Mrs. Rothert – 1st Grade

*Updated Satruday, March 28th*

Dear Parents and Students,

We are getting ready to embark on our remote learning ADVENTURE together. We all will have lots of questions.  We will find the answers together. Why is it an ADVENTURE? We haven’t done it before!  It is new to all of us.  We are going to learn so much in the coming weeks.  You always need to be prepared for an ADVENTURE.  Check out the  list below.

 ADVENTURE AWAITS!

*You need a landing base.  Pick a quiet place to do your work.

*Supplies should be at the ready: pencils, crayons, school books, extra paper

*Write neatly and dark.  It will be easier to read your work in a picture.

*Contact Mrs. Rothert with any questions.  The hanger is open every day from 9-11 and 5-6 for immediate responses.  No problem is too big or too small.  After hours, leave a message and she will get back with you.

*Check your Sycamore messages regularly for any changes and updates.

*Keep up!  Adventurers have to keep moving.  If you get stuck for a day, that’s okay!  But don’t try to do 3 day’s work in one day.  All work for the week of March 30th needs to be turned in by April 6th. Mrs. Rothert will let you know if she is concerned about your progress on the trail.

*Email one day’s work at a time.  When it’s finished, take a picture and send it.  It is fine if Monday’s work isn’t sent until Tuesday.  If you are going to be dropping work off at LCS, let Mrs. Rothert know when it has reached it’s destination.

*Strap in and hold on!  We are ready to take off!

Text Book Links

Below are the links for our reading and math books.  Students can log in using their LC saints email (lastname.firstname@lcsaints.net) and their password.  Mrs. McKinley says all of the first graders have memorized theirs!  If your child can’t remember it, please contact me and I will send you the info. Take a look and let me know what you think about these resources!  (For the week of March 30th, students DO NOT have to log into these sites.  I just wanted to put the info out there so you could check it out ahead of time.  I will probably need to use them for assessment.)  I did “assign” some lessons so that you can see the materials.  I believe you can “write” on the math papers and save them.  If you do try something out and submit/save it, let me know so I can see how it worked.  We are all learning this together!  Thanks for YOUR help.

https://www.hmhco.com/one/login/

To access the online math assignments, have your child log into their school email account.  At the top right hand corner where you see the 9 dots, find Google Classroom.  You can see the math assignments there.


Week of March 30th

Dear Parents,

I hope everyone is well.  I’ve enjoyed seeing all of the pictures from the daily challenges.  I see that many students have been working on Xtra Math. Way to go first grade!

Students have all of the materials they need to complete this week’s lessons.  All materials were sent home on Friday, March 13th in a large envelope. All papers are due on Monday, April 6th.  If you wish, you may scan or take a picture of the completed work and email it to me sooner. I will mark it as completed and it will not need to be returned to school.  Two scanning apps that we have been working with are evernote (for Apple products) and Adobe Scan.  I would prefer that you email the completed work to me rather than returning it to school.  I will put a * by anything that needs to be sent/returned to me.

My goal is to replicate a “normal” school day (like we have those!) of learning. You will find assignments for religion, reading, phonics, spelling, math, and social studies or science. They are listed in the order we usually do our work. At this time, I’m going to begin working on online access to our reading and math materials for the students.  In the event that we are out of school for a longer period of time, we may use these resources to assign and submit work.  

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me any time through email, Sycamore, or phone: danielle.rothert@lcsaints.net or (see number on Sycamore). (This is my home phone number. I cannot text on this line.)    For an immediate response, contact me during office hours: 11-1 and 5-6. I would also like to hear any feedback you have about how accessible the materials are or if you are having any difficulty due to internet connections.  And if your first grader just wants to say hi, that’s fine too. 🙂

In Christ,

Mrs. Danielle Rothert  


Monday, March 30th

Religion:  Click here for video of the devotion and religion lesson.

https://youtu.be/_3tywwy7GgI

Read page 1. *Do page 2.  Use the stickers for Lesson 57 to fill in the letters on the trunk. 

