April 3, 2020

Happy Friday First Grade! I hope you are all doing well! You’ve all done great work this week and I’m so proud of you!

Here are today’s daily assignments:

Superkids – We will complete pages 10-13 in our Superkids Workbooks. We will review the two vowels go walking rule and review the endings of “ing” and “ed.”

READ FOR 20 MINUTES TODAY!

NO SUPERKIDS HOMEWORK!

Religion – We will finish talking about Holy Week by learning about Easter Sunday and when Jesus rose from the dead. We will finish the rest of our pages in our packet.

Math – Complete Math Worksheet “What’s My Rule.”

PLEASE UPLOAD PICTURE/DOCUMENT TO EDMODO!

It’s Game Day! Grab a deck of cards and play “Fishing for 10,” one of our favorite games to play in class! The Game instructions are posted below!

Social Studies – We will continue to learn about the different types of land. Complete the fill-in-the-blanks worksheet about landforms!


April 2, 2020

Hello First Grade! Here is fun read aloud today from Ms. Judy called “Quackers.” Hope you enjoy it!

Here are today’s daily assignments:

Superkids – We will complete pages 6-9 in our Superkids Workbooks and will review the story we read yesterday.

READ FOR 20 MINUTES TODAY!

HOMEWORK: BLACKLINE MASTER 85 (PLEASE UPLOAD ASSIGNMENT TO EDMODO!)

Religion – Today we will learn about Holy Saturday and learn how it is a day of waiting! We will complete the next pages in our Holy Week packet!

Math – Complete Math Journal pages 150-151

HOMEWORK: Home Link 7-9 UPLOAD PICTURE/DOCUMENT TO EDMODO.COM!

Science – Our experiment on Tuesday was all about rain and what comes after the rain? A rainbow! Our experiment today involves some yummy Skittles and just like we brought a rain storm inside, we can bring a rainbow inside too!


April 1, 2020

Happy April First Grade! Don’t forget today is April Fools Day! I hope that this new month brings more sunshine, warmer days, and spring flowers soon!

Here are today’s daily assignments:

Superkids – We will read out story for this week called “The Straw Horse” in our Superkids Readers on page 113-121.

READ FOR 20 MINUTES TODAY!

HOMEWORK: BLACKLINE MASTER 86 PLEASE UPLOAD ASSIGNMENT TO EDMODO!

Religion – Our next day of Holy Week that we will learn about today is Good Friday, the day Jesus died, and learn why it is called “GOOD” Friday. We will also complete the next few pages in our Holy Week packet.

Math – Complete Math Journal pages 148-149

HOMEWORK: Home Link 7-8 UPLOAD PICTURE/DOCUMENT TO EDMODO.COM!

Social Studies – We are starting our new unit today that is all about the Earth! For today’s lesson, watch the video below about the different types of landforms and bodies of water! We will learn about mountains, oceans, islands, and much more! Then complete the activity below by cutting, coloring, and gluing pictures of land and water!

HOMEOWRK: Landforms and Bodies of Water Worksheet

PLEASE UPLOAD PICTURE/DOCUMENT OF WORKSHEET TO EDMODO!


March 31, 2020

Happy Last Day of March! Hope you are all doing well! Here is a fun activity that you can complete with your family! Complete this scavenger hunt throughout the week and post some pictures of what you were able to find by Friday to Edmodo! Then I’ll post some of them here on our first-grade page and we will see what types of things everyone found! How many things will you be able to find?

Here are today’s daily assignments:

Superkids – We completed pages 4-5 and review all of the rules for vowels. We also review the Memory Words that we will read in our story this week.

READ FOR 20 MINUTES TODAY!

HOMEWORK: Blackline Master 82 PLEASE UPLOAD THIS ASSIGNMENT TO EDMODO!

Religion – We are learning about the next day of Holy Week! Today we will talk about Holy Thursday and how Jesus shared his last meal with his disciples. We will also complete the next few pages in our Holy Week packet.

