Thursday, May 21, 2020

Good Morning Jaguars!

Today is Thursday, May 21, 2020. 

Have a great day!


Ms. McDevitt

Daily Schedule


Go to the Morning Meeting

(Click the link to attend. Then, click “Join” and “Allow Meet to use camera and microphone.”)

Read the Morning Message (above) 


Reading Minilesson

You have two choices: reread your magazine from earlier this week or explore some Starfall phonics games. You are allowed to do both if you want to!

If you choose the Starfall option, start at level 6. You should not need to register or pay to play.

Look at the picture below so you don’t start with something too easy or too hard.

Here is the link: Starfall phonics review.


Read to Self

You should read from your book bag for 15 minutes. More is better, if you want to do more!

Give yourself two checks if you earned them!.

Video how-to 

9:00 - 9:45

Choose your own adventure!

You can do one choice the whole time or more. Depending on what works for your family, you should do somewhere between 15 and 45 minutes of focused work. The choices are below (and you can always do extra Read to Self).

Sight Words

Video how-to

Read to Someone Else

RAZ Kids

Handwriting book



Go outside for an exercise break.

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



Glue your sort. Have an adult or older sibling check it with you.

Video how-to



Today we are going to play a game called Race to Zero. This game will help you get really good at subtracting tens. First graders are expected to know how to subtract groups of ten.

Part 1: Get your materials

You will need your ten frames and your bundles of ten. You could also choose to use dimes if you want -- you will need 20 dimes.

You will need a paperclip and a pencil or pen.

You will need your tens spinner from Two Turns to Build. Make a new one if you need to.

Part 2: Play the game

Watch this video to learn how.

Here are written directions. 

One partner will play with ten frames. One partner will play with bundles of ten. (If you want to make or gather more materials so partners can play with the same materials, that is fine. Dimes would also work very well for this game. Most people probably have 20 dimes at home! Then each partner would start with ten dimes.)

Each partner starts with 100. The first partner spins the spinner, takes away that number of objects, and announces his or her number sentence (Example: 100 minus 20 equals 80. Another example: 100 take away 20 is 80. Another example: 10 bundles take away 2 bundles leaves 8 bundles.) The second partner spins the spinner, takes away that number of objects from his own group of 100, and announces his number sentence. (Example: 100 take away 10 is 90.) Partners take turns until one partner reaches 0. The first one to zero wins!

Part 3: Try a challenge if you have time! It’s also okay if it’s time to be done with math for the day.

Challenge 1: Race back from 120!

Challenge 2: Write equations for each turn.

Challenge 3: Invent your own challenge version! 


Choice Time!

If you want Choice Time on the computer, go to the Wibki.




Music site




Closing Circle

Clean up your work area.