Digital Learning

  • Dear Parents,

    We will be working online until the end of the school year. In order to better assist and communicate, we will be using Google Classroom and Google Meet. The students are expected to attend Google Meet sessions weekly, or view the videos after the Meet in Google Classroom. I will host 2 live sessions and 1 or more, fun educational videos each week. This will provide an opportunity for live communication via a web camera or cellular camera, and the ability for students to view it after.  A schedule for meeting days are below. Five minutes before Google Meet sessions have started, a code will be available for students to join located in Google Classroom. Students' Expections: Students will receive curriculum-based instruction. Students are expected to complete assignments and attend weekly Google Meet sessions, or watch the videos of class in Google Classroom.

    Google Meet times: Instruction: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:30-10:55 with Questions, answers, concerns for parents and students: 10:55-11:05 Private sessions can also be set up for added student support! Please let me know, so we can set that up!

    Week of May 11-15, 2020    All instructional videos, anchor charts, activities are in Google Classroom!

    Here is the link for work due this week. Please complete these first and email only these assignments to me by Friday, May 15, 2020. We are using Week 21-25 on the HCS calender.

    Work for Grading

    ELA: Jack's Birdhouse

    Social studies: Find Directions on a Map: Cardinal Directions

    Science: Pick one activity for your child to write/draw about. This will also be their Writing grade!

    Math: Shapes: Lesson 15.5

    Phonics: Rhyming Words

    Writing: Science activity: Opinion, Narrative, How To writing.

    The remainder of the work can be completed when this work is done and saved for the end of school.  Please do not submit it via email. Thank you! :)

    Please do not forget that Ms. Blake and Ms. Kuykendall (Ms. K) are also offering extra support and lessons. The information is posted in Google Classroom.

    Calendar Link 

    Calendar for Week 21-25  Please check to see assignment listed for those days.

    Link for all assignments: 

    Assignments for days   May 11-15, 2020

     

    PREVIOUS WEEKS IF MISSED :)

    Week of May 4-8, 2020

    Here is the link for the work due this week. Please complete these first and email by Saturday, May 9, 2020. We are using Week 16-20.

    Work for grading

     

    Week of April 27-May 1, 2020

    Days 11-15

    Assignments for days 11-15

    Please have students work on remaining work to keep skills current and provide a greater understanding of First grade curriculum. Day 10 work can be done if all other work is complete.

     

    These are the graded assignments that will be emailed:

    Reminder: Fridays are for catch-up work: Google Meets are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30-links posted in GC and Dojo

    Reading 

    Finding the Main Idea: The Storm  Anchor Chart in Google Classroom (GC)

     

    Math

    Comparing numbers pgs 4-6  

     

    Social Studies

    What’s a Consumer/What’s a Producer  Videos in GC

     

    Science

    Lesson 3: Brain Check pgs. 205-206   

     

    Phonics

    Short/Long e Pg. 265  Please visit Ms. Blake's lessons in GC for support on phonics

     

    Writing

    Student’s choice- Opinion, Narrative, How-to  Anchor charts for writing in GC, on Dojo, and this webpage

     

    Writing Opinion Writing Super Sentences! Steps for writing a how to paper!

     

    Week of April 20-24, 2020

    Day 6-10

     

    Calendar for April 20-24   Calendar is also available on HCS Remote Learning.

     

    Work page for April 20-24

    Reminder: Friday is make-up day for students and teachers to catch up on work

    Work due for grading:

    Reading: The Puppy and the Kitten

    Math: Day 6: Using a number chart to add: pgs 8,9,10 

    Social Studies: Day 9: Goods and Services =Assessment

    Science: Day 6: Lesson 3

    Phonics: Day 7: Sounds and Spelling Review

    Please have students work on remaining work to keep skills current and provide a greater understanding of First grade curriculum. Day 10 work can be done if all other work is complete. 

    Anchor Charts will be up in Google Classroom by Monday afternoon.

    New Meeting date is Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:35. The code will be in Google Classroom and Dojo.

    Please do not forget that Ms. Blake and Ms. Kuykendall (Ms. K) are also offering extra support and lessons. The information is posted in Google Classroom.

     

     

    Week 4: April 13-17, 2020   

    Here is the link for the work that is due: the work with the * is the graded work to be sent in to my email. Thank you!