Math – Complete page 147

HOMEWORK: Home Link 7-7 UPLOAD PICTURE/DOCUMENT TO EDMODO.COM!

Science – Did you know you could bring a rainstorm inside? What causes it to rain? Why does rain fall from clouds? Learn the answers to these questions in today’s science experiment! Print out the booklet below to follow along with Ms. Kielian as we create our own indoor rainstorm!


March 30, 2020

Happy Monday First Grade!

I feel like it has been such a long time since I’ve seen you all! I miss you very much but I hope you and your families are doing well and staying safe! Even though I’m not teaching you in our regular classroom, just know how PROUD I am of all of you for doing your best work while we are apart! You are all ROCKSTARS and I’m so proud to be your teacher!

Love, Ms. Kielian

Here are today’s daily assignments:

Superkids – We started our new Superkids Workbook today and completed pages 1-3. We learned a new rule today: when two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking!

READ FOR 20 MINUTES TODAY!

HOMEWORK: Blackline Master 79 PLEASE UPLOAD THIS ASSIGNMENT TO EDMODO!

Religion – We will start to learn about Holy Week this week! Holy Week is the week before Easter and starts this Sunday! Today, we learn about the first day of Holy Week which is Palm Sunday. We will also complete a packet, a few pages every day, to go along with our story. I’ve attached the whole packet here to print and I will also attach just the individual pages for each day. Feel free to print out the entire packet, or print them out each day as we go along!

Math – Complete Math Journal pages 145-146

HOMEWORK: Home Link 7-6 UPLOAD PICTURE/DOCUMENT TO EDMODO.COM!

Social Studies – Last Friday would have been the opening day of Baseball Season! For Social Studies today, read a little bit about your FAVORITE BASEBALL TEAM and complete the activity page to go along with it! Write one super cool fact you learned about your favorite team and color the pictures!

HOMEWORK: PLEASE UPLOAD THIS ASSIGNMENT TO EDMODO!


SPOTLIGHT STUDENT WORK!

Sebastian’s Milk Art Experiment!

March 27, 2020

Happy Friday First Grade! Here is my finished result from our science experiment yesterday! This is the art that I made with Elmer’s glue that finally dried! How cool!

Here are today’s daily assignments:

Superkids – Complete pages 25-back cover. We will finish the last two pages in this Superkids workbook today.

READ FOR 20 MINUTES TODAY!

NO HOMEWORK TODAY! 🙂

Religion – We’ve talked about Jesus’s miracles all week and learned how Jesus used this miracles to give people hope and have faith in God. Today, watch the Beginner’s Bible movie about all of these miracles!

Math – Complete Math Journal page 144

NO HOMEWORK TODAY! 🙂

Social Studies – Make your own pirate map! Use your map skills and create your own map! Cut out the images and glue them wherever you want to on the map. Glue the map key as well and color the map key to match the larger images on your map. See below for Ms. Kielian’s treasure map!

HOMEWORK: UPLOAD A PICTURE OF YOUR MAP TO EDMODO!


March 26, 2020

Hello First Graders! Guess who wants to say hi today? Here is a special message from your favorite lion!

Here are today’s daily assignments:

Superkids – Complete Superkids Workbook pages 22-24. We will use our Super Secret Readers to determine events that happened in our story “Golly Helps.” We will also review long and short vowel sounds.

READ FOR 20 MINUTES TODAY!

HOMEWORK: Blackline Master 74 PLEASE UPLOAD THIS ASSIGNMENT TO EDMODO!

Religion – Jesus performs one of his most amazing miracles yet! Jesus’s friend Lazarus has died. What will happen next? Watch today’s video to find out! Complete the activity after listening to our story!

Math – Complete Math Journal pages 142-143.

HOMEWORK: Home Link 7-4 UPLOAD PICTURE/DOCUMENT TO EDMODO.COM!

Science – Ready to make some cool art? You won’t need paint, markers, or crayons for this experiment though! Grab some milk, food coloring, and dish soap and get ready to watch some magic happen! Print out the experiment guide below or just follow along!


