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*Please check this page for assignments while we are out.*

*Documents to support home instruction are attached to the right of the screen*

 

 

Hello Parents and Guardians,


Since each student in the district has been placed on Home Instruction due to COVID-19, I will be posting the instruction and instructional activities here for each day that school is not physically in session. I will also be online and available by email at sshafer@mtps.org from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday to answer any and all questions you may have. Please reach out to me with any questions or concerns you have. Please send any building level questions to our principal. We will all be here to support your children and our community during these difficult times.

 

Have a wonderful summer!!

 

 

Subject

Week of June 15th-June 19th

Reading

Monday   Tuesday 

Word Work

     Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday Friday

Writing

       Wednesday  Thursday   Friday

Math

 Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday

Sci/SS

Gym

Go to Ms. Mrazik’s Teacher Page

Music

Go to Mrs. K’s Teacher Page

Art

Go to Ms. Fix’s Teacher Page



Take some time to play board games, play with blocks and legos or card games. These activities help support the following skills: following directions, taking turns, listening skills, being patient and sportsmanship.

 

Take some time to practice handwriting. Use the writing paper in the home instruction section. Have your child practice writing their first and last name.

 

Take some time to do a puzzle, tie shoes or play cards. These activities help support the following skills: problem solving, fine motor and taking turns. Don’t forget pretend play; it helps with “how” and  “why” questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, March 20th

Home Instruction

 

For Writing, have your child look at the picture they drew yesterday. Have them add a few new details to the picture. Next have your child reread the story they wrote. Have them use the picture and new details to try to add an additional sentence or two.

 

**Please keep in mind that writing is a difficult task for young writers. It takes them a long time to put sounds/letters and words together. Encourage your younger writer to write only the letters of the sounds they hear.**

Please save this piece of writing, it will be needed for next Friday’s activity.

 

Do the best you can!!

 

Sight word practice

Warm up-

Review each letter of the alphabet and its sound.

Review sight words- Have your child read/spell/and read again, each sight word.

Follow up activity-

Pick 5-7 sight words  

*Use playdoh to spell your words

*Play “Boom”, put all sight words in a cup along with some papers that say “boom”. If you get the sight word correct, you keep it, if not you put it back. If you get a “boom”, you put all of your words back in.

*Use bubbles to spell sight words. Blow bubbles. Have your child pop one bubble for each letter in the sight word.

Remember practice makes permanent



Math-

Watch the video  “ Another Look” Lesson 5-2

Complete the Independent practice (optional)

 

Follow up activities: Choose as many as you like

1. Stuffed animals and or different types of dolls or toy cars/trucks.Have your pick one type of stuffed animal or doll or car, and explain why they go together.

Have your child count how many are in that group. Next, make a tally mark for each item that was counted. Repeat

2. Access the Game center in Pearson. Play the activities that accompany Topic 5 lesson 1 and 2. Or practice old skills (click on other topics)
3. Play basketball inside ( garbage pail and paper) or outside. Make a chart. One side is baskets made, the other side is baskets not made. Make a tally for each shot. Play with others in the family. Who had the most baskets in the hoop? Who had the most baskets not to make the hoop?
4. IXL, ST math

 

This activity is for the whole family. Play “More or Less”  Gather an item/object that you have a lot of, such as cards, socks, spoons.

*Give each player a different number of objects. Some players will have 5 objects, some players will have more than 10 or more than 15.

*Tell players that the goal is to end up with exactly 10 socks or cards or etc. within one/two minutes. When you say GO! Players must go around the room and ask others for more or or less objects to make their 10. After 1-2 minutes, say, STOP!. Have players explain whether they have the desired number of items or if they have more or less than 10. 

*Vary the game by changing the goal number of objects needed.



Visit the page Movement with Ms. Mrazik on my website for some exercise.

 

Take some time to practice handwriting. Use the writing paper in the home instruction section. Have your child practice writing their first and last name.

 

Take some time to do a puzzle, tie shoes or play cards. These activities help support the following skills: problem solving, fine motor and taking turns. Don’t forget pretend play; it helps with “how” and  “why” questions.

 

 

 

 

Thursday, March 19th

Home instruction

 

For Writing, have your child choose a topic they would like to write about. Some suggested topics are family, friends, things they like and love, school, or themselves.