    Work due for Week 4-April 13-17, 2020   Don't forget to write names on all papers! Thank you!

     

    For the reading, students can go into RAZ kids. The Password is a watermelon. 

    kidsa-z.com

    PLEASE: DO NOT download the app: Click on the white sentence that says Continue to KidsA-Z.com...put in my username: lgregoryaikens and click go. Find your child's name and click on it. The password is the watermelon. The reading levels are set up with books students can read independently, also you can search the books needed for the week. 

    This information is also on Dojo! 

     

    The packet for work can be picked up at McDonough Middle School,175 Postmaster Drvie, McDonough, GA- from 11:00-1:00 in the back of the school.

    Here is the link to the packet if you want it online. You can print it or have the students write their answers on notebook paper.

    Link to district first grade packet:

     First grade packet

    All videos and learning activities are in Google Classroom!

    Here are advanced activities to keep students up to date with skills, provided by the District: Scroll to the bottom to open.

    Extra skills for first grade

     

     

    WEEK 3:   Here is the link for Week 3 Work: March 30-April 3, 2020

    Week 3 Work       Please look through to see what we are doing this week! Thank you!       

     Work for grading in red: Please email to me by Saturday, April 4, 2020. Please remind students to put their name on their work!

    Reading:

    • What Plants Need
    • A Butterfly's Life
    • A Class of Twins
    • What You Need to Play Soccer
    • Meet a Baby Panda

    Math: Favorite Animal-with the penguin picture (Will do a video on the Foods worksheet)

    Social Studies: Goods and Services: the boy with the garbage can

    Science: What We Need-Gluing or writing in the words

    Though we are not grading Phonics this week, I have started to put up Phonics videos for after Spring Break! Students can look at it to get ready!

    Many students have already sent these or done these, please resubmit as Week 3 for grading. They can continue to work on the packet from the previous and current weeks to bring in when school starts.

    FYI: Please do not use the District packet until the week after Spring Break. More information on that will be coming later in the week. Thank you!

    Please be sure all students are using Google Classroom! Instructional information, our Meet videos, and the Meet codes are there. Students will also get to read/listen to the books to go with various subjects. In addition, the reading websites are there. Google Classroom is the platform we will use until we come back to school. 

    Thank you for all of your hard work! Students and parents..we appreciate you! :) 

     

    Here's an apple for you!

    WEEK 2-Reminder: Only these assignments will be graded. The remaining assignments can be put in a folder or their binders to bring in when school starts                                          again. Please check to ensure these are the assignments that are being emailed. Thank you for your patience and support!

    Week 2:  All graded assignments (in red) should be turned in on Friday, March 27th, by 6:30 PM! You should take a picture of the graded assignment and send it via email. In the email, type your child’s name and the subject of the submitted assignment(s). Please remind students to write their names on their work! Thank You!

    Reading: We will work on the passages: Please use complete sentences to answer the questions..it is part of the reading grade!

    • Maria Recycles
    • Some Birds Don't Fly
    • Firefighters are Helpers: Please email this by Friday
    • Fruits Have Seeds
    • A Day at the Pumpkin Farm

    Please review: 

    Here is the anchor chart for Finding Story AnswersAlso students should use complete sentences to answer questions-it is part of their grade! See Anchor charts for reminders.

     Here is the link for Finding Story Answers: This will help students find the answers in stories more effieciently. 

    Finding Story Answers

    MATH: Subtracting tens within 100. Subtraction two digits: The first problem is 75-30: email this please--There is an instructional video up in Google Classroom

    Science: What Animals need to Survive: Anchor Chart and Book in Google Classroom!: What Animals Need to Live: email this please

    Social Studies: Goods and Services: Book in Google Classroom!:  First two pages: T-Chart: students cut out the words and glue under Goods/Services and answer the questions on the second page: email this please

    Writing: We are still working on opinion writing. This week is the graded week: Students have to write about which fruit is the best! The Title is: The Best Fruit

    There is an anchor chart for this below. I will make another anchor chart for that.

      All work for Week 2 in this link.  Week 2 Work

     Anchor Chart: Math 

    Subtraction to compare sets

    Anchor Chart: Social Studies: What Animals Need to Live

    What Animals Need to Live

     

     

    Contact

    I will be doing Google Meets for instruction Monday-Reading, and Thursday-Math-from Wednesday, from 10:30-11:00 AM. I am also available for additional support throughout the week.   Please contact me with any questions or concerns.

