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    Ride the wave into 1st grade

     

    hodell@garwoodschools.org

    Link to our google classroom page 

     

    Google classroom code: kcavizo

     Please remember if your child is sick for the day please send an email to: absent@garwoodschools.org

     

    week 5 

     

    Hi First Grade Families,

     

     The first grade teachers have changed up the schedule a bit and added some instructional videos.   Monday - Thursday will continue learning as in the past.  Friday will be for review extra practice, and Google meetings.  Each child will be responsible for completing approximately 2 + hours of daily instruction. The suggested schedule was developed to help your child succeed when learning and working from home.  We’ve added a new website for math - Zearn.  The log in information can be found here as well as below. We would like to continue to google meet with students on Fridays.  Be on the look out for an email to sign up to chat.  We also made accounts on Brain Pop Jr. -see assigned videos and activities (for fun only) See link here on how  to login. Just in case the link doesn’t give you the code, the class code is :  ten8779

     

     

    Please see google classroom for assignments:)

     

     

    Week 4             

    Hi everyone,

    WE MISS YOU ALL!
    This is a short week - 4 more days until spring break.  Continue all the hard work you have been doing!

    Each child will be responsible for completing approximately 2 + hours of daily instruction.  The first grade teachers have developed a schedule to help your child succeed when learning and working from home.  The suggested schedule is as follows:

    Math 20 minutes

    Brain Break 10 minutes

    Reading 20 minutes

    Writing 20 minutes - Use everything you know about letters and sounds to write in your journal (see journal pages sent in white folder).  Remember to use neat handwriting, do your best to tap out unknown words (don’t ask mom or dad, just use what you know), don’t forget capital letters and punctuation marks. Remember to illustrate a picture and label, label, label, all the things in your picture. Write at least 3-4 sentences or more if you can!  Choose ONE from the list below:

    Writing journal choice board

    Pick 1 topic you want to write about in your journal. 

    How does the story end?

    Who is your favorite character? Explain.

    Is this book like any

    other book you have read? Which one?

    How does the main character feel in this book?

    Which words in the book were tricky?

    Where does the story take place (the setting)?

     

    Brain Break 10 minutes

    ELA 20 minutes

    Science/Social Studies 20 min- choose an activity from the list below

    Scholastic News

    Read the stories, watch the video and do the activity.  

    You can choose from:

    Bears, Rainbows, Snow, Life Cycles, Trash & Recycling  - Scholastic Learn at Home

    Spiders, Weather, Sound, Communities and Bones - Scholastic Learn at Home

    Ponds, Car Safety,  Stars, Empathy & Kindness, Measurement- Scholastic Learn at Home

     

    Mystery Doug

    Watch a mini lesson and write (in your journal) about 2 (or more) things you learned.  

    Mini-Lessons 

    How is glass made?

    Why is the ocean salty?

    Have you ever watched a storm?  Lesson w/ hands-on activity

    How can you find animals in the woods?  Lesson w/ hands-on activity

     

    educational netflix shows -

    Watch one and write about 3 things you learned from the show.  Make sure you tell the name of the show you watched.

    The Magic School Bus - Learn more about a science concept … Ms. Frizzle to the rescue! Stream episodes on the human body, gardening, weather, and more. 

    If I Were an Animal... - Observe different animals as they age from babies to adults. 

    Dino Hunt - Top scientists examine fossils found in Canada while looking for an elusive, new species!

     

    Here are some links you can also check out:  

    Character Education videos:

    Kindness and Jane Goodall

    Kindness and Johnny Appleseed

    Curiosity and George Washington Carver

    Bravery and Ruby Bridges

    Teamwork and the Wright Brothers

     

     

    Try this color-in reading challenge- reading bookmarks and checklist here

    40 Things to do at home  - low-tech activities that are great for elementary kids

    Audible Stories - hundreds of stories to listen to in 6 languages for free https://stories.audible.com/start-listen?fbclid=IwAR1O6hJQmXBnbJRK7qCT9vSYdDf6Ark34qjhiwiNd4dVGskzC963r2nbYIU

     

    LIVE CAM TO THE ZOO

    San Diego Zoo offers Live Cams and Videos of Your favorite animals:

     

    Smithsonian National Zoo Live webcams (Lion, Panda, & elephant)

     

    Houston Zoo Webcam ( Giraffe, Gorilla, elephant, leaf cutter ants, Rhino, Chimps)

     

    Maryland Zoo ( Penguins, Giraffe, Flamingo, Goat)

     

    VIRTUAL TOURS TO MUSEUMS

    National Museum of Natural History 

    (Dinosaurs, Plants, Early life, Ancient seas, Mammals, Ice Age, Genome)

    past-exhibits

    (African Bush Elephant & rotunda; African voices, Bone Hall, Butterfly Pavilion, Fossils, Human Origins, Ancient Egypt)

    (Antlers, Wet Specimens, Whale Bones)

     

    National Museum United States Air Force 

     

    Boston Children’s Museum  - Virtual Tour

     

    Best Educational Amazon Prime Shows for Elementary School

    WordGirl - Looking to boost your class’s vocabulary? Check out the adventures of the superhero WordGirl who uses her vocabulary to combat crime. The show also has an affiliated site full of vocabulary-building activities. 

