PRA First Grade Distance Learning Plan: May 18-21, 2020
PRA First Grade Distance Learning Plan: May 11-15, 2020
PRA First Grade Distance Learning Plan: Monday, May 4 - Wednesday, May 6 (3 days)
Distance Learning April 27-May 1
PRA First Grade Distance Learning Plan: April 27-May 1, 2020
4/20-4/24 Distance Learning Plan
PRA First Grade Distance Learning Plan: April 20-24, 2020
WLP (April 13-17, 2020)
PRA First Grade Distance Learning Plan: Week of April 13-17, 2020
Week of April 6-10
PRA First Grade Distance Learning Plan: Week of April 6-10, 2020
4/3-4/6 Distance Learning Plan
PRA First Grade Distance Learning Plan: Week of April 1-3, 2020 (3 days)
Please work through this over the course of three days with your child as you are able. Video lessons are teachers introducing new concepts. We recommend students watch these earlier in the week. The learning activities and practice pages support those lessons and are to be completed throughout the rest of the week. If printer access is limited, assignments can be copied on students’ own paper.
Setting up First Grade Distance Learning - Teacher Recommendations:
We recommend you create a regular schedule for school days and post it for your child to see. Below is an outline of the order we learn subjects at school. We also list recommended times for each subject, but feel free to adjust as needed for your family.
Ed Tech Resource Log-ins (print-friendly one page version here)
Daily 5 is our 60-minute language arts block. This is an ideal time for your child to work independently for one full hour without your assistance. Remind them they do this every day at school and know that the teacher is "off-limits" at this time unless working directly together. At the start of Daily 5, students pick which 4 choices they want to go to that day and in which order. We set timers for 15 minutes per rotation and let them know when it is time to switch!
Here are instructional videos to help you (and your child) recall how to practice spelling, math strategies, and the three types of writing at home. Thank you for doing your best to help students reinforce these good habits!
MATH - Open number line strategy: video
MATH - Addition place value strategy: video
MATH - Subtraction place value strategy: video
PHONICS - Spelling with red words and green words: video
WRITING - How to plan and write an opinion paragraph: video
WRITING - How to plan and write an informative paragraph: video
WRITING - How to plan and write a fiction narrative or personal narrative: videoWRITING - How to check CUPS on all types of writing: video
iReady (Math section only for first grade, no Reading)
If your child gets less than 7 words correct on the spelling test, please review the concept with them and practice spelling words. The concepts we are including now are all review, and students should have them mastered.
What is due each week and how do we turn it in?
Try to get through as much of the plan as possible. Specials are optional. This week, the only thing due was the Learning Log. We adjusted it to be more first grader-friendly.
Moving forward, anything "due" will be marked clearly in green on the plan. This coming week onward, three things should be turned in weekly:
Can I get the Weekly Learning Plan before Monday?
YES! We heard this from so many parents that our elementary staff decided plans will now go up Sundays by 5pm. You should get an Edlio reminder that evening or you can go to my page. I’ll also send a copy of the plan directly to your child’s PRA email.
I don’t have a printer / I’m trying to save my printer ink!
All worksheets on our plan can be copied onto plain paper. Math problems can be written down and solved on paper or even a whiteboard. You can hand-draw a table for the writing plans and then write on plain or notebook paper. Phonics, Social Studies, and Science can all be copied onto blank paper, too. We will do our best to list “no print” options on the plan. Whatever works for you!
I need more books!
Please log into RAZ Kids to practice reading daily. I have your child’s current level. If your child records their reading, I can listen to it! Epic is also a huge resource. If you’d like paper books, Scholastic has a pop-up shop for parents to order books to your home. Use our class code J9VQ8 when you order!
Are you going to do live lessons?
Staff have decided to use asynchronous videos to accommodate the most families. Please use Flipgrid to keep in touch and schedule virtual playdates on your own! Our only live sessions will be optional office hours on Wednesdays (parent/student questions from 3-3.30 and open social time from 3.30-4). If you download this Meet Grid View chrome extension, kids can see everyone in the video call at the same time!
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Stay home when sick. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, or cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand cleaner. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.