SPOTLIGHT STUDENT WORK!

March 25, 2020

Hello First Grade! Happy Wednesday! Here is another fun read aloud today from Ms. Judy!

Here are today’s daily assignments:

Superkids – Complete pages 18-21 in Superkids Workbook. Answer questions about the story we read yesterday, “Golly Helps.” Practice identifying words to complete sentences.

READ FOR 20 MINUTES TODAY!

HOMEWORK:

Writing Prompt: Write two sentences about your favorite things about spring! Complete the assignment in your Superkids Writing Journal. PLEASE UPLOAD THIS ASSIGNMENT TO EDMODO!

Blackline Master 77 PLEASE UPLOAD THIS ASSIGNMENT TO EDMODO!

Religion – Here is another story about Jesus performing a miracle! A man was born blind and cannot see. Will Jesus be able to help him? Listen to the story to find out and complete the activity posted below!

Math – Complete Math Journal pages 140-141.

HOMEWORK: Home Link 7-3 UPLOAD PICTURE/DOCUMENT TO EDMODO.COM!

Social Studies – More practice with reading maps! Complete the worksheet below to practice using the cardinal directions, map key, and answering questions about where things are located on a map!


SPOTLIGHT STUDENT WORK!

March 24, 2020

Hello First Grade! Hope you are all doing well! Here is a fun read aloud today from Ms. Judy!

Here are today’s daily assignments:

Superkids – Read the story “Golly Helps” from pages 100-112 in your Superkids Reader.

READ FOR 20 MINUTES TODAY!

HOMEWORK: Blackline Master 70 PLEASE UPLOAD THIS ASSIGNMENT TO EDMODO!

Religion – Read another story of Jesus’s miracles! Jesus is at a wedding and they run out of wine? What will they do? Listen to the story to find out! Then, complete the sequencing activity and put the story in order!

Math – We will complete Math Journal pages 138-139. Ms. Judy has made the video for today and will help you complete these pages!

HOMEWORK: Home Link 7-2 UPLOAD PICTURE/DOCUMENT TO EDMODO.COM!

Science – Do you have any pennies laying around? Want to find out how to magically turn your dirty penny shiny again? Watch and follow along in today’s experiment to see how it’s done! Don’t forget to print out the experiment booklet below too!


SPOTLIGHT STUDENT WORK!

March 23, 2020

Happy Monday! In today’s video, I am giving what I hope will be some helpful tips and tricks for this upcoming week! I know it can be difficult to come up with ideas on how to fill up your child’s day so hopefully this video will give you some inspiration on what to do this week!

Here are some helpful Tips and Tricks for this week!

Here are today’s daily assignments:

Superkids – Complete Superkids Workbook pages 17-18, practicing the Memory Words boy, two, about, girl, over, before. We review verb endings “ing” and “ed” and remember the rule about how to tell if a vowel sound is long or short based on how many consonants come after the vowel and before the ending.

READ FOR 20 MINUTES TOADY!

HOMEWORK: Write a letter to Ms. Kielian explaining what you have been doing the past week. You can complete the assignment in your Superkids Writing Journal or on a blank sheet of paper. PLEASE UPLOAD THIS ASSIGNMENT TO EDMODO!

Religion – Read the story of Jesus walking on water! Hear how Jesus performs this miracle and how Peter, one of Jesus’ disciples, asks Jesus if he can walk on water with Jesus! Will he be able to? Listen to the story to find out! Then complete a fun craft to show Jesus walking on the water!

Math – We will complete Math Journal pages 134-137. Ms. Judy has made the video for today and will help you complete these pages!

HOMEWORK: Home Link 7-1 UPLOAD PICTURE/DOCUMENT TO EDMODO.COM!

Social Studies – Complete the Cars Map Activity Worksheet! Practice the map skills we have been learning! Color the pictures on the map to match the pictures on the map key. Then color and cut out the cars and glue them onto the map based on the directions.