    Animal Encyclopedia - Your animal-obsessed students will love this documentary series.

    DrawMe a Story Series - In this series, different artists draw and sketch pictures inspired by the stories your kids have come to love. 

    Dino Dan - Dan Henderson is a ten-year-old boy who eats, sleeps, and breathes dinosaurs!

    Brightly Storytime - Looking to keep the kids engaged while they're at home? Brightly Storytime, which features our very own Ms. Linda reading picture books, is here for you. Be sure to tune into Brightly Storytime every day at 2pm EST on our Instagram page and browse our YouTube page to find the perfect reads for your kids — from classic stories to newer books.

    Best Educational Disney+ Shows for Elementary School

    Wings of Life - Meryl Streep narrates this intimate look at butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, bats, and even flowers. This film gives us unprecedented access into their world, showing us how much the world’s food supply depends on them and the increasing threats they continue to face. 

     

    Please stay safe and healthy!

     

    Kindly,

     

    Mrs. Parkhill, Mrs. O’Dell, and Ms. DeSante

     

    Week 3             

    Hi everyone,

    WE MISS YOU ALL!
    Check out Week 3. We have our math and reading for week two, we have added a new journal choice board, and added a few new Science and Social Studies lessons.  There are some other links  ( Character education videos, virtual zoo and museum tours, education shows and more!) you can check out at the bottom.

    Math 20 minutes

    Brain Break 10 minutes

    Reading 20 minutes

    Writing 20 minutes - Use everything you know about letters and sounds to write in your journal (see journal pages sent in white folder).  Remember to use neat handwriting, do your best to tap out unknown words (don’t ask mom or dad, just use what you know), don’t forget capital letters and punctuation marks. Remember to illustrate a picture and label, label, label, all the things in your picture. Write at least 3-4 sentences or more if you can!  Choose ONE from the list below:

    Writing journal choice board

    Pick 1 topic you want to write about in your journal. 

    How does the story end?

    Who is your favorite character? Explain.

    Is this book like any

    other book you have read? Which one?

    How does the main character feel in this book?

    Which words in the book were tricky?

    Where does the story take place (the setting)?

     

    Brain Break 10 minutes

    ELA 20 minutes

    Science/Social Studies 20 min- choose an activity from the list below

    Scholastic News

    Read the stories, watch the video and do the activity.  

    You can choose from:

    Bears, Rainbows, Snow, Life Cycles, Trash & Recycling  - Scholastic Learn at Home wk 3

    Spiders, Weather, Sound, Communities and Bones - Scholastic Learn at Home wk 2

    Ponds, Car Safety,  Stars, Empathy & Kindness, Measurement- Scholastic Learn at Home wk 1

     

    Mystery Doug

    Watch a mini lesson and write (in your journal) about 2 (or more) things you learned.  

    Mini-Lessons 

    How is syrup made?

    Why do we get hiccups?

    How can the sun help you if you're lost?  Lesson w/ hands-on activity

    Why are polar bears white?  Lesson w/ hands-on activity



    educational netflix shows -

    Watch one and write about 3 things you learned from the show.  Make sure you tell the name of the show you watched.

    The Magic School Bus - Learn more about a science concept … Ms. Frizzle to the rescue! Stream episodes on the human body, gardening, weather, and more. 

    If I Were an Animal... - Observe different animals as they age from babies to adults. 

    Dino Hunt - Top scientists examine fossils found in Canada while looking for an elusive, new species!