    Email – lgregoryaikens@henry.k12.ga.us

    ClassDojo – email if you need to be added. Starting Monday, ClassDojo will only operate until 4:00 PM, unless it is an emergency. Thank you for your consideration in this matter.

    Specials: Please go to all Specialists’ links for their work as well: (Under S in staff)

    Visual Arts – Mr. McBride 

    Music: Mr. Kinman

    Physical Education: Mr. Smith

    Here is the schedule for the next few weeks: If there are changes, you will be notified.

    Monday, Wednesday, Friday: Reading, Writing, Art, and Math

    Tuesday and Thursday: Science, Social Studies, PE, and Music

    Read for fun 15 minutes each day! Keep filling in your reading logs. :) 

    This week all assignments can also be found in Google Classroom: There are also reading activities for Science and Social Studies.

    How to go to Google Classroom 

     

    If you need to review this week to ensure you have sent the correct assignments, I will leave it up. ONLY these assignments will be graded. Thank you!

    Week 1: All graded assignments (in red) should be turned in on Friday, March 20th, by 6:30 PM! You should take a picture of the graded assignment and send it via email. In the email, type your child’s name and the subject of the submitted assignment(s).

    Reading: We will work on the passages: 

    • Elephant’s Excellent Trunk (graded! please email this completed assignment to me at: lgregoryaikens@henry.k12.ga.us) 
    • First Grade Chooses a Snack
    • A Trip to the Store
    • Callie Learns to Listen
    • A Smelly Skunk

    Here is the anchor chart for Finding Story Answers

    Here is the link for Finding Story Answers: This will help students find the answers in stories more effieciently. 

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gztTx6vb5IFGnpJKjfjiZ9pO_0QWQ5hQ/view?usp=sharing

     

    Math: Dimes and Pennies (the graded assignment is: Dime and Penny Challenge, please email to me)

    Science: Parts of a Plant (the graded assignment is: Label the Plant, please email to me) 

    Social Studies: Goods and Services (the graded assignment is: If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, please email to me) 

     

    All assignments for March 16-20th can be found here

    March 16th-20th Assignments

    Some of the material in the packet is meant to be cut and glued, however, if you do not have scissors or glue, the students can write or draw lines to the correct location. If you have any questions please let me know. 

    Anchor charts to support learning:

    Writing: Don’t forget to add detail!

     writing    Opinion writing Rubric

     

     

     

     Math: Counting Dimes and Pennies

    Counting dimes and pennies: Strategy: always count dimes first…take a breath and count your pennies! Remember counting dimes=tens first…breath then pennies=ones!

     

        dime                           penny                                     

    Social Studies: Economics: Goods and Services

    Goods and services

     

    Science: Plants

     

    Plants

    seed  seed

     

    Additional Resources

    Mrs. Aikens' Video Classes-Week 1

    The Elephant's Trunk:   https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Grl5kK4QLWg4QMBCR6m9w4z5x0SKXutD/view?usp=sharing

    Goods and Services:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eZvyv-j1YMgoKFtgiDNmqFz1Vu59VV7A/view?usp=sharing

    Math

    Manipulatives

    https://teach.conceptuamath.com/app/tool-library

    Videos 

    https://learnzillion.com/login

    https://www.khanacademy.org/

     

    Tasks

    https://www.openmiddle.com/

    https://www.insidemathematics.org/

    https://www.yummymath.com/

    http://bedtimemath.org/

    https://tasks.illustrativemathematics.org/content-standards

     

    Games

    https://www.arcademics.com/

    https://www.mathplayground.com/

    http://bedtimemath.org/

     

    Family Activities

    https://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/archives/boxcars.shtml

    http://bedtimemath.org/



    Literacy

    At home literacy ideas students can do with parents

    https://www.kentisd.org/educators/teaching--learningcurriculum/literacy/early-literacy/

     

    Interactive Websites

    All Content

    https://gpb.pbslearningmedia.org/

    https://www.ck12.org/student/

    https://www.curriki.org/

     

    These websites are also on Dojo:

    Mystery Science

    https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning

     

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    www.ReadingIQ.com/redeem

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