Pastor McKinley will be answering all of your questions about Lent and Easter.  Please email your question to Mrs. Rothert by Friday.

*Handwriting: Capital C page  Do your best handwriting!  

Reading: Click here for the video of our reading story today The Curious Garden.

https://youtu.be/I6_oE1Fe7w8

Click here to see pictures of the garden in Manhattan that inspired this book: https://www.thehighline.org/photos-videos/

Now, do read to self time for a total of 20 minutes today.  When you are finished reading, tell someone about the beginning, middle, and end of your story.  If you read a nonfiction book, tell them at least 3 facts you learned.

Phonics: r-controlled vowels er, ir, and ur

Click here for the phonics video. https://youtu.be/tgqvyeERkxw

*Now, complete worksheet pages 247 and 248. 

Click here for a video of the phonics reader.  Just pause it so your child can read each page.  This was the easiest way for me to share the stories. 

https://youtu.be/L6sU20igLy0

Spelling Words: boy   door father maybe nearest  says shouted until *Bonus: garden

*Practice your spelling words by writing them 3 times each.  You can use pencil, crayon, marker, or pen.

Math: We are going to push pause on our current math lesson and tackle something that is a little easier to teach remotely.  We will begin Topic 13 Telling Time. Most of the students can already tell time to the hour. We will be working on telling time to the hour and half hour.

  You can find the pages in the math workbook that was sent home with your child.  I recommend that you the parent tear out each day’s lesson. Each lesson has three pages.  I will list the page numbers for each day. While students may be able to do the lesson without the video, I have provided a video for each day that they can follow along with. 

Practice Xtra Math

Lesson 13-1 pages 709-714.  *Please send/return pages 713-714.

Click the link to follow along with the video.   

https://youtu.be/X-DO1gP9Zg4

Science/Social Studies

Scholastic News “Don’t Mess with This Dad.”  Read and complete the *activity on the back. Want to learn more? Check out www.scholastic.com/sn1.  Our class password is minehelp10.  There are videos, games, and activities for each issue.


Tuesday, March 31st

Religion:  Click for video of devotion and religion lesson.

https://youtu.be/WauLj-6WtEo

Read page 3. Read 1 Chronicles 16:23-31.  Each time you hear the word glory, add a palm branch sticker to page 4. Use Lesson 58 stickers.

Pastor McKinley will be answering all of your questions about Lent and Easter.  Please email your question to Mrs. Rothert by Friday.

*Handwriting: Capital G

Reading: Click here for the video of our reading story today Which Parts Do We Eat? 

https://youtu.be/YZ6agdGqalo

You can follow along in your book on page 40. *You will need to complete the writing activity on pages 48 and 49.

Now, do read to self time for a total of 20 minutes today.  When you are finished reading, compare two characters or animals that you read about.  If you are not able to do that with your story, retell your story.  

Phonics: r-controlled vowels er, ir, and ur

Click here for the phonics video. https://youtu.be/_XrgoL_TyrY

*Now, complete worksheet page 249. Students should also do the word sort.  Cut apart the words. Sort them by ir, er, or ur. Students should read the words to someone.  They do not need to return the words to school.

Click here for a video of the phonics reader. Just pause it so your child can read each page.  This was the easiest way for me to share the stories.   

https://youtu.be/aLcHagrMEHs

Spelling Words: boy   door father maybe nearest  says shouted until *Bonus: garden

Practice your spelling word by doing spelling jumping jacks.

Math: Practice Xtra Math

Lesson 13-2 pages 715-720.  *Please send/return pages 719 and 720.