     

    Here are some links you can also check out:  

    Character Education videos:

    Kindness and Jane Goodall

    Kindness and Johnny Appleseed

    Curiosity and George Washington Carver

    Bravery and Ruby Bridges

    Teamwork and the Wright Brothers

     

    Try this color-in reading challenge- reading bookmarks and checklist here

    40 Things to do at home  - low-tech activities that are great for elementary kids

    Audible Stories - hundreds of stories to listen to in 6 languages for free https://stories.audible.com/start-listen?fbclid=IwAR1O6hJQmXBnbJRK7qCT9vSYdDf6Ark34qjhiwiNd4dVGskzC963r2nbYIU

     

    LIVE CAM TO THE ZOO

    San Diego Zoo offers Live Cams and Videos of Your favorite animals:

    Smithsonian National Zoo Live webcams (Lion, Panda, & elephant)

    Houston Zoo Webcam ( Giraffe, Gorilla, elephant, leaf cutter ants, Rhino, Chimps)

    Maryland Zoo ( Penguins, Giraffe, Flamingo, Goat)

     

    VIRTUAL TOURS TO MUSEUMS

    National Museum of Natural History 

    (Dinosaurs, Plants, Early life, Ancient seas, Mammals, Ice Age, Genome)

    past-exhibits

    (African Bush Elephant & rotunda; African voices, Bone Hall, Butterfly Pavilion, Fossils, Human Origins, Ancient Egypt)

    (Antlers, Wet Specimens, Whale Bones)

    National Museum United States Air Force 

     

    Boston Children’s Museum  - Virtual Tour

     

    Best Educational Amazon Prime Shows for Elementary School

    WordGirl - Looking to boost your class’s vocabulary? Check out the adventures of the superhero WordGirl who uses her vocabulary to combat crime. The show also has an affiliated site full of vocabulary-building activities. 

    Animal Encyclopedia - Your animal-obsessed students will love this documentary series.

    DrawMe a Story Series - In this series, different artists draw and sketch pictures inspired by the stories your kids have come to love. 

    Dino Dan - Dan Henderson is a ten-year-old boy who eats, sleeps, and breathes dinosaurs!

    Brightly Storytime - Looking to keep the kids engaged while they're at home? Brightly Storytime, which features our very own Ms. Linda reading picture books, is here for you. Be sure to tune into Brightly Storytime every day at 2pm EST on our Instagram page and browse our YouTube page to find the perfect reads for your kids — from classic stories to newer books.

    Best Educational Disney+ Shows for Elementary School

    Wings of Life - Meryl Streep narrates this intimate look at butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, bats, and even flowers. This film gives us unprecedented access into their world, showing us how much the world’s food supply depends on them and the increasing threats they continue to face. 

     

    Please stay safe and healthy!

     

    Kindly,

     

    Mrs. Parkhill, Mrs. O’Dell, and Ms. DeSante

     



    Week 2 

    Hi everyone,

    WE MISS YOU ALL!
    Check out Week 2. We have our math and reading for week two, but added a few new Science and Social Studies lessons. 
     
    Don't forget to check out our Eagle Cam and if you haven't yet, check out abcmouse.com/redeem. There is a free code to get one. Plus make sure to play some games at abcya.com as well. 
    Looking forward to seeing you all soon.
     

    Our suggested schedule is as follows:

    Math 20 minutes

    Brain Break 10 minutes

    Reading 20 minutes

    Spelling/Writing 20 minutes

    Brain Break 10 minutes

    ELA 20 minutes

    Science/Social Studies 20 min - choose an activity from the list below



    Science/Social Studies (20 minutes):

    Scholastic News - Read the stories, watch the video and do the activity.  

    You can choose from:

    Spiders, Weather, Sound, Communities and Bones - Scholastic Learn at Home

    Ponds, Car Safety,  Stars, Empathy & Kindness, Measurement-  Scholastic Learn at Home

     

    Watch a Netflix video - Watch one and write about 3 things you learned from the show.  Make sure you tell the name of the show you watched.

    The Magic School Bus - When a science concept just isn’t clicking for your students … Ms. Frizzle to the rescue! Stream episodes on the human body, gardening, weather, and more. 

    Dino Hunt - Top scientists examine fossils found in Canada while looking for an elusive, new species!

     

    Mystery Doug

    Watch a mini lesson and write (in your journal) about 2 (or more) things you learned.  

    Mini-Lessons 

     

    Why do baby animals look so cute?

    How do they make silly sounds in cartoons?  Lesson w/ hands-on activity

    Were dragons ever real?

     

     

    Check out the eagle cameras - https://naeaglecam.org,  Osprey cam, Duke eagle cam 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    "Birthday Celebrations -

    Due to the seriousness of food allergies, birthday treats for preschool through second grade must be non-food items."

     

    *Please refer to the Parent and Pupil Handbook for more details.

    Monday - Spanish

    Tuesday - Gym*

    Wednesday - Gym* 

    Thursday - Music

    Friday - Gym* & Art

     

    *Please remember to wear sneakers on Gym days