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Hawes First Grade-ELA Assignments

Instructor
Ms. Charlene Hawes
Term
2020 - 2021 School Year
Department
Classes
Description

Dear Parents/Guardians,

It is exciting to start the school year–a warm welcome back to you and your child! During the early weeks of school, we will review the skills taught in Kindergarten. This review period will also give us the opportunity to get to know your child better so we can identify his or her particular areas of strength and weakness in reading. It is important that we determine exactly what level of instruction is most appropriate for your child. Once we have completed our evaluations, your child will be placed in the instructional materials most appropriate for his or her learning needs. You will begin to see more examples of classwork, as well as homework, on a regular basis. It is important that parents become involved in the education of their child. If you would like information on how you can help your child at home, please do not hesitate to contact me. You will continue to receive periodic family letters that will give you tips and activities to do with your child at home. I look forward to teaching your child this year and helping each student to grow as a reader!

 

ELA Learning Targets- Week 1-2

I can orally blend and segment single-syllable words with up to three phonemes.

I write upper- and lowercase letters: . [L.1.1a]

I can decode CVC words. [RF.1.3b]


Assignment Calendar

Upcoming Assignments RSS Feed

Due:

Unit 4- The Green Fern Zoo

Our class will start Unit 4 of the Core Knowledge Language Arts program this week. The reader for this unit is called The Green Fern Zoo. Your child will bring home stories you can read together about zookeeper Vern and the different types of animals he cares for at the Green Fern Zoo. Remember that reading at home with your child is important for his or her success as a reader. The stories can also be found on the Hub in Amplify Reading.
 
 
Monday
I can blend and segment one-syllable words.
I can read words with the /ar/ sound.
pg. 14.1
 
Tuesday
MAP Testing
 
Wednesday
MAP Testing
 
Thursday
MAP Testing
 
Friday
I can identify nouns and verbs in a sentence.
 
 
 
 

Past Assignments

Due:

Domain 6- Astronomy

Domain Overview
Over the next few weeks, your child will be learning about astronomy. Your child will learn about the sun, the moon, the stars, and the eight planets in our solar system. Your child will also learn about space exploration, including the first astronauts to land on the moon. In the next few days, we will focus our study of astronomy on the sun, the moon, and the stars. The most powerful way you can help support your child’s learning about astronomy is to take him or her outside to observe the sky. 
 
Learning Targets
TSW
  • Explain that the sun, moon, and stars are located in outer space
  • Explain that the sun is a source of energy, light, and heat
  • Classify the sun as a star 
  • Identify the earth’s rotation, or spin, as the cause of day and night 
  • Recognize that other parts of the world experience nighttime while we have daytime
  • Explain sunrise and sunset
  •  Explain that Earth orbits the sun 
  • Describe stars as large, hot, distant, and made of gas 
  • Recognize the Big Dipper • Identify four phases of the moon—new, crescent, half, full
  • Explain that the moon orbits the earth • Explain the first landing on the moon by American astronauts
  • Indicate that there are eight planets in our solar system (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune)
Lesson 1- Introduction to the Sun and Space
 
https://youtu.be/euaTb7xijvw
 Lesson 2- The Earth and the Sun
 
https://youtu.be/mQnnPRlT_qQ
Lesson- 3 Stars
 
https://youtu.be/TbnmzsfK-Lo
 Lesson 4- Stargazing and Constellations
 
https://youtu.be/xrESrrxl14k
 
Lesson 5- The Moon
 
https://youtu.be/5-dZjuS_220
 
Monday-Lesson 6 History of Space Exploration and Astronauts
 
https://youtu.be/0m7w61cHI7g
 
Tuesday- Lesson 7 Exploration of the Moon
 
https://youtu.be/VeoIRDuxWwY
 
Wednesday-Lesson 8 The Solar System, Part I
 
https://youtu.be/2rr3L5eUO0o
 
Thursday-Lesson 9 The Solar System, Part II
 
https://youtu.be/GyxiW5jh8hE
 
 

Due:

Domain 4-Early World Civilivations

During the next several days, your child will be learning about the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia. S/he will learn about the importance of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers for farming and for the cities that grew where people settled. Your child will also learn about the development of a system of writing called cuneiform, the existence of leaders called kings, and the importance of religion. Your child will come to understand that it is because of these key components that Mesopotamia is considered a civilization. Below are the read-alouds for each lesson. 
 
Learning Targets- I can ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
 
I can participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about Grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and large groups.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lesson 4- https://youtu.be/kvUibVdaUcs- The Religion of Babylon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lesson 8- https://youtu.be/nn4zx0kfekc- Amon-Ra and the Gods of Ancient Egypt
Monday-2/8
 
Tuesday- 2/9
 
Wednesday- 2/10
 
Thursday/Friday- Depending on testing
 
 
 
 
 
Lesson 16-https://youtu.be/xpltz5B_kjI
 
 
 

Due:

MAP Testing Assignments-1/28/2021

Please have your child complete the following assignments during testing on Thursday.
 
Reading
 
Readworks

How to get students to their assignments

1. Have students go to www.readworks.org/student

2. Students enter class code QXUCSQ

3. Tell your child that their default password is 1234

4. Click on their name

-What is the Solar System?