 

Steps:

1-Share idea orally

2-Draw idea with details using a pencil

3-Write no less than 2/3 sentences.

Encourage your child to use proper sentences (uppercase letters to start a sentence, periods and spaces between words). Encourage your child to spell all learnt sight words correctly and to stretch the sounds of any unfamiliar words. It might be a good idea to have the sight word list handy( back of the homework folder) and to stretch the sounds of any unfamiliar words. It might be a good idea to have the letter sound chart handy too. 

 

Writing paper is provided in the home instruction section of my web page. As well as a sound/letter chart.

 

**Please keep in mind that writing is a difficult task for young writers. It takes them a long time to put sounds/letters and words together. Encourage your younger writer to write only the letters of the sounds they hear.   

**Please save today’s drawing/writing. It will be needed for tomorrow's lesson.



Math 

Calendar- Display a calendar from your iphone/ipad or a paper one if you have.Ask, What are the 3 parts of a calendar? They should tell: month, day and date

Ask, What month is it? How do you know? What day of the week is it? How do you know? What was yesterday? What will tomorrow be? What is the date? 

Write the days of the week on a piece of paper, out of order. Ask your child if the days of the week are in order or not. Then have them put the days in the correct order. They can point or write a number.

 

(Pearson Realize)

Use the login information to access Topic 5 Classify and Count Data.

Login information was sent in an email, as well as attached to my web page. 

 

Watch the video lesson 5-2

Complete the Guided practice (optional)

Follow up activities: gather pairs of socks from different family members.

1.Have your child pick one type of sock and make a group, explain why the socks go together.

Have your child count how many socks are in that group. Next make a tally mark for each sock that was counted. Repeat using different types of socks.

2. Gather from nature leaves, sticks or rocks, weather permitting.

Count the number of each item within the group and make a tally mark for each item.

 

I am including a link to another online program that is used to support learning. I usually roll this program out in the Spring. Due to our unusual situation I thought now might be a good time. This program is skill based and a great way to help keep old and new skills sharp. There is a section that focuses on classifying and sorting. Please use your child’s username and password found in the Parent portal. Click here, IXL

 

This next activity is for the whole family. Play “More or Less”  Gather an item/object that you have a lot of, such as cards, socks, spoons.

*Give each player a different number of objects. Some players will have 5 objects, some players will have more than 10 or more than 15, etc.

*Tell players that the goal is to end up with exactly 10 socks or cards or etc. within one/two minutes. When you say GO! Players must go around the room and ask others for more or less objects to make their 10. After 1-2 minutes, say, STOP!. Have players explain whether they have the desired number of items or if they have more or less than 10. 

*Vary the game by changing the goal number of objects needed.



Visit the page Movement with Ms. Mrazik on my website for some exercise.

 

Take some time to practice handwriting. Use the writing paper in the home instruction section. Have your child practice writing their first and last name, neatly.

 

Take some time to play board games, play with blocks and legos or card games. These activities help support the following skills: following directions, taking turns, listening skills, being patient and sportsmanship.

 

 

 

Home Instruction

Wednesday, March 18th

 

ELA (Reading)

For Reading, have your child choose a story to read. After reading the story together, have your child retell the story using their own words.

 

Use a book from home or pick one from Raz kids. Usernames and passwords are attached to your child’s homework folder or use an online story from youtube.

 

Retelling is when you use the illustrations and your own words to tell the story in order from the beginning to the end.

 

To help with retelling have your child use the following prompt:

Who(character)?

Did what? In the beginning, middle and end of the story.

There is a document in the home instruction section that can also help support this skill.

 

Follow up activities:  Choose one 

Ask the following questions:

1.How do the pictures help you tell the story? How does the character feel? How do you know? Or What in the story makes you think that?

When discussing any story, have your child explain their thinking. You can ask “how” and “why” questions for further elaboration.

 

2.Have your child retell the story by drawing their own pictures and writing a simple sentence for the beginning, middle and end of the story. For this activity you can use the writing paper in the home instruction section.

 

Independent reading- Have your child read books from Raz kids or SIPPS stories that have already come home. After reading, ask your child to make a connection or to retell the story.

