Friday, March 16

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Today is Day 126

Encore Rotation: Gym
We have 54 days left in this school year after today.
  There are 9 more days in the third quarter.


Please limit homework to 15 or 20 minutes each evening.

Reading Homework, Week of 03/19-03/23, J. Hill

Please read/reread the two selections (front and back) “Edison Tried and Tried Again" and "Ben Franklin."

It is important to reread each evening to improve reading fluency.  This includes speed and expression, stopping for end punctuation, and pausing for commas.

High-frequency words:  Read as quickly as you can in random order.

claw                    light               right

high                    could             said  

knew                   work             people         

hard                    many             invent                 

 Spelling:  READ AND SPELL

flag        glad          lab          


dip         slid         

rock       lot            plop

thud       such           


 **We will still be reading the decodable text, but we will read it at school.**  Page down for online practice with spelling.

MATH this week: Skip-counting by 2's, 5's and 10s

Place Value (grouping and counting by 10's and 1's) to 110

Place Value Fun activity:  HERE

Review:  Basic Shapes, Coins and Values


Try StarrMatica:  HERE  login cess
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Practice with PATTERNS HERE

Counting using 10 Frames  HERE

Online Math Manipulatives to Practice Addition and Subtraction:  HERE

COINBOX money practice

Beginning Blends Practice HERE 

Practice short vowel words HERE

Ending Blends activity:  HERE

Your child can practice this week's spelling words at  HERE  (Choose one of the units from 1 to 13.)

Math:  Telling Time to the Hour and Half Hour:  PRACTICE ONLINE

Basic Shapes:  Graphs

ABCYA activity

Joining parts to make a total/Taking parts away from a total up to 10

Count by 2's, 5's and 10's to 110

Math Skills:  Count forward to 50 and back from 30

Name and tell value of coins

Continue to practice using parts to make
totals to 10.

Also, basic subtraction to 10:  Practice ONLINE

Math Tools for This Week: Add Numbers to 10

Ten Frame and Counters

Making Sums to 10  HERE

You may access our first-grade reading books online:
JOURNEYS (Select Book 1.)

Please check your child's homework folder for the
word list and other skills to be studied.

Our Daily Schedule:  HERE

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

Online Math Activities to Practice Basic Skills HERE

Marble Addition

Online Activity 2:  Molly Adds Up

If you would like to try some online activities:

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

CVC Pop short vowel practice

Practice Counting to 100:  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

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.

Our Daily Schedule:

8:15-8:40               Homeroom/Morning Meeting
8:40-10:45             Reading
10:45-11:05           Math Fact Fluency
11:05-11:35            Lunch
11:35-12:05            Recess
12:05-1:35               Math
1:40-2:25                 Encore
2:25-3:00                 Social Studies/Science
3:00-3:10                  Snack
3:10-3:15                  Prepare for Dismissal                     

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.