Click the link to follow along with the video.  

https://youtu.be/3GV-vKNJdLE

Science/Social Studies

Scholastic News “Make Way for Ducklings.”  *Read and complete the activity on the back.  Want to learn more? Check out www.scholastic.com/sn1.  Our class password is minehelp10.  There are videos, games, and activities for each issue


Wednesday, April 1st

Religion: Click for video of devotion and religion lesson.

https://youtu.be/dTmQmK3lNEg

Read page 5. *On page 6, fill in the blanks.  Try to copy the picture of the bread and wine. Use the squares to help you.

Pastor McKinley will be answering all of your questions about Lent and Easter.  Please email your question to Mrs. Rothert by Friday.

*Handwriting: Capital J

Reading: Click here for the video of our reading story today Which Parts Do We Eat? 

https://youtu.be/888R_5mROs0

You can follow along in your book on page 40. We will be going deeper into the story today.  *You will also need to complete the short story and activities on pages 50-53.

Now, do read to self time for a total of 20 minutes today.  If you get to a part you don’t understand, use one of our strategies, such as Back Up and Reread or Use the Pictures.  

Phonics: r-controlled vowels er, ir, and ur

Click here for the phonics video. https://youtu.be/J7Xpan44Kug

*Now, complete worksheet page 250. 

Click here for a video of the phonics reader.  Just pause it so your child can read each page.  This was the easiest way for me to share the stories.  

https://youtu.be/ysV6e3UGc-s

Spelling Words: boy   door father maybe nearest  says shouted until *Bonus: garden

*Practice your spelling words using rainbow writing.

Math: Practice Xtra Math

Lesson 13-3 pages 721-726.  *Please send/return pages 225 and 226.

Click the link to follow along with the video.  

https://youtu.be/FvwZYZ6DyzE

Science/Social Studies

Scholastic News “Welcome to Ireland”  *Read and complete the activity on the back.  Want to learn more? Check out www.scholastic.com/sn1.  Our class password is minehelp10.  There are videos, games, and activities for each issue.


Thursday, April 2nd

Religion: Click here for the devotion and religion lesson.

https://youtu.be/YYy2c-wSlvo

Read page 7. *Read the questions on page 8 and check Yes or No.

Pastor McKinley will be answering all of your questions about Lent and Easter.  Please email your question to Mrs. Rothert by Friday.

*Handwriting: Capital M

Reading: Click here for the video of our reading story today The Talking Vegetables. 

https://youtu.be/em-Cq_nTRkk

You can follow along in your book on page 54.  *You will also need to complete the writing activity on pages 78 and 79.

Now, do read to self time for a total of 20 minutes today.  As you are reading today, think about what lesson the author might be trying to teach you.  Does your character learn a lesson?

Phonics: r-controlled vowels er, ir, and ur

Click here for the phonics video.  https://youtu.be/7onfut8i-UE

*Now, complete worksheet pages 253 and 254. 

Click here for a video of the phonics reader.  Just pause it so your child can read each page.  This was the easiest way for me to share the stories.  

https://youtu.be/iBnZ-uNNYhw

Spelling Words: boy   door father maybe nearest  says shouted until *Bonus: garden

Write sentences using each of your spelling words.  You can use more than one word in a sentence. 

Math: Practice Xtra Math

Lesson 13-4 pages 727-732.  *Please send/return pages 731 and 732.

Click the link to follow along with the video.  

https://youtu.be/7twjABmID9Q

This video deals with daily schedules.  Students may need adult help to think about what activities they do at certain times.  Also, the paper says to “Explain your reasoning” several times. Students do not need to do this.  Checking the schedule is how they will determine the answer. I’m not sure why they are asked to explain the reasoning.  

Science/Social Studies

Scholastic News “My Wild Weather Day”  *Read and complete the activity on the back.  Want to learn more? Check out www.scholastic.com/sn1.  Our class password is minehelp10.  There are videos, games, and activities for each issue.


Friday, April 3rd

Religion: Click here for the devotion and religion lesson.

https://youtu.be/mKYiUi_0FF8

*Reread page 7.  Add the stickers from Lesson 60 to the underlined words.  

