Parents/caregivers/kiddos – you did it! Day 1 of E-Learning is in the books and we couldn’t be more proud of the enthusiasm and effort put forth by each and every one of you! Sending a huge thanks to all of the families that got registered and rolling on our See Saw learning platform. It truly made our days to see your kiddos putting in lots of hard work at home! We could see and feel the pride coming from all of their posts! If you have the means to do so, but have not yet signed into your child’s See Saw account we encourage you to, as we will continue to post engaging and interactive learning and sharing experiences on this platform. Contact us with any troubleshooting you may need at email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
As we venture through the world of E-Learning together, please reach out to your homeroom teacher with any questions, needs of clarification etc. We’d love to know what is and is not working for you on your end so that we may adapt and continue to improve upon our learning plans as we go.
Reading: 20 minutes
Build strong reading independence at home by following the same “reading workshop” model that you followed yesterday (posted below for reference.)
10-15 minutes: Private/independent reading. Readers are encouraged to strengthen their “avid reader abilities”!
10 minutes: Read to a partner!
- Seesaw Reading (1 partner reads 1 page, the other listens, then you switch!) OR (1 partner reads 1 whole book, then the next partner reads 1 whole book) *this has nothing to do with the app platform – just a name coincidence!*
- Echo Reading (1 partner reads 1 page, 1 partner echos what the first partner reads, then you switch!)
- Choral Reading (both partners read the same words at the same time)
- Partners coaching one another when they get to a tricky, unknown word
See Saw Extension: Read a book to the group by posting a video on the Day 2 “Share Your Reading” activity!
Writing: 20 minutes
2 paper booklet page options can be found below. Each booklet should have at least 3 pages attached. Feel free to download and print as needed or continue to create your own!
Choice Prompts: Choose a prompt you didn’t work on yesterday or work to finish the book you started yesterday. Remember, “When writers are done, they’ve really just begun!”
- How To Play My Favorite Game
- Things To Do In The Mud
- The Best Present
Books should include pages with:
- Full, detailed sentences
- Sight words spelled correctly
- Tricky words spelled with letter-sound and spelling pattern knowledge
- Pictures that match the words on the page
- Labels throughout the picture
- All pages go together/should be in the book
See Saw Extension: Read your writing to the group on the Day 2 “Share Your Writing” activity.
Word Work: 10 minutes
Snap Word Hunt: Practice writing and reading the words from your current word list (PDF found below).
Step 1: write each word, using lowercase letters, on a notecard or scrap of paper
Step 2: Ask a sibling or grown up to hang those words around the house for you to find
Step 3: Find each word!
-Record each word you found on a piece of paper
-Create a sentence (spoken or written) using the snap word you found!
Math: 10 minutes
Complete the next page (p. 5 and 6 = front and back) of your math packet. Looping groups of 10 helps to reinforce the idea of tricky teen numbers being “10 and ___ more.”
- Extension Activity: Create tricky teens counting piles for numbers 14-16
- Find and photograph (to optionally share on SeeSaw) the tricky teen counting piles you created! Piles should be of all the same object (Ex. 14 = race cars, 15 = spoons etc.) Get creative!
Religion: 5 minutes
Pray to start and end your day! Think of someone you’d like to thank or someone who needs our prayers!
- For a great selection of online stories told by a host of celebrities, visit Storyline Online at: https://www.storylineonline.net/
- For free extension lessons from our favorite science curriculum with the infamous “Mr. Doug” visit Mystery Science at: https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning
- For indoor movement breaks, visit Go Noodle at: https://www.gonoodle.com/for-families/
- New today: < wonderopolis.org > provides “wonders” designed to answer questions about a variety of topics at a variety of levels. Many are appropriate for kindergartners and it’s a fun way to learn about new things.
- New today: < Projectkid.com > offers tips for crafting art projects using a variety of materials.
Helpful Advice for Home Schooling:
The following has been taken from a CNN report on this topic:
Kimberly Fox, staff developer for THE READING AND WRITING PROJECT at Columbia University in New York: “Parents can give their children a say in what else they’ll learn” in addition to what is already available.
Jamie Heston, a board member of the HOMESCHOOL ASSOCIATION OF CALIFORNIA: “The best way to do this is to have your kids make a list of things they’d like to do and learn. There are lots of ways you can have fun and have it be educational.” Possibilities could include math and chemistry through baking, botany through checking out plants on a walk, or learning about different composers by listening to music.