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OPS At Home Learning: 1st Grade

Grade level resources

Math

 

Recommended minutes per day: 30 minutes

 

15 minutes of math activities (choose one below)

10 minutes of Khan Academy (see suggested grade level starting point)

5 minutes of Xtra Math

Activities:

  • Count items in and around your home.  How many tiles are on the floor? How many trees in your yard? How many dandelions can you pick? Add to find the total. 
  • Measure with paperclips or something small. Estimate and measure 5 things in your house. 
  • Gather a small collection of items to count (Legos, crayons, sticks, straws). Organize and count your collection. Record how you found the total. Find the total a different way.  
  • Go on a number walk. Add up the sum for the license plates you see. If the sum is even, jump in place 5 time. If the sum is odd, do 5 jumping jacks. 
  • Assign a number value for the letters in the alphabet. (A=1 B =2 C =3 D=4 …) Write your name and find the value. Find the value of other words or phrases. 
  • Use old magazines or newspapers to cut out shapes. Make a poster for each shape by gluing on a piece of construction paper. Label each poster with the name of the shape, the number of sides, and the number of vertices. 
  • One week has 7 days. How many days are in 3 weeks?  One car has 4 wheels. How many wheels are on 6 cars? Explain to a family member or guardian how you found your answer. 
  • Draw a picture using only triangles. What did you draw? Write about it. 
  • Use sidewalk chalk or a soft rock to draw the following shapes on your sidewalk: circle, rectangle, square, and trapezoid. Draw a line to cut each shape into two equal parts. What new shapes did you create? 
  • Draw a rectangle on a piece of paper. Draw lines to show 4 equal parts.  Draw another rectangle and draw lines to show 4 equal parts a different way. Do the same activity with a circle. 

 Resources:

Click Sign up to create a free parent account and have your child begin or continue 1st Grade Place Value. 

Click Sign up for a free account. It is important to focus on thinking strategies instead of speed when helping students develop fluency. 

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Social Studies

Recommended minutes per day: 20 minutes

Activities:

  • Read a book about the Fourth of July on Epic! 
  • Draw a picture of something you do to celebrate the Fourth of July. Write a description about your picture. 
  • Read about the Fourth of July (Independence Day) on PebbleGo 
  • Write a thank you letter for someone who has served in the military.  
  • Do something kind for someone else in your family. 
  • Draw a picture of someone being respectful. Write about how the picture is showing respect. 

​​Resources:

Epic eBook - Wants and Needs  This eBook tells the difference between wants and needs. Use school login information or create a free account.

Epic eBook - Lilly Learns about Wants and Needs - explore how Lily learns the difference between wants and needs.  Use school login information or create a free account. 

Epic eBook - Want it or Need it? - This eBook shows how people make choices between needs and wants.  Use school login information or create a free account. 

PBS Learning Media - What is Money?  This video teaches the difference between dollars/cents and their value.  Also talks about things people can do with their money. 

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Math

Language Arts / Reading

Recommended minutes per day: 45 minutes

20 minutes of self-selected independent reading

15 minutes of reading activities (choose one below)

10 minutes daily journal writing: Create a daily writing journal. Write about anything you want.  Examples may include writing about your day, a friend and or a family member.

Activities:

  • Read a self-selected book at a park. 
  • In your journal, write about something you worry about it. Is there anything you can do to worry less about it? Is there someone you can talk to about it? 
  • Have a conversation with someone at home.  Choose one of the questions below to answer and explain why you chose your answer. 
  • Questions: Would you rather have the chance to design a new toy or create a new TV show?  Would you rather visit the international space station for a week or stay in an underwater hotel for a week? 
  • Write a song and perform it. 
  • Practice vocabulary in the kitchen!  Pick an ingredient and brainstorm as many words as you can to describe what it looks like, tastes like, feels like, and smells like.  Discuss what other recipes use the same ingredient. 

 

Resources:

PBS Learning-Early Elementary  Engaging and interactive online resources for students to use at home

Storyline Online Developed by The Screen Actors Guild Foundation, Storyline Online features accomplished actors and actresses reading some of their favorite children’s books

ReadWorks Create a free account to access the authentic and engaging texts to read

Science

Recommended minutes per day: 20 minutes

Activities:

  • Build a structure near a sunny window using any items in your house (Legos, blocks, etc.). Notice the different shadows you can make. 
  • How heat changes things. Bake a cake. How does the liquid from the batter change when it cooked in the oven? Draw a picture of what it looks like before and after. 
  • Pick an animal you can see in your backyard. List 4 living and non-living things it interacts with.  
  • Draw a picture of any ecosystem. Label at least 3 living and nonliving parts of the ecosystem. 

Resources:

These websites provide interactive learning opportunities, virtual field trips, and videos for your students.

PBS Learning Science

Mystery Science

Exploratorium

 

 

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