First Grade News

January 19th-22nd


No School MLK Jr. Holiday


Day 1 Phy Ed-Music

We will take our Week 15 Spelling Pre-test for the -ell word chunk. We will be watching a video about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We will write about what we learned in a Seesaw Class Blog. Our focus in math today will be understanding how to make a group of ten and counting extras. We will download a new math app call Slide 100. We will take our iPads home today for homework. The Google Classroom lesson is called 11.3 Tens and Ones.


Day 2 Phy Ed/Media

We will practice our sight words for the week. We will have reading groups and centers. We will work on writing the beginning of a story using our storyboard. Our focus in math will be building numbers with tens and ones. We will take our iPad home for math homework. The Google Classroom lesson is called 12.3 Comparing Numbers with Symbols.


Day 3-Phy Ed/Music

We will play spelling sparkle to practice our spelling words. We will have reading groups and centers. We will write the middle of our story by using our storyboard. Our focus in math will be comparing numbers with tens and ones and symbols. We will take our iPads home for creation and learning. There is NO iPad math homework tonight!


Day 4-Media Check Out/Phy Ed

We will have our spelling test. We will have reading groups and centers. We will learn about how some animals can stay warm even in the snow. We will write the ending of our story from our storyboard. Our focus in math will be using what we know about numbers to estimate items in a jar.


Thank you so much to all of you for the kind messages, prayers, and good thoughts after the death of my mother-in-law. Your kindness is greatly appreciated. Thank you also for your patience during my absence.

Parent Notes

Thank you for helping your child with the flipped math lessons. The flipped math lesson IS important as the lesson is the key instruction for the concept we will be working on the following day at school. Students who cannot or do not complete the lesson at home will complete the video lesson as they arrive to school in the morning. I know there have been many connection issues with the iPad. So sorry for the frustration! I will always indicate math homework nights on the news for the week as well as in Google Classroom. The children are also reminded each night when there is homework. I will show them where to find the videos in Google Classroom. After watching the video each night, they may be asked to complete a small hands on math activity or game. The lessons are short and should be easy for first graders to do independently. Please make sure they have a quiet place to watch the video and do the activities. There will NOT be math homework EVERY night. There will never be math homework on the weekends. On the days there is not math homework, your child is encouraged to use their school iPad for learning, reading, writing, and creation.

Please pack your child's iPad CAREFULLY in their backpack each day as they bring it back to school. Do not send water or other liquid in the backpack with the iPad. The case protects against a lot of things, but water is not one of them. If an iPad is forgotten at home, a parent will be called and asked to bring the iPad to school. We use the iPad for learning for a large part of the day and it will be difficult for your child to be at school without it. :-)

We are using apps at school that require writing on the iPad screen. Using a stylus with the iPad helps with writing legibility. Please purchase a stylus for writing on the iPad at school and send it with your child as soon as you are able. I would suggest writing your child's name on the stylus with permanent marker as they can be easily misplaced. Please see the link below for an example of a stylus for the iPad. Please note you do NOT need to purchase this exact stylus, however it IS available at Target and is a good example of what to purchase. THANKS!

Please us the link below to sign up for conferences. There is one slot available per family, so please sign up early to get your preferred time slot. Let me know if you have problems or questions.

Stylus at Target Example

This is an EXAMPLE of an iPad stylus. You do not need to get THIS one, but it IS available at Target.

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Spelling Test

Week 15 -ell
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