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    First Grade Continuity of Learning

    We hope that you have been keeping busy at home.  We miss you and we are excited to get started with online instruction.  One of our first goals at the beginning of the school year is to establish a routine and set our expectations.  We have the same goal with distance learning. We realize that everyone’s families are facing different challenges right now and everyone has different routines.  We had this in mind as we created our resources. Every day a new Google Slideshow will be added to your child’s Google Classroom. Nothing within the slide show will be live so the children can access it throughout the day.  The slideshow will be similar in format every day but the activities and lessons within the slideshow will change. It is our hope that once the children know the routine they will be able to work as independently as possible.  As we progress we will provide opportunities for live opportunities through Google Meet. Each teacher has scheduled office hours but if you need to reach us outside of the office hours, please send a message on Class Dojo and we will do our best to accommodate.     


    Daily Expectations for Students

    Check your Google Classroom every Monday-Friday and complete the assigned tasks.  

    Complete tasks that are assigned by Friday.


    Suggested Weekly Schedule

    While it is up to you as to how you get your work done, we have created a recommended schedule to help you stay organized and on task. 


    • You should be spending no more than 1.5 hours a day on lessons/assignments.

    • Specials are part of your online learning and you should be completing one lesson per week for each subject (P.E., Library, Art, Music).

    • Special Area Teachers (P.E., Library, Art, Music) will be posting assignments in their respective Google Classrooms

    Additional Information



    We are all here working together!   Feel free to email but it will make it easier if you email your teacher


    • Class Dojo
      • All First grade classes are set up and using Class Dojo.   
      • Feel free to continue to message your teacher anytime.
      • Can request Google Meet Conference if child’s having difficulty. 

    • Clever
      • Clever.com
      • This is a website that is a hub of different educational websites the students have access to.  Students sign in once (using Google Log in - as stated above) & will have access to whatever is in their Clever Account

    • iReady
      • https://login.i-ready.com/
      • This is a website that is tailored to your child’s needs.  Lessons are based on what your child needs to learn. 

    • Reading A-Z
      • www.kidsa-z.com
      • This is a website that has books at 
      • This is a website that is tailored to your child’s reading level.  Once all of the books in one level are completed, a new level will become available.  



    Please reach out if you have any questions!   We miss you all so much and look forward to starting up our Distance Learning Community!


    Thank you,


    Mr. Panesa,   Mrs. Otero, Mrs. Moroney

    Mrs. Sanborn (SPE Teacher),  Mrs. Tetor (TA), Mrs. Williams  (TA)


     
     
     
     
     
    Distance Learning Links
     
    Math
    Being familiar with numbers, math facts, counting, and patterns will help your child build the foundation that is needed to ensure that he or she will be successful in second grade math.  Use these interactive math games to help your child become more fluent in math.  
     
    Number Patterns
     
     Bubble Skip Counting 
    Count by twos, threes, fours, fives, sixes, sevens, eights, nines, and tens to one hundred by popping the bubbles and putting numbers in order.  As you get more fluent, try a different number.   
     
     
    Balloon Pop Skip Counting
    What's more fun than popping balloons?  Count by twos,  threes, fours, fives, sixes, sevens, eights, nines, and tens.  Pop the balloons to continue the pattern.  
     
     
    Fruit Skip Counting 
    A little more advanced than Balloon Pop and Bubble Skip Counting, Fruit Skip Counting gives children an opportunity to fill in the missing number in a pattern as fruit displaying different numbers bounces around the screen.   
     
     
     
     
     
     Skip Counting Patterns
    Choose a number to skip count by and complete the patterns.  Earn points by completing more patterns! 
     
     
     ABCya Games
    This website has a huge variety of games to support learning. 
     
     
     
     
     
    Addition Facts
     
    Math Baseball
    Answer an addition fact correctly and your runner will move ahead.   Just as the game goes, three strikes and you're out.  Try and score as many runs as you can.  This game can be played to practice addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts. Use the easy level for facts or challenge yourself with higher levels in which you may have to regroup.  Keep a pencil and paper handy if you choose to challenge yourself.  
     
     
    Number Bonds
    Make number bonds adding up to ten.  This is incredibly important for what's ahead in second grade.  Know these well and future topics will be much easier.  
     
     
    Math Playground
    This website has many games to help second graders learn how to add and subtract.  You won't get bored here!
     
     
    Fun for the Brain Addition Games
    Practice your facts by choosing from a variety of games.  The better you are at your math facts the easier it will be to understand future topics in second grade.
     
     
    Subtraction Facts
     
    Math Baseball
    Answer a subtraction fact correctly and your runner will move ahead.   Just as the game goes, three strikes and you're out.  Try and score as many runs as you can.  This game can be played to practice addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts. Use the easy level for facts or challenge yourself with higher levels in which you may have to regroup.  Keep a pencil and paper handy if you choose to challenge yourself.  
     
     
    Fun for the Brain Subtraction Games
     
    Very similar to the addition version, these subtraction games will help you get to know your subtraction facts.  The better you know these, the easier it will be when more complex topics are introduced late on in second grade.   
     
     
    Multiplication Facts
     
     
    Math Baseball
    Answer a multiplication fact correctly and your runner will move ahead.   Just as the game goes, three strikes and you're out.  Try and score as many runs as you can.  This game can be played to practice addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts. Use the easy level for facts or challenge yourself with higher levels in which you may have to regroup.  Keep a pencil and paper handy if you choose to challenge yourself.  
     
     
    Fun for the Brain Multiplication Games
    Similar the addition and subtraction games, get to know your multiplication facts with this variety of games.  Make sure that you can skip count well before working on multiplication.  If you're having difficulty here practice some of the skip counting games before continuing.   
     
     
     
    Practice Telling Time
     
     
     
     Stop the Clock
    Read analog clocks and match the digital time.  Drag the digital times as fast as you can and stop the clock.  Keep trying to beat your own personal best score.  Level 1 focuses on times to the hour and the half hour such as 1:00 and 1:30.  Once you have mastered that move on to levels 2 and 3 to start telling time in five minute increments.  When you have mastered that you can try level four.  Second graders should be able to master levels 2 and 3.   
     
      
     On Time
     
    Practice telling time by moving the hour hand and the minute hand of a clock.  When you master level one, move on to level two.  Then try levels three and four.  Good luck! 
     
     
    Shapes 
     Get to know your three dimensional shapes with this interactive online game.  
     
     
     

     

    ELA
     
       RAZ Kids
    Read books at your level by using RAZ kids.  Your user name and login is in your fluency box. 
    www.kidsa-z.com
     
    iReady
    Access lessons designed for you in math and reading.  Your login information is in your fluency box.