has 1
Legos has 2


Extend Reading into Math
Organize and represent your sorted syllable data.  Make a tally chart to show it.
Example of tally chart.


IXL Math - Log in to IXL and complete skill J.7 - Addition and Subtraction Sentences: Which is True?


Fun Time
Earth Day Arthub


Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Remote Learning Lessons - Thursday, April 16, 2020

Dear Fantastic First Graders,

     Good morning. Happy Thursday! Thanks for all of the wonderful pictures that you sent to me yesterday! They were awesome! I could tell that you worked very hard yesterday, and you looked like you were enjoying your remote lessons. A lot of you mentioned that you liked the science experiment a lot, along with the Fun Time activity. You got very creative with that! Well done. 
     I hope you enjoy today's remote learning lessons. When you finish your remote learning lessons today, please leave a comment and tell me one thing you can do to help take care of our beautiful planet Earth. Even first graders can do their part to make sure our Earth always stays beautiful.
     Today is Thursday, which means we would have art today. Please visit Mrs. Stevens' blog to see what she has planned for you today. Have fun creating!
      https://kstevens08.wixsite.com/cdsart/post/k-4th-assignment-3
     Have fun learning today!

   Love,
Miss Gray


Thursday, April 16, 2020


BrainPop-


Writing
Finish this writing prompt and use details to support your reason.


I believe in helping the Earth because...


Reading
Listen to book Michael Recycle


Math
Play before and after. 
Using cards or dice. Roll 2 dice or flip over two cards and make a 2 digit number. Tell the
number that comes before that number and the number that comes after. 
EX.
I flip a 7 and a 3. I make 73. I say 72 comes before 73 and 74 comes after 73.

IXL Math - Log on to IXL and complete skill J.5 - Addition and Subtraction Facts - up to 20.


Fun Time
Make an Earth picture or Earth project. Here is an example of one made on a paper plate.
Be creative and have fun!

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Remote Learning Lesson - Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Dear Amazing First Graders,

       Good morning. Happy Wednesday! I'm sorry I wasn't able to post your remote learning lessons for Friday and Monday. I hope you got the message that Mrs. Stone posted yesterday to let you know I still didn't have any power and to let you know you could get your lessons on Mrs. Lausier's blog. I'm sorry for any confusion this may have caused.
     This week the focus of your remote learning lessons is Earth day. I hope you have fun doing your science experiment today! I also hope you get to do the 'Fun Time' activity. If you do I would love to see a picture of what you create.
      Anthony, it sounds like you had an amazing birthday on Saturday! Did you like your mom's surprise? She must think you are a special little boy to do that for you. I couldn't believe how many cars drove by and honked their birthday wishes to you!
      Today is Wednesday, and you would go visit the library. So I'm going to ask you to pick a book from your 'library' and read it to someone at home. If you get stuck on any words remember the reading strategies we've worked on this year at school.
      Have fun learning today!

     Love,
   Miss Gray



Wednesday, April 15, 2020


Science- 
Sink/Float Experiments!
Fill the sink with water.
Find 5 things that sink and 5 things that float!  
Draw pictures of each of your sink and float items.


Reading
Listen to the book 
“I can Save the Earth”




Draw a picture and write about something you could do if your power goes out and you
have a blackout.


Math
Watch the BrainPop Jr video on More/Less




Now turn 2 cards over and see which card is more, which card has less, or see if they equal.

IXL Math - Log on to IXL and complete skill D.15 - Addition sentences: True or False?


Fun Time

Go around your home and collect things you can recycle or reuse (plastic bottles,
cardboard, paper) and try to make an animal.

A Message from Miss Gray for April 14

Good Morning from Miss Gray!

This message is to let you know that Miss Gray is still without power and cannot post your daily lessons.

Until she does, she wants you to go to Mrs. Lausier's blog to complete your work!

http://lausier.blogspot.com/

She misses you and will check in with you as soon as her power returns!

From Mrs. Stone!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Let's Learn About the Rainforest - April 9, 2020

Dear First Graders,

     Good morning. Happy Thursday. Today you will be learning about the rainforest and the animal that call it home. Do you remember when we read the story 'Red-eyed Tree Frog' in your anthology? I wonder if you will learn about some of the same animals today that were in that story. Do you think you would like to be able to visit the rainforest? What would you like to see and do there?
     Today is Thursday, and it is art day for us. Please visit Mrs. Stevens' blog and see what she has planned for you today. I think you are going to enjoy this art lesson!

     https://kstevens08.wixsite.com/cdsart/post/k-4th-assignment-2

First graders, have fun learning today! I'll be thinking of you. Miss you!

      Love,
   Miss Gray



Thursday, April 9, 2020


BrainPop- 
Writing
While visiting the rainforest, you discover a new insect!  What does it look like? How does it
live it’s life in the rainforest? What will you name it?
Draw a picture of this new animal.


Math
Take a shape walk around your house. Draw and label the shapes that you find. Can you make ART
with your shapes? 

IXL Math - log on to IXL and work on skill K.5 - Compare numbers up to 100 using symbols.


Reading
The Umbrella by 
Jan Brett


Explore the Rainforest


Fun Time


How to draw a dolphin