March 20, 2020

We made it to Friday! I’m sure it has been a very different and interesting week for everyone but I just want to say thank you so much for working with me and keeping up with all the activities I’ve posted for your child. I know it can be very difficult to adjust to a new routine but I truly appreciate all your effort into making this online learning possible! Make sure you create an Edmodo account if you haven’t already and upload your child’s homework from this week. (A video on how to create an Edmodo account and student logins are in yesterday’s post.) I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

THANK YOU ALL FOR A GREAT FIRST WEEK OF ONLINE LEARNING!

Here are today’s daily assignments:

Superkids – Complete Superkids Workbook pages 14-16, practicing adding the endings “ing” and “ed” to words with a sneaky “e” at the end. We learn the rule about dropping the silent “e” before adding “ing” or “ed” to a word.

READ FOR 20 MINUTES EACH DAY!

NO SUPERKIDS HOMEWORK TODAY!

Religion – Watch an awesome movie about Saint Patrick! Learn about the pirates who kidnapped him, watch Patrick escape, and discover how he went back to teach the people about God. It’s one of Ms. Kielian’s favorite movies! Then complete the worksheet and write a few sentences about why Saint Patrick became a saint. What made him worthy or being called “Saint” Patrick?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKnAe87s2uY

Math – We will complete Math Journal pages 129, 130, and 131

HOMEWORK: Math Journal page 132 and 133 UPLOAD PICTURE/DOCUMENT TO EDMODO.COM!

Social Studies – We will wrap up our week of learning about Ireland! Read the short passage about Ireland and the history of Saint Patrick’s Day and answer the questions on the following page after reading it.

Here is one final video of Ireland for the week! Look below the video for a challenge!

CHALLENGE: Can you spot a rainbow, a waterfall, horses, and some castles in this video?!

March 19, 2020

Here is a special message to you and all Saint Pius V families! Hope you are all staying safe out there during these times!

Happy Last Day of Winter! Tomorrow is the first day of Spring and I hope it brings a new, bright, and healthy beginning for all of us! As many of you know, we were supposed to have a student teacher from DePaul University, Ms. Judy, begin her time with us this past week. She would have stayed in our class until the end of the school year. Although the current situation prohibits us from all being together, Ms. Judy will still be able to “co-teach” with me during these next few weeks. She will also be making videos just like I am currently doing and I will post them here starting next week. Here is a quick introduction video Ms. Judy to say hello to all the first grade parents and students. We look forward to having Ms. Judy still with us during this time!

Happy Thursday! Here are today’s daily assignments:

Superkids – Complete Superkids Workbook pages 12-13, practicing writing rhyming words and reviewing long and short vowel sounds. We will also review adding the ending “ing” and “ed.”

READ FOR 20 MINUTES EACH DAY! We love watching Storyline Online videos during our reading time in class! Click on the link below to access the website and watch celebrities read some of our favorite stories!

https://www.storylineonline.net/

HOMEWORK: Read and answer questions about the story “The Lucky Clover.” Upload the answers to the questions on Edmodo!

Religion – We have learned a lot about Saint Patrick this week! Complete the “4 Qualities of Saint Patrick” worksheet by writing down 4 good qualities that Saint Patrick had (what are some words to describe him?) Then complete the fun Saint Patrick’s craft by coloring in Saint Patrick and if you have string or yarn at home, you can punch a hole at the top and hang up your finished product!

Math – We will complete Math Journal pages 124, 125, and 126

HOMEWORK: Math Journal page 127 and 128 UPLOAD PICTURE/DOCUMENT TO EDMODO.COM!

Science – It’s the last day of Winter! Join Ms. Kielian (and Olaf from Frozen!) and watch as we go “ice fishing” to celebrate the end of the cold season! Print out the experiment booklet below and follow along! It’s gonna be so COOL! 😉


March 18, 2020

IMPORTANT VIDEO FOR PARENTS!!!!!