Pastor McKinley will be answering all of your questions about Lent and Easter.  Please email your question to Mrs. Rothert by Friday.

*Handwriting: Capital N

Reading: Click here for the video of our reading story today The Talking Vegetables. 

https://youtu.be/VRtrfkQcpiE

 You can follow along in your book on page 54.  We will be going deeper into the story today. *You will also need to complete the short story and writing activities on pages 80-83.

Now, do read to self time for a total of 20 minutes today.  As you are reading today, think about what lesson the author might be trying to teach you.  Does your character learn a lesson?

There is not a reading test this week.  A grade will be taken on the activities in the reading book.

*Phonics: Complete the worksheet “Bossy R.”    

Spelling Words: 1. boy  2. door 3. father 4.maybe  5. nearest 6.says 7.shouted 8.until  9.her 10.girl 11.turn 12.hurt 13.fur   14. bird 15. stir *Bonus: garden

*Have a grownup give you a spelling test.  This paper will need to be returned to school or a picture/scan sent to Mrs. Rothert.

Math: Practice Xtra Math

Indiana Lesson 9 pages IN61-IN66.  These pages are found at the BACK of the student workbook.  *Please send/return pages IN65 and IN66.

Click the link to follow along with the video.  

https://youtu.be/qPH6mQmDau4

Science/Social Studies

Science Spin “Caring For Baby.”  *Read and complete the activity on the back.  Want to learn more? Check out www.scholastic.com/sciencespink-1.  This is a different website than the previous days. Our class password is minehelp10.  There are videos, games, and activities for each issue.


Just for Fun

Mystery Doug

This is one of our class’s favorite websites.  They have unlocked all of the videos for viewing.  Check it out!

https://mysteryscience.com


 Challenges

I’ll continue to post any pictures that you send.  

Follow a recipe to make something

Mac N Cheese

Slime

Sugar Rock Candy

Cookies or Brownies

Milkshakes

Smoothies

Call someone you haven’t talked to this week and read them one of your Bible stories in your religion book.

We won’t be doing memory over our break.  Pick a Bible verse or a prayer to memorize.  Then, teach it to someone else.

Make a lunch menu for the week.  Be sure to include all of the food groups!

Learn how to play a new game.  

Design a garden. It could be a  flower or a vegetable garden. 

Make a travel brochure for a place you’ve visited.  Be sure to include text features such as a map, labels, and captions. Ex: Starve Hallow, The Children’s Museum, a zoo, Holiday World, Disney World, Gatlinburg, the forestry, Sky Zone, Kids’ Commons, Huber’s

Make (and follow!) a chore chart.


Story Time

Check out the new art project!

Follow the link for a story!

Week of March 16th

No work is required this week.  These are activities and challenges to keep your child learning.

abcya.com has tons of math and reading games.  

Read 20 minutes a day.

Do Xtra math each day.

Daily Challenge

Email your pictures to danielle.rothert@lcsaints.net so I can share them with the class. Due to privacy reasons, these pictures will be posted on our class Sycamore page where the newsletter is found.  

Monday:  Build a reading fort and send a picture of yourself reading in it to Mrs. Rothert.

Tuesday: Build a bridge between two pieces of furniture in your room.  You have to be able to drive a Hotwheels size car over it. You can only use materials you find in your room.  Send your pictures to Mrs. Rothert!  

Wednesday: Draw a map of your house.  Send your pictures to Mrs. Rothert!

Thursday: Design and draw a tree house. Send your pictures to Mrs. Rothert!

Friday: Write a letter to the class.  Let us know what you have been up to this week.  Your mom and dad can take a picture of it, or they can help you email me. 

Please click the link below to view the art video. The first graders completed this project on Friday. You can see all of their artwork at the end. I am using this as a practice video. I anticipate uploading math and reading videos as well. I would like to hear your feedback on ease of access, volume, etc. Thank you!

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