-A Day for Fishing

 

Amplify Reading-30 minutes

www.myamplify.com

 

Math

MyMath Assignments

Chapter 4 Spiral Review-this is review for Friday's test

Week 15 Countdown

 

Login to ConnectedEd for assignments

https://connected.mcgraw-hill.com//school/4x5c

 

All work must be completed by 3:00 pm. I will monitor student progress on GoGuardian.

 

**Please be sure to click on the Green Assessment tab for additional assignments that must be completed. See the attachment for details.**

 

 

 

 

 

 

Due:

Unit 2- Gran

This unit is called Gran. It is about a well-traveled grandmother who visits her two grandchildren, Josh and Jen. In this unit students will:
 
-Ask and answer questions about key details in a text
-Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events
-Distinguish long from short vowel sounds in spoken single-syllable words
-Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.
-Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words
 
Monday- "Where is Wong? pg. 19
 
Tuesday- "The Swim Meet"- Introduce the sound /ie/ pg. 23
 
Wednesday-"At the Reef" pg.25
 
Thursday- Introduce the sound /oe/ pg. 29
 

Due:

Thanksgiving Break

Here are assignments to be completed over the Thanksgiving break.
 
ReadWorks
 
-So Many Kinds of Food
 
-Wild Animals
 
Amplify Reading
 
-Complete 1 hour over break
 
MyMath
 
-Chapter 3, Lesson 3 Practice
 
-Countdown to Test Week 16 and 15
 
 
 

Due:

Foundational Skills Boost/Unit 2

Foundational Skills Boost

Foundational Skills Boost is a video-based, self-guided instruction with resources for teacher-led small group activities, independent practice, and/or additional family resources for student support. This instruction focuses on unfinished foundational skills instruction from the spring of 2020 and is available on a dedicated, easy to use website that includes video instruction and readers. 

Monday- Week 7 , Day 1 Workbook pg. 5-6

Tuesday- Week 7 ,Day 2 Workbook pgs 7-9

 

 

 

 

 

Due:

Domain 2- The Human Body

The Human Body

During the next several days, your child will be learning about the human body. S/he will learn about five important body systems: skeletal, muscular, digestive, circulatory, and nervous.

Below are some suggestions of activities to do at home to reinforce what your child is learning about how our bodies work to keep us alive. 

1. What’s Inside My Body?

Ask your child to describe a body organ that s/he learns about each day. Have her/him tell you why the organ is important and the name of the body system to which it belongs.

2. Systems at Work

Ask your child which body systems are at work as you walk, talk, eat, and read together. Encourage the use of vocabulary being learned at school by asking your child to explain how the systems are working together.

3. Draw and Write

Have your child draw and/or write about what has been learned about each of the body systems and then share the drawing and/or writing with you. Ask questions to keep your child using the vocabulary learned at school.

 

Lesson 1- Everyday Has a Body.

https://youtu.be/zt6eiIvcN-M

Lesson 2- The Body’s Framework

https://youtu.be/GPv2Xxw9rbo

Lesson 3-Marvelous Moving Muscles

https://youtu.be/0e9JAkX7JmM

Lesson 4- Chew, Swallow, Squeeze, and Churn

https://youtu.be/bkivtvqY6A

Lesson 5- The Body’s Superhighway

https://youtu.be/-ue-J0A5_Ag

Lesson 6- Control Central: The Brain

https://youtu.be/PtHrx5lmaPk

Lesson 7- Dr. Wellbody’s Heros

https://youtu.be/D_Ka4KqaEKM

Lesson 8- Five Keys to Health

https://youtu.be/43-HgGZFNiM

Lesson 9- The Pyramid Pantry

https://youtu.be/WHNxhw4LgCo

Lesson 10- What a Complicated Network

https://youtu.be/2qnsPhmmTTQ

 

 

 

Due:

Amplify Reading/Foundational Skills Boost-During Testing

Assignment #1
 
Students should log in to their Amplify Reading account for 30 minutes on Tuesday and Wednesday.
 
Students should log in through their Google account at  my.amplify.com.
 
Assignment #2
 
Foundational Skills Boost
 
Grade 1, Week 3, Day 2- Tuesday
Grade 1, Week 3, Day 3-Wednesday
 
 
 
 

Due:

CKLA-Skills

Tricky Words for Week of 9/28

 

all, some, is, to, no, so, of, I, a

 

Activity pages students are to complete in their workbooks

 

 

Monday-12.1, 12.2

 

Tuesday- 13.1, 13.2, 13.3

 

Wednesday- 14.1

 

Thursday- 15.1, 15.2

 

Friday- 16.1

Due:

Read Alouds-Domain 1 Fables and Stories

 Domain 1 Fables and Stories
 
 Please watch and review the title, characters, setting, plot, and moral/lesson of each story with your student, use the attached form for each Fable. 
 
 
Lesson 1- The Boy Who Cried Wolf- 9/10
 
Lesson 2- The Maid and the Milk Pail-9/11
 
Lesson 3-The Goose and the Golden Eggs- 9/14
 
Lesson 4- The Dog in the Manger- 9/17
 
Lesson 5- The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing- 9/21
 
Lesson 6- The Fox and the Grapes- 9/22
 
Lesson 7-The Little Half-Chick (Medio Pollito)- 9/23
 
Lesson 8-The Crowded, Noisy House
 
Lesson 9-The Tale of Peter Rabbit
 
Lesson 10-All Stories Are Anansi’s