SUGGESTED LEARNING ACTIVITIES during school closure

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    Students may click on the image to navigate to each website.

     

    Reading:

    Rat-Kids
    Take comprehension test for all books that you read
    1) Click HERE to go to Raz-Kids
    2) Click on the Green Student Login Button on the right side
    3) The teacher username is cdufort0
         The 0 is a zero
    4) Your student password is his/her initials
        For example, my password is cd
         NOTE: Some students have asked me to change their password.  He/She should know his/her current password. 
     
     
    Reading:
    accelerated reader
    If you are at Level K or above, I recommend that you switch from Raz-Kids to the AR Program.
    Use AR Bookfinder to determine if the book you read is an AR Book.
    If it is, take the Comprehension Quiz and have the words from your book count as your annual "1st Grade Word Count" Goal of 100,000 words.  
    The "2nd Grade Word Count" Goal is 200,000 words.
    Use ReadingIQ (below) for access to many AR books.
     
     
     
    Reading:
    reading iq
    The host company (Curriculum Associates) is VERY respected in the education sector and is providing classroom subscriptions FREE of charge to classrooms affected by district closure.
    There are AR tests for most of the books.
    Go to www.ReadingIQ.com/redeem and enter our District Code: SCHOOL1446
    This is a new code that replaced the former code I posted on 3/15.
    Please do not share this code on Social Media.

     

     
    Phonics:
    lalilo.com
    1) Go to lalilo.com and turn on your sound
    2) Click on the Blue "Log In" button up on the top right
    3) Click "I am a Student"
    4) Click on the "Play button Arrow"
    5) Type in school code NUUGMA
    6) Click on Mrs. Dufort
    7) Click on your name
    8) Click on the "Play Button Arrow" (make sure your sound is on)
    9) You will begin with a skill assessment (which they call "training), it only takes about 10 minutes.
    10) Keep going and learning!
    NOTE: If the sound doesn't work the first time, refresh and try again.
     
    Sight Words:
    elf
    Review our 100 Dolch Sight words!
    If it is too easy, try it with the sound OFF.
     
     
     
    First Grade Sight Words
    23 minutes of practice
     
    Math: 
    kristen arwood
    Kristen Arwood Engage NY Module 5 Videos. EXCELLENT place to start!
    We started Module 5 on March 9 and completed Lessons 1-3.
    Start at Lesson 1 for a great review!
     
     
     
    Math: 
    Your Username and Password card is stapled to "goldenrod" paper in your packet. 
    I have you set up to start at Module 5.  
    We started Module 5 on March 9 and completed Lessons 1-3.
    zearn
    1) Go to Zearn and turn on your sound
    2) Enter your Username and Password in the white rectangles
        NOTE: Your Username and Password card was stapled to gold paper in your packet. 
    3) Click the Blue Sign In Button
    4) Click on Number Gym
    Number Gym
     
    5) When you complete Number Gym, another task will appear
    Blast
     
    5) After Blast, another task will appear...
     
    Math: 
    Learning about the Number Grid 
    Watch several videos and learn how the number grid can help you with +1, -1, +10, -10.
    Number Grid
     
     
    Math: 
    Telling Time to the Hour and Half Hour
    Watch several fun videos and learn how to read our classroom clock for important events like snack, recess, and lunch!
    telling time
     
    telling time
     
     
    telling time
     
     
    Handwriting Practice: 
    zaner bloser
    A Handwriting Booklet was provided in your packet.
    I told the students that they may listen to a book (on the ABC Mouse "Story Time" Section linked below) or music while they do the repetitive tracing.  
    Take a break if his/her fingers hurt.  
    It is most important that he/she do this practice SLOWLY and CAREFULLY within the LINES.
    1) Start on side with lower case letter.
    2) Trace the example at top left THREE times in correct direction.
    3) Trace all other examples THREE times in CORRECT direction no "scrubbing back and forth."
    4) Make your own letters and trace over it TWO more times.
          Make sure that your letter sits on the line and is formed EXACTLY like the example.
          Erase and redo any letters that are sloppy (too tall, below line, etc.)
    5) Fill entire line with the letters.
     
     
     
     
    Write a "Book Review": 
    convince your reader
     
     
    Three booklets were provided in your packet. Our Anchor Chart is posted above for reference.
    1) Think of a book that you LOVE.
    2) Write an opinion piece to convince your reader that he/she should read the book RIGHT NOW!
    • Think of a book you like
    • Plan across your 5 fingers
    • Sketch on each page
    • Write on each page
    • Add more details on each page so that you fill up all of the lines
    • Attach a new paper to the front to write your catchy introduction to "hook" your reader by using                 3 questions (like we did in class).  Examples are:        
      • Do you like books that rhyme?  
      • Do you like to read about ocean animals?  
      • Do you like books that make you laugh?  
      • Do you wonder about the moon?
      • Do you know what is the largest mammal?
     
     
    Fitness: 
    Zero the Hero
     
     
    Do The Plank
    Do the Plank. Click HERE for the song.  
    Can you "Do the Plank" until the end of the song?
     
     
    Fluency and Fitness:
    fluency and fitness
    fluency
    Click HERE for 21 days of free access to K-2 content!
    Let me know if you like it.  We might get a subscription for our classroom!
     
     
    ABCmouse:  
    Math, Reading, The World Around Us--Science and Social Studies, and FUN!!! 
    ABCmouse
    This online resource is filled with choices, learning, and fun!
    After our classroom preview on Friday, our "First Grade Friends" are eager to log in!
    The host company (Curriculum Associates) is VERY respected in the education sector and is providing classroom subscriptions FREE of charge to classrooms affected by district closure.
    Go to abcmouse.com/redeem and enter our District Code:  SCHOOL1446
    This is a new code that replaced the former code I posted on 3/15.
    Please do not share this code on Social Media.
     
     
    Scholastic Learn at Home Website:
    Scholastic

    Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video.

    Approximately three hours of meaningful learning opportunities per day, including projects based on exciting articles and stories, virtual field trips, reading and geography challenges, and so much more! 

    You will need to set up login information for your student.

     

     

    Over 30 Virtual Field Trips with Links

    field trip

    Click HERE or on the image above for a Google Doc that provides the links.

     

    Abdo Zoom

    zoom

    Abdo Zoom

    Their online database covers STEAM, Biographies and Animals (including Animals in Spanish) and is appropriate for reading levels PreK-2.  If you select the read-along option, the text is highlighted as the words are read aloud.  There are related games available.  Let me know what you think!

    Username: abdo zoom

    Password: 2020

     

     

     

    A Trending Daily Schedule to Maintain a Comforting Sense of Routine:

    daily schedule