Janice Hill

Janice Hill

CES First Grade

"Those words are most likely to reach to the hearts of the learners that come from the hearts of the teachers.  Those shall teach thee best that utter words out of their heart, that speak by experience, and not by rote, of spiritual and divine things."  Matthew Henry

Please check the "Useful Links" section at left to access resources for reading and math.

New Math SOL curriculum framework: 


teach your monster to read

Coin Sort Activity:  HERE and HERE

Tuesday, April 25

Today is Day 159

Encore Rotation: Day 4 (Gym)

Try this activity:  Flip counter to practice place value:  HERE
or this one:   
Counting Tens and Ones:  Here
We have 21 days left in this school year.
  21 more days in the 6th 6-Weeks.
What does good reading sound like?
Check out this article:  The Music of Reading Aloud

J. Hill, First Grade 1C, Homework:  
Week of April 24-April 28


Please limit homework to 15 or 20 minutes each evening.


Lesson 28:  Study high-frequency words, spelling list and read little book each evening.  Word lists and reading of little books will be assessed on Thursday.  Spelling test and comprehension test on little book on Friday.

We will not test on the selections in the Reading textbook for Unit 6.  We will focus on the little book that your child is reading each week.


Math: Check folder each evening for Math worksheet.

This week:  2-digit numbers and continue reviewing
 Equal expressions (4 +5 = 2 + 7; 2 + 3 = 4 + 1)

We are reviewing adding and subtracting 10 from two-digit numbers this week.

Still reviewing  Fractions:  1/2, 1/4, and 1/8

Numbers to 120/ordering numbers from least to greatest and greatest to least

Counting On to Add, Counting back to subtract, and Counting a group of pennies or a group of nickels or a group of dimes (like coins only, no mix), telling time to hour and half-hour

Review basic shapes (triangle, square, circle and rectangle); recognize and extend patterns

These skills need to be practiced and maintained throughout the school year:
(1)Counting by 2's to 50 and by 1's, 5's and 10's to 100.                 
(2)Counting back from 30 by 1’s

(3)Coins and their values.******
(4)Addition and subtraction to 20.
(5)Identifying random numbers to 110.

(6)Telling time to the hour and half-hour

PHOTO GALLERY updated 01/06/17.

Adding Doubles

More Adding Doubles

The Cat in the Hat activities from PBS

Activities at Seussville

Place Value:  Hammer Numbers:  HERE

Practice Math Skills HERE

Manipulative Tool Chest for Math:  HERE

and at ABCya HERE

More Telling Time to the Hour:  HERE

Word Family Sort:  HERE

Spelling City--all first grade lists by lesson

Build a Word Short Vowel Review

Build a Word Double Consonants

Rhyming Words

Word Families

CVC Pop short vowel practice

Practice Counting to 100:  HERE

Spellling City short e words:  HERE

Use this link for Spelling City, then choose unit (Lesson) to review:

Spelling City

First Grade Supply List is in Useful Links section.

How do children learn?  Check this out.

Our Reading Text Online:  HERE

Spelling City

Reading and spelling practice for all levels HERE

Also, for materials for our reading text, go to Useful Links.

Check out the Useful Links section for tools and materials
to support our work in school.

FunBrain games and activities

Check out our PHOTO GALLERY.

We are practicing Bucket Filling behaviors!

Check out the Photo Gallery for new pictures!

In the Useful Links section you will be able to access our reading text,
decodable stories and leveled readers for this week.

Online practice with word study, plurals. . .

Check out our Photo Gallery.

Practice with Graphs:

Bar Graph Sorter
Bugs in the System Graphing
Counting and Graphing Objects
Graph and Tally Lessons and Activities
Additional Links for Graphing

Telling Time

Addition and Subtraction Word Problems

Manipulatives to practice patterns

Fractions Quiz

Cross the River Fractions Game

Turkey Terminator Fraction Game

Fractions Link 1 Equal Parts

Fractions Link 2 (1/2, 1/3, 1/4)  

Shape Construction Activity

 Counting to 100/Identifying Numbers

Base Ten Blocks to Practice Place Value

Sight Word Bingo

Spelling City
High-Frequency Word Practice Game

Online "Fridge Magnets" to practice spelling

Reading Tips for Parents of First Graders

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Read with your child every day.


Routine with repetition and slightly different activities will build confidence and allow for growth of skills.

Check out the Useful Links!

In the Reading section, you will find:  leveled books, phonics readers, weekly selection from our Reading text, word lists and MORE.

Please email with any questions.  Being prepared is the most important step in assuring a successful year from the first day to the last.  Access materials and activities from the Useful Links section to make review and transition easier and stress-free.