Thursday, March 26, 2020

Good Morning Marching Marbles!

Today is Thursday, March 26th, 2020. 

It is the 122nd day of school!

Is your stuff neat and tidy? If you did a good job cleaning up yesterday, give yourself a big pat on the back. It is important for first graders to clean up after themselves.

We should clean up after ourselves every day. This helps keep us from losing anything important!

Have a great day!


Ms. McDevitt

Daily Schedule


Read the Morning Message (above)


Read to Self

You should read from your book bag for 15 minutes or more. 

Give yourself two checks if you earned them!.

Video how-to 


Sight word work

You should do 2 pages (or 20 minutes of focused work) in your sight word folder. Be sure to put the short date on the page.

Parents, students should be quite familiar with this activity. Their words should be written in lower case and spelled correctly. They have been taught that if they can’t read the word, they need to ask someone to read it to them at the beginning of the page. Some of them need reminders about this.

Video how-to


You Choose: Read to Someone Else or RAZ kids

If you are reading to someone else, you should read aloud to them for 15 minutes or more. If you want to buddy read with them, that’s okay, but you need to EEKK and TTR! (Sit Elbow to Elbow, Knee to Knee and Take Turns Reading!)

If you are doing RAZ Kids, you should listen to and read the same book. Then, listen to and read the next book in your account. You do not have to take the quiz, but you can if you want to! It will earn you more stars.

Parents, if your child has questions in their quiz that require typed answers, he or she should skip that question. They should only be doing the multiple choice questions.



Go outside for an exercise break!

When you finish, you can do a mindfulness activity if you want to.


Word work

Glue your sort. Check it with someone when you are done.

How to glue your sort



Work in your letter formation book for 20 minutes, or until you’ve done 2 pages. If you do not have a letter formation book, is there anything you would like to spend a little extra time on? Do it now!

Parents, if you’re confused about the lines, here’s a humorous helpful video.

Here’s a less funny video that is also helpful.

Parents, the dot on the page indicates where the letter should start. Letters are formed from the top. Please keep an eye out during this activity!



Play the math games linked on the wibki for today (under “Favorites,” click the date) and complete today’s lesson packet. It is on the top in your blue math folder. (It should say lesson 4 at the very bottom.) Put it back on the Done side when you are finished.

Dots in a Box:

Minus Mission (start with content range from 1 to 12; if that is too easy, move it up to 20):

If you want to do more math today, you can go to Freckle.


Choice Time!

If you want Choice Time, go to the Wibki.

If you would like to do PE, look in your folder from Mr. Davis.

If you would like to do Music, go to Mrs. Cloutier’s Music site. 

If you did not do Art yesterday and would like to do Art, click here for your assignment from Miss Arista.

If you finish your art assignment and want to share, click here for directions to share with Miss Arista. You will probably need an adult’s help.

If you would like to do Spanish, you can do one or more of these activities:

  • Greeting song - Even if you can't define every word, singing along will help get these Spanish words in your head 

  • Number song - Practice numbers to 10

  • Spanish colors coloring sheet - If you don't know the colors, use this song to help you and your child learn together

  • Color song


Closing Circle

Clean up your work area.

We did not have a Celebration of Learning Assembly this week. We did not get to read our poems.

If you want to share your poem with your family after dinner, get it out now. Where can you put it so you remember to share it?

Is there a way you could share it with someone you don’t live with? Could you Facetime or video chat someone to share? Make a plan! I would love to hear about how it goes!