Hello First Graders! Hope you are all doing well! Here are today’s daily assignments:

Superkids – Read the poem “Today I Got a Gift” in Superkids Reader on pages 97-98. Pay attention to the use of descriptive words or adjectives in the poem! Writing Assignment: Write 2 sentences about the best gift you’ve ever received and use adjectives to describe your gift! READ FOR 20 MINUTES EACH DAY!

HOMEWORK: COMPLETE BLACKLINE MASTER WORKSHEET 69 (link below) UPLOAD PICTURE/DOCUMENT TO EDMODO.COM!

Religion – Watch the video of “The Story of Saint Patrick’s Day” read aloud by Ms. Kielian. Complete the Saint Patrick Crossword puzzle!

Math – Complete Math Journal pages 119, 120, and 121.

HOMEWORK: Math Journal page 123 (skip page 122) UPLOAD PICTURE/DOCUMENT TO EDMODO.COM!

Social Studies – It’s all about Irish Dancing today! Watch the video of the Irish Dancers from the show Riverdance! Ms. Kielian actually saw the show live a few years ago! Ms. Kielian also knows how to Irish Dance too! She took classes when she was 8 years old! There is also a link below the video to an article to read about Irish Dancing and a worksheet to color, cut, and label a picture of the Irish Dancer!


March 17, 2020

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Hope you can wear some green and find a little bit of luck today! Here are today’s daily assignments:

Superkids – Complete Superkids Workbook pages 9-11, answering more comprehension questions about our story we read last week called “Kites.” There is a daily writing assignment for today! Students should write in their Superkid’s Journal and write 2 sentences about things they are lucky for. Students should also draw a picture to match their sentences. READ FOR 20 MINUTES EACH DAY!

Religion – Watch the Veggietales video about the story of Saint Patrick! Color the picture of Saint Patrick afterwards.

Math – Complete Math Journal pages 116, 117, and 118. Homework is also posted below!

Science – Print out the March Rainbow M&M Experiment pages. Follow along with Ms. Kielian as she does the experiment in a video and watch what happens live in this fun Saint Patrick’s Day Experiment!


March 16, 2020

Hello Parents!

I will be posting the daily assignments to this page each day by noon. I have video recorded myself going through all workbook-related lessons so that the students can follow along with me as they complete their own pages. Here are today’s daily assignments.

Superkids – Complete Superkids Workbook pages 6-8, answering comprehension questions about our story we read last week called “Kites.” If students need to reread the story, the story can be found in the Superkids Reader on pages 86-96. READ FOR 20 MINUTES EACH DAY!

Religion – Listen to the story about Saint Patrick and complete shamrock coloring worksheet

Math – Complete Math Journal pages 113, 114 numbers 5 and 6, and page 115

Social Studies – Print out, read, and color, the “All About Ireland” booklet. Watch the videos posted below for some amazing videos of what Ireland looks like!


March 15, 2020

Hello Parents,

First of all, thank you for your patience and willingness to support your child during these days we aren’t in school. I appreciate your dedication to making sure students are still keeping up with their classwork and completing all assignments to the best of their ability given the circumstances. As always, I will do my best to stay in communication with you as frequently and readily as possible, mainly via this webpage. Please make sure to check back here daily for the assignments, videos, and activities that students should complete for that day. I know this can be an overwhelming time so please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns and I will try to assist you as best I can. You can email me at akielian@saintpiusv.org anytime between 8:00AM-4:00PM for a more immediate response or outside of these times for a next day response at the latest.

To all my little first graders: It will be very hard not to see you every day at school but I am going to try my best to keep making learning fun for you each day, just as if you were in class with me. You are so smart and wonderful and I know you will make me proud by doing the best work you can each day. I love you all and will be thinking of each one of you every day! P.S. Leo the Lion is going to miss you too but he says hi!

Again, thank you all so much for your support during this time. May we all continue to stay safe and healthy.

Thank you,

Ms. Kielian