 

Sight word practice

Warm up-

Review each letter of the alphabet and its sound.

Review sight words- Have your child read/spell/and read again each sight word.

Follow up activity-

Pick 5-7 sight words 

Rainbow write, or use play-dough to spell your words, or play “Boom”, put all sight words in a cup along with some papers that say “boom”. If you get the sight word correct, you keep it, if not you put it back. If you get a “boom”, you put all of your words back in.

Remember practice makes permanent.

 

Math (Pearson Realize)

Use the login information to access Topic 5 Classify and Count Data.

Login information was sent in an email as well as attached to my web page.

 

Watch the video “Another Look” lesson 5-1

Complete the Independent practice

Follow up activities: Choose one

  1. Give your child a group of colored blocks. Make sure not to give the same amount of each color. Have your child make a stack or build a tower of one color and then stack or build a tower that is not that color. Each time, ask to count how many blocks are in each tower. Each time, ask which tower or stack has the greatest number of blocks or the least amount of blocks. You can ask, "What made you think that?" or "how do you know?"
  2. Take as many different kinds of spoons as you have, even measuring spoons. Have your child make and count a group of one kind of spoon and then count how many are not that kind of spoon. Repeat.

 

Fluency practice

Practice addition and subtraction facts to 5 using dice or cards.

 

****Visit the page Movement with Ms. Mrazik on my website for some exercise.****

 

Take some time to practice handwriting. Use the writing paper in the home instruction section. Have your child practice writing their first and last name, neatly. If you feel your child needs additional practice, have them practice the letters of the alphabet, upper and lower case, as well as numbers 1-20.

 

Take some time to play board games, play with blocks and legos or card games. These activities help support the following skills: following directions, taking turns, listening skills, being patient and sportsmanship.

 

This might be a good opportunity to show your child how to tie their shoes and zip their jacket.

 

 

 

Tuesday, March 17th 

Home Instruction

 

ELA (Reading)

For Reading, have your child choose a story and make a Text-to-Self Connection and/or a Text-to-Text connection. Please read to your child or have them listen to the story.

 

Use a book from home or pick one from Raz kids. Usernames and passwords are attached to your child’s homework folder. Stories can also be found on YouTube and Vooks.

 

Follow up activity: Have your child draw their connection and write a simple sentence to go with it or 10-15 minutes on Reading Eggs.

Independent reading- Have your child read one or two books from Raz kids or SIPPS stories that have already come home.

 

Connections-

Text-to-Self connection is when you have something in common with the text. 

 

Text-to-Text connection is when the book you are reading has something in common with another book you have read.

 

Sight word practice

Warm up-

Review each letter of the alphabet and its sound. Use spelling sound cards attached on right of screen.

Review all highlighted sight words- Have your child read/spell/and read again each sight word. Sight words lists are on the back of your child's homework folder.

Follow up activity- Pick 5-7 sight words.

Rainbow write. Use crayons or markers or weather permitting write your words on the driveway using chalk. Remember practice makes permanent.

 

 

Math (Pearson Realize)

Use the login information to access Topic 5- Classify and Count Data.

Login information was sent in an email as well as attached to my web page in the Home Instruction link.

 

Watch video and complete Guided practice page for lesson 5-1.

Follow up activity: paper and crayons needed

Have your child draw up to 10 stars, or any object they choose, using three different colors.

Have your child count how many stars are one color and how many are not that color.

10-15 minutes of ST math optional.

 

Practice math facts- 

Use the document included in the home instruction section of my web page or the laminated sheet that was sent home or dice.

 

 

*******Visit the page Movement with Ms. Mrazik on my website for some exercise.*******

 

Take some time to play board games, play with blocks and legos or card games. These activities help support the following skills: following directions, taking turns, listening skills, being patient and sportsmanship.

 

 

I'm looking forward to a great school year! 
 

 

Check, Check, Check- Check your child's homework folder nightly. Remove old notices and work that has been checked.

 

Label, Label, Label- Remember to put your child's name on all lunch money, notes to the office and any clothing he or she may wear to school.

 

Homework, Homework, Homework- Remind your child to always write his or her name on all sheets of homework and to make sure all the